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3.2.

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External Timber Walls

SYSTEMS

198

Non-Fire Rated Systems
Fire Rated Systems
Brick Veneer Systems

198
199
206

INSTALLATION

208

General Requirements
Framing
Plasterboard Layout
Plasterboard Fixing
Exterior Cladding

208
208
209
210
211

CONSTRUCTION
DETAILS

213

INTRODUCTION
External timber framed
plasterboard walls protect
the inside from weather,
noise and, when applicable,
fire. They must also comply
with local energy efficiency
provisions.

Fire rated systems in this section are

This section contains systems,

designed to satisfy BCA fire rating

installation instructions and

requirements for walls built close to a

construction details for fire rated

property boundary. These walls are

and non-fire rated external timber

usually required to be fire rated from

framed walls.

the outside only.
MultiShield forms part of the outer
wall and are covered by a moisture
barrier and external cladding which
provide the weather protection.

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NON-FIRE RATED

SYSTEMS: Non-Fire Rated

3.2.2 External Timber Walls

KTW73
EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING: 1 layer of minimum 6mm fibre cement
MOISTURE BARRIER:
Breathable wall wrap
FRAME:
Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres
WALL INSULATION:
As specified in table below
INTERNAL WALL LINING:
1 layer of 10mm MastaShield
[10mm MastaShield can be substituted with 10mm WaterShield or 10mm SoundShield]

Stud Size
(mm)

Width
(mm)

FRL

Stud Depth

–/–/–

70

87mm
approximate
107mm
approximate

90

Acoustics
Rw (Rw + Ctr)
R1.5 EarthWool

R2.0 EarthWool

R1.5 Polyester

39 (30)

39 (30)

40 (31)

40 (31)

40 (31)

Acoustic Report
Marshall Day

KTW274
EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING:
MOISTURE BARRIER:
FRAME:
WALL INSULATION:
INTERNAL WALL LINING:

1 layer of minimum 6mm fibre cement
Breathable wall wrap
Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres
As specified in table below
2 layers of 10mm SoundShield

Stud Size
(mm)

FRL

Stud Depth

–/–/–

70
90

198

Width
(mm)

97mm
approximate
117mm
approximate

Acoustics
Rw (Rw + Ctr)
R1.5 EarthWool

R2.0 EarthWool

R1.5 Polyester

44 (35)

44 (35)

44 (37)

45 (38)

44 (37)

Acoustic Report
Day Design
3094-43

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5 Polyester 39 (31) – 39 (37) 39 (32) 40 (33) 39 (32) Acoustic Report Marshall Day KTW471 EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING: Any cladding EXTERNAL CLADDING FRAME: Timber or steel battens MOISTURE BARRIER: Breathable wall wrap EXTERNAL WALL LINING: 2 layers of 13mm MultiShield FRAME: Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres WALL INSULATION: As specified in table below INTERNAL WALL LINING: 1 layer of 10mm MastaShield [10mm MastaShield can be substituted with 10mm WaterShield or 10mm SoundShield] [Use approved fire rated penetration details in the non-fire rated internal lining to maintain FRL] FRL 90/90/90 rated from the outside only Fire Report FAR 3371 Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) Stud Depth R1.FIRE RATED EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING: Any cladding EXTERNAL CLADDING FRAME: Timber or steel battens MOISTURE BARRIER: Breathable wall wrap EXTERNAL WALL LINING: 1 layer of 13mm MultiShield FRAME: Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres WALL INSULATION: As specified in table below INTERNAL WALL LINING: 1 layer of 10mm MastaShield [10mm MastaShield can be substituted with 10mm WaterShield or 10mm SoundShield] [Use approved fire rated penetration details in the non-fire rated internal lining to maintain FRL] FRL 30/30/30 Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) Stud Depth rated from the outside only 70 Fire Report FAR 3371 90 R1.5 Polyester 70 107mm + external cladding 44 (36) – 44 (36) 90 127mm + external cladding 45 (37) 45 (38) 45 (37) Technical Advice 1300 724 505 knaufplasterboard.2 External Timber Walls KTW470 Acoustic Report Marshall Day 199 .0 EarthWool R1.0 EarthWool R1.5 EarthWool R2.com.au 3.2.5 Polyester 94mm + external cladding 39 (31) – 39 (31) 114mm + external cladding 39 (32) 40 (32) 39 (31) Acoustic Report Marshall Day KTW473 FRL 60/60/60 rated from the outside only Fire Report FAR 3371 Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) Stud Depth 70 90 SYSTEMS: Fire Rated EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING: Any cladding EXTERNAL CLADDING FRAME: Timber or steel battens MOISTURE BARRIER: Breathable wall wrap EXTERNAL WALL LINING: 1 layer of 16mm MultiShield FRAME: Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres WALL INSULATION: As specified in table below INTERNAL WALL LINING: 1 layer of 10mm MastaShield [10mm MastaShield can be substituted with 10mm WaterShield or 10mm SoundShield] [Use approved fire rated penetration details in the non-fire rated internal lining to maintain FRL] 97mm + external cladding 117mm + external cladding R1.5 EarthWool R2.0 EarthWool R1.5 EarthWool R2.

