Fire Protection of Partitions

ADVANTAGES

  • Up to FRL 120/120/120
  • Slim walls – 130mm thick
  • Lightweight
  • Nail or Screw Fix
  • Impact resistance to BCA C1.8
  • Acoustically Tested

Timber Stud Partitions

Timber has very good performance in fire. It does burn, but at a relatively slow rate and to a predictable depth known as the charring rate. This is the major advantage of using timber over steel because the fire resistance of timber elements of construction may be calculated based on a predictable charring rate.

It's also has a very low thermal conductivity value and hence does not heat uniformly. This means that unlike materials with high thermal conductivity, such as steel, there are less problems associated with expansion and loss of strength when using a timber frame system. This means that framing details, especially at the head of the wall are generally simpler than a similar steel frame system.

Timber stud partitions should be tested or assessed in accordance with AS 1530: Part 4 to satisfy the failure criteria of structural adequacy (where required) along with integrity and insulation.

  FRL -/30/30 FRL -/60/60 FRL 60/60/60 FRL -/90/90 FRL 90/90/90 FRL -/120/120
PROMATECT®100 Timber Stud Partitions X X X X X
PROMATECT® H Timber Stud Partitions X X X

Note: FRL */*/* (Fire Resistance Level – *Structural Adequacy / *Integrity / *Insulation)

Following are some of the factors to take into account when determining correct specifications that ensure a partition provides required design performance under both fire and ambient conditions.

  • Studwork design
  • Non loadbearing partitions
  • Loadbearing partitions
  • Deflection
  • Movement joint
  • Caulking & service penetrations
  • Fire doors & glazing
  • Partition junction

System Certificate

System Certificate

  • PROMATECT® 100 Timber Frame Partition System Certificate #DownloadLabel#

Product Datasheet

Product Datasheet