STEEL FRAME WALL SYSTEMS

INSTALLATION GUIDE

CONTENTS
Introduction

2

Applications

2

Gyprock™ Plasterboard & Accessories

2–5

Steel Frame Components

6–7

Stud Selection Tables

8–9

Non-Fire Rated Wall Systems
Framing Requirements

10

Plasterboard Installation

11 – 15

Curved Walls

16 – 19

Perimeter Details & Attachments

20 – 25

Fire Rated Wall Systems
Framing Requirements

26

Plasterboard Installation

27 – 34

Staggered Stud Framing

35 – 37

Column Encasement

38 – 39

Perimeter Details

40 – 43

Penetrations

44 – 47

Health & Safety, Warranty

48

Contact Information

48

INTRODUCTION
Gyprock™ Steel Frame Wall Systems comprise a series of
lightweight wall assemblies prepared with zinc coated steel
frame components together with one or more layers of
Gyprock™ plasterboard fixed to one or both sides of the wall.
This guide provides detailed installation information for the
fixing of Gyprock™ plasterboard to single stud, staggered
stud, double stud and curved walls for both non-fire rated
and fire rated applications.
Frame selection and assembly guidance is also provided for
non-loadbearing applications.
For additional assistance with plasterboard fixing, contact
the CSR Gyprock office in your region.

APPLICATIONS

GYPROCK™
PLASTERBOARD
CSR Gyprock manufactures and distributes a diverse range
of plasterboard sheet products for direct fixing to framing
in non-fire rated and fire rated wall systems. All Gyprock™
Plasterboards are Manufactured to AS2588 – ‘Gypsum
Plasterboard’.

Product Manufacture
Gyprock™ plasterboard products are manufactured from
gypsum, paper and a small amount of additives. Gypsum is
a naturally occurring, non-toxic sedimentary rock. The paper
liner board used for plasterboard and cornice is made from
100% recycled newspapers and cartons and the additives
are benign materials such as starch and foam.
The energy used in the manufacture of Gyprock™ is amongst
the lowest of any building product. Emissions are limited to
water vapour and products of natural gas consumption.

Good Environmental
Choice Australia
CSRG-2011
GECA 04-2011
PANEL BOARDS

The original Gyprock EC08 ™ with reCore ™
technology was the first Australian made
plasterboard to have been Certified by Good Environmental
Choice Australia (GECA). Now Superchek™ and three boards
in the EC08™ range carry GECA certification.
This certification as a good ‘environmental choice’ means
that the product complies to the environmental and social
performance characteristics as detailed in the voluntary
environmental labeling standard - Panel Boards.

Green Building
Council of
Australia (GBCA)
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is
Australia’s leading authority on green building. The GBCA
was established in 2002 to develop a sustainable property
industry in Australia and drive the adoption of green building
practices. The GBCA promotes green building programs,
technologies, design practices and processes, and
operates Australia’s only national voluntary comprehensive
environmental rating system for buildings - Green Star.

Gyprock™ Steel Frame Wall Systems are most commonly
used in non-loadbearing, non-fire rated applications, in
commercial, industrial, institutional, domestic and high-rise
construction, or in the renovation of older buildings.
Gyprock™ Steel Frame Wall Systems are also suitable for
non-loadbearing fire rated wall construction.
Gyprock ™ Steel Frame Wall Systems can be used for
internal loadbearing applications provided the steel framing
is designed to support vertical loadings. When specifying
a loadbearing wall, ensure the system chosen has an
appropriate Fire Resistance Level (FRL).

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Gyprock™ Plasterboard CD – Recessed Edge

Gyprock Supaceil™

Features

Features

• 1.5mm recess on face side
allows formation of shallow
channel for joint reinforcement.

• 10mm thick recessed edge
plasterboard.
• Specially formulated to span
600mm on ceilings.

• Provides smooth. even and
continuous surface once jointed.

• Manufactured with CD
technology.

• 10mm and 13mm thickness.
• Manufactured to the
requirements specified in
AS2588 : 1998 – Gypsum
Plasterboard.
• Manufactured with CD
technology.

Applications
• Interior ceilings with joists at 600mm maximum centres.

Applications
• Internal walls and ceilings.

Gyprock™ Plasterboard CD – Square Edge
Features

Gyprock Soundchek™
Features

• Manufactured with CD
technology.

• Designed to provide enhanced
acoustic resistance in wall and
ceiling systems.

Square Edge Finishing

• A machine made sheet
composed of a high density
gypsum core encased in a heavy
duty linerboard.

• The square edge allows sheets
to be butted together neatly.
• These joints may be covered
with aluminium, vinyl or timber
mouldings.

Bevelled Edge Finishing

• Long edges are recessed to
assist in producing a smooth,
even and continuous surface
once jointed.

• Edges are slightly bevelled.

• 13mm thickness.

• Edges are butted together to form a neat V-joint.

• Manufactured to the
requirements specified in
AS2588 : 1998 – Gypsum
Plasterboard.

• Joints do not need to be covered with battens or finished with compounds.
• Manufactured to the requirements specified in AS2588 : 1998 – Gypsum
Plasterboard.

Applications

Applications

• Internal walls.

• Internal walls where a higher sound rating is required.

• Usually commercial construction, especially for office partitioning.

Gyprock Aquachek™

Gyprock Impactchek™ 13

Features

Features
• 13mm thickness plasterboard
reinforced with a woven
fibreglass mesh.

• Specially processed
plasterboard.
• Both the core and linerboard
facing are treated in manufacture
to withstand the effects of
moisture and high humidity.

• High strength to resist soft body
impact damage.
• Long edges are recessed on the
face side to assist in producing
a smooth, even and continuous
surface once jointed.

• Manufactured to the
requirements specified in
American Society for Testing and
Materials C630.

• Violet coloured face linerboard
for easy identification.

• For use as a wall and ceiling
lining in ‘wet areas’ and high
moisture areas in residential and
commercial applications.
• Recessed edges allow flush
jointing to Recessed Edge
Plasterboard.

Applications
• High traffic areas such as hallways, stairways, playrooms and garages.

Applications
• Gyprock Aquachek™ is a suitable substrate for ceramic tiles.
• Usage areas include bathrooms, kitchens, laundries. garages and ceiling
applications such as walkways and verandahs.
• The Gyprock Aquachek™ Wet Area Lining System is suitable for walls in
high, medium and low risk level wet areas as defined in AS3740.

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Gyprock EC08™ Fire

Gyprock Fyrchek™

Features

Features

• A fire rated board developed for
use in Green Star buildings.

• Suitable for wall and ceiling
systems where a fire rating is to
be achieved, or where acoustic
performance is required.

• Certified by GECA as meeting
the requirements of their
environmental standard for
Panel Boards. The basis of the
certification is Gyprock ReCore™
technology, raising the level of
recycled content.

• Composed of a specially
processed glass fibre reinforced
gypsum core encased in a heavy
duty pink liner board.
• Long edges are recessed for
flush jointing.

CSRG-2011
GECA 04-2011
PANEL BOARDS

Applications

Applications

• Fire rated walls and ceilings.

• GECA certified board with fire and acoustic rating and suited to party walls
and meeting rooms.

• High performance acoustic rated walls and ceilings.

Gyprock Fyrchek MR™

Gyprock EC08™ Impact

Features

Features

• A fire rated board with moisture
resistant properties.

• Fire and acoustic rated board
that also offers increased impact
resistance for applications in
Green Star buildings.

• Primarily intended for walls and
ceilings in ‘wet areas’ and for
protected soffits and external
eaves which must also achieve
fire resistance.

• Certified by GECA as meeting
the requirements of their
environmental standard for
Panel Boards. The basis of the
certification is Gyprock ReCore™
technology, raising the level of
recycled content.

• Both the core and the liner board
are treated in manufacture to
withstand the effects of high
humidity and moisture.
• Long edges are recessed for
flush jointing.

Applications

Applications
• Walls and ceilings in ‘wet areas’ and for protected soffits and external eaves
which must also achieve fire resistance.

Gyprock Superchek™ 10

• GECA certified board with fire and acoustic rating and increased impact
resistance for high traffic areas such as hallways and stairs in education
and health facilities.

TABLE 1: GYPROCK™ PRODUCT WEIGHTS

Features

Colour shading behind each product approximates the colour of the
product face liner sheets. For detailed sheet sizes and availability,
contact the CSR Gyprock Sales Centre in your region or refer to
www.gyprock.com.au

• 10mm plasterboard with denser
core and heavy duty facing
material.
• Resists double the force to
impose a discernable surface
indentation compared to
standard plasterboard.
• Denser core for sound
resistance. Walls lined with
Superchek™ provide a clearly
noticeable, 15% reduction in
perceived loudness compared to
standard plasterboard.

Gyprock™ Lining Products
CD RECESSED EDGE
CSRG-2011
GECA 04-2011
PANEL BOARDS

CD SQUARE EDGE
CD RECESSED EDGE/SQUARE

Applications

EDGE
SUPACEIL™
SOUNDCHEK™

• High traffic areas such as hallways, stairways, playrooms and garages.

Gyprock EC08™ Partition

AQUACHEK™

Features

IMPACTCHEK™
SUPERCHEK™
EC08™ PARTITION
EC08™ FIRE
EC08™ IMPACT
FLEXIBLE

• A general purpose non-fre rated
board developed for use in
Green Star buildings.
• Certified by GECA as meeting
the requirements of their
environmental standard for
Panel Boards. The basis of the
certification is Gyprock ReCore™
technology, raising the level of
recycled content.

CSRG-2011
GECA 04-2011
PANEL BOARDS

FYRCHEK™
CSRG-2011
GECA 04-2011
PANEL BOARDS

FYRCHEK™ MR

Applications
• An economical, non-fire rated board for general wall and ceiling use and
office fit-outs where fire and acoustic properties are not required.