5 EarthWool R2.5 Polyester 103mm + external cladding 35 (32) 35 (32) 35 (32) 123mm + external cladding 35 (32) 35 (32) 35 (32) Acoustic Report Day Design 3094-45 Technical Advice 1300 724 505 knaufplasterboard.2 External Timber Walls KTW472 EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING: Any cladding EXTERNAL CLADDING FRAME: Timber or steel battens MOISTURE BARRIER: Breathable wall wrap EXTERNAL WALL LINING: 3 layers of 13mm MultiShield FRAME: Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres WALL INSULATION: As specified in table below INTERNAL WALL LINING: 1 layer of 10mm MastaShield [10mm MastaShield can be substituted with 10mm WaterShield or 10mm SoundShield] [Use approved fire rated penetration details in the non-fire rated internal lining to maintain FRL] FRL 120/120/120 Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Stud Depth rated from the outside only 70 Fire Report FAR 3371 90 Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) R1.2.0 EarthWool R1.SYSTEMS: Fire Rated 3.5 EarthWool R1.5 Polyester 120mm + external cladding 47 (38) – 47 (38) 140mm + external cladding 48 (40) 48 (41) 48 (40) Acoustic Report Marshall Day KTW491 EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING: EXTERNAL CLADDING FRAME: MOISTURE BARRIER: EXTERNAL WALL LINING: FRAME: WALL INSULATION: INTERNAL WALL LINING: FRL 30/30/30 Any cladding Timber or steel battens Breathable wall wrap 2 layers of 13mm MultiShield Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres Optional Optional Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Stud Depth rated from the outside only 70 Fire Report FAR 3348 90 Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) No Insulation R1.5 Polyester 97mm + external cladding 34 (31) 34 (31) 34 (31) 117mm + external cladding 34 (31) 34 (31) 34 (31) Acoustic Report Day Design 3094-45 KTW494 EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING: EXTERNAL CLADDING FRAME: MOISTURE BARRIER: EXTERNAL WALL LINING: FRAME: WALL INSULATION: INTERNAL WALL LINING: FRL 60/60/60 Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Stud Depth rated from the outside only 70 Fire Report FAR 3348 90 200 Any cladding Timber or steel battens Breathable wall wrap 2 layers of 16mm MultiShield Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres Optional Optional Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) No Insulation R1.5 EarthWool R1.au .com.

5 Polyester 103mm + external cladding 41 (33) – 41 (33) 123mm + external cladding 42 (34) 42 (36) 42 (34) Technical Advice 1300 724 505 knaufplasterboard.EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING: EXTERNAL CLADDING FRAME: MOISTURE BARRIER: EXTERNAL WALL LINING: FRAME: WALL INSULATION: INTERNAL WALL LINING: FRL 90/90/90 Any cladding Timber or steel battens Breathable wall wrap 3 layers of 13mm MultiShield Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres Optional Optional Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) Stud Depth rated from the outside only 70 Fire Report FAR 3348 90 No Insulation R1.5 EarthWool R1.5 EarthWool R2.5 Polyester 119mm + external cladding 38 (36) 38 (36) 38 (36) 139mm + external cladding 38 (36) 38 (36) 38 (36) Acoustic Report Day Design 3094-45 KTW476 EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING: EXTERNAL CLADDING FRAME: MOISTURE BARRIER: EXTERNAL WALL LINING: FRAME: WALL INSULATION: INTERNAL WALL LINING: FRL 60/60/60 Any cladding Timber or steel battens Breathable wall wrap 1 layer of 16mm MultiShield Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres As specified in table below 1 layer of 16mm FireShield or 16mm MultiShield Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) Stud Depth rated from both sides 70 Fire Report FAR 3371 90 R1.au 3.5 Polyester 110mm + external cladding 37 (35) 37 (35) 37 (35) 130mm + external cladding 37 (35) 37 (35) 37 (35) Acoustic Report Day Design 3094-45 KTW495 FRL 120/120/120 Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) Stud Depth rated from the outside only 70 Fire Report FAR 3348 90 SYSTEMS: Fire Rated EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING: Any cladding EXTERNAL CLADDING FRAME: Timber or steel battens MOISTURE BARRIER: Breathable wall wrap EXTERNAL WALL LINING: 3 layers of 16mm MultiShield FRAME: Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres WALL INSULATION: Optional INTERNAL WALL LINING: Optional No Insulation R1.0 EarthWool R1.2 External Timber Walls KTW492 Acoustic Report Day Design 3094-45 201 .2.com.5 EarthWool R1.

5 Polyester 70 113mm + external cladding 44 (37) – 44 (37) 90 133mm + external cladding 44 (38) 45 (39) 44 (38) Acoustic Report Day Design 3094-45 KTW478 EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING: EXTERNAL CLADDING FRAME: MOISTURE BARRIER: EXTERNAL WALL LINING: FRAME: WALL INSULATION: INTERNAL WALL LINING: FRL 90/90/90 Any cladding Timber or steel battens Breathable wall wrap 2 layers of 13mm MultiShield Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres As specified in table below 2 layers of 13mm FireShield or 13m MultiShield Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Stud Depth rated from both sides 70 Fire Report FAR 3371 90 Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) R1.5 EarthWool R2.5 Polyester 123mm + external cladding 47 (41) – 47 (41) 143mm + external cladding 47 (42) 48 (43) 47 (42) Acoustic Report Day Design 3094-45 KTW479 EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING: EXTERNAL CLADDING FRAME: MOISTURE BARRIER: EXTERNAL WALL LINING: FRAME: WALL INSULATION: INTERNAL WALL LINING: FRL 120/120/120 202 Any cladding Timber or steel battens Breathable wall wrap 2 layers of 16mm MultiShield Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres As specified in table below 2 layers of 16mm FireShield or 16mm MultiShield Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Stud Depth rated from both sides 70 Fire Report FAR 3371 90 Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) R1.5 EarthWool R2.au .2.0 EarthWool R1.5 EarthWool R2.5 Polyester 135mm + external cladding 47 (42) – 47 (42) 155mm + external cladding 47 (43) 48 (44) 47 (43) Acoustic Report Day Design 3094-45 Technical Advice 1300 724 505 knaufplasterboard.0 EarthWool R1.SYSTEMS: Fire Rated 3.0 EarthWool R1.com.2 External Timber Walls KTW477 EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING: EXTERNAL CLADDING FRAME: MOISTURE BARRIER: EXTERNAL WALL LINING: FRAME: WALL INSULATION: INTERNAL WALL LINING: FRL 90/90/90 rated from the outside 60/60/60 rated from the inside Fire Report FAR 3371 Any cladding Timber or steel battens Breathable wall wrap 2 layers of 13mm MultiShield Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres As specified in table below 1 layer of 16mm FireShield or 16mm MultiShield Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Stud Depth Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) R1.

