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.
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
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
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
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 Noise Control Systems Manual