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Quatro Design Products Not Combustible

Certificate of Non Combustibility

05/05/2021

We’re pleased to announce that our Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete (GRC) material is NOT deemed combustible.

The 2019-20 Australian bushfire season, known as Black Summer as well as recent fire incidents overseas have the construction industry searching for non-combustible product solutions for use in public space design and development.

The CSIRO Fire Science and Technology Laboratory use their full-scale fire test capabilities and expertise to simulate a wide range of fire scenarios, providing a unique fire research, consulting and testing facility to the Australian construction industry. They carry out testing certification and standardisation of reaction to fire and fire resistance of both products and buildings. They are also a NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) accredited laboratory.

We’ve recently provided CSIRO with five samples of our GRC material for testing in accordance with Australian Standard 1530 Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures, Part 1-1994: Combustibility Test for Materials. The tests were conducted in fire resistance furnaces at their North Ryde facility. Following these tests, we were issued with a Certificate of Test specifying that our GRC material is NOT deemed combustible according to the test criteria specified in Clause 3.4 of AS 1530.1-1994. Our products are therefore non-combustible.

Our Certificate of Non Combustibility gives architects, landscape architects and landscape designers that are specifying our products for public space design projects as well as building and landscape contractors installing our pots, planters and street furniture products, added peace of mind. Our well-designed commercial landscape product ranges are not only beautiful but also robust, durable and fire resistant too.

We’re committed to providing continual innovative design and product solutions to the Australian built environment and will continue to support our customers at the intersection where landscape meets architecture.

 

Download a copy of our Certificate of Combustibility here.

 

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