Drylining for fire compliance in Dwellings: What’s changed and why? | Saint Gobain

Drylining for fire compliance in Dwellings: What’s changed and why?

24 May 2024
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Course Overview

Following the success of our fire compliance webinar on Gyproc metal stud partitions and the demand from our attendees to undertake something similar for timber, as part of the Technical Academy’s new series of online training, we now bring you a new presentation titled 'Drylining for fire compliance in Dwellings: What’s changed and why?  

The presentation will look at what has changed regarding Gyproc plasterboard specifications on timber-framed elements of a dwelling since the publication and implementation of the Building Regulations 2017 Technical Guidance Document B, Fire Safety – Volume 2 in Ireland. The presentation also incorporates the impact on such specifications since the publication of the three subsequent guidance documents relating specifically to external walls, separating walls, floors and the also the most recently published 2020 guidance for timber trussed roofs. 

The basic differences in EN fire testing substantiation will be explained when applied to load-bearing timber-framed elements of a typical dwelling constructed in accordance with the Eurocodes. What has this meant to Gyproc plasterboard specifications and their installation requirements. With respect to the most recent guidance on trussed rafter roofs this also includes perhaps a different appraisal of which elements of the building need to be treated as fire-resistance-rated and the introduction of a one board thermally insulated fire-resistant solution for pitched roofs and knee walls.  

All our Technical Academy Online courses are being run through MS Teams and require registration which can be undertaken in a few easy steps by clicking the link below/above. Participants do not need to have MS Teams installed on their devices to attend the webinar. 

Each webinar will include the described presentation with sufficient time also allowed to ask the presenter questions. Questions will be directed to the presenter through the systems chat facility and will be anonymised when responded to.  

NOTE: Registration will be closed 24 hours in advance of the event


10:00 - 11:30

Course Hours

90 Minutes