Thickness

Mass

mm

kg/m2

10
13
10
13

6.5
8.5
6.5
8.5

10

6.5

10
13
10
13
13
10
13
13
13
6.5
13
16
13

7.2
13.0
8.0
10.4
10.3
10.4
9.3
10.5
12.1
4.25
10.5
12.5
10.7

16

13.5

PERFORATED SHEET

13

10.0

SHAFT LINER PANEL

25

19.8

GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS

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a fire-rated sealant such as Gyprock™ Fire Mastic must be used. NºGYP547 for details. DP #6-18 x 40mm Bugle. • Daubs of adhesive must never coincide with fastener points. Where specified for joints designed for significant movement. It can be used on both timber and steel in temperatures not less than 5ºC. 75mm is available in Western Australia and Victoria only. Gyprock Classic™. NP #6-18 x 40mm Bugle. If stored outside. grease or other foreign materials before application. DP – 1 or 2 x 10mm Plasterboard #6-18 x 25mm Bugle. edges and surfaces of sheets. 2 or 3 x 16mm Plasterboard #6-18 x 30mm Bugle. NP #10-40 Laminating 1. Handling & Storage All materials must be kept dry. cements and accessories for finishing plasterboard installations. NP #10-40 Laminating 13mm + 16mm Plasterboard #6-18 x 25mm Bugle.4MM BMT Plasterboard Thickness 1st Layer 2nd Layer 3rd Layer 1 or 2 x 6. 2 or 3 x 16mm Plasterboard #6-18 x 30mm Bugle. available in all states. sheets must be stored off the ground. 2 or 3 x 13mm Plasterboard #6-18 x 25mm Bugle.5 – 0. NP #6-18 x 45mm Bugle. DP #10-40 Laminating 1. DP #6-18 x 45mm Bugle. CSR Gyprock has a wide range compounds. NP – 1.5mm Plasterboard #6-18 x 25mm Bugle. Both products are also recommended for caulking acoustic systems and are available in 600ml sausages. Where sheets are to be a substrate for tiling. 2 or 3 x 13mm Plasterboard #6-18 x 25mm Bugle.5mm Plasterboard #6-18 x 25mm Bugle.TABLE 2: FIXING TO STEEL 0. NP – 1 or 2 x 10mm Plasterboard #6-18 x 25mm Bugle.8 – 2. Care should be taken to avoid sagging or damage to ends. WARNING • Stud adhesive MUST NOT be used on FIRE RATED or TILED WALL systems. set corners with paper tape and two coats of Wet Area Base Coat. GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 5 . It is recommended that plasterboard damaged by water is rejected or replaced. Jointing of Wet Areas CSR Gyprock recommends that a Gyprock™ Wet Area Base Coat be used at horizontal and vertical joints within wet areas such as showers and above basins. DP #6-18 x 45mm Bugle. a polyurethane sealant such as Bostik Fireban One (FB1) may be used. Contact surfaces must be free of oil. GYPROCK cornice sections are available in various lengths. Gyprock™ Wet Area Acrylic Sealant is recommended for sealing non-fire rated wet area systems. NP #6-18 x 25mm Bugle. properly supported on a level platform or on support members which extend the full width of the sheets and which are spaced at a maximum of 600mm centres. NP #6-18 x 40mm Bugle. Call your local sales office for lengths stocked in your state. Refer the Gyprock™ Plasterboard Residential Installation Guide. preferably stored inside. Joints in non-tiled areas (that are not designated wet areas) may be finished with Gyprock™ finishing compounds. Concerto™ and Tempo™ Cornice are 90mm profiles. It is recommended that cornice be attached with Gyprock™ Cornice Cement. Gyprock™ Mastics & Sealants In fire rated systems where caulking is indicated. It is available in 300ml cartridges. • Stud adhesive does not constitute a fixing system on its own and it must be used in conjunction with nail or screw fasteners. DP #10-40 Laminating 13mm + 16mm Plasterboard #6-18 x 25mm Bugle. DP #6-18 x 25mm Bugle. Buildings should be sealed against water ingress before plasterboard is installed. stacked as previously detailed and protected from the weather. All GYPROCK plasterboard must be stacked flat. NP – TABLE 3: FIXING TO STEEL 0. The adhesive is applied with a broad knife to form 25mm diameter by 15mm high walnuts. NP #6-18 x 45mm Bugle. Cover all fastener heads with Wet Area Base Coat.8MM BMT Plasterboard Thickness 1st Layer 2nd Layer 3rd Layer 1 or 2 x 6. Jazz™ and Symphony™ cornice are 75mm profiles. DP – Stud Adhesive Jointing Compounds Gyprock™ Acrylic Stud Adhesive is coloured blue for easy identification. DP – 1. DP #6-18 x 40mm Bugle. Gyprock™ Cornice Gyprock ™ Cove Cornice in 55mm and 90mm sizes is available in all states.

55* ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 76 0.0 92mm BMT 0.50/0. Service holes in adjacent studs should be aligned at the time of frame assembly.15 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓Q ✓Q ✓Q 0. thereby eliminating the need to fit grommets to protect electrical installations.0 8.0 6mm 5.55 and 0. telephone 1300-367-663.75 150 1.15 6. Rondo Steel Studs are manufactured with 25mm diameter holes at regular spacings along the web to allow electrical/ plumbing services to be easily installed through framing.0 6mm RONDO HEMMED STUD RONDO LIPPED STEEL STUD PROFILES 43mm RONDO QUIET STUD RONDO STUD CLIP Nº126 GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 6 .8 35. however it is the responsibility of the manufacturer of the steel component to substantiate equivalent performance with the recommended component. TABLE 4: PRODUCTION SIZES FOR RONDO STEEL STUDS (mm) Depth BMT 2400 2700 3000 3300 3600 4200 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 0.75 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 0.75 ✓ ✓ 1.15 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 0.75 ★ ✓ ★ 1.15 ★ = Production lead time may be required Q = Rondo Quiet Stud *= Rondo Hemmed Stud 33.75 ★ ★ ✓ ★ 1.5 7500 ✓ ✓ ✓ ★ ✓ ✓ ★ ✓ ✓ ★ ✓ ✓ ★ ✓ ★ ✓ ★ 5.15mm BMT have punched service holes at regular spacings along the web.STEEL FRAME COMPONENTS Component Selection Steel Studs CSR Gyprock recommends steel components manufactured by Rondo Building Services Pty Ltd.15 ✓ 0.55 Depth BMT 1.55* ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 92 0. 0.50.0 35.5 4800 35. Studs of 0.35 7200 45mm 8. Studs of 1.50* 51 ✓ ✓ 0.75 6000 32.50* ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 64 0. Other steel components of equivalent performance may be used.4 35.75mm BMT have bell-mouthed service holes which have no protruding sharp edges. Additional information on steel building components can be obtained from the Rondo Building Services Pty Ltd.15 BMT 0.0 Depth Depth 8.

Refer to installation information in the ‘Wall System Detailing’ section of this guide. Nogging track is an alternative to conventional cut noggings.75 BMT Depth (mm) Length (mm) 51 ✓ ✓ 3600 64 ✓ ✓ 3600 76 ✓ ✓ 3600 92 ✓ ✓ 3600 150 ✓ ✓ 3600 BMT 0.70 Nogging Track Rondo Nogging Track is designed to support the wall studs and prevent twisting of the studs.15 – ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Length (mm) 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 32.7* 0. Studs are held in the track by friction and must not be fixed to the deflection track in any way. NOTE: Hemmed track leg length = 46mm TABLE 7: RONDO STEEL NOGGING TRACK Stud Spacing 450mm 600mm Track 0.75 Depth Deflection Head Track Depth Rondo Deflection Track is used at the top of wall frames to locate the wall studs and to allow for vertical deflection of the ceiling/soffit. nogging track should be screw fixed or crimped to both flanges of each stud. and the plasterboard must not be fixed through the track. Track and studs must not be fixed together in any way.15 Depth Depth BMT 0.5 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ BMT 0.0 BMT 0.0 TABLE 5: STANDARD PRODUCTION SIZES FOR RONDO WALL STUD TRACK Depth (mm) 51 64 76 92 150 0.7 – ✓ ✓ ✓ – – 1.0 GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 7 . When fitted.Track TABLE 6: PRODUCTION SIZES FOR RONDO DEFLECTION HEAD TRACK Rondo Track is used at the top and bottom of wall frames to locate the wall studs.75 51 ✓ – – 3000 64 ✓ – ✓ 3000 76 ✓ – ✓ 3000 92 ✓ – ✓ 3000 150 – ✓ ✓ 3000 *= Rondo Hemmed Stud BMT 1. 32.50 0.15 Length (mm) 0. Studs are held in the track by friction fit to allow for movement in the structure. BMT Depth (mm) 1.0 29.15 50. Plasterboard must not be fixed through the track. Factory punched holes in the web allow quick installation to the studs.75/1.

0 All equally spaced 0 1 1 2 3 0 Lined One Side* Staggered Studs NOTES: *Plus noggings at head.15 10 2.75 1.00 5.75 76 1.84 5.37 6. cts Boxed Stud Size BMT Linings (mm) 0.43 4.83 3.94 3. Table 9 provides stud selection information suitable for specialised fire rated non-loadbearing wall systems that are required to be designed for a UDL of 0.37 2.76 3.81 3.91 3.81 13 2.15 10 2.25 3.11 5.90 3.59 4.10 5.15 0.8 0.06 3.83 5.32 2.69 5.35kPa) Wall Frame and Lining Configuration 600mm max.25 76 1.78 4. cts 300mm 300mm max.25 5.61 Studs TABLE 9: MAXIMUM WALL HEIGHT WITH RONDO LIPPED STEEL STUDS – NON-LOADBEARING WALLS – WALLS OF SHAFTS AND FIRE ISOLATED EXITS (LOAD = 0.42 5.60 2.0 .75 0.17 3.10 4.18 4.51 10 2.81 13 2.34 2.30 3.28 3.5 51 0.5 51 0.34 2.20 3.62 4. cts 600mm max. Refer to Rondo for other design pressures and for loadbearing walls.37 6. Walls are not for external applications. cts 600mm max.37 7.05 3.15 0.80 3.55 Maximum Wall Height (m) 4.70 4. cts 300mm 300mm max.77 3.07 2.34 2.61 – 3. Noggings in accordance with Table 10.15 2.83 5.35 3.58 4.37 3.71 5.05 3.72 2.14 2.25 kPa.22 7.83 5.89 10 2.3.35 kPa.22 4.45 3.33 5.15 150 0.71 4.15 150 0. Tabulated heights do not include axial loads (except self weight) or shelf loading.55 6.39 4.25kPa.81 3.53 3.75 1.75 1.65 4.52 4.62 3.07 2.19 7.06 3.60 3.13 3.71 16 3.25kPa) Wall Frame and Lining Configuration 600mm max.54 7.20 4.4. cts max. in accordance with BCA Specification C1.60 3.4 4.81 3.81 3.70 3.84 3.17 2.72 3.55 0.81 16 2.0 . Pservice = 0.75 1. cts max.8.60 5.34 2.35kPa. cts max.89 CSR 080(-/180/180) 2.18 2.70 4. Tables have been prepared by Rondo Building Services Pty Ltd.54 4.33 3.50 5. cts max.93 3.6.81 3.05 3. Staggered stud walls use 64mm lipped studs in 92mm track with Gyprock™ Staggered Stud Clip.75 3.8.55 2.8. cts 300mm 300mm max.49 3.30 3.30 2.55 0.62 3.25 3. TABLE 8: MAXIMUM WALL HEIGHT WITH RONDO LIPPED STEEL STUDS – NON-LOADBEARING WALLS – WALLS GENERALLY (LOAD = 0.99 3.81 6.81 3.00 3.06 5.75 1.20 4.0 .30 5.20 6.32 2.STUD SELECTION TABLES Table 8 and 11 provide stud selection information suitable for all CSR Gyprock non-fire rated and fire rated non-loadbearing internal wall systems that are to be designed for a Uniform Distributed Load (UDL) of 0.24 3. All loadings in accordance with AS1170:2002.75 5. Loadings: Table 9 Pultimate = 0. TABLE 10: MINIMUM NUMBER OF NOGGINGS Lining Configuration Wall Height (m) Number of Noggings Lined Both Sides 0 .65 6.72 4.60 2.37 6.81 3.65 4.42 2.81 2.75 92 0.93 3.00 4. GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 8 .5 64 0.15 0.60 2.80 5.13 4.0 6.01 5.80 4.60 2.61 3.22 4.38 2. cts 300mm 300mm max.93 4.91 3.81 3.69 4.20 3.80 3.99 7.12 3.60 4.43 4.13 5.53 10 2.61 2. Loadings: Table 8 Pultimate = 0.40 3.65 3.81 10 2.32 3.77 4.15 0.82 4.20 4.26 – Studs NOTES: Deflection Limit is span/240 to a maximum of 30mm. cts Boxed Stud Size BMT Linings (mm) 10 13 16 CSR 080(-/180/180) 10 13 0.29 3.0 3.4 . Refer to details.75 0.55 Maximum Wall Height (m) 92 0. Pservice = 0.65 7.375 kPa.06 3.70 3.77 4.30 3.76 3.32 2.525 kPa.41 3.94 4.52 2.62 3.34 2.76 3.69 6.60 4.00 4.00 6.75 1.40 4.60 3.70 4.02 5.18 5.75 3.92 3.92 5.60 2.34 2.78 4.20 3.5 64 0.80 4.53 16 2.15 3. Walls analysed in accordance with AS4600:1996.07 2.43 4.87 4.58 3.59 3.