5 Polyester 47 (38) – 47 (38) 48 (41) 48 (41) 48 (41) Acoustic Report Marshall Day 203 .au 3.5mm fibre cement monolithic texture base sheet MOISTURE BARRIER: Breathable wall wrap EXTERNAL WALL LINING: 1 layer of 16mm MultiShield FRAME: Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres WALL INSULATION: As specified in table below INTERNAL WALL LINING: 1 layer of 10mm MastaShield [10mm MastaShield can be substituted with 10mm WaterShield or 10mm SoundShield] [Use approved fire rated penetration details in the non-fire rated internal lining to maintain FRL] 105mm approximate 125mm approximate R1.5 Polyester 45 (35) – 44 (35) 45 (37) 45 (38) 45 (37) Acoustic Report Marshall Day KTW483 FRL 60/60/60 Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) Stud Depth rated from the outside only 70 Fire Report FAR 3371 90 SYSTEMS: Fire Rated EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING: 1 layer of 7.2 External Timber Walls KTW480 R1.5 EarthWool R2.0 EarthWool R1.EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING: 1 layer of 7.5 Polyester 47 (38) – 46 (38) 47 (39) 47 (39) 47 (39) Acoustic Report Day Design 3094-43 KTW481 EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING: 1 layer of 7.5 EarthWool R2.5mm fibre cement monolithic texture base sheet MOISTURE BARRIER: Breathable foil EXTERNAL WALL LINING: 2 layers of 13mm MultiShield FRAME: Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres WALL INSULATION: As specified in table below INTERNAL WALL LINING: 1 layer of 10mm MastaShield [10mm MastaShield can be substituted with 10mm WaterShield or 10mm SoundShield] [Use approved fire rated penetration details in the non-fire rated internal lining to maintain FRL] FRL 90/90/90 Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) Stud Depth rated from the outside only 70 Fire Report FAR 3371 90 115mm approximate 135mm approximate Technical Advice 1300 724 505 knaufplasterboard.5mm fibre cement monolithic texture base sheet MOISTURE BARRIER: Breathable wall wrap EXTERNAL WALL LINING: 1 layer of 13mm MultiShield FRAME: Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres WALL INSULATION: As specified in table below INTERNAL WALL LINING: 1 layer of 10mm MastaShield [10mm MastaShield can be substituted with 10mm WaterShield or 10mm SoundShield] [Use approved fire rated penetration details in the non-fire rated internal lining to maintain FRL] FRL 30/30/30 Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) Stud Depth rated from the outside only 70 Fire Report FAR 3371 90 102mm approximate 122mm approximate R1.2.0 EarthWool R1.com.0 EarthWool R1.5 EarthWool R2.

5 EarthWool R2.SYSTEMS: Fire Rated 3.5 EarthWool R2.au .2.5mm fibre cement monolithic texture base sheet Breathable wall wrap 1 layer of 16mm MultiShield Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres As specified intable below 1 layer of 16mm FireShield or 16mm MultiShield Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Stud Depth rated from both sides 70 Fire Report FAR 3371 90 111mm approximate 131mm approximate Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) R1.5 Polyester 49 (40) – 49 (40) 50 (42) 50 (42) 50 (42) Acoustic Report Day Design 3094-43 KTW482 EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING: 1 layer of 7.5mm fibre cement monolithic texture base sheet MOISTURE BARRIER: Breathable foil EXTERNAL WALL LINING: 2 layers of 16mm MultiShield FRAME: Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres WALL INSULATION: As specified in table below INTERNAL WALL LINING: 1 layer of 10mm MastaShield [10mm MastaShield can be substituted with 10mm WaterShield or 10mm SoundShield] [Use approved fire rated penetration details in the non-fire rated internal lining to maintain FRL] FRL 90/90/90 Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Stud Depth rated from the outside only 70 Fire Report FAR 3371 90 121mm approximate 141mm approximate Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) R1.com.2 External Timber Walls KTW484 EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING: 1 layer of 7.0 EarthWool R1.5mm fibre cement monolithic texture base sheet MOISTURE BARRIER: Breathable wall wrap EXTERNAL WALL LINING: 3 layers of 13mm MultiShield FRAME: Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres WALL INSULATION: As specified intable below INTERNAL WALL LINING: 1 layer of 10mm MastaShield [10mm MastaShield can be substituted with 10mm WaterShield or 10mm SoundShield] [Use approved fire rated penetration details in the non-fire rated internal lining to maintain FRL] FRL 120/120/120 Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Stud Depth rated from the outside only 70 Fire Report FAR 3371 90 128mm approximate 148mm approximate Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) R1.5 EarthWool R2.5 Polyester 49 (41) – 49 (41) 50 (44) 50 (44) 50 (44) Acoustic Report Marshall Day KTW486 EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING: MOISTURE BARRIER: EXTERNAL WALL LINING: FRAME: WALL INSULATION: INTERNAL WALL LINING: FRL 60/60/60 204 1 layer of 7.0 EarthWool R1.0 EarthWool R1.5 Polyester 47 (40) – 47 (39) 47 (41) 47 (41) 47 (41) Acoustic Report Day Design 3094-43 Technical Advice 1300 724 505 knaufplasterboard.

