FLAMEBLOCK is designed for use where Fire Hazard Group 2 fire retardant raw and veneered MDF (FRMDF) is required for interior walls and ceilings, as required by the National Construction Code (NCC) of Australia 2019. Black moisture resistant MDF is used where black substrate and panels are required for aesthetic reasons. All FLAMEBLOCK and Briggs Black MRMDF is PEFC™ certified for sustainability.
Assessment Report 23754.05 Section 5.4 shows that Briggs veneers of densities up to 755kg/m3 on 12mm+ Flameblock FRMDFare Fire Hazard Group 2.These veneers includeAmerican Walnut, White Oak, European Oak, Red Oak, Cherry, Rock Maple, Tasmanian Oak, Victorian Ash, Plantation Oak, White Ash, Hoop Pine, White Sycamore, Birch, Blackwood, Smoked Oak, Smoked Eucalypt, all the TrueGrainreconstituted veneers made from dyed veneer, the lower density TrueGrain Naturalveneers, and nearly all Woodstockand ecolignadyed veneers. This assessment was done according to AS 5637 using ISO 9705 Room Burn Tests, as required under the new National Construction Code 2019.
High density veneers such as Blackbutt, Spotted Gum, Ironbark, Jarrah, Marri, Stringybark, Sydney Blue Gum, Tallow-wood etc are not covered in this Report and so at this stage are only Group 3 on MDF or Flameblock FRMDF. Veneer laminates such as Oberflex, Innato and Shinnoki are not yet covered.
Raw Flameblock is Group 2 and veneer on Standard MDF is Fire Hazard Group 3
Fire Hazard Group Numbers in these Reports only apply to flat, un-slotted, non-routed panels. Note that we are not qualified to advise what Fire Hazard Group Numbers are required for your application - please seek the advice of a Fire Engineer Consultant or Building Certifier. Please do not put these reports on any website as they are the property of Warrington Fire. It is the responsibility of the user of all Briggs fire information, Fire Test and Assessment Reports to ensure that the products that they are applying this information to, are as described/named in the Reports. Briggs Veneers accepts no responsibility if our products are substituted.
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