Flameshield Poplar plywood provided an attractive and practical solution for the brand-new Hawkes Bay Toyota show room in Napier. Its light weight and durability make it a very effective material to use.
Architect Ian Seddon, from Designgroup Stapleton Elliot, designed the showroom with great flair. The construction company, Gemco fitted out the building with a middle strip of Flameshield Poplar which complemented the white soundproof ceiling panels. Additionally, Gemco have clad the beams in the fire-retardant product. The beams have been stained to create a visually appealing contrasting look with the panels of Flameshield Poplar plywood on the ceiling.
The Flameshield Poplar range surpasses increasingly stringent fire regulations for commercial and public buildings, including restaurants and schools. Flameshield Poplar is decorative, but could also be used as a substrate, or be painted or stained. The Poplar cores and faces use timber from controlled and sustainable European plantations.
Eddie Wycherley, Plymasters’ Business Development Manager says finding a 100% Fire Rated Modified Plywood had been on the radar for quite a while, and Plymasters is happy to have met clients’ demands by making it available now.
Because the fire-challenging properties of the product are intrinsic with each ply veneer of the Flameshield Poplar soaked in a fire retardant, rather than having a treatment painted on, it can be sanded or machined without losing any of its retardant qualities.