5 Polyester 50 (47) – 50 (47) 50 (47) 50 (47) 50 (47) Acoustic Report Marshall Day 205 .2 External Timber Walls KTW487 R1.5 Polyester 47 (42) – 47 (42) 48 (43) 48 (44) 48 (43) Acoustic Report Marshall Day KTW488 FRL 90/90/90 1 layer of 7.au 3.5 EarthWool R2.5 EarthWool R2.5 EarthWool R2.5mm fibre cement monolithic texture base sheet Breathable wall wrap 2 layers of 16mm MultiShield Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres As specified in table below 2 layers of 16mm FireShield or 16mm MultiShield Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) Stud Depth rated from both sides 70 Fire Report FAR 3371 90 143mm approximate 163mm approximate Technical Advice 1300 724 505 knaufplasterboard.2.5 Polyester 48 (45) – 48 (45) 49 (46) 49 (46) 49 (46) Acoustic Report Marshall Day KTW489 EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING: MOISTURE BARRIER: EXTERNAL WALL LINING: FRAME: WALL INSULATION: INTERNAL WALL LINING: FRL 120/120/120 1 layer of 7.0 EarthWool R1.com.5mm fibre cement monolithic texture base sheet Breathable wall wrap 2 layers of 13mm MultiShield Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres As specified in table below 2 layers of 13mm FireShield or 13mm MultiShield Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) Stud Depth rated from both sides 70 Fire Report FAR 3371 90 SYSTEMS: Fire Rated EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING: MOISTURE BARRIER: EXTERNAL WALL LINING: FRAME: WALL INSULATION: INTERNAL WALL LINING: 131mm approximate 151mm approximate R1.5mm fibre cement monolithic texture base sheet Breathable wall wrap 2 layers of 13mm MultiShield Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres As specified in table below 1 layer of 16mm FireShield or 16mm MultiShield Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) Stud Depth 121mm approximate 141mm approximate 70 90 R1.EXTERNAL WALL CLADDING: MOISTURE BARRIER: EXTERNAL WALL LINING: FRAME: WALL INSULATION: INTERNAL WALL LINING: FRL 90/90/90 rated from the outside 60/60/60 rated from the inside Fire Report FAR 3371 1 layer of 7.0 EarthWool R1.0 EarthWool R1.

5 Polyester 54 (49) 54 (49) Acoustic Report Marshall Day KTW371 EXTERNAL MASONRY: Minimum 90mm masonry with FRL 90/90/90 (Minimum laid weight 130 kg/m²) FRAME: Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres with a minimum 20mm air gap WALL INSULATION: As specified in table below INTERNAL WALL LINING: 2 layers of 13mm FireShield [13mm FireShield can be substituted with 13mm MultiShield or 13mm ImpactShield or 13mm QuadShield] FRL 90/90/90 rated from both sides Fire Report FAR 3586 206 Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Stud Depth 70 206 mm approximate Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) R1.au .5 EarthWool R1.com.2.5 Polyester 54 (51) 54 (51) Acoustic Report Marshall Day Technical Advice 1300 724 505 knaufplasterboard.5 Polyester 54 (46) 53 (46) Acoustic Report Marshall Day KTW373 EXTERNAL MASONRY: Minimum 90mm masonry with FRL 60/60/60 (Minimum laid weight 130 kg/m²) FRAME: Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres with a minimum 20mm air gap WALL INSULATION: As specified in table below INTERNAL WALL LINING: 1 layer of 16mm FireShield [16mm FireShield can be substituted with 16mm MultiShield] FRL 60/60/60 rated from both sides Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Stud Depth Fire Report FAR 3586 70 196 mm approximate Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) R1.BRICK VENEER KTW70 SYSTEMS: Brick Veneer 3.2 External Timber Walls EXTERNAL MASONRY: Minimum 90mm masonry with FRL 60/60/60 (Minimum laid weight 130 kg/m²) FRAME: Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres with a minimum 20mm air gap WALL INSULATION: As specified in table below INTERNAL WALL LINING: 1 layer of 10mm MastaShield [10mm MastaShield can be substituted with 10mm WaterShield or 10mm SoundShield] FRL 60/60/60 rated from the outside only Stud Size (mm) Width (mm) Stud Depth Fire Report FAR 3586 70 190 mm approximate Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) R1.5 EarthWool R1.5 EarthWool R1.

5 EarthWool R1.2 External Timber Walls EXTERNAL MASONRY: Minimum 90mm masonry with FRL 120/120/120 (Minimum laid weight 130 kg/m²) FRAME: Minimum 70mm timber studs at maximum 600mm centres with a minimum 20mm air gap WALL INSULATION: As specified in table below INTERNAL WALL LINING: 2 layers of 16mm FireShield [16mm FireShield can be substituted with 16mm MultiShield] Technical Advice 1300 724 505 knaufplasterboard.com.2.KTW374 FRL 120/120/120 rated from both sides Width (mm) Stud Depth 70 212 mm approximate Acoustics Rw (Rw + Ctr) R1.au 207 .5 Polyester 55 (51) 55 (51) Acoustic Report Marshall Day SYSTEMS: Brick Veneer Fire Report FAR 3586 Stud Size (mm) 3.

For non-fire rated walls. [Refer to Section 2. ✔ ✔ Noggings are permitted to assist the fixing of services. Fire penetrations may require fire collars or other devices to maintain fire performance.3 Fire Resistance] FRAMING Non-Fire Rated Fire Rated Framing members must be spaced at 600mm maximum centres ✔ ✔ For load bearing walls use timber studs with minimum dimensions 70x45mm or 90x35mm. [Refer to mineral fibre manufacturers specifications for minimum widths required] ✔ ✔ Protect plasterboard from water pooling at ground level. ✔ Use approved fire rated penetration details for systems that use the internal non-fire rated plasterboard wall lining to maintain the FRL.com. ✔ Pack any gaps between the top of the wall and the underside of the roof covering with mineral fibre or other suitable fire resisting material. This maintains the fire rating of the system. Plumbing and electrical services must not protrude beyond the face of the stud.2. ✔ ✔ For acceptable modifications or variations to fire rated systems. vermiculite plaster is not permitted. ✔ Use approved fire rated penetration details. Use fire sealant on all gaps and around perimeter.GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Non-Fire Rated INSTALLATION: General Requirements and Framing 3. 208 Technical Advice 1300 724 505 knaufplasterboard.au . noggings are not required behind recessed joints when sheeting plasterboard horizontally.2 External Timber Walls Install control joints in plasterboard walls: At 12m maximum intervals At all control joints in the structure At any change in the substrate material ✔ Fire Rated ✔ Jointing of MultiShield is not required due to the overlying breathable wall wrap and external cladding.

