Zone Architectural Products were contacted by the development’s project manager, requiring a solution to meet council compliance on a two-storey residential, pine weatherboard house, built within 1m of the boundary.
Zone recommended FireZone F1E external intumescent and fire ignition barrier system to meet peak heat release and total heat release values as set out in the New Zealand Building Code C/AS2, 5.8.1 Table 5.5.
Wayne Bowden Painters applied FireZone F1E to the boundary wall. Due to the closeness of the fence, there were some access difficulties. Wayne’s team sanded back the weatherboards to ensure adhesion of the intumescent, before top-coating with a pigmented acrylic external paint to match the rest of the house.
“We were able to assist the client with a cost-effective and efficient solution," says Will Bowden, Wayne Bowden Painters. "Despite the logistics issues, we found the product user-friendly and completed the project within the timeframe we had allowed for with zero hiccups."
A job well done and a compliance headache averted.
Zone Architectural Products, is the trusted provider of the FireZone range of products for New Zealand. Zone's expert technical advice and preferred installer network combine to bring confidence to the construction industry on fire rated coatings.