41 16 4.02 13 4.25kPa) Wall frame and lining configuration Spacing Minimum Plasterboard Stud Spacing Thickness 600 450 10 3.13 4.TABLE 11: MAXIMUM WALL HEIGHT FOR RONDO QUIET STUD – WALLS GENERALLY ( LOAD 0.30 4.58 GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 9 .70 4.

toggle bolts or expandable fasteners. Refer to detailed assembly information. When fixing to suspended ceiling systems. and where appropriate. FIG 1: STUD INSTALLATION Track Fixings Each track fastener is required to withstand a shear load of 0. The open sides of these studs should be facing the end of the wall from which sheeting will begin. Do not fix studs to top and bottom tracks. Nogging must not be installed in staggered stud wall systems. An additional nogging is required near the top of the wall. Where nogging is required. The track flanges should provide a friction fit. fit to studs before installing into tracks.NON-FIRE RATED FRAMING REQUIREMENTS Nogging Introduction Nogging is required in non-loadbearing double stud walls and single stud walls lined on one side only. each track fastener is required to withstand a sheer load of 1. Refer to Wall Head Details. or easy drive masonry anchors. • Position a stud at each end of the wall. use CSR Gyprock™ Type ‘S’ Screws. Noggings must be installed where support is required for attaching handrails and wall fixtures. Studs are held in the tracks by friction fit. Nogging is not required in non-loadbearing single stud wall systems less than 4400mm in height which have plasterboard fixed on both sides. When fixing to concrete or masonry. Ensure studs are bottomed in floor track. Where higher pressures are specified. CSR Gyprock recommends that internal non-loadbearing. Rondo P140 sections may be used to locate studs to head track/ angles. Control joints are formed using two studs. GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 10 . and at junctions with other walls. and they must not be fixed together by mechanical fasteners or crimping except where specifically required around door openings. non-fire rated walls be designed for a minimum UDL of 0. Refer to your project engineer or Rondo Building Services for requirements.35kPa. Control Joints Control joints must be provided through the frame and wall lining at 12m maximum centres and to coincide with building control joints. Nogging must be installed in loadbearing wall systems to stabilise the wall. contact Rondo Building Services. use power driven fasteners. Apply a continuous bead of sealant between the track and support structure where acoustic integrity is required. • Position studs along the wall at 600mm maximum centres.25kPa. • Where nogging track is to be used. expansion anchors (eg. Staggered stud wall systems are constructed using the Gyprock Staggered Stud Clip to locate 64mm depth lipped studs in 92mm floor and ceiling tracks. it should be screw fixed or crimped to both flanges of each stud. Otherwise cut-to-length nogging can be fitted after stud installation.1kN. as additional connection between studs reduces the acoustic performance of these wall systems. Alternatively.75kN for walls with a design load of 0. For walls with a design UDL of 0. Non-loadbearing wall framing is constructed using Rondo lipped steel studs fitted into track sections positioned at the top and bottom of the wall. at changes to framing material. Dynabolts™). Installation Procedure Single and Double Stud • Accurately align floor and ceiling tracks according to the wall layout and fasten in place at 100mm maximum from each end of the track and at 600mm maximum centres along the track. Deflection head track must be used on all walls exceeding 4800mm in height and may be specified in any wall system to allow for vertical movement of the roof/ceiling. fix its web to the adjacent wall structure. Refer to Tables 8 to 11 for suitable stud sizes/ height selection information. • Place studs into the tracks and twist into position.25kPa.

Butt Joints offset between layers 5 6 2 1 3 7 4 Butt Joints offset on opposite sides of the wall Direction of sheeting GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 11 8 . the sheets must be fastened with screws only. proceeding to the ends and edges. with fasteners opposite each other at all joints. around openings and butt joints are to be fastened at a maximum 150mm centres. Where tiles will be up to 12. Tiling Where Gyprock ™ plasterboard is used as a substrate for tiles. Internal corners. In multi-layer systems. Care should be taken to avoid damaging the face or core of the plasterboard. Fixing Notes • Walls that are to be tiled must be fastener fixed. refer to the Gyprock™ Residential Installation Guide. Refer to illustrations. Introduction Gyprock™ plasterboard sheets may be installed horizontally or vertically. Adhesive is not permitted. FIG 3: SHEETING DIRECTION AND RECESS JOINT LOCATION FOR VERTICAL SHEETING First Side – Full Width Sheet locates on second stud 1 • Ensure that all services and insulation materials are installed (when required). • Sheet joints are not to coincide with edges of openings. around openings and butt joints. prior to the fixing of sheets to the second side of the wall. Jointing & Finishing For jointing and finishing information. Fixing Procedures Where possible. start at one edge and work across the sheet to the other edge.5kg/m2. Adhesive/fastener fixing is not acceptable.NON-FIRE RATED Caulking PLASTERBOARD INSTALLATION Caulk all perimeter gaps and penetrations to achieve stated acoustic performance. Where wall tiles are up to 32kg/m2. • Fasteners are to be driven home with the head slightly below the surface of the sheet. • Do not fix plasterboard to steel framing which is greater than 2. 4 Second Side – Cut Width Sheet locates on first stud FIG 2: JOINT LAYOUT FOR VERTICAL OR HORIZONTAL SHEETING Direction of sheeting Control joint FIG 4: SHEETING DIRECTION AND BUTT JOINT LOCATION FOR HORIZONTAL SHEETING. Wherever possible commence fastening from the centre portion of the sheet. Vertical installation is generally preferred for commercial steel frame installations. horizontal sheeting may be used. internal corners. jointing and finishing is required on the outer layer only. or in areas of glancing or critical lighting. space screws at 100mm maximum centres to the field of the board. external corners. Best results are obtained using a screw gun. 2 3 200mm min. but not punched through the face linerboard. • Sheets are to be held firmly against frame while fasteners are positioned. on each side of the wall. Sheet joints 200mm min. external corners. Refer to FIG 2.0mm in thickness. NºGYP547. However to achieve some ‘Levels of Finish’. Alternatively. sheeting should commence from the end facing the open side of the studs. Use Gyprock ™ Wet Area Acrylic Sealant or Gyprock™ Fire Mastic. • Adhesive daubs must never coincide with fastening points. • Do not fasten plasterboard sheeting to head tracks. space screws in the field of the sheet at a maximum 200mm centres.

Refer to perimeter details 200mm min. vertical centres SUITABLE FOR: Daubs of CSR Gyprock® Acrylic Stud Adhesive One layer of Gyprock® plasterboard to each side of wall 300mm max. • Screw fix this sheet to both studs at 300mm maximum centres. • Cut sheets as necessary to provide up to 10mm gap at the bottom and appropriate clearance at the top. • Place edge fasteners at 10 to 16mm from sheet edge. GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 12 .NON-FIRE RATED FIG 5: PLASTERBOARD FIXING DETAIL – VERTICAL SHEETING – ADHESIVE/FASTENER FIXING Fixing Specifications Screws Adhesive Location Fixing & Spacing Field Adhesive Daubs at 300mm max. centres and 200mm min. Refer to Table 2 & 3 Gyprock Stud Adhesive 200mm min. • Screw fix at all corners and around openings at 300mm maximum centres. • Apply sheets vertically (paper bound edges parallel with studs). CSR Bradford Acoustic Insulation if required Screw at 1200mm max. First Side • Apply stud adhesive to intermediate studs. • Screw fix to intermediate stud at 100mm maximum from top and bottom of sheet (but not through tracks) and at 1200mm maximum vertical centres. • Adhesive and fastener fix subsequent sheets as per instructions for the first side. (fix to studs only). centres 300mm max. Using a broadknife apply daubs 25mm diameter x 15mm high at 200mm minimum from fastening points and at 300mm maximum centres. For fastener specifications refer to Table 2 & 3. • Daubs of adhesive must be 200mm minimum from fastening points. from fastener points Screw at top and bottom and 1200mm max. leaving a 10mm max. 300mm max. • Ensure all electrical/plumbing/insulation materials have been installed before sheeting second side. sheeting should commence from the end facing the open side of the studs. and with recess joints centred on stud flanges. cts Corners & Openings Screws at 300mm max. • Do not fix sheets to the top and bottom tracks. cts Recessed Edges Screw at top and bottom and 400mm max. Fixing Procedure • Cut the first sheet so that joints on opposite sides of the wall are located on different studs. Second Side • Where possible. • Press the sheet firmly against the studs and screw fix recessed edges to the studs at 100mm maximum from top and bottom of sheet (but not through tracks) and at 400mm maximum centres. 400mm max. Noggings may not be permitted in staggered stud systems Notes On Fixing • Offset joints on opposite sides of the wall by one stud. gap between the bottom of the sheet and the floor.