✔ ✔ ✔ First layer butt joints must be backed by a nogging. ✔ ✔ Stagger butt joints by 600mm minimum on adjoining sheets. between layers and on opposite sides of the wall.2.2 External Timber Walls Non-Fire Rated Horizontal Layout ✔ First layer butt joints must be backed by a stud. INSTALLATION: Plasterboard Layout Vertical Layout ✔ ✔ Install plasterboard sheets horizontally when practical to reduce the effect of glancing light. ✔ ✔ Stagger butt joints by 600mm minimum on adjoining sheets.PLASTERBOARD LAYOUT Fire Rated Alternate from one side of the wall to the other when fixing the plasterboard sheets. Technical Advice 1300 724 505 knaufplasterboard.com. ✔ 3.au 209 . Stagger recessed edges by 300mm minimum between layers. Minimise butt joints by using long sheets. back by a nogging. ✔ ✔ First layer butt joints must be backed by a stud or back-blocked. ✔ Stagger recessed edges by 300mm minimum on opposite sides of the wall or alternatively. between layers and on opposite sides of the wall. ✔ First layer butt joints must be backed by a nogging or back-blocked. Stagger recessed edges by 300mm minimum between layers and on opposite sides of the wall. ✔ ✔ Vertical joints must be 200mm minimum from the edge of any opening such as windows and doorways to minimise cracking at the joints.

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ 3.com.8mm BMT use Type ‘S’ fine thread needle point screws.8 galvanised nail or 25mm x 2.8 galvanised nail or 30mm x 2. taking care not to break the paper linerboard. ✔ ✔ Do not fix plasterboard to steel more than 2mm BMT. Stud adhesive is not permitted.8 galvanised nail or 40mm – 6g W screw* – 13mm 40mm x 2. dry.75 galvanised nail or 65mm – 8g W screw* For timber use Type ‘W’ coarse thread needle point screws.8 ring shank nail or 25mm – 6g W screw for walls or 30mm – 6g W screw for ceilings 50mm x 2. MastaGrip will: Minimise screw popping Reduce the number of screw heads that may show in glancing light Assist in compensating for frame irregularities SCREW TYPE AND MINIMUM SIZE FOR THE INSTALLATION OF PLASTERBOARD TO STEEL Plasterboard Thickness 1st Layer 2nd Layer 3rd Layer 10mm 25mm – 6g S screw 40mm – 6g S screw* – 13mm 25mm – 6g S screw 40mm – 6g S screw* 60mm – 6g S screw* 16mm 30mm – 6g S screw 45mm – 6g S screw* 65mm – 6g S screw* For steel up to 0. INSTALLATION: Plasterboard Fixing Fire Rated Fastener and Adhesive Method Apply MastaGrip Stud Adhesive after the frame is clean. dust and other contaminants. and free from grease.75 galvanised nail or 65mm – 8g W screw* 16mm 50mm x 2. 210 Technical Advice 1300 724 505 knaufplasterboard. *40mm – 10g Laminating screws may be used as detailed in installation diagrams.8 ring shank nail or 30mm x 2.2.0mm BMT use Type ‘S’ fine thread drill point screws.au .PLASTERBOARD FIXING Non-Fire Rated Drive fasteners to just below the sheet surface.2 External Timber Walls Laminating screws can be used to fix butt joints in the second and third layer.8 ring shank nail or 25mm – 6g W screw or 30mm – 6g W screw – 10mm 40mm x 2.8 galvanised nail or 30mm x 2.8 galvanised nail or 45mm – 6g W screw* 75mm x 3. FASTENER TYPE AND MINIMUM SIZE FOR THE INSTALLATION OF PLASTERBOARD TO SOFTWOOD TIMBER Plasterboard Thickness 1st Layer 2nd Layer 3rd Layer 6.8 galvanised nail 40mm x 2. *40mm – 10g Laminating screws may be used as detailed in installation diagrams.8 galvanised nail or 65mm x 3.5mm 30mm x 2. ✔ Apply MastaGrip daubs 200mm minimum from screws and plasterboard edges. ✔ ✔ The ‘Screw and Adhesive Method’ is recommended for non-fire rated applications. For steel 0.8 ring shank nail or 30mm – 6g Type W screw 50mm x 2. ✔ Screw Only Method Use the ‘Fastener Only Method’ in tiled or fire rated areas.15 galvanised nail 45mm – 6g W screw or 50mm – 6g W screw* 75mm x 3.8mm to 2.

