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16mm Elephant FireSmart

16mm Elephant FireSmart is a very high density multi-functional fire resistant interior lining. It is predominantly used in fire systems and in places where improved noise control is required. It is manufactured specifically for New Zealand conditions. Meets and exceeds the requirements of AS/NZS 2588.

Key Features
  • Fire rated
  • Increased noise control
  • Impact resistant
  • Multi-functional
  • High quality finish
Scope of Use
  • Multi-functional fire resistant interior lining
  • Used in fire systems and in places where improved noise control is required
Limitations on Use

Elephant Plasterboard systems are intended for normal conditions of dry internal use. All performance testing of Elephant Plasterboard systems has been carried out using dry ex-factory product.

Elephant Plasterboard Drywall systems must not be exposed to liquid water or be installed in situations where extended exposures to humidities above 95% Relative Humidity are to be expected.

A suitable surface finish must be applied to Elephant Plasterboard in all areas where liquid water or high humidity can be expected. Vinyl wallpaper and gloss and semi-gloss alkyd paints are suitable systems.

Bathrooms, kitchens, and laundries for example should have adequate ventilation or heating to avoid condensation buildup.

Statement of Building Code Compliance

Elephant Plasterboard is manufactured to the International Standard ISO 9001, and has been specifically designed to meet New Zealand and Australian Standards and Building Code requirements. Elephant Plasterboard has been marketed internationally since 1975 and the product has established an excellent history of performance for its use in buildings throughout New Zealand and Australia. Elephant Plasterboard meets the durability requirements of the NZBC and BCA and is subject to use, installation and maintenance in accordance with the Manufacturer's instructions.

The NZBC durability requirement under Clause B2.3 c) and d) for general linings is between 5 and 15 years depending on the ease of access and replacement.

Elephant Plasterboard systems, used as a general lining, including adhesive fixing when using an adhesive recommended by the manufacturer for this application, satisfy the 15 year durability requirements of the NZBC. Elephant Plasterboard systems fixed mechanically using only screws or nails achieve a 50 year durability performance.

New Zealand Building Code Approved Documents:

  • Clause B1 Structure
  • Clause E2 External Moisture
  • Clause B2 Durability
  • Clause E3 Internal Moisture
  • Clause C1 Outbreak of Fire
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Elephant Plasterboard is a New Zealand owned company that for over 30 years has been providing high quality plasterboard and design solutions for the New Zealand building industry.

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