and with butt joints centred on stud flanges. sheeting should commence from the end facing the open side of the studs. For fastener specifications refer to Table 2 & 3. and screw fix along the centreline of the sheet at every second stud. butt joints must be formed between studs • Do not fix sheets to the top and bottom tracks. • Ensure all electrical/plumbing/insulation materials have been installed before sheeting second side. • Cut sheets as necessary to ensure appropriate clearance is provided at the head. • Daubs of adhesive must be 200mm minimum from fastening points. centres and 200mm min. Fixing Procedure • Screw fix to each stud along one recessed edge. (fix to studs only). First Side Second Side • Apply stud adhesive to intermediate studs. 300mm max. CSR Bradford Acoustic Insulation if required 200mm min. • Screw fix at all corners and around openings at 300mm maximum centres. • Where possible. • Apply and fix sheets as detailed for the first side. Using a broadknife apply daubs 25mm diameter x 15mm high at 200mm minimum from fastening points and at 300mm maximum centres. cutting the first sheet so that butt joints will be offset from adjacent sheets by a minimum of one stud. Screws Adhesive Refer to Table 2 & 3 Gyprock Stud Adhesive Location Fixing & Spacing Field Sheet Width 900mm 1200mm 1350mm Adhesive Daubs at 300mm max. 300mm max. • Screw fix butt joints at 200mm maximum centres. form butt joints between framing Screw along sheet centreline at every second stud 300mm max. One layer of Gyprock® plasterboard to each side of wall SUITABLE FOR: Daubs of CSR Gyprock® Acrylic Stud Adhesive 200mm max. leaving a 10mm max. • Cut sheets as necessary so that butt joints in adjacent sheets and on opposite sides of the wall are staggered on different studs. • Hold the sheet firmly against the studs. from fastener points 3 daubs 4 daubs 5 daubs Screw at every second stud along sheet centreline Recessed Edges Screw at each stud Butt joints Screws at 200mm centres Corners & Openings Screws at 300mm max. Refer to perimeter details Noggings may not be permitted in staggered stud systems Notes On Fixing • Butt joints in adjacent sheets and on opposite sides of the wall must be staggered by a minimum of one stud spacing • For a level 4 finish. • Press the sheet firmly against the studs and screw fix to each stud along the second recessed edge. centres 200mm min. • Apply sheets horizontally (paper bound edges at right angles to studs). gap between the bottom of the sheet and the floor. beginning at the centre of the sheet and working towards the ends. GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 13 . Do not fix through top and bottom tracks.NON-FIRE RATED FIG 6: PLASTERBOARD FIXING – HORIZONTAL SHEETING – ADHESIVE/FASTENER FIXING Fixing Specifications For Level 4 finish. • Place edge fasteners at 10 to 16mm from sheet edge. • Apply the next row of sheets.

Do not fix through top and bottom tracks. • Screws are to be spaced at 400mm maximum centres along studs. • Do not fix sheets to the top and bottom tracks. • Ensure all electrical/plumbing/insulation materials have been installed before sheeting second side. leaving a 10mm max. First Side • Apply sheets horizontally (paper bound edges at right angles to studs). cutting the first sheet so that butt joints will be offset from adjacent sheets by a minimum of one stud spacing. • Apply and fix sheets as detailed for the first side. centres Sheet Width 900mm 1200mm 1350mm 4 Screws 4 Screws 5 Screws Recessed Edges Screw at each stud Butt joints Screws at 200mm max. • Cut sheets as necessary to ensure appropriate clearance is provided at the head. Alternatively. CSR Bradford Acoustic Insulation if required Refer to perimeter details Noggings may not be permitted in staggered stud systems Notes On Fixing • Butt joints in adjacent sheets and on opposite sides of the wall must be staggered by a minimum of one stud spacing • Screw fix at all corners and around openings at 300mm maximum centres. centres Corners & Openings Screws at 300mm max. GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 14 . ® One layer of Gyprock plasterboard to each side of wall Screws Refer to Table 2 & 3 Location Fixing & Spacing Field Screws at 400mm max. • For a level 4 finish. form butt joints between framing 400mm max. For fastener specifications refer to Table 2 & 3. • Place edge fasteners at 10 to 16mm from sheet edge. • Where butt joints on framing are permitted. centres SUITABLE FOR: 200mm max. Second Side • To avoid stud distortion. (fix to studs only). butt joints must be formed between studs • Apply the next row of sheets.NON-FIRE RATED FIG 7: FASTENER FIXING – SINGLE LAYER HORIZONTAL SHEETING – NON-TILED AREAS Fixing Specifications For Level 4 finish. Fixing Procedure • Cut sheets as necessary so that butt joints in adjacent sheets and on opposite sides of the wall are staggered on different studs. screw fix butt joints at 200mm maximum centres. beginning at the centre of the sheet and working towards the ends and edges. sheeting should commence from the end facing the open side of the studs. gap between the bottom of the sheet and the floor where an acoustic seal is required • Screw fix to each stud. start at one edge and work across the sheet to the other edge. 300mm max.

centres and 200mm min. • Continue applying full sheets vertically with recess joints centred over stud flanges. centres SUITABLE FOR: 300mm max. • Screw fix at all corners and around openings at 300mm maximum centres. Second layer is fixed with adhesive and screws. from fastener points. centres to both studs. • Ensure all electrical/plumbing/insulation materials have been installed before sheeting second side. • Press sheets firmly against the studs and screw fix to intermediate stud at top and bottom (but not through tracks) and at 1200mm maximum vertical centres. and screw fix at top and bottom (but not through tracks) and at 400mm max. 200mm min. • Place edge fasteners at 10 to 16mm from sheet edge. 400mm max. • Apply stud adhesive over intermediate studs. and sheets may be installed vertically or horizontally. and with recess joints centred on stud flanges. Daubs of CSR Gyprock® Acrylic Stud Adhesive Screws Adhesive Refer to Table 2 & 3 Gyprock Stud Adhesive 1st Layer Fixing & Spacing Recessed Edges & Field Screws at top and bottom and at 400mm max. sheeting should commence from the end facing the open side of the studs. leaving a 10mm max.cts Recessed Edges Screw at top and bottom and 400mm max. Refer to FIG 7 for horizontal fixing. Screw at top and bottom and 1200mm max. • Daubs of adhesive must be 200mm minimum from fastening points. cts Corners & Openings Screws at 300mm max. • Screw fix this and subsequent full width sheets as detailed for the first side. and an appropriate clearance at the top. First Side – Second Layer • Cut the first sheet so that joints in the second layer do not align with joints in the first layer. gap between the bottom of the sheet and the floor. • Cut the first sheet so that joints on opposite sides of the wall are located on different studs. centres 2nd Layer Fixing & Spacing Field Adhesive Daubs at 300mm max. Two layers of Gyprock® plasterboard to each side of wall 400mm max. CSR Bradford Acoustic Insulation if required Screw at 1200mm max. Fixing Procedure For fastener specifications refer to Table 2 & 3. Refer to perimeter details Noggings may not be permitted in staggered stud systems Notes On Fixing Second Side – First Layer • First layer is installed vertically and fully screw fixed (no adhesive). • Screw fix at all corners and around openings at 300mm maximum centres. • Press the sheet firmly against the studs and screw fix to at top and bottom (but not through tracks) and at 400mm maximum centres along all studs. • Apply sheet vertically. • Where possible. • Cut sheets as necessary to provide up to 10mm gap at the bottom of outer sheets. • Press sheets firmly against the studs and screw fix recessed edges at top and bottom (but not through tracks) and at 400mm max. 300mm max. First Side – First Layer • Apply sheets vertically (paper bound edges parallel with studs).NON-FIRE RATED FIG 8: PLASTERBOARD FIXING – TWO LAYER – VERTICAL SHEETING – ADHESIVE/FASTENER FIXING Fixing Specifications 200mm max. centres. GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 15 . Using a broadknife apply daubs 25mm diameter x 15mm high at 200mm minimum from fastening points and at 300mm maximum centres. with the bottom edge of the sheet on the floor. vertical centres 400mm max.

Ensure that all framing members to receive sheeting are correctly spaced and aligned for the application. Gyprock™ Flexible Plasterboard CSR Gyprock™ Flexible Plasterboard has been specifically designed for curved wall applications. depending upon the framing support and application. and be staggered by a minimum of 600mm between adjacent sheets. Rondo Flexi-Track™ makes the job of preparing curved walls considerably easier.NON-FIRE RATED CURVED WALLS Applications Framing Preparation GYPROCK plasterboards of 10mm or greater thickness may be used on curved walls where the radius of the curve is 900mm or greater.75 BMT for deflection head applications. install double studs at each end of the curve to prevent frame deflection. Where a radius tighter than 900mm is to be used. All vertical butt joints must fall on framing members. 10.55 BMT for general use. and more if possible. however. Sheets should begin and end a minimum of one stud from the curved section. and is available in 0.5. For small radius curves. through the prepunched holes provided. Plasterboard Fixing GYPROCK 10. Prepare the curved framing in accordance with Table 12 or 13 and FIG 9 appropriate for the chosen plasterboard and curving radius. as detailed in Table 12. 13 and 16mm plasterboards may be attached vertically or horizontally. Minimum curving radius for Rondo Flexi-Track™ Track Depth Minimum Radius 51mm 180mm 64mm 200mm 76mm 230mm 92mm 285mm 150mm 475mm Rondo Flexi-Track® TABLE 12: CURVING RADII AND MAXIMUM STUD SPACING FOR 6. and in 0. It is particularly effective for small radius situations (less than 900mm) which can not be accomplished with 10 or 13mm GYPROCK plasterboards. Refer to Table 13 for the minimum curving radius and maximum stud spacing for Gyprock™ Flexible Plasterboard applications. 13 AND 16MM GYPROCK PLASTERBOARDS Gyprock™ Plasterboard Flexible Thickness Plasterboard (mm) 6. FIG 9: FRAMING PREPARATION FOR CURVED WALL USING RONDO FLEXI-TRACK See Table 12 and 13 for maximum stud spacing Curved walls must be screw fixed to all studs at 100mm maximum from the top and bottom of the wall (but not through tracks) and at (400mm maximum centres for non-fire rated walls) or (300mm maximum centres for fire rated walls).5 10 13 16 <900 – – – All Gyprock™ Plasterboards Gyprock™ Plasterboard CD and Flexible Plasterboard ONLY 900 – 1000 refer table 14 150 – – 1000 – 1500 200 200 150 – Curve Radius (mm) 1500 – 2000 2000 – 2500 Maximum Stud Spacing (mm) 250 300 250 300 200 250 – – GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 16 (excluding Perforated) 2500 – 3000 3000 – 4000 4000 – Plus 350 350 300 – 450 400 400 250 450 500 500 350 . the wall should be sheeted with GYPROCK Flexible Plasterboard. Fire rated walls MUST NOT be curved to a radius of less than 3000mm. Flexi-Track™ should be fixed at each stud. be screw fixed at 200mm maximum centres. wherever possible sheets should be installed with horizontal recess joints as this considerably improves the ease of jointing.

