A building material that continues to be popular in the construction industry, timber is well known for its physical properties as well as its fire performance. Architects, designers and specifiers are increasingly returning to timber as the solution to large building projects. 

Timber cladding is preferred for its natural aesthetic, durability and low environmental impact. Timber is also known for its strong fire-resistant qualities that make it a perfect fit for the Australian construction industry across residential and commercial spaces.

The new whitepaper from Weathertex, ‘Fire Performance Guide to Timber Cladding’ presents a broad range of facts about the fire performance of timber, and challenges current ideas behind the definition of combustible cladding products currently in the market. The whitepaper has been updated to adhere to the latest Australian Building Code standards. 

Weathertex’s Fire Performance Guide also discusses the National Construction Code and the fire performance requirements detailed within the NCC. Topics such as construction types, fire resistance, fire hazards and bushfire prone areas have been covered to provide a comprehensive understanding of these areas and how Weathertex is compliant with these requirements.

For more technical information on Weathertex, view the Certificate of Physical Properties and the Residential and Commercial NCC Compliance Summary.