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Elephant & Fibre Cement Fire Rated Systems
Description

Elephant Plasterboard & Fibre Cement Fire Rated Systems offer two-way fire and acoustic systems of plasterboard and fibre cement combinations for residential or commercial construction.

Key Features
  • Two-way systems for walls and floor/ceilings
  • Acoustic Performance option
  • 30 minute to 60 minute system solutions available
  • Easy to read and logical coding system
  • Wide range of Junction detail CAD drawings
Scope of Use
  • External fire rated walls — timber or steel frame
  • Internal fire rated walls — timber frame
  • Floor/ceiling systems
  • Floating floor/ceiling systems — full intertenancy
Limitations on Use
  • Must be designed and installed in accordance with the Elephant Plasterboard Technical Manual(s)
  • Elephant Plasterboard is intended for normal conditions of dry internal use
  • Elephant Plasterboard must not be exposed to liquid water or be installed in situations where extended exposures to humidity above 90% Relative Humidity are to be expected. Bathrooms, kitchens and laundries should have adequate ventilation or heating to avoid condensation build-up
  • A suitable surface finish (e.g. vinyl wallpaper, gloss or semi-gloss alkyd paints) must be applied to Elephant Plasterboard in all areas where liquid water or high humidity can be expected
  • Elephant Plasterboard must not be installed over a vapour barrier
  • Elephant Plasterboard must not be applied directly to masonry, concrete or solid plaster, unless timber strapping or steel furring channels are used
  • Elephant Plasterboard must not be exposed to temperatures of 52°C or greater for prolonged periods
  • Elephant Plasterboard may not be used as an external lining
Statement of Building Code Compliance

Elephant Plasterboard is manufactured to AS/NZS 2588 and has been specifically formulated to meet New Zealand Building Code requirements:

  • NZBC Clause B1 Structure: Framing material specifications used with Elephant Plasterboard Systems must be in accordance with the performance requirements of NZBC Clause B1. Timber framed walls and floors must be installed and meet the requirements of NZS 3604
  • NZBC Clause B2 Durability: Elephant Plasterboard Fire, Noise Control, and Bracing Systems have a serviceable life of not less than 50 years and so is in accordance to NZBC B2.3.1
  • NZBC Clause C1-C6 Protection from Fire: Elephant Plasterboard Fire, and Noise Control Systems can meet the requirements of providing passive fire protection as per NZBC Clause C1-C6
  • NZBC Clause E3 Internal Moisture: Elephant Plasterboard Wet Area Systems can meet the requirements of NZBC Acceptable Solution E3/AS1
  • NZBC Clause F2 Hazardous Building Materials: Elephant Plasterboard Systems meet this requirement of NZBC Clause F2 and will not present a health hazard to people
  • NZBC Clause G6 Airborne & Impact Sound: Elephant Plasterboard Noise Control Systems entitled 'Full Intertenancy' (STC 55 or greater) systems meet the requirements of NZBC Clause G6
In-Service History

Elephant plasterboard has been sold throughout New Zealand for over 30 years, and has been installed in thousands of residential and commercial buildings across the country.

Other Performance Attributes
  • Elephant Plasterboard has been tested at BRANZ in accordance with ISO 5660 Reaction to fire tests (Heat release, smoke production and mass loss rate) Part 1: Heat release rate (cone calorimeter method); and ISO 5660 Reaction to fire tests (Heat release, smoke production and mass loss rate) Part 2: Smoke production rate (dynamic measurement)
  • A Group Number Classification of 1-S was achieved in Fire test FH 5695-TT for all Elephant Plasterboard paper faced sheet linings. This classification only applies to Elephant Plasterboard paper faced sheet linings without paint or wallpaper finish. Contact the surface finish suppliers for group number information for their products
  • Group Number 1-S is the highest performance expectation under 'Part 4. Control of Internal Fire and Smoke Spread' clause C/AS2 to C/AS7 of the NZBC. It means an Elephant Plasterboard paper faced sheet lining can be specified for use in any risk group application

Elephant Plasterboard Product & System Warranty

Elephant Plasterboard wall and ceiling linings are supported by Elephant Plasterboard's Quality Guarantee. This Warranty covers Elephant Plasterboard products and/or systems for a minimum of 10 years from the date of the purchase.

