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Elephant Noise Control Systems
Description

The building code objective and functional requirements are concerned with the prevention of undue noise transmission from the occupancies or common spaces to the habitable spaces of household units. Elephant Noise Control Systems offer different combinations of Two-way Fire Rated walls and Floor/Ceiling systems, to provide the right level of acoustic comfort for the occupants in both residential and commercial environments from airborne and impact noise.

 

Key Features
  • Full Intertenancy and Sub-Intertenancy Systems
  • Timber and steel walls
  • Load-bearing or non load-bearing walls
  • 15 minute to 105 minute system solutions available
  • Easy to read and logical coding system
  • Wide range of Junction detail CAD drawings
Scope of Use

Elephant Plasterboard Noise Control systems offers many different combinations of Full Intertenancy and Sub Intertenancy wall and floor/ceiling systems for both commercial and residential buildings:

  • Single and Double Timber and Steel Framed Walls
  • Timber and Steel Frame walls with Resilient Rails and Mounts
  • Double Steel Frame walls with MultiSmart Central liner
  • Quiet and Staggered Steel Frame walls
  • Fire Rated Floor/Ceiling Systems
Limitations on Use
  • Elephant Plasterboard is intended for normal conditions of dry internal use
  • Elephant Plasterboard must not be used for bracing applications in or around baths and shower areas
  • 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 laundry 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, 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.

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 the Asia/Pacific region. 

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

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 Noise Control Systems Manual

2019

Elephant Installation Guide

2015

Elephant Plasterboard Product Range
CAD/PDF Details
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Application
Floor/Ceiling Style
Framing Type
Minimum Fire Rating
Noise Control Rating
Wall Style
E2DFA90-F32