com. Butt Joints Fix screws at 200mm max centres.5mm fibre cement texture base sheet.2. Knauf recommends systems that include a drained cavity between the external cladding and the MultiShield. When using external cladding other than 7. 1st layer butt joints must be backed by a stud. Recessed Edges Fix on each stud. Battens between external cladding and external plasterboard may be used without degrading the fire and acoustic performance. Fix at 200mm max centres Use fire sealant on all gaps and around perimeter to maintain fire and acoustic integrity. Use construction techniques that direct condensation and rain away from plasterboard. [Refer to Construction Details] 10-15mm Technical Advice 1300 724 505 knaufplasterboard. Stagger fasteners. ✔ Exterior cladding and breathable wall wrap must provide protection from the weather. FIGURE 1 Fire Rated 1 Layer – Horizontal Fastener Only Method Fixing Sheet Layout Perimeter Field 10-15mm Horizontal Perimeter fasteners 10-15mm from sheet edges Fix screws or double nails at 300mm max centres. Fix nails at 150mm max centres.au 211 INSTALLATION: Exterior Cladding 3.EXTERIOR CLADDING Non-Fire Rated Fire Rated ✔ Extend the external fire rated wall up to the non-combustible roof covering or noncombustible eaves lining [Refer to Construction Details].2 External Timber Walls Fix cladding or cladding battens to the timber frame through the MultiShield . Internal and External Corners Openings Fire Sealant Fix at 200mm max centres Jointing Face Layer Jointing of the face layer is not required if a breathable wall wrap is used over the plasterboard. Fix nails at 200mm max centres. Stagger butt joints by 600mm min on adjoining sheets and on opposite sides of the wall. Stagger recessed edges by Stagger recessed edges by 300mm min on opposite sides of the wall or back by a nogging Nails at 200mm max Fastener Only Method Screws 200mm max Nails 150mm max stagger fasteners Butt joints 200mm min from openings Double Nails at 300mm max 10-15mm Screws at 300mm max 200mm max 200mm max Openings 200mm max 300mm min on opposite sides of the wall or back by a nogging.

Fix nails at 150mm max centres. Stagger fasteners. 3rd layer openings 400mm max 3rd layer 400mm 1st layer: Fix screws or double nails at 400mm max centres. between layers and on opposite sides of the wall. Fix nails at 200mm max centres. 3rd layer: Fix screws at 400mm max centres. Stagger recessed 2nd layer Openings 200mm max 10-15mm Fastener Only Method 10-15mm 1st layer: Fix at 300mm max centres 2nd layer: Fix at 200mm max centres 1st. Fix nails at 150mm max centres. Alternately. Butt Joints 2nd layer openings 200mm max 2nd layer Screws or Double Nails at 300mm max Perimeter fasteners 10-15mm from sheet edges edges by 300mm min between layers and on opposite sides of the wall. Fix nails at 300mm max centres. Alternately.2 External Timber Walls 200mm min 1st layer Nails at 300mm max 1st layer Screws or Double Nails at 400mm max 1st layer 300mm max 1st layer 300mm max 1st layer Openings 300mm max 1st layer Screws 300mm max Nails 200mm max stagger fasteners 2nd layer Nails at 200mm max 10-15mm 2nd layer 200mm max Stagger recessed edges by 300mm min between layers Stagger butt joints by 600mm min between layers 2nd layer Screws or Double Nails at 300mm max 2nd layer 200mm max 2nd layer Screws 200mm max Nails 150mm max stagger fasteners FIGURE 3 Fire Rated 3 Layers – All Vertical Fastener Only Method 10-15mm 3rd layer laminate at 400mm max 3rd layer laminate at 400mm max 1st layer Screws 300mm max Nails 200mm max stagger fasteners 2nd layer Screws 200mm max Nails 150mm max stagger fasteners Laminate butt joints at 200mm max stagger screws 1st layer Screws or Double Nails at 400mm max 1st layer openings 300mm max 1st layer 300mm max Stagger recessed edges by 300mm min between layers 212 1st layer: Fix screws at 200mm max centres. Stagger fasteners. Internal and External Corners Openings 1st layer: Fix at 300mm max centres 2nd layer: Fix at 200mm max centres 3rd layer: Fix at 400mm max centres Fire Sealant Use fire sealant on all gaps and around perimeter to maintain fire and acoustic integrity. Stagger recessed edges by 300mm min between layers and on opposite sides of the wall. Recessed edges must be backed by a stud. Butt Joints 1st layer: Fix screws at 200mm max centres. 2nd layer: Fix screws at 200mm max centres. 2nd layer: Fix screws at 200mm max centres. laminate to 1st layer using laminating screws at 200mm max centres and stagger screws. 1st layer butt joints must be backed by a stud. Fix nails at 200mm max centres. Fix nails at 300mm max centres.com. 3rd layer: Laminate to 2nd layer at 200mm max centres and stagger screws. Stagger fasteners.Stagger fasteners. 2nd layer: Fix screws at 200mm max centres. laminate to 2nd layer at 400x400mm max centres.2. Stagger butt joints by 600mm min on adjoining sheets. Fixing Sheet Layout Perimeter Field Fastener Only Method Recessed Edges 1st layer: Fix screws at 300mm max centres. 2nd and 3rd layers: Vertical Perimeter fasteners 10-15mm from sheet edges 1st layer: Fix screws or double nails at 400mm max centres. Stagger fasteners. float butt joints and laminate to 1st layer using laminating screws at 200mm max centres and stagger screws. Fix nails at 150mm max centres. 2nd layer: Fix screws or double nails at 300mm max centres. Fix nails at 300mm max centres. or back by a nogging. 2nd layer: Fix screws or double nails at 300mm max centres. 2nd layer: Fix on each stud.au . [Refer to Construction Details] Jointing Face Layer Jointing of the face layer is not required if a breathable wall wrap is used over the plasterboard. 2nd layer 200mm max Butt joints 200mm min from openings 1st and 2nd layer: Horizontal Recessed Edges 1st layer: Fix on each stud. 3rd layer: Fix screws or double nails at 400mm max centres. 1st layer butt joints must be backed by a nogging. Stagger fasteners. Recessed edges must be back by a stud. [Refer to Construction Details] Jointing Face Layer Jointing of the face layer is not required if a breathable wall wrap is used over the plasterboard. 1st layer: Fix at 300mm max centres 2nd layer: Fix at 200mm max centres 3rd layer: Fix at 400mm max centres Technical Advice 1300 724 505 knaufplasterboard. Fix nails at 200mm max centres. Fix nails at 150mm max centres.FIGURE 2 Fire Rated 2 Layers – Horizontal + Horizontal Fastener Only Method Fixing Sheet Layout Perimeter Field 10-15mm INSTALLATION: Exterior Cladding 3. Internal and External Corners Openings 1st layer: Fix at 300mm max centres 2nd layer: Fix at 200mm max centres Fire Sealant Use fire sealant on all gaps and around perimeter to maintain fire and acoustic integrity. Stagger butt joints by 600mm min on adjoining sheets. Stagger fasteners. Fix nails at 150mm max centres. between layers and on opposite sides of the wall. Alternately. Fix nails at 300mm max centres.

