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Is GIB Aqualine fire rated?

Last Updated: 23rd April, 2020

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GIB® Fire Rated Systems provide passive fire protection in accordance with the requirements of NZBC Clause C3 (Spread of Fire). When GIB Aqualine® is substituted into fire rated systems in place of the equivalent thickness GIB Fyreline®, the Fire Resistance Rating (FRR) of that system will be maintained.

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In this regard, can you tile on GIB Aqualine?

GIB Aqualine® is New Zealand's number 1 tiling substrate used in bathrooms*as a tiling substrate in bathrooms*. 10mm GIB Aqualine® can be used for ceramic tiles up to 20kg/m2 and 13mm GIB Aqualine® can be used for ceramic tiles up to 32kg/m2.

Likewise, do you have to use aqua board in a bathroom? i will recommend highly to use aquaboards around bath area ,as it is a cement board ,it will not get soak or damage with the moisture of the hot water.

Subsequently, one may also ask, can you tile over GIB board?

Checking the wall surface: Wall tiles can be applied over plasterboard, fibre cement board, plywood, solid plaster, brick or blockwork. MDF board or chipboard are also fine, but not in wet or humid areas.

Can Aqualine be used as Braceline?

GIB Aqualine® can be used in place of GIB Braceline® in GIB® bracing elements 900mm or longer, provided the perimeter of the element is fixed with GIB Braceline® Nails or GIB Braceline® screws at 100mm centres, using the GIB Braceline® corner fixing pattern. E3.

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