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Gas information sheet 03: Fire resistant boards statement

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3rd September 2015



Where the means of compliance is to install fire resistant material ESV require written confirmation from the manufacturer stating:

“The material complies with the requirements of AS/NZS 5601.1: 2013 Appendix C”.

The written confirmation must:

  • Be written on the board manufacturer’s or supplier’s letterhead.
  • Identify the fire resistant board’s proprietary name.
  • State the fire resistant board’s thickness.
  • State the load bearing or non-load bearing nature of the board.
  • State the board complies to the requirements of AS/NZS 5601.1: 2013 Appendix C.

Alternative means to comply include installing gas appliances in accordance with the clearance requirements of Standard AS/NZS 5601.1: 2013, or in accordance with the appliance manufacture’s installation instructions, whichever is the greater.




Paul Harris
Operation Manager
Gas Installation and Appliance Safety