Achieving fire compliance with SUPAWOOD

SUAWOOD have been in the construction industry for over two decades and are now a competent leading manufacturer of architectural lining systems. We provide fully fire compliant solutions, and have developed a range of content on our website to help you better understand the current fire regulations for your project, and how we can help you achieve the required compliance.

Follow the blog links to discover more information and details on each specific topic.


Fire rating, fire retardancy or fire resistance. What is the difference?

Learn the difference between the spread of flames across linings within a room, the containing of a fire within a building, and versions of panel substrates offered by Supawood. Read more >>>

What Fire Group Number Do I Need?

Learn how to tell what Fire Group number you need in any application within a project. Read more >>>

Which Lining Products Are Compliant?

Not all lining products are compliant according to the NCC/ BCA.  Learn how to tell which is compliant and which isn’t.  Also learn how to ensure compliance when non-combustibility is required. Read more >>>

What is considered a non-combustible wall?

The BCA definition of a non-combustible wall is not clear when it comes to interior linings and attachments of an external wall.  Read our suggested advice for navigating this topic. Read more >>>

How do I achieve Fire Group 1?

Fire Group 1 is the hardest Fire Group number to achieve for internal linings.  Learn how to achieve this for typical projects like schools. Read more >>>

Can I use fire intumescent paints?

You might have heard that fire intumescent paints can be used to achieve a desired fire group number on solid timber or plywood.  However, there are problems with this which you are best to know about. Read more >>>