The use of a preparatory sealer over the entire surface is recommended prior to application of finish coats. Only wet the surface of the plasterboard that will be in compression. A skim coat to the entire plasterboard surface is recommended to reduce this effect.NON-FIRE RATED Flexible Plasterboard Fixing Surface Decoration GYPROCK Flexible Plasterboard sheets can be curved with the recess edges bent around the curve (horizontal sheeting). on each side of the wall. appropriate to the installation. Plasterboard Jointing & Finishing Jointing and finishing of curved walls is in accordance with normal practice. In multi-layer systems. All butt joints must fall on framing members. however when conditions of low humidity and temperatures occur. and they can easily be flush jointed to one layer of 13mm GYPROCK for adjacent straight sections where appropriate. Carefully follow the screw spacing details for each application. In most instances. Note: Under some lighting conditions. This is more apparent with vertical sheeting. GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 17 . two layers of GYPROCK Flexible Plasterboard are recommended. GYPROCK Flexible Plasterboard can be painted with the full range of finishes. it may be necessary to roll on a small amount of water with a clean paint roller. Refer to the Gyprock ™ Residential Installation Guide. or an extremely tight radius is to be attempted. When planning the sheet layout. 12 or 13. Allow 15 minutes for water to soak into the core before attempting to bend the board. Fasten GYPROCK Flexible Plasterboard as per FIG: 10. jointing and finishing is required on the outer layer only. glancing light may highlight the plasterboard joints. NºGYP547 for detailed jointing and finishing information. TABLE 13: MINIMUM CURVING RADII AND MAXIMUM FRAME SPACING FOR GYPROCK FLEXIBLE PLASTERBOARD Applications Sheets Installed Vertically Sheets Installed Horizontally Minimum Radius Max. 11. however for very small radius applications GYPROCK Flexible Plasterboard curves significantly better where the recess edges are not bent around the curve (vertical sheeting). Stud Spacing Minimum Radius Max stud Spacing Concave 450mm 150mm 650mm 200mm Convex 250mm 125mm 450mm 200mm Notes – Low temperature and humidity will reduce board flexibility. ensure that the sheet edges of the first and second layers are staggered at least 200mm to avoid aligned joints. Wetting Flexible Plasterboard Wetting plasterboard is usually not a recommended practice.

NON-FIRE RATED Flexible Plasterboard Fixing For Concave Curves FIG 10: CONCAVE – VERTICAL SHEETING For small radius curves. Recessed edge of second layer Fasten both layers at top and bottom of sheets on all frame members 10 0m m m m 00 1 First layer and second layer staggered a minimum 200mm to prevent aligned joints Sheet bottom edge 6mm above finished floor level Use stopping at edge of sheet where possible FIG 11: CONCAVE – HORIZONTAL SHEETING For small radius curves. Fasten both layers at max. Concave Curved Area 450mm minimum radius Recessed edge of first layer When the sheet makes contact with the substrate it should be fixed with the appropriate fasteners. install double studs to prevent frame deflection No curve in this area No curve in this area Concave Curved Area 650mm minimum radius Use stopping at edge of sheet where possible Fasten both layers at max. beginning at the stopped end and proceeding towards the unrestrained end/edge. 100mm centres at first frame outside curved area First layer and second layer staggered a minimum 200mm to prevent aligned joints Use stopping at edge of sheet where possible Recessed edge of first layer Recessed edge of second layer 10 0m mm m 0 10 Fasten both layers at top and bottom of each sheet but not through tracks Sheet bottom edge 6mm above finished floor level GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 18 . 100mm centres at first frame outside curved area Fasten both layers at max. 100mm centres at first frames outside curved area The second layer joints should be staggered at least 200mm from the first layer to prevent aligned joints. install double studs to prevent frame deflection No curve in this area No curve in this area Apply pressure to the unrestrained end/edge of the sheet until it comes into contact with framing members or substrate.

Fasten both layers at max. progressively work the sheet against the framing.NON-FIRE RATED Flexible Plasterboard Fixing for Convex Curves FIG 12: CONVEX – VERTICAL SHEETING Fasten both layers at max. 200mm from edge of curve Convex Curved Area 450mm minimum radius For small radius curves. 100mm centres at start and finish of curve and at min. The second layer joints should be staggered at least 200mm from the first layer to prevent aligned joints. 100mm centres at start and finish of curve and at min. 200mm from edge of curve Recessed edge of first layer Convex Curved Area 250mm minimum radius Beginning from the attached end/ edge. 200mm from edge of curve Fasten both layers at max. fix the sheet with the appropriate fasteners. 200mm from edge of curve Attach one end/edge of the sheet to the framing members or substrate by fastening at the appropriate centres. 100mm centres at start and finish of curve and at min. m 0m 10 10 0m m Sheet bottom edge 6mm above finished floor level Fasten both layers at top and bottom of sheets but not through tracks N in o cu thi rve sa rea rve cu rea No this a in For small radius curves. install double studs to prevent frame deflection FIG 13: CONVEX – HORIZONTAL SHEETING Fasten both layers at max. As the sheet makes contact with the framing. install double studs to prevent frame deflection Fasten both layers at top and bottom of each sheet m 0m 10 m 0m Recessed edge of second layer 10 10 0m m Recessed edge of first layer No First layer and second layer staggered a minimum 200mm to prevent aligned joints cu rve in thi a his sa rea No Sheet bottom edge 6mm above finished floor level rve t in are cu Recessed edge of second layer GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 19 . First layer and second layer staggered a minimum 200mm to prevent aligned joints Recessed edge of second layer Avoid placing more screws than recommended into the plasterboard face within the curved area. 100mm centres at start and finish of curve and at min.

Wall Head Details FIG 14: FRICTION FIT HEAD FIG 17: HEAD FOR SUSPENDED TEE-LOCK CEILING Fix track at each main runner Main Runner 6 – 10mm clearance to GYPROCK plasterboard 100mm max. centres Fix wall sheets at 10 to15mm below head track flanges Stud FIG 16: HEAD USING ALUMINIUM HEAD TRACK Furring Channel Suspended Ceiling Top Cross Rail 20mm clearance to stud and GYPROCK plasterboard 100mm max. with stopping bead or with cornice. Do not rigidly fix cornice to walls where friction joints are used NOTE: This method of construction is not recommended for studs adjacent to windows or doors or studs carrying loads greater than 0. FIG 15: DEFLECTION HEAD Fix wall sheets at 10 to15mm below head track flanges Stud FIG 18: HEAD FOR SUSPENDED CEILING Additional Furring Channel where wall runs parallel to setout Fill gap with CSR Gyprock® Wet Area Acrylic Sealant for acoustic integrity Stud Deflection Head Track fastened at 600mm centres max.NON-FIRE RATED WALL PERIMETER DETAILS Note: Wall/ceiling junction details require engineer’s approval where seismic loads apply. Fix extruded track at each furring channel GYPROCK plasterboard ceiling fixed to furring channel at appropriate centres RONDO extruded aluminium track for 64.25kPa. Furring Channel in normal setout position Finish as required Fix Head Track to Furring Channel at 600mm max. 76 or 92mm studs Stud GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 20 Where wall runs perpendicular to furring channel fix track to furring at each intersection . Do not rigidly fix cornice to walls where friction joints are used Stud 6mm clear of soffit RONDO P50 or P60 Shadowline Stopping Bead (finish as required) Fill gap with CSR Gyprock® Wet Area Acrylic Sealant for acoustic integrity Track section with 32mm flange fastened to soffit at 600mm centres max. to first fastener (Do not fix through track) NOTE: Junction may be finished square. to first fastener (Do not fix through track) NOTE: Stopping bead or cornice finish as required.

NON-FIRE RATED FIG 19: WALL/CEILING JUNCTION – PLASTERBOARD LINING System insulation Tape and set or cornice finish FIG 20: WALL/CEILING JUNCTION – PLASTERBOARD LINING 100mm min System insulation Fix wall track to ceiling frame with Rondo 704 Partition Clip System insulation Ceiling framing GYPROCK plasterboard ceiling system continuous over wall FIG 22: WALL/CEILING JUNCTION – PANEL LINING System insulation GYPROCK plasterboard ceiling Tape and set or cornice finish FIG 21: WALL/CEILING JUNCTION – PLASTERBOARD LINING GYPROCK plasterboard ceiling system Rondo DUO Two-way Steel Grid Ceiling System Steel angle to support ceiling grid 100mm min System insulation GYPROCK Panel Ceiling System FIG 24: WALL/CEILING JUNCTION – PANEL LINING Floor or roof structure System insulation Continuous bead of CSR Gyprock Sealant or a closed cell foam tape above wall track FIG 23: WALL/CEILING JUNCTION – PANEL LINING System insulation Ceiling Framing Finish Bead as required GYPROCK Panel Ceiling System continuous over wall in Rondo DUO Two-way Steel Grid Floor or roof structure System insulation Tape and set or cornice finish or shadowline bead System insulation GYPROCK panel ceiling system GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 21 System insulation .

vertical centres 100mm max. for acoustic integrity GYPROCK plasterboard Fix at 600mm max. FIG 28: CONTROL JOINT AT JUNCTION OF MASONRY AND STEEL STUD WALL For additional junction details refer to the fire rated section. use 2 fixings approximately 20mm in from each side of track Stud Do not fix plasterboard to end stud Track GYPROCK plasterboard Studs bottomed in track Fill gap with CSR Gyprock® Sealant for acoustic integrity 10mm 10mm max. centres. For Rw greater than 40. ma GYPROCK plasterboard Fix at 600mm max. gap at bottom of sheet 100 to 150mm FIG 29: CORNER DETAIL – PLASTERBOARD TO PLASTERBOARD WALLS FIG 26: TRACK FIXING DETAIL Set corner with external angle bead and cement Track Screw fix studs at 600mm max. For Rw up to 40. use backing rod only detail. to first track fixing GYPROCK Plasterboard RONDO P35 Control Joint Finish surface as per external angles CSR Gyprock® Flexible Sealant (depth equal to wall lining thickness) for acoustic integrity 15-20mm gap Backing Rod – non fire rated 22mm dia. from wall intersection Track Finish surface as per external angles RONDO P35 Control Joint 15-20mm gap Additional stud to form control joint Stud in normal position Set corners with paper tape and cement 100mm max. to first track fixing mm 600 tres cen res ent x.NON-FIRE RATED Wall Base Details Wall Junctions Note: Wall/ceiling junction details require engineer’s approval where seismic loads apply. from fastener to end of track Steel track fixings FIG 30: JUNCTION DETAIL – PLASTERBOARD/PLASTERBOARD WALLS Control Joints Stud at wall intersection FIG 27: CONTROL JOINT Fix studs at 600mm max. use backing rod and sealant detail. centres along track m 600 Set corner with paper tape and cement Track 100mm max. centres along track GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS Track Metal track fixings 22 . With 150mm width track. Track fixing 100mm max. vertical centres (Maintains acoustic integrity of the wall system in which it is installed). c a mm x. Fill gap with CSR Gyprock® Flexible sealant for acoustic integrity FIG 25: WALL BASE DETAIL RONDO Stopping Bead and set over Fix track at 600mm max.

