Fire Testing for Compliance and Insurer Approval

Fire Testing and Compliance

All building components and systems should be constructed in ways that meet the requirements of the NZBC, meet the intended purpose of the product or system being used, and be installed in an appropriate manner. This includes Codemark certificates, certificates of accreditation, certificates from a certification body, reports from accredited test laboratories, certificates and reports from professional engineers and any other form of documentary evidence.

The following table lists the principal fire tests that are common practice in New Zealand and referenced through the NZBCC. They can be applied in a variety of ways to meet the performance provisions of the NZBC. This can be done either individually or in combination with other tests/information/calculations in order to demonstrate ‘evidence of suitability’.

Test Description Applicability
AS 1530.1 Non combustibility test Product test
Homogeneous materials
AS 1530.4/NZS BS 4768+22 Fire resistance to restrict spread through the element Building construction elements
ISO 5660 – AS ISO 9705 or ISO 13784 Assessment of surfaces by a small room test, or oxygen calorimeter Internal wall and ceiling linings
AS5113 - BS8414/ISO13785
Large scale façade test External wall systems of buildings
ISO 5660 Test for external radiation  
ISO 9205/ISO13784 Test for internal spread of flame  
AS 1366.2 Core test  
Kingspan should be contacted for product specific details in terms of fire performance testing.

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