Applications: Fire rated systems, suitable for vertical ducts, elevators shaft and intertenancy wall systems
Shaftliner is suitable for use in all commercial and residential situations provide that its specification and installation is in accordance with the USG Boral Partiwall Installation Manual — NZ and the USG Boral System + Manual.
It is suitable for installation on timber framed walls, where the building design falls within the design scope of NZS3604, or AS/NZS1170.
Where Shaftliner is to be installed in an existing building, the installer must assure themselves that the framing and existing building are suitable for the proposed building work.
Limitations on Use
The specification of Shaftliner must be in accordance with USG Boral information.
It must be specified by an LBP, able to provide a design memorandum to the relevant Building Consent Authority (BCA), if RBW provisions apply.
Installation must be undertaken by or supervised by an LBP (carpentry licence). If RBW provisions apply, this same LBP must complete the RBW memorandum.
Shaftliner Board should not be exposed to sustained temperatures exceeding 42ºC or to excessive, repetitive or continuous moisture before, during or after installation. All sources of moisture should be eliminated immediately.
Statement of Building Code Compliance
Shaftliner plasterboard complies with the following performance criteria of the NZ Building Code:
B1.3.1: In respect of building element
B1.3.2, B1.3.3 (a, b, c, f, j, l, o, r): Manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS2588
B2.3.1 (a), B2.3.2: USG and Boral have a combined plasterboard manufacturing experience in excess of 145 years. During this time USG Boral have supplied plasterboard along with plasterboard wall and ceiling systems for use within the residential and commercial sectors.
C3.4 (a) and (b): Material Group 1-S, BRANZ assessment FH4435
F2.3.1: Manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS2588
When installed Shaftliner plasterboard will contribute to compliance with the following performance criteria of the NZ Building Code:
B2.3.1 (a), B2.3.2: In service history
C6.2 (a): CSIRO assessments
G6.3.1: CSIRO Measurement No TL429em (2004), CSIRO Measurement No TL429qrs (2004), CSIRO Measurement No TL469 (2006)
Other Performance Attributes
Fire: Shaftliner is a non-combustible building product and achieves a material group 1-S depending on finished coating applied (BRANZ Assessment FH4435). It achieves fire resistance ratings depending on the fire rated systems application.
Acoustic: Shaftliner may be used in an acoustic system to provide required levels of sound insulation to achieve specified acoustic ratings.
Sustainability: Shaftliner has been manufactured using 100% recycled liner paper. Independently tested for VOC.
Shaftliner dies not require maintenance but USG Boral recommends that a visual check of the board be undertaken as part of normal maintenance.