6mm Notch Stud 20mm max.NON-FIRE RATED Wet Area Details IMPORTANT: Refer to the Components section for requirements on Wet Area Jointing.) Stud Flexible Sealant 6mm Mortar Bed Structural Sheet Flooring Support Batten or Steel Bracket GYPROCK plasterboard GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 23 6mm Gyprock® Wet Area Acrylic Sealant or fluid apron Ceramic Tiles .) Waterproof Membrane applied to face of wall lining and floor Additional nogging for plasterboard fixing when angle flashing is used Approved Flashing when required by building regulations Masking Tape Foam plastic rod used as essential bond breaker Flexible Sealant Fixings 100mm max. FIG 31: INSITU-FORMED SHOWER RECESS CERAMIC TILED FIG 33: BATH INSTALLATION Steel Stud GYPROCK AQUACHEK GYPROCK AQUACHEK Vertical Corner Angle Flashing Steel Stud Ceramic Tiles Ceramic Tiles RONDO Nº255 Top Hat Section to support bath Waterproof Membrane to face of plasterboard to 150mm above vessel (recommended) Flashing Tape (25mm min. Stiffen stud to engineer’s detail Bath Mortar Bed Mortar Bed FIG 32: PREFORMED SHOWER BASE INSTALLATION FIG 34: PLUMBING PENETRATIONS GYPROCK plasterboard GYPROCK AQUACHEK Steel Stud Waterproofing Membrane applied to face of GYPROCK AQUACHEK behind tiled area Vertical Corner Angle Flashing Ceramic Tiles Ceramic Tiles Preformed Shower Base Approved Flashing when required by building regulations Steel Wall Plate 6mm Gyprock® Wet Area Acrylic Sealant or fluid apron Steel Track Nogging GYPROCK AQUACHEK plasterboard Flashing Tape (25mm min.

fold and fix to stile stud Door Head (with rebated or planted stop) DOOR JAMB SECTION Architrave Timber Door Jamb nailed or screw fixed to frame Fix studs to tracks with tek screw or 3mm dia rivet Door Jamb (with rebated or planted stop) GYPROCK plasterboard Stud Timber Door Frame Boxed or heavier gauge Stud Door Frame Alternative Door Jamb Details NOTE: Either boxed studs or heavier gauge studs should be used to support door jambs. FIG 36: SHADOWLINE PROFILE GYPROCK plasterboard Door Jamb (with rebated or planted stop) Boxed Steel Stud Gyprock Trim Reveal or Rondo Shadowline Stopping Bead (set over) FIG 37: STOPPING ANGLE GYPROCK plasterboard FIG 38: TYPICAL ALUMINIUM EXTRUDED JAMB PROFILE Door Jamb GYPROCK plasterboard Boxed Steel Stud Boxed Steel Stud External Corner Bead (set over) Rondo P27 Stopping Angle (set over) GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 24 Door Jamb .NON-FIRE RATED Door Jamb/Head Details FIG 35: TIMBER DOOR FRAME DETAIL DOOR HEAD SECTION GYPROCK plasterboard Boxed Studs or Heavier Gauge Studs at sides of opening Fastener 2 x Nº8 Tek Screws or 3mm rivets Architrave Door Frame Cut track.

CUPBOARDS AND SHELVES) Timber Nogging (do not use CCA treated timber) 2 x 45mm x Nº6 Screws each end 65mm Screw to hold fixture GYPROCK plasterboard Expanding Fastener ot Toggle Bolt GYPROCK plasterboard Self Tapping Screw into stud FIG 41: HEAVYWEIGHT FIXTURES (EG. fixed to angle with 3 screws each side Boxed Studs each side of fixture GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 3 x Nº10 Self Tapping Screws each side 25 4mm Steel Plate . PICTURES AND WALL MIRRORS) Self tapping screw into stud Wall Plug and Screw Expanding Fastener Hook Hook Mirror GYPROCK plasterboard GYPROCK plasterboard GYPROCK plasterboard Stud FIG 40: MEDIUM WEIGHT FIXTURES (EG.NON-FIRE RATED Attachments FIG 39: LIGHTWEIGHT FIXTURES (EG. WALL BASINS AND CISTERNS – EXCLUDING WALL HUNG WC PANS) 300mm minimum Steel Angle fixed to studs with 3 screws each side Timber Nogging (not CCA treated) 200 x 38mm min.

For walls with a design UDL of 0. Studs should be prepared so that service holes in the webs will be aligned after installation. Nogging must be installed in loadbearing wall systems to stabilise the wall.35kPa.1kN. Refer to detailed assembly information. fit to studs before installing into tracks. Refer to your project engineer or Rondo Building Services for requirements. Nogging must not be installed in staggered stud wall systems as additional connection between studs reduces the acoustic performance of these wall systems. • Position studs along the wall at 600mm maximum centres. Control Joints Control joints must be provided through the frame and wall lining at 12m maximum centres to coincide with building control joints. Where nogging is required. The open sides of these studs should be facing the end of the wall from which sheeting will begin. Control joints are formed using two studs.25kPa or in some cases 0. Ensure studs are bottomed in floor track.FIRE RATED FRAMING REQUIREMENTS Nogging Introduction Nogging is required in non-loadbearing double stud walls and single stud walls lined on one side only. each track fastener is required to withstand a sheer load of 1. • Position a stud at each end of the wall. at changes to framing material and at junctions with other walls.35kPa. expansion anchors (eg. Installation Procedure • Accurately align floor and ceiling tracks according to the wall layout and fasten in place at 100mm maximum from each end of the track and at 600mm maximum centres along the track. and where appropriate. Otherwise cut-to-length nogging can be fitted after stud installation. The track flanges should provide a friction fit. The installation of steel stud and track wall framing for fire rated construction generally follows the same procedure as for non-fire rated walls. Alternatively.75kN for walls with a design load of 0. When fixing to concrete or masonry. Rondo P140 sections may be used to locate studs to head track/ angles. and they must not be fixed together by mechanical fasteners or crimping. Dynabolts™). fire rated walls be designed for a minimum UDL of 0. Noggings must be installed where support is required for attaching handrails and wall fixtures. Where higher pressures are specified refer to Rondo Building Services. Apply a continuous bead of sealant between the track and support structure where acoustic integrity is required. fix its web to the adjacent wall structure. • Where nogging track is to be used. • Cut studs 15mm shorter than the floor to ceiling height to allow for heat expansion during a fire (20mm shorter where deflection head track is used). it should be screw fixed or crimped to both flanges of each stud. GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 26 . • Place studs into the tracks and twist into position. Deflection head track must be used on all walls exceeding 4800mm in height and may be specified in any wall system to allow for vertical movement of the roof/ceiling.25kPa. Staggered stud wall systems are constructed using the Gyprock Staggered Stud Clip to locate 64mm depth lipped studs in 92mm floor and ceiling tracks. Non-loadbearing wall framing is constructed using Rondo lipped steel studs fitted into track sections positioned at the top and bottom of the wall. or easy drive masonry anchors. Nogging is not required in non-loadbearing single stud wall systems less than 4400mm in height which have plasterboard fixed on both sides. FIG 42: STUD INSTALLATION Track Fixings Each track fastener is required to withstand a shear load of 0. Do not fix studs to top and bottom tracks. Studs are held in the tracks by friction fit. use power driven fasteners. The Building Code of Australia requires that internal nonloadbearing. Refer to Tables 8 to 11 for suitable stud sizes/height selection information.

external corners. • Fasteners are to be driven home with the head slightly below the surface of the sheet. space screws in the field of the sheet at a maximum 200mm centres. all butt joints must be backed by either a stud or nogging. • Do not fix plasterboard to steel framing which is greater than 2. around openings and butt joints. Butt Joints offset between layers 5 2 1 3 • In wet areas. Internal corners. Refer to FIG 2 • For single layer systems and the first layer of multiple layer systems. but not punched through the face linerboard. In multi-layer systems. the sheets must be fastened with screws only. on each side of the wall. centres. NºGYP547. external corners. Where tiles will be up to 12. Gyprock™ plasterboard sheets may be installed horizontally or vertically. • Ensure that all services and insulation materials are installed (when required). However to achieve some ‘Levels of Finish’. Alternatively. Refer to illustrations. paper tape and one base coat is required. Care should be taken to avoid damaging the face or core of the plasterboard. 6 Direction of sheeting 27 8 . horizontal sheeting may be used.5kg/m2. adhesive is not permitted. around openings and butt joints are to be fastened with nails or screws at a maximum 150mm centres. with fasteners opposite each other at all joints. butt joints in the second layer should be either backed by nogging or stud and fixed at 200mm max. centres. use FyrchekMR™ in lieu of Fyrchek™ 7 GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 4 Butt Joints offset on opposite sides of the wall Caulking To achieve the specified fire and/or sound performance. FIG 43: SHEETING DIRECTION AND RECESS JOINT LOCATION FOR VERTICAL SHEETING • For double layer systems. internal corners. Vertical installation is generally preferred for commercial steel frame installations. space nails or screws at 100mm maximum centres to the field of the board. • Sheet joints are not to coincide with edges of openings. Where wall tiles are up to 32kg/m2. Tiling Where Gyprock ™ plasterboard is used as a substrate for tiles. jointing and finishing is required on the outer layer only. • Do not fasten plasterboard sheeting to the head and base tracks. proceeding to the ends and edges. or in areas of glancing or critical lighting. prior to the fixing of sheets to the second side of the wall. refer to the Gyprock™ Residential Installation Guide. First Side – Full Width Sheet locates on second stud 1 • Sheets are to be held firmly against frame while fasteners are positioned. Fixing Notes • Sheets must be fastener fixed.4mm in thickness. 2 3 4 Second Side – Cut Width Sheet locates on first stud Direction of sheeting FIG 44: SHEETING DIRECTION AND BUTT JOINT LOCATION FOR HORIZONTAL SHEETING • Wall plates must be fixed to the support structure with steel fasteners. Introduction All fire rated wall systems must be fastener fixed. or located between framing and fixed using laminating screws at 200mm max. As a minimum. Fixing Procedures Where possible. Wherever possible commence fastening from the centre portion of the sheet.FIRE RATED Jointing & Finishing PLASTERBOARD INSTALLATION For jointing and finishing information. all perimeter gaps and penetrations must be carefully and completely filled with Gyprock™ Fire Mastic or other tested fire/acoustic rated material of equivalent or better performance. start at one edge and work across the sheet to the other edge. sheeting should commence from the end facing the open side of the studs. Adhesive/fastener fixing is not acceptable.

