While light-weight fire-rated wall systems are widely used in commercial and multi-residential construction, until now they had limited application in industrial buildings. This is likely to change with the release of Boral Firewall system.

Boral Firewall comprises a range of fire-rated plasterboard systems, suitable for use as area separation walls in steel framed buildings such as factories, warehouses and the like. The first system of its kind, Boral Firewall takes into account behaviour of steel structure in a fire situation and is designed to ensure that the specified fire rating is achieved in the event of the fire.

Boral Firewall will provide designers and builders of industrial buildings with all the benefits of light-weight construction and is available in fire-ratings of up to four hours and acoustic ratings up to Rw=78dB.