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    How can I tell how effective a fire-resistant plasterboard is?

    Plasterers

    How can I tell how effective a fire-resistant plasterboard is? Is there, perhaps a scale of how resistant they are to fire?

    Asked by LAURA on 12th May 2022
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    Elite Plastering service

    "Call British Gypsum, they should have that data. Fire boards (pink) are normally 1 hour rated"

    Answered on 12th May 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    SPC plastering&rendering

    "Fire boards Are fire resistant for up to 15 minutes which allows you more time"

    Answered on 30th Jun 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
    L.L plastering & handyman

    "British gypsum website. Look for the product data sheets there a bit headlined declaration of performance. You can check it’s thermal conductivity and reaction to fire value."

    Answered on 12th May 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
    Dafydd Williams

    "Standard boards 12mm square edge is around 30mins fire resistant. Fire line boards are pink if I remember correctly are around 1 hour"

    Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    M G Plastering and renovations.

    "All fire-resistant plasterboard has to conform to basic standards that have been set for the system in question.
    All plasterboard has somewhat of a fire protective barrier, fire-resistant board has a more dense nature and additives to increase the fire block time, which is mainly how it’s gauged.
    Any specific area needing fire protection should be double boarded with 12.5mm to allow around one hour fire protection, for example if a partition wall, part-e, and both sides have two layers this will allow around two hours fire protection."

    Answered on 12th May 2022 - Member since May 2017 - report
    Frontier Interiors

    "Fire resistance board is pink so that's how you know"

    Answered on 7th Jun 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report

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