fix to studs only. Second Side • Ensure all electrical/plumbing/insulation materials have been installed before sheeting second side. Do not fix to intermediate studs at this time. GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 28 . • If butt joints are required. CSR Bradford Acoustic Insulation if required 600mm min. and with recess joints centred on stud flanges. sheeting should commence from the end facing the open side of the studs. centres Corners & Openings Screws at 300mm max. • Cut sheets as necessary to provide up to 10mm gap at the bottom and appropriate clearance at the top. leaving a 10mm max. • Press the sheet firmly against the studs and screw fix recessed joints at 100mm maximum from top and bottom of sheet (but not through tracks) and at 300mm maximum centres. • Place edge fasteners at 10 to 16mm from sheet edge. Noggings behind but joints staggered 600mm min. • Cut the first sheet to half width so that joints on opposite sides of the wall are located on different studs. • Do not fix sheets to the top and bottom tracks. centres SUITABLE FOR: 300mm max. • Screw fix to all studs at 100mm maximum from top and bottom of sheet (but not through tracks) and at 300mm maximum centres. gap between the bottom of the sheet and the floor. • Return to the first side and screw fix plasterboard to intermediate studs at 300mm maximum centres. backed by nogging and fixed at 200mm maximum centres. centres Recessed Edges Screws at 300mm max. • Where possible. they must be staggered by 600mm minimum in adjacent sheets. Noggings may not be permitted in staggered stud systems Refer to perimeter details Notes On Fixing Fixing Procedure • Offset joints on opposite sides of the wall by one stud. One layer of GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard to each side of wall in accordance with system specifications 300mm max. 300mm max. Refer to Table 2 & 3 Location Fixing & Spacing Field Screws at 300mm max. centres Butt Joints Screws at 200mm max. First Side • Apply sheets vertically (paper bound edges parallel with studs). For fastener specifications refer to Table 2 & 3.FIRE RATED FIG 45: INSTALLATION DETAIL – SINGLE LAYER FIRE RATED – VERTICAL SHEETING Fixing Specifications Screws 200mm max. • Screw fix at all corners and around openings at 300mm maximum centres.

sheeting should commence from the end facing the open side of the studs. centres Corners & Openings Screws at 300mm max. CSR Bradford Acoustic Insulation if required Noggings may not be permitted in staggered stud systems Refer to perimeter details Notes On Fixing • Butt joints in adjacent sheets and on opposite sides of the wall must be staggered by a minimum of one stud. Second Side • Ensure all electrical/plumbing/insulation materials have been installed before sheeting second side. • Screw fix butt joints at 200mm maximum centres. gap between the bottom of the sheet and the floor. leaving a 10mm max. Recessed joints to be offset a minimum 300mm in opposing sides when not backed by nogging SUITABLE FOR: One layer of GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard to each side of wall 200mm max. • Screw fix at all corners and around openings at 300mm maximum centres. • All butt joints must be centred on a stud. • Screw fix to each stud along recessed edges. • Do not fix sheets to the top and bottom tracks. Fix at 100mm maximum from top and bottom of the wall. 200mm max. beginning at the centre of the sheet and working towards the ends. • Where possible. Refer to Table 2 & 3 Location Fixing & Spacing Field Screws at 300mm max. • Cut sheets as necessary to ensure appropriate clearance is provided at the head.FIRE RATED FIG 46: INSTALLATION DETAIL – SINGLE LAYER FIRE RATED – HORIZONTAL SHEETING Fixing Specifications Screws 300mm max. and with butt joints centred on stud flanges. First Side • Apply and fix sheets as detailed for the first side. (fix to studs only). cutting the first sheet so that butt joints will be offset from adjacent sheets by a minimum of one stud. • Cut sheets as necessary so that butt joints in adjacent sheets and on opposite sides of the wall are staggered on different studs. but do not fix through top and bottom tracks. Fixing Procedure • Apply sheets horizontally (paper bound edges at right angles to studs). • Apply the next row of sheets. centres 300mm max. GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 29 . For fastener specifications refer to Table 2 & 3. • Place edge fasteners at 10 to 16mm from sheet edge. • Screw fix field of sheet to all studs at 300mm maximum centres. centres Recessed Edges Screw at each stud Butt Joints Screws at 200mm max.

First Side – First Layer • Apply sheets vertically (paper bound edges parallel with studs). (Tip: Locate butt joints in first layer at the bottom of the wall. • Cut the first sheet to half width so that joints in the second layer do not align with joints in the first layer.FIRE RATED FIG 47: INSTALLATION DETAIL – TWO LAYER FIRE RATED – VERTICAL SHEETING Fixing Specifications 300mm max. • Place edge fasteners at 10 to 16mm from sheet edge. Fixing Procedure For fastener specifications refer to Table 2 & 3. • Press the sheet firmly against the studs and screw fix at 100mm maximum from top and bottom of sheet (but not through tracks) and at 600mm maximum centres along • Screw fix this and subsequent full width sheets to all studs at 100mm maximum from top and bottom of sheet (but not through tracks) and at 600mm maximum centres. centres Two layers of GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard to each side of wall in accordance with system specifications SUITABLE FOR: 200mm max. and screw fix at 100mm maximum from top and bottom of sheet (but not through tracks) and at 300mm maximum centres to all studs. Second Side – First Layer • Ensure all electrical/plumbing/insulation materials have been installed before sheeting second side. Joints in the first layer must be backed by nogging and screw fixed at 200mm max. gap between the bottom of the sheet and the floor. • Screw fix at all corners and around openings at 300mm maximum centres. • Apply sheets vertically. Noggings behind but joints staggered 600mm min. centres. First Side – Second Layer • Where possible. Second Side – Second Layer • Begin with a full width sheet and install as detailed for the first side – second layer. centres Corners & Openings Screws at 300mm max. they must be staggered by 600mm min. • Cut sheets as necessary to provide up to 10mm gap at the bottom and appropriate clearance at the top. GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 30 . laminating screws Screws Refer to Table 2 & 3 1st Layer Fixing & Spacing Recessed Edges & Field Screws at 600mm max. 200mm max. with the bottom edge of the sheet on the floor. recessed edges. centres. Do not fix to intermediate studs at this time. between adjacent sheets and offset 300mm between layers. and in the second layer at the top of the wall. Joints in subsequent layers may be backed and fixed to framiing or fixed to the previous layer using laminating screws at 200mm max. and with recess joints centred on stud flanges. centres Recessed Edges Screws at 300mm max. 300mm max. CSR Bradford Acoustic Insulation if required 600mm max. Noggings may not be permitted in staggered stud systems Refer to perimeter details Notes On Fixing • Offset joints on opposite sides of the wall by one stud. at all corners and around openings. centres Butt Joints Screws at 200mm max. • Return to the first side and screw fix plasterboard to intermediate studs at 100mm maximum from top and bottom of sheet (but not through tracks) and at 600mm maximum centres. • If butt joints are required. 300mm max. • Do not fix sheets to the top and bottom tracks.) • Cut the first sheet to half width so that joints on opposite sides of the wall are located on different studs. leaving a 10mm max. sheeting should commence from the end facing the open side of the studs. centres 2nd Layer Fixing & Spacing Field Screws at 300mm max.

• Screw fix to each stud along recessed edges. centres 600mm max. at all corners and around openings. • Do not fix sheets to the top and bottom tracks. Fixing Procedure • Press the sheet firmly against the studs and screw fix at 100mm max. leaving a 10mm max. • Screw fix field of sheet to all studs at 300mm maximum centres. 300mm max. from top and bottom of sheet (but not through tracks) and at 600mm max.FIRE RATED FIG 48: INSTALLATION DETAIL – TWO LAYER FIRE RATED – VERTICAL + HORIZONTAL SHEETING Fixing Specifications 200mm max. • Cut the first sheet to half width so that joints on opposite sides of the wall are located on different studs. • Fix sheets as detailed for first side – second layer. Noggings may not be permitted in staggered stud systems Refer to perimeter details Notes On Fixing • Butt joints in adjacent sheets of a layer and between layers must be staggered by a minimum of one stud. • Return to the first side and screw fix plasterboard to intermediate studs at 100mm maximum from top and GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 31 . cutting the first sheet so that butt joints will be offset from adjacent sheets by a minimum of one stud. centres 2nd Layer Fixing & Spacing Field Screws at 300mm max. • Apply sheets horizontally (paper bound edges at right angles to studs). laminate to first layer with laminating screws at 200mm max. centres Corners & Openings Screws at 300mm max. Do not fix to intermediate studs at this time. gap between the bottom of the sheet and the floor. • Cut sheets as necessary so that butt joints in adjacent sheets are staggered. First Side – Second Layer. bottom of sheet (but not through tracks) and at 600mm maximum centres. CSR Bradford Acoustic Insulation if required 300mm max. 600mm max. beginning at the centre of the sheet and working towards the ends. • Place edge fasteners at 10 to 16mm from sheet edge. centres along recessed edges. centres Recessed Edges Screw at each stud Butt Joints Screws at 200mm max. First Side – First Layer • Screw fix butt joints at 200mm maximum centres. Second Side – First Layer • Cut sheets as necessary to ensure appropriate clearance is provided at the head. with the bottom edge of the sheet on the floor. SUITABLE FOR: Two layers of GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard to each side of wall in accordance with system specifications Where butt joints are formed off studs. • Screw fix at all corners and around openings at 300mm maximum centres. but not through tracks. • Apply the next row of sheets. For fastener specifications refer to Table 2 & 3. • Apply sheets vertically (paper bound edges parallel with studs). Second Side – Second Layer • Screw fix this and subsequent full width sheets to all studs at 100mm maximum from top and bottom of sheet (but not through tracks) and at 600mm maximum centres. sheeting should commence from the end facing the open side of the studs. and with butt joints centred on stud flanges. • Where possible. Fix at 100mm maximum from top and bottom of wall. Screws Refer to Table 2 & 3 1st Layer Fixing & Spacing Recessed Edges & Field Screws at 600mm max. and with recess joints centred on stud flanges.

