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C1.10 Fire hazard properties


The Open link in same pagefire hazard properties of the following linings, materials and assemblies in a Class 2 to 9 building must comply with Specification C1.10:


Floor linings and floor coverings.


Wall linings and ceiling linings.


Air-handling ductwork.


Lift cars.

Open link in same pageNSW C1.10(a)(v)


In Class 9b buildings used as a theatre, public hall or the like—


fixed seating in the audience area or auditorium; and


Escalators, moving walkways and non-Open link in same pagerequired non Open link in same pagefire-isolated stairways or pedestrian ramps subject to Specification D1.12.


Attachments to floors, ceilings, internal walls and the internal linings of external walls.


Other materials including insulation materials other than Open link in same pagesarking-type materials.

Open link in same pageNSW C1.10(b)


Paint or fire-retardant coatings must not be used to achieve compliance with the Open link in same pagerequiredOpen link in same page fire hazard properties.


The requirements of Open link in same page(a) do not apply to a material or assembly if it is—


plaster, cement render, concrete, terrazzo, ceramic tile or the like; or


a timber-framed Open link in same pagewindow; or


a solid timber handrail or skirting; or


a timber-faced solid-core door or timber-faced fire door; or


an electrical switch, socket-outlet, cover plate or the like; or


a material used for—


a roof insulating material applied in continuous contact with a substrate; or


an adhesive; or


a damp-proof course, flashing, caulking, sealing, ground moisture barrier, or the like; or


a paint, varnish, lacquer or similar finish, other than nitro-cellulose lacquer; or


a clear or translucent roof light of glass fibre-reinforced polyester if—


the roof in which it is installed forms part of a single Open link in same pagestorey building Open link in same pagerequired to be Type C construction; and


the material is used as part of the roof covering; and


it is not closer than 1.5 m from another roof light of the same type; and


each roof light is not more than 14 m2 in area; and


the area of the roof lights per 70 m2 of roof surface is not more than 14 m2; or


a face plate or neck adaptor of supply and return air outlets of an air handling system; or


a face plate or diffuser plate of light fitting and emergency Open link in same pageexit signs and associated electrical wiring and electrical components; or


a joinery unit, cupboard, shelving, or the like; or

Open link in same pageNSW C1.10(c)(xiii)


an attached non-building fixture and fitting such as—


a curtain, blind, or similar decor, other than a proscenium curtain Open link in same pagerequired by Specification H1.3; and


a whiteboard, Open link in same pagewindow treatment or the like; or


timber treads, risers, landings and associated supporting framework installed in accordance with Open link in same pageD2.25 where the Open link in same pageSpread-of-Flame Index and the Open link in same pageSmoke-Developed Index of the timber does not exceed 9 and 8 respectively; or

Open link in same pageVic C1.10(c)(xv)


any other material that does not significantly increase the hazards of fire.