Non-fire rated plasterboard. Use approved fire rated penetration details in internal lining. Use approved fire rated penetration details in internal lining.au 3. Internal lining required to maintain FRL.5mm fibre cement with texture coating Damp proof course FIGURE 4 Wall Base to Slab Suitable ground clearance FIGURE 5 Wall Base to Slab CONSTRUCTION DETAILS Align battens/channel vertically for cavity drainage MultiShield Non-fire rated plasterboard.com. Internal lining required to maintain FRL. Internal lining required to maintain FRL. Internal Batten or channel lining required to maintain FRL.5mm fibre cement with texture coating Breathable wall wrap Install sub-floor termite and rot resistant wall framing between posts at 600mm max centres to support MultiShield and cladding Ant Cap Damp proof course Any external cladding Suitable ground clearance Masonry with same FRL as MultiShield system Damp proof course Suitable ground clearance FIGURE 6 Wall to Suspended Ground Floor Technical Advice 1300 724 505 knaufplasterboard. Breathable wall wrap Skirting board Breathable wall wrap Skirting board Any external cladding Fix 10-15mm from sheet bottom Fix 10-15mm from sheet bottom Suitable ground clearance Damp proof course 7.2 External Timber Walls Non-fire rated plasterboard. Use approved fire rated penetration details in internal lining.FIRE RATED FROM THE OUTSIDE ONLY EXTERNAL WALL BASE – ELEVATION Align battens/channel vertically for cavity drainage MultiShield Non-fire rated plasterboard. MultiShield Fix 10-15mm from sheet bottom Fix 10-15mm from sheet bottom Breathable wall wrap Floor joist Batten or channel Floor bearer Floor joist Floor bearer (sitting on posts) 7.2. Use approved fire rated penetration details in internal lining. MultiShield FIGURE 7 Wall to Suspended Ground Floor 213 .

com. Fire sealant required to maintain fire and acoustic integrity Batten or channel 7. Use approved fire rated penetration details in internal lining. Use approved fire rated penetration details in internal lining.2 External Timber Walls Fix 10-15mm from sheet bottom CONSTRUCTION DETAILS Non-fire rated plasterboard. Internal lining required to maintain FRL. Fire sealant required to maintain fire and acoustic integrity MultiShield Architectural shape 10mm min gap.5mm fibre cement with texture coating.FIRE RATED FROM THE OUTSIDE ONLY EXTERNAL WALL UPPER STOREY FLOOR AND FIRE RATED WINDOW – ELEVATION Non-fire rated plasterboard. Internal lining required to maintain FRL. Any external cladding Boundary joist (Rimboard) Breathable wall wrap Boundary joist (Rimboard) Align battens/channel vertically for cavity drainage FIGURE 8 Wall of Upper Storey Floor Breathable wall wrap FIGURE 9 Wall of Upper Storey Floor MultiShield Non-fire rated plasterboard. 7.2. MultiShield Architectural shape 3. Breathable wall wrap Fire sealant required to maintain fire and acoustic integrity Internal window trim Corrosion resistant flashing Non-openable fire window with equivalent FRL to wall system (example -/90/-) External window trim Corrosion resistant flashing FIGURE 10 Fire Rated External Window Example only 214 Technical Advice 1300 724 505 knaufplasterboard.5mm fibre cement with texture coating. Internal lining required to maintain FRL. Use approved fire rated penetration details in internal lining.au . Fix 10-15mm from sheet bottom 10mm min gap.

5mm fibre cement with texture coating.au 215 .com. Breathable wall wrap Fix 10-15mm from sheet bottom 10mm min gap.5mm fibre cement with texture coating. Fire sealant required to maintain fire and acoustic integrity Breathable wall wrap Fix 10-15mm from sheet bottom Fire sealant required to maintain fire and acoustic integrity Breathable wall wrap 3.2. Fire sealant required to maintain fire and acoustic integrity Fire sealant required to maintain fire and acoustic integrity Internal window trim Corrosion resistant flashing Align battens/channel vertically for cavity drainage Boundary joist (Rimboard) Breathable wall wrap Non-openable fire window with equivalent FRL to wall system (example -/60/-) External window trim FIGURE 13 Wall of Upper Storey Floor Corrosion resistant flashing FIGURE 14 Fire Rated External Window Example only Technical Advice 1300 724 505 knaufplasterboard.2 External Timber Walls Any external cladding Fix 10-15mm from sheet bottom Suitable ground clearance Corrosion resistant flashing Suitable ground clearance FIGURE 12 Wall Base to Slab Batten or channel MultiShield FireShield or MultiShield Any external cladding MultiShield FireShield or MultiShield CONSTRUCTION DETAILS FIGURE 11 Wall Base to Slab Corrosion resistant flashing 7.FIRE RATED FROM BOTH DIRECTIONS EXTERNAL WALL BASE – ELEVATION Align battens/channel vertically for cavity drainage FireShield or MultiShield MultiShield FireShield or MultiShield MultiShield Batten or channel 7.