Direct Fix Clip Floor/Ceiling - LB

FRR - 90/90/90

E2DFsA45-M26

Direct Fix Clip Floor/Ceiling - Steel Joist - LB

FRR - 45/45/45

E2DFsA60-F32

Direct Fix Clip Floor/Ceiling - Steel Joist - LB

FRR - 60/60/60

E2DFsA60-FM29

Direct Fix Clip Floor/Ceiling - Steel Joist - LB

FRR - 60/60/60

EFJ2DFA60-M26

Direct Fixed Clip Floating James Hardie Secura Floor - LB

FRR - 60/60/60

EFJ2DFA60-MS26

Direct Fixed Clip Floating James Hardie Secura Floor - LB

FRR - 60/60/60

EFP2DFA60-MS26

Direct Fixed Clip Floating Particle Board Floor - LB

FRR - 60/60/60

EFP2DFA60-M26

Direct Fixed Clip Floating Particle Board Flooring - LB

FRR - 60/60/60

E2DFA60-MS26

Direct Fixed Clip Floor/Ceiling - LB

FRR - 60/60/60

E2DFA75-M26

Direct Fixed Clip Floor/Ceiling - LB

FRR - 75/75/75

E2DFA90-FM29

Direct Fixed Clip Floor/Ceiling - LB

FRR - 90/90/90

E2SDLA30-F32

Double Steel Frame - LB

FRR - 30/30/30

E3SDLA30-M39

Double Steel Frame - LB

FRR - 30/30/30

E3SDLA30-MS33

Double Steel Frame - LB

FRR - 30/30/30

E4SDLA30-S40

Double Steel Frame - LB

FRR - 30/30/30

E4SDLA45-M40

Double Steel Frame - LB

FRR - 45/45/45

E4SDLA45-S52

Double Steel Frame - LB

FRR - 45/45/45

E4SDLA60-M52

Double Steel Frame - LB

FRR - 60/60/60

E4SDLA90-F64

Double Steel Frame - LB

FRR - 90/90/90

E2SDA60-M26

Double Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/60/60

E2SDA75-F32

Double Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/75/75

E3SDA30-M30

Double Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - 30/30/30

E3SDA30-S39

Double Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/30/30

E3SDA60-M33

Double Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/60/60

E3SDA60-MS39

Double Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/60/60

E4SDA105-M52

Double Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/105/105/105

E4SDA45-S40

Double Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/45/45

E4SDA60-M40

Double Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/60/60

E4SDA60-S52

Double Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/60/60

E4SDA75-MS52

Double Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/75/75

E4SDA90-M46

Double Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/90/90

E2SDLA30-M26

Double Steel Frame -LB

FRR - 30/30/30

E4CSDA60-MS46

Double Steel Frame with MultiSmart Central Liner - NLB

FRR - --/60/60

E4CSDA60-MS52

Double Steel Frame with MultiSmart Central Liner - NLB

FRR - --/60/60

E2TDLA60-M26

Double timber Frame - LB

FRR - 60/60/60

E2TDLA75-F32

Double Timber Frame - LB

FRR - 75/75/75

E3TDLA30-M30

Double Timber Frame - LB

FRR - 30/30/30

E3TDLA30-S39

Double Timber Frame - LB

FRR - 30/30/30

E3TDLA60-M33

Double Timber Frame - LB

FRR - 60/60/60

E3TDLA60-M39

Double Timber Frame - LB

FRR - 60/60/60

E3TDLA60-MS39

Double Timber Frame - LB

FRR - 60/60/60

E4TDLA45-S40

Double Timber Frame - LB

FRR - 45/45/45

E4TDLA60-M40

Double Timber Frame - LB

FRR - 60/60/60

E4TDLA60-MS40

Double Timber Frame - LB

FRR - 60/60/60

E4TDLA60-S46

Double Timber Frame - LB

FRR - 60/60/60

E4TDLA60-S52

Double Timber Frame - LB

FRR - 60/60/60

E4TDLA90-M52

Double Timber Frame - LB

FRR - 90/90/90

E2SSA60-F32

Quiet Steel FRame - NLB

FRR - --/60/60

E3SQA60-M33

Quiet Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/60/60

E3SQA60-M36

Quiet Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/60/60

E3SQA60-M39

Quiet Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/60/60

E4SQA105-M52

Quiet Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/105/105

E4SQA30-S40

Quiet Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/30/30

E4SQA45-S46

Quiet Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/45/45

E4SQA60-M40

Quiet Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/60/60

E4SQA60-S52

Quiet Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/60/60

E4SQA75-MS52

Quiet Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/75/75

E4SQA90-M46

Quiet Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/90/90

E2TLa30-M20

Single Timber Frame - LB

FRR-30/30/30

E2TLa30-S20

Single Timber Frame - LB

FRR - 30/30/30

E2TLa30-S26

Single Timber Frame - LB

FRR - 30/30/30

E3TLa30-S30

Single Timber Frame - LB

FRR - 30/30/30

E3TLa30-S39

Single Timber Frame - LB

FRR - 30/30/30

E3TMLA30-M30

Single Timber Frame with Resilient Mount - LB

FRR - 30/30/30

E3TMLA30-S39

Single Timber Frame with Resilient Mount - LB

FRR - 30/30/30

E3TMLA60-M39

Single Timber Frame with Resilient Mount - LB

FRR - 60/60/60

E4TMLA30-S40

Single Timber Frame with Resilient Mount - LB

FRR - 30/0/30

E4TMLA45-S52

Single Timber Frame with Resilient Mount - LB

FRR - 45/45/45

E4TMLA60-M40

Single Timber Frame with Resilient Mount - LB

FRR - 60/60/60

E4TMLA90-M52

Single Timber Frame with Resilient Mount - LB

FRR - 90/90/90

E4TRLA45-S52

Single Timber Frame with Resilient Rail - LB

FRR - 45/45/45

E4TRLA60-M40

Single Timber Frame with Resilient Rail - LB

FRR - 60/60/60

E4TRLA90-M52

Single Timber Frame with Resilient Rail - LB

FRR - 90/90/90

E3SSA30-S39

Staggered Steel Frame

FRR - --/30/30

E3SSA60-M39

Staggered Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/60/60

E3SSA60-MS39

Staggered Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/60/60

E4SSA45-S40

Staggered Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/45/45

E4SSA60-S52

Staggered Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/60/60

E4SSA90-M46

Staggered Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/90/90

E4SSA90-M52

Staggered Steel Frame - NLB

FRR - --/90/90

E3SMA30-M30

Steel Frame with Resilient Mount - NLB

FRR - --/30/30

E3SMA30-S39

Steel Frame with Resilient Mount - NLB

FRR - --/30/30

E3SMA60-M39

Steel Frame with Resilient Mount - NLB

FRR - --/60/60

E3SMA60-MS39

Steel Frame with Resilient Mount - NLB

FRR - --/60/60

E4SMA105-M52

Steel Frame with Resilient Mount - NLB

FRR - --/105/105

E4SMA30-S40

Steel Frame with Resilient Mount - NLB

FRR - --/30/30

E4SMA60-M40

Steel Frame with Resilient Mount - NLB

FRR - --/60/60

E4SMA60-S52

Steel Frame with Resilient Mount - NLB

FRR - --/60/60

E4SMA90-M46

Steel Frame with Resilient Mount - NLB

FRR - --/90/90

E4SRA105-M52

Steel Frame with Resilient Rail

FRR - --/105/105

E4SRA90-M46

Steel Frame with Resilient Rail

FRR - --/90/90

E4SRA60-M40

Steel Frame with Resilient Rail - NLB

FRR - --/60/60

E4SRA60-S52

Steel Frame with Resilient Rail - NLB

FRR - --/60/60

E2SCA60-MS26

Suspended Grid Floor/Ceiling - LB

FRR - 60/60/60

E2SCA75-M26

Suspended Grid Floor/Ceiling - LB

FRR - 75/75/75

E2SCA90-F32

Suspended Grid Floor/Ceiling - LB

FRR - 90/90/90

E2SCA90-FM29

Suspended Grid Floor/Ceiling - LB

FRR - 90/90/90

E3TDLA30-S30

Timber Double Frame Wall - LB

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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