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    Default Timber Framing and fire resistance level

    Hi all,
    I've got an old very old weatherboard joint and and trying to get my head around doing a reno out the back. The side wall that I want to extend is right on the boundary, so the BCA says it needs a fire resistance level of 60/60/60. ?????

    I'm trying to work out if there is any way to make a timber framed wall comply with that. I'm guessing that maybe 'timber' and 'fire resistance' don't go to well together

    Any thoughts appreciated

    cheers, jim.

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    go to the csr or boral websites there are fire rated plasterboard systems, which you place the plasterboard on the outside of the frame then your cladding ie bluboard or other non-combustible material over the top. fairly common these days.

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    Thanks for that - I've just had a look and it is really clearly explained on the gyprock site how to get the wall to the required resistance.

    Thanks again.


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