Use approved fire rated penetration details in internal lining.5 requires external walls of Class 1 buildings with 60 minute FRL to only extend to the underside of non-combustible eaves lining. Internal lining required to maintain FRL.com.2 External Timber Walls Rafter Roof sarking over anti-ponding board Ceiling joist Timber wall top plate Non-fire rated plasterboard.1.FIRE RATED EXTERNAL WALL TO ROOF – ELEVATION FIGURE 15 External Wall to Non-Combustible Eave Lining BCA Volume Two . Use 1x45mm or 2x35mm thick for FRL 60. Use 2x45mm or 3x35mm thick for FRL 90 or fill cavity above wall with fire resistant mineral wool. FIGURE 16 External Wall To Non-Combustible Roof Lining Sacrifical solid timber blocking to maintain fire rating.5mm fibre cement with texture coating Eave lining (non-combustible) Breathable wall wrap MultiShield Fill with fire resistant mineral wool to maintain FRL of wall system to non-combustible roof lining. Internal lining required to maintain FRL. 7.Section 3. to maintain FRL of wall system Rafter Roof sarking over anti-ponding board Ceiling joist Timber wall top plate 7. Additional to structural timber.5mm fibre cement with texture coating Breathable wall wrap No eaves lining Non-fire rated plasterboard.7.au . MultiShield 216 Technical Advice 1300 724 505 knaufplasterboard. Use approved fire rated penetration details in internal lining. CONSTRUCTION DETAILS 3.2.

2.com.5mm fibre cement with texture coating MultiShield CONSTRUCTION DETAILS Breathable wall wrap FireShield or MultiShield Eave lining (non-combustible) FIGURE 17 External Wall to Non-Combustible Roof Lining Technical Advice 1300 724 505 knaufplasterboard.au 217 .2 External Timber Walls EXTERNAL WALL TO ROOF – ELEVATION Rafter Roof sarking over anti-ponding board Ceiling joist Fire rated ceiling Timber wall top plate 7.FIRE RATED 3.

FIRE RATED EXTERNAL WALL TO PARAPET ROOF – ELEVATION Parapet capping CONSTRUCTION DETAILS 3.com. Use approved fire rated penetration details in internal lining.au .2 External Timber Walls Batten or channel Any external cladding Rafter MultiShield Ceiling joist Align battens/channel vertically for cavity drainage Non-fire rated plasterboard.2. Breathable wall wrap FIGURE 18 External Wall to Parapet Roof Parapet capping Batten or channel Any external cladding Rafter MultiShield Fire rated ceiling with equivalent FRL as external wall Align battens/channel vertically for cavity drainage Ceiling joist Breathable wall wrap Fire sealant Timber wall top plate FIGURE 19 External Wall to Parapet Roof 218 Technical Advice 1300 724 505 knaufplasterboard. Internal lining required to maintain FRL.

5mm fibre cement with texture coating Align battens/channel vertically for cavity drainage MultiShield Breathable wall wrap FireShield Non-fire rated plasterboard Any external cladding FireShield Sacrifical solid timber blocking to maintain fire rating. Use 1x45mm or 2x35mm thick for FRL 60.2 External Timber Walls Batten or channel Set internal corner Non-fire rated plasterboard FIGURE 23 Intersecting Wall to External Brick Veneer Wall 219 .2.au 3. Fill any gaps with fire sealant to maintain fire and acoustic integrity. Use 2x45mm or 3x35mm thick for FRL 90. Additional to structural timber.com. FIGURE 24 Non-Fire Rated Intersecting Wall Technical Advice 1300 724 505 knaufplasterboard.FIRE RATED EXTERNAL WALL JUNCTIONS – PLAN VIEW Align battens/channel vertically for cavity drainage Overlap plasterboard edges at corners Any external cladding Overlap plasterboard edges at corners Corrosion resistant flashing Breathable wall wrap Corrosion resistant flashing Batten or channel Align battens/channel vertically for cavity drainage MultiShield FIGURE 21 Internal Corner Overlap plasterboard edges at corners Any external cladding Overlap plasterboard edges at corners 7.5mm fibre cement with texture coating CONSTRUCTION DETAILS FIGURE 20 External Corner Corrosion resistant flashing Breathable wall wrap Corner moulding Additional studs may be required to fix cladding MultiShield FIGURE 22 External Corner FIGURE 23 Internal Corner Corrosion resistant flashing 7.

FIRE RATED EXTERNAL WALL CONTROL JOINTS – PLAN VIEW Fire sealant depth same as plasterboard thickness to maintain fire and acoustic integrity Bond breaker tape 15mm Any external cladding Fill any gaps with fire sealant to maintain fire and acoustic integrity.com.2 External Timber Walls Corrosion resistant flashing (fix to one side only) Bond breaker tape 15mm Any external cladding Fill any gaps with fire sealant to maintain fire and acoustic integrity.au . Breathable wall wrap MultiShield Non-fire rated plasterboard 22mm backing rod FIGURE 26 Fire Rated External Wall Control Joint Fire sealant depth same as plasterboard thickness to maintain fire and acoustic integrity Corrosion resistant flashing (fix to one side only) CONSTRUCTION DETAILS 3.5mm fibre cement with texture coating 22mm backing rod FIGURE 28 Fire Rated External Wall Control Joint 220 Technical Advice 1300 724 505 knaufplasterboard. Breathable wall wrap MultiShield 22mm backing rod FireShield FIGURE 27 Fire Rated External Wall Control Joint Corrosion resistant flashing (fix to one side only) Breathable wall wrap MultiShield Fire sealant depth same as plasterboard thickness to maintain fire and acoustic integrity 15mm FireShield or non-fire rated plasterboard Bond breaker tape 7.2.