Fairview supplied non-combustible and fire-rated aluminium composite panels to assist with fire compliance requirements during the upgrade of the Chermside North Regional Business Centre and Library.

Designed by Cottee Parker Architects and constructed by Tomkins Commercial, Brisbane City Council’s Chermside Business Centre and Library has been upgraded to a Green Star-rated commercial and council headquarters, providing an exceptional facility in one convenient location for the Northside community.

To complete the project Tomkins Commercial needed non-combustible cladding for BCA compliance. Fairview supplied their AS1530.1-tested Vitracore G2 panels as well as standard fire-resistant Vitrabond panels where non-combustible material was not required. Fairview’s products retained the integrity of the design, met compliance requirements and provided the most cost-effective solution for Brisbane City Council.

Tomkins Project Manager Howard Sharp explained that the colour finish consistency between the two products enabled the non-combustible G2 panel to be laid up to the standard fire rated FR panel.

Fire compliance can be ensured in any construction project using a combination of standard fire-rated and deemed non-combustible products with no visual differences – minimising costs, maximising safety and retaining design integrity.