[GSBN] Official tests for fire resistance rating of mud bricks

Ian Adobe South ian at adobesouth.co.nz
Wed May 10 16:06:24 CDT 2017




	
		
		
	
		
		Good morning Graeme,  Talk to the compliance man re use of earth or lime plasters which we have tests to bal 40 Aus bale straw bale tests (see Bohdan) that may satisfy such demands.
Here at Cleveland, and a little closer to our block (which we have not yet visited) has dawned clear cool and promises to be sunny with a light breeze day after a day and nights of light rain, otherwise we have had a great month on the road with Akita in our slightly kitted out sprinter van - ex stripped out ambo). We finally got a new phone number and will be dropping the adobe south email address - see our website "studioredfern.com" 
		

		Ian Redfern
www.adobesouth.co.nz
P: 094364040 M: 0274902324
ian at adobesouth.co.nz
	





On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 11:02 AM +1000, "Graeme North" <graeme at ecodesign.co.nz> wrote:










Hi everybody
We all know that mud bricks do not burn but are there in fact any offical (Laboratory or Government sponsered ) fire resistance ratings test that have been done anywhere?  I do not seem to have one at hand.I have some recall of one were the bricks were deemed to have failed the test because of a bit of minor early smoke generation from small amounts of straw on the surface that flashed off, ignoring that the brick was then fine after that.
I’ve got a sharp-eyed fire installer and building inspector to satisfy about safe distances of a wood burner from an adobe wall where we do not want to install heat shields.
Ah the joys of building in an increasingly weird world.
Cheers


Graeme 
Graeme North Architects
49 Matthew Road
RD1
Warkworth 0981


www.ecodesign.co.nz











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