beginning at the centre of the sheet and working towards the ends. CSR Bradford Acoustic Insulation if required Studs at 600mm maximum centres 300mm max. centres Corners & Openings Screws at 300mm max. GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 32 . Fix at 100mm maximum from top and bottom of the wall. Field & Butt Joints Screws at 600mm max. • Screw fix at all corners and around openings at 300mm maximum centres. • Apply sheets horizontally (paper bound edges at right angles to studs). • Do not fix sheets to the top and bottom tracks. 300mm min. laminate to first layer with laminating screws at 200mm max. Stagger butt joints in adjacent sheets and between 1st and 2nd layers by one stud minimum Screws Noggings may not be permitted in staggered stud systems Refer to perimeter details Notes On Fixing First and Second Side – Second Layer • Butt joints in adjacent sheets of a layer and between layers must be staggered by a minimum of one stud. form butt joints within 50mm of the centre between studs. Fix at 100mm maximum from top and bottom of wall. Fix with laminating screws at 200mm maximum centres and staggered. • Screw fix field of sheet to all studs at 600mm maximum centres. 300mm max. centres and stagger fasteners. For fastener specifications refer to Table 2 & 3 First and Second Side – First Layer • Cut the top and bottom sheets to a suitable width so that second layer recessed joints will be offset a minimum 300mm from those in the first layer. • Where possible. beginning at the centre of the sheet and working towards the ends. but not through tracks. • Apply the next row of sheets. • Screw fix to each stud along recessed edges. cutting the first sheet so that butt joints will be offset from adjacent sheets by a minimum of one stud. centres 2nd Layer Fixing & Spacing Field Screws at 300mm max. 600mm max. sheeting should commence from the end facing the open side of the studs. • Place edge fasteners at 10 to 16mm from sheet edge. • Apply sheets horizontally (paper bound edges at right angles to studs) and with butt joints centred on stud flanges. gap between the bottom of the sheet and the floor. • Cut sheets as necessary to ensure appropriate clearance is provided at the head. • Screw fix to each stud along recessed edges. • Recess joints between layers must be staggered a minimum 300mm. centres SUITABLE FOR: Where butt joints are formed off studs. • Screw fix field of sheet to all studs at 300mm maximum centres.FIRE RATED FIG 49: INSTALLATION DETAIL – TWO LAYER FIRE RATED – HORIZONTAL SHEETING Stagger fasteners at butt joints Fixing Specifications Stagger horizontal joints 300mm minimum between 1st and 2nd layer 200mm max. centres Recessed Edges Screw at each stud Butt Joints Screws at 200mm max. Two layers of GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard to each side of wall in accordance with system specifications Refer to Table 2 & 3 1st Layer Fixing & Spacing Recessed Edges. Fixing Procedure • Alternatively. • Centre butt joints on stud flanges and screw fix at 200mm maximum centres and staggered. leaving a 10mm max. but do not fix through top and bottom tracks. • Screw fix butt joints at 600mm max.

centres on studs 3rd Layer Fixing & Spacing Recessed Edges. Butt Joints Corners & Openings Laminating screws at 400x400mm max. grid SUITABLE FOR: GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 33 . Fixing Specifications for Vertical Sheeting (shown) 600mm 600mm Offset all joints 300mm min. Field. centres Corners & Openings Screws at 300mm max. Corners & Openings Screws at 600mm max. centres on studs 2nd Layer Fixing & Spacing Recessed Edges Field Screws at 300mm max. centres on studs Field Screws at 300mm max.FIRE RATED FIG 50: INSTALLATION DETAIL FOR INTERNAL WALL SYSTEMS – THREE LAYER – VERTICAL OR HORIZONTAL SHEETING. Field. centres on studs 2nd Layer Fixing & Spacing Recessed Edges Screws at 600mm max. centres 3rd Layer Fixing & Spacing Recessed Edges. Corners & Openings Screws at 600mm max. grid 400mm Fixing Specifications for Horizontal Sheeting 400mm Refer to perimeter details 400mm Screws Refer to Table 2 & 3 1st Layer Fixing & Spacing Recessed Edges. from previous layer 300mm 300mm Screws Refer to Table 2 & 3 1st Layer Fixing & Spacing Recessed Edges. Butt Joints. Butt Joints Corners & Openings Laminating screws at 400x400mm max. Field. Field. centres Butt Joints Screws at 200mm max. centres on studs Butt Joints Laminating Screws at 200mm max. centres on studs Corners & Openings Screws at 300mm max.

centres on studs 2nd Layer Fixing & Spacing Recessed Edges Field Screws at 300mm max. Butt Joints. Corners & Openings Screws at 600mm max. Butt Joints Corners & Openings Laminating screws at 400x400mm max. Field. Set Joints in at least one layer ‘Lost’ studs Fixing Specifications for Vertical Sheeting (shown) 35 x 35 x 0. Field. centres Corners & Openings Screws at 300mm max. centres on studs Butt Joints Laminating Screws at 200mm max. centres on studs Corners & Openings Screws at 300mm max.FIRE RATED FIG 51: INSTALLATION DETAIL FOR INTERNAL WALL SYSTEMS – THREE LAYER – VERTICAL OR HORIZONTAL SHEETING. centres on studs 2nd Layer Fixing & Spacing Recessed Edges Screws at 600mm max. centres on studs Field Screws at 300mm max. Field. centres Butt Joints Screws at 200mm max. grid . Field. Corners & Openings Screws at 600mm max. from previous layer SUITABLE FOR: Alternative stud type for in-line stud framing GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 34 Screws Refer to Table 2 & 3 1st Layer Fixing & Spacing Recessed Edges. grid 300mm Fixing Specifications for Horizontal Sheeting 400mm 400mm 400mm Refer to perimeter details Set outer layer joints from accessible side Offset all joints 300mm min. centres 3rd Layer Fixing & Spacing Recessed Edges. Butt Joints Corners & Openings Laminating screws at 400x400mm max.8mm angle screw fixed at 400mm centres to each stud First layer 600mm 600mm Nogging as required Fix first side as for second side 300mm Screws Refer to Table 2 & 3 1st Layer Fixing & Spacing Recessed Edges. centres on studs 3rd Layer Fixing & Spacing Recessed Edges.

CSR Gyprock Staggered Stud Clip The base clips may be riveted or screw fixed to the track to permanently locate studs if required. Place the bottom of the stud into the floor clip and swing the top of the stud into the head track. They are suitable for non-fire rated and fire rated applications. • Rondo P140 track Installation Set out. • Rondo 92mm track. Cut the studs to appropriate length to suit the installation. leaving them about 150mm from the top. • Gyprock™ Staggered Stud Clip. Rondo Lipped Stud System Components • Rondo 64mm lipped steel studs. Slide the top clip into the head track. align and install floor and ceiling tracks in the normal manner. and are constructed using various steel sections as studs. angling the stud as required. Slide the upper stud clips onto the studs. Screw fix J-track to stud Rondo P140 J-track (100mm length nominal) GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 35 . FIG 52: STAGGERED STUD BASE WITH GYPROCK STAGGERED STUD CLIP (HEAD SIMILAR) Alternate studs are laterally offset so that the plasterboard is attached to one side only of each stud. The studs are held in place by either Gyprock™ Staggered Stud Clips or Rondo P140 sections.FIRE RATED STAGGERED STUD FRAMING Introduction Staggered stud steel frame wall systems provide effective resistance to sound transmission and acoustic impact. Refer to additional framing requirements detailed earlier in this guide. FIG 53: STAGGERED STUD BASE WITH RONDO P140 SPACER (HEAD SIMILAR) Plasterboard Fixing For detailed plasterboard installation instructions. refer to the relevant fire rated and non-fire rated sections. Position the stud clips on to the floor tracks to suit the stud layout.

from top and bottom and at 500mm max centres GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 36 Caulk 10mm max. with stopping bead or with cornice. gap under outer plasterboard layer with Gyprock Fire Mastic/FB1 .75mm BMT Steel Stud CSR Gyprock Fire Mastic Rondo P25 stopping angle Fix stud at 100mm max.75mm BMT Steel stud 75mm max. 92 x 0.FIRE RATED FIG 54: STAGGERED STEEL STUD LAYOUT FIG 56: HEAD/BASE DETAIL – STAGGERED STUD WITH P140 SPACER 64 mm x 0. to first fastener. GYPROCK plasterboard FIG 55: WALL JUNCTION AND DOOR JAMB Staggered stud and staggered stud clip Rondo P140 track 100mm nominal length fixed to stud GYPROCK FYRCHECK plasterboard Fire rated door jamb 75mm max. GYPROCK Plasterboard 92 mm Stud 15mm Continuously fill gap with Gyprock Fire Mastic/FB1 to depth of first layer Attach with plasterboard laminating screws at 600 mm centres Staggered studs GYPROCK plasterboard NOTE: Wall/ceiling junction may be finished square.

FIRE RATED FIG 57: WALL/WALL JUNCTION – STAGGERED STUD WALL SYSTEM 75mm Bradford Gold FIG 59: STAGGERED STUD INSULATION WEAVING batts Steel Angle (75 x 75 x 0. thickness glasswool or 70mm max. thickness polyester batts) Wall with required sound rating Tape and set corners CSR Gyprock Staggered Studs and Clips FIG 60: STAGGERED STUD INSULATION CUT AND FIT FIG 58: WALL/WALL JUNCTION – STAGGERED STUD WALL SYSTEM Intersecting wall with required sound rating GYPROCK Plasterboard Finish corners as required Stagged Steel Studs Bradford insulation cut to fit between studs CSR Gyprock Fire Mastic to depth of first layer minimum CSR Gyprock Staggered Studs and Clips Wall track fixed to masonry at 600mm max.7mm BMT) fixed to stud with panhead screw at 600mm max. centres GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 37 . cts GYPROCK plasterboard GYPROCK Plasterboard Stagged Steel Studs Bradford insulation woven