Elephant Plasterboard supplies products which are warranted to be free from defects. Any products found to be defective before or after installation will be replaced and/or repaired, provided installation has been in accordance with Elephant Plasterboard's technical literature.

Documents
Elephant Plasterboard & Fibre Cement Fire Rated Systems Manual

2019

Elephant Installation Guide

2015

Elephant Plasterboard Product Range
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EJH1TL30-S10

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie F/C Sheet - Timber Frame

FRR - 30/30/30

EJH1TL60-M13

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie F/C Sheet - Timber Frame

FRR - 60/60/60

EJH2TL45-S20

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie F/C Sheet - Timber Frame

FRR - 45/45/45

EJH2TL60-M20

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie F/C Sheet - Timber Frame

FRR - 60/60/60

EJH1SL30-M13

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie F/C Sheets - Steel Frame

FRR - 30/30/30

EJH1TL30-M10

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie F/C Sheets - Timber Frame

FRR - 30/30/30

EJH2TL60-S26

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie F/C Sheets - Timber Frame

FRR - 60/60/60

EJRL1TL30-S10

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie Linea Weatherboard & RAB - Timber Frame

FRR - 30/30/30

EJRL1TL60-M13

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie Linea Weatherboard & RAB - Timber Frame

FRR - 60/60/60

EJRL2TL90-M26

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie Linea Weatherboard & RAB - Timber Frame

FRR - 90/90/90

EJL1TL30-S10

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie Linea Weatherboard - Timber Frame

FRR - 30/30/30

EJL1TL60-M13

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie Linea Weatherboard - Timber Frame

FRR - 60/60/60

EJL2TL45-S20

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie Linea Weatherboard - Timber Frame

FRR - 45/45/45

EJL2TL60-MS20

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie Linea Weatherboard - Timber Frame

FRR - 60/60/60

EJL2TL60-S26

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie Linea Weatherboard - Timber Frame

FRR - 60/60/60

EJLITL30-M10

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie Linea Weatherboard - Timber Frame

FRR - 30/30/30

EJRB1TL30-M10

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie RAB Board & Brick Veneer - Timber Frame

FRR - 30/30/30

EJRB1TL30-S10

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie RAB Board & Brick Veneer - Timber Frame

FRR - 30/30/30

EJRC1TL30-M10

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie RAB Board & selected JH Cladding - Timber Frame

FRR - 30/30/30

EJRC1TL30-S10

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie RAB Board & selected JH Cladding - Timber Frame

FRR - 30/30/30

EJRC1TL60-M13

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie RAB Board & selected JH Cladding - Timber Frame

FRR - 60/60/60

EJRN1TL30-M10

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie RAB Board & Weathertight Cladding - Timber Frame

FRR - 30/30/30

EJRN1TL30-S10

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie RAB Board & Weathertight Cladding - Timber Frame

FRR - 30/30/30

EJRN1TL60-M13

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie RAB Board & Weathertight Cladding - Timber Frame

FRR - 60/60/60

EJH1SL30-F16

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Haride F/C Sheets - Steel Frame

FRR - 30/30/30

EJH2SL30-S20

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Haride F/C Sheets - Steel Frame

FRR - 30/30/30

EJH2SL60-M26

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Haride F/C Sheets - Steel Frame

FRR - 60/60/60

EJRN1SL30-F16

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Haride RAB Board & Weathertight Cladding - Steel Frame

FRR - 30/30/30

EJRN1SL30-M13

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Haride RAB Board & Weathertight Cladding - Steel Frame

FRR - 30/30/30

EJRN2SL30-S20

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Haride RAB Board & Weathertight Cladding - Steel Frame

FRR - 30/30/30

EJRN2SL60-M26

External Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Haride RAB Board & Weathertight Cladding - Steel Frame

FRR - 60/60/60

EJV1TL30-M10

Internal Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie Villa Board - Timber Frame

FRR - 30/30/30

EJV1TL30-S10

Internal Fire Rated Wall - EPB & James Hardie Villa Board - Timber Frame

FRR - 30/30/30

Elephant Plasterboard is a New Zealand owned company that for 30 years has been providing quality plasterboard and design solutions for the New Zealand building industry.

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