Testing & Compliance

Is your shed classified for fire compliance under the BCA?

Don’t be misled by the insulation suppliers claiming sheds are not classified for compliance under the Building Code of Australia (BCA). Independent research commissioned by CSR has revealed that the following sheds are required to be compliant to the BCA:

SHED USE BCA CLASSIFICATION RELEVANT BCA CLAUSE FOR FIRE HAZARD PROPERTIES
Storage/warehousing shed 7b Clause C1.10 of BCA Volume 1

 

Provides fire hazard regulations for reflective insulation materials used in class 2 to 9 buildings

Industrial shed 7b
Mechanical work shed 8
Live stock shed 7b
Large farm shed 7b or 8
Accommodation shed 3
Commercial office shed 5
Games room shed 1a Clause 3.7.1.9 (a) of BCA Volume 2

 

Provides fire hazard regulations for reflective insulation materials used in class 1a and 10a buildings

Granny flat shed 1a
Home business/office shed 1a

Compliant with all relevant Australian standards and regulations

INSULATION COMPLIANCE
Insulation Compliance
  • AS/NZS 4859.1
  • AS/NZS 4200.1
BCA FIRE COMPLIANCE
BCA Fire Compliance
  • AS 1530.2
  • AS 1530.3
BUSHFIRE BAL COMPLIANCE
Bushfire BAL Compliance
  • AS 3959
  • AS 1530.2
ISO 9001:2008 – QUALITY
ISO 9001:2008 Quality Bradford Polyair Unicell is manufactured under the strict quality management system of ISO 9001:2008
ISO 14001:2004 – ENVIRONMENT
ISO 14001:2004 – ENVIRONMENT The manufacturing process of Bradford Polyair Unicell is certified to ISO 14001:2004 to ensure minimum impact on the environment
OHSAS 18001 – HEALTH & SAFETY
OHSAS 18001 – HEALTH & SAFETY Bradford Polyair Unicell is manufactured in Australia under a strict workplace health and safety management system certified to OHSAS 18001
THE TESTING RESULTS FOR AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS COMPLIANCE
Property Reference Result
Duty Table 1 – AS/NZS 4200.1:1994 Extra heavy duty
Vapour barrier ASTM E96 Medium
Emittance AS/NZS 4201.5:1994/ASTM E408 Double-sided reflective
Material thermal resistance ASTM C518 0.1m2 K/W
Water barrier AS/NZS 4201.4:1994 High
Absorbency AS/NZS 4201.6:1994 Unclassified
Shrinkage AS/NZS 4201.3:1994 <0.5%
Resistance to dry de-lamination AS/NZS 4201.1:1994 Pass
Resistance to wet de-lamination AS/NZS 4201.2:1994 Pass
Surface corrosion AS/NZS 4859.1:2002 Pass
Fire – BCA Classification AS/NZS 3837:1998 Group 1
Flammability index AS 1530.2 Low (≤5)
Early fire hazard indicesIgnitabilitySpread of flameHeat evolvedSmoke developed AS/NZS 1530.3AS/NZS 1530.3AS/NZS 1530.3AS/NZS 1530.3AS/NZS 1530.3 0002