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    Default Carrara Marble Splashback - clearance requirement for a gas cooktop

    Hi there. I found several posts for this subject but not for the same material Iím looking for.
    I have been trying to understand how to classify a real stone in the splashback to gas cooktop clearance. I would like to confirm if it is mandatory between a standard gyprok (what is in the wall at the moment) and the stone tiles itís required fire resistant material or fibrocement sheet.
    It seems the closest match is ceramic tiles, any thoughts?

    I found the following text from the standard:

    AS/NZS 5601.1: 2013



    For the installation of a gas-cooking appliance where the edge of the gas burner is less than 200mm from a combustible surface, the Standard now only requires either standard cement sheet or gypsum plasterboard substrates to protect combustible surfaces, with some conditions. This removes the need to use a specific fireboard material.
    The requirements for splashbacks less than 200mm from the edge of any gas burner can now be satisfied by the following:

    • Ceramic tiles minimum 5mm thick over either 10mm minimum thick gypsum based plasterboard or 6mm minimum thick fibre cement sheet
    • Toughened safety glass (glass splashbacks) minimum 5mm thick over either 10mm minimum thick gypsum based plasterboard or 6mm minimum thick fibre cement sheet

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    It will be considered a non combustible material.

    So just go off what the standard says, 10mm gyroc and then glue your marble spash back to it.
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