Specifying and Technical

Fire Hazard Performance of Timber Veneers

The following table is the ‘formal assessment summary’ from the Exova Warringtonfire Aus Pty Ltd regulatory information report (No. RIR 45982.9). The purpose was to demonstrate compliance of veneered panels as wall and ceiling linings with the BCA Specification C1.10. For more detailed information please refer to the above report, your supplier or please refer to ‘Fire Hazard Requirements for Veneers’ on the Publications page this website.

Lining Construction
Performance
Group Number
Average Specific
Extinction Area (m2/kg)
SMOGRA
(m2/s)

PERFORMANCE

Substrate Material
Particleboard
6mm minimum thickness and
Dry Density nominally 700kg/m3
3
<250
MDF
6mm minimum thickness and
Dry Density 560kg/m3 to 740kg/m3
3
<250
Pyrotech flame retardant MDF
12mm minimum thickness and
Dry Density 560kg/m3
2
<100
FLAMEBLOCKTM FRMDF
12mm minimum thickness and
Dry Density 710kg/m3
2
<250

VENEERS FOR ALL SUBSTRATES

Thickness
0.6mm to 0.85mm (Nominal)
Dry Density
Veneer density
> 500kg/m3 for Particleboard and MDF substrates and
> 350kg/m3 for Pyrotech flame retardant MDF substrates and
> 350kg/m3 for FLAMEBLOCKTM FRMDF substrates
Adhesive Material
PVA
Position of Veneers
A timber veneer shall be applied to each face, though does not have to be of the same species on each side.