[Strawbale] Re: Fire Tests
huffnpuff at shoal....au
Tue Sep 30 00:50:45 CEST 2003
G' Day All
Wondering if you good people can assist here with a list of available fire testing results for Gary Crack o' Dawn in WA. (Western Australia)?
I have a printed copy of ASTM E84-98 Surface Burning Characteristics 001 Straw Bale. Prepared for Katrina Hayes, Pulaski TN USA. Cannot find the e version in my filing system.
Kind regards The Straw Wolf.
I am working on a urban project ( 75 sqm addition) - just about to
put it for DA approval.
Part of a wall is 450mm off the boundary and as such needs a FRL of 60/60/60.
Any suggestions on where I can get evidence to support our
application (for building) when we get around to doing that .
Ammendment version 5 of BCA had a section -
A2.3, which gave thickness of plaster that could be used to provide
minimum thickness(mm) of principle material for the required FRL-
ie for 60/60/60 on steel column is 25mm thick of plaster
I am considering using this.
I also have ASTM Fire tests video Building with Straw, vol 3 - Straw
Bale Code Testing by Black range films 1996
anything else out there?
-- Gary Dorn Permaculture architect Thooggoorrbu Trust Designers of
Sustainable Human Settlements
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