Medium density projects across New Zealand are appearing wherever you look. With this housing intensification comes significant and special requirements when compared to single site dwellings. Two of the dominant concerns for all medium density projects are fire and acoustic protection — neither of which you want to fail post-construction.
The New Zealand Building Code requires minimum specifications to be met for both these topics, but the team at Resene Construction Systems thought why simply meet the minimum? They decided to exceed these requirements with a single standard specification system that can be installed easily and cost effectively for both steel and timber frame construction methods.
The INTEGRA Central Barrier Intertenancy System achieves minimum 64 STC (9 points higher than the NZBC minimum) and 120/120/120 FRR with all with standard 10mm plasterboard linings either side, so there's no need to change the plasterboard lining thicknesses to improve fire rating or acoustic performance.
The system incorporates 50mm thick INTEGRA AAC panel, aluminium fixing brackets, mortar and screws.
Resene Construction Systems are firm believers in keeping it simple for a better built environment.
See Resene Construction Systems at the BRANZ Medium Density seminar series in November, or call them to learn more.