Elephant Plasterboard has developed a broad range of One and Two-way Fire Rated Walls, Floor/Ceilings, and speciality systems to assist developers, specifiers, and architects in addressing the fire protection requirements of the NZBC Clause C1 to C6 Protection from Fire.
One and Two-way systems for wall and floors/ceilings
Elephant Plasterboard Fire Rated systems are an acceptable solution for use as fire rated load and non-load bearing frame construction elements in buildings.
Timber and Steel Framed Walls
Universal Walls — Timber or Steel Frame
Universal Ceiling — Timber or Steel Frame
Steel Columns and Beams
Other speciality systems
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 or gloss and 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 & 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 & 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
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 meets the durability requirements of the NZBC and is subject to use, installation and maintenance in accordance with the instructions outlaid in the technical manual
The manufacturing plant is International Standard ISO 9001and ISO 14001 registered
A Group Number Classification of 1-S was achieved in Fire test FH 5695-TT for all Elephant Plasterboard paper faced sheet linings
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.
Elephant Plasterboard & Fibre Cement Fire Rated Systems Manual