FIRE TESTING

AS/NZS 1530.3:1999:

Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures. Part 3 - simultaneous determination of ignitibility, flame propagation, heat release and smoke release.

The listed products have been tested to this standard:

  • PVDF Solid Aluminium (Including our Original & Naturel ranges)
  • Corten Weathered Steel
  • VM Zinc (Titanium Zinc)
  • Rheinzinc (Titanium Zinc)
  • Polyester Painted Steel (Colorbond)

Olsson Fire & Risk Consulting Engineers have found Archclad Aluminium products to satifsy BCA DTS provision C1.10 (C) (XIV) - "In that it does not significantly increase the hazards of fire, and therefore satisfies BCA Performance Requirement CP4."

STRUCTURAL TESTING

AS/NZS 4284:1995 "Testing of Building Facades":

The cladding system is capable of withstanding the Design Lord of 1300Pa (both positive and negative load) as indicated by the Minimum Acceptable Span/Deflection Ratio required by the test standard AS/NZS 4284:1995 "Testing of Building Facades".

The listed products have been tested to this standard:

  • Express Panel

AS/NZS 1170.2:2002 "Structural Design Actions":

Debris Impact tests were conducted on a sample of the cladding system, which includes a plyboard backing with spans of 560mm (centre-centre) between top-hat studs. Results have met the requirements of AS/NZS 1170.2:2002 "Structural Design Actions" - Part 2: Wind actions, Clause 5.3.2.

The listed products have been tested to this standard:

  • Standing Seam 25mm
  • Other Plywood backed products

UPLIFT TESTING

AS/NZS 1562.1:1992:
This standard provides the framework for testing products to AS/NZS 4040.

AS/NZS 4040.2:1992 "Resistance to Wind Pressures":

Methods of testing sheet proof and wall cladding, Method 2: Resistance to Wind Pressures for Non-Cyclone Regions.

The listed products have been tested to this standard:

  • Cliptray 25mm
  • Cliptray 48mm*
  • Standing Seam 25mm

*Currently under testing.

AS/NZS 4040.3:1992 "Resistance to Wind Pressures":

Methods of testing sheet proof and wall cladding, Method 2: Resistance to Wind Pressures for Cyclone Regions.

The listed products have been tested to this standard:

  • Standing Seam 25mm