James Hardie fibre cement products are classified as non-combustible materials. They also achieve better sound insulated walls and are slimmer than other traditional walling materials. These thinner walls have advantages in multi-residential, units, motels and other similar projects where maximum floor area utilisation is paramount.
James Hardie two-way fire and acoustic rated systems can be used on timber or steel frames in residential or non-residential construction, such as:
- Separating walls in multi-unit residential buildings (intertenancy); or
- External walls close to boundaries
James Hardie has re-developed the Fire & Acoustic Design Manual to assist architects in selecting the right system for project performance requirements.