USG Boral Firestop™

USG Boral Firestop™ Plasterboard is a high-performance fire-rated interior plasterboard, with a fire-resistant gypsum core encased in 100% recycled face and back papers that form a high strength composite design. The panels have tapered long edges for easy finishing when used with USG Boral’s joint compounds.

Features

  • Fire-resistant gypsum core that provides additional safety.
  • Complies with international standards such as BS EN 520 or equivalent local standard for physical properties, as well as BS 476 classification for non-combustibility.
  • Extensive acoustic assemblies for commercial projects (STC).

 

Recommended Usage

  • Commercial or residential applications requiring fire protection.
  • Load and non-load bearing wood and steel-framed fire-resistant walls.
  • Fire-rated partition and ceiling systems approved for use by accredited certification bodies.

 

Additional Information


  • Fire-rated Assemblies: System designs using USG Boral Firestop™ plasterboard can be engineered to achieve 1-hour and up to 4-hour fire resistance level according to BS 476.

  • Fire escape
  • Fire-rated partition for corridors as a mode of escape
  • Fire-rated ceiling in server rooms
  • USG Boral Rated Drywall/Ceiling
  • USG Boral Securock™ Fire-rated Exterior Wall

Fire compartmentation is a concept where the spread of fire within a building is restricted by partitioning walls or floors with fire resisting walls or ceilings. These partitions can also deter the spread of smoke which allows for a safe mode of escape during an emergency.


Non-combustibility, surfaceburning characteristics:
BS 476: Part 4

System performance for 30 minutes and up to 4 hours:
BS EN 1364-1

  • Reaction to Fire: Non-combustible. Evaluated and complies with BS 476: Part 4.
  • Easy to Install: Scores and snaps easily. Manufactured with a long recessed edge, which is easily installed and finishes similar to regular plasterboard.
  • Acoustic: Enhanced acoustic performance when used as a properly designed partition, floor or ceiling system.

Technical Data and Notes


USG Boral Firestop™ Plasterboard


*Custom lengths available. Please contact your local USG Boral office.


Physical Properties

USG Boral Firestop™ HD 12.5/16 mm

  • Weight (kg/m2): 11.60/13.60
  • Thickness (mm): 12.5/16.0
  • Width (mm): 1220
  • Length (mm)*: 1830, 2440, 2745
  • Edges: Square and Tapered
  • Face Paper Colour: Pink
Applications
  • Commercial or residential applications requiring fire protection.
  • Load and non-load bearing wood and steel-framed fire-resistant walls.
  • Fire-rated partition and ceiling systems approved for use by accredited certification bodies.
Submittal Sheet
Green Label Cert
Website
MSDS

Information provided are for reference purpose only and due care has been taken to ensure accuracy at time of publication. Products, specifications and requirements may vary according to geographical locations and applications. As each project is unique, please contact your local USG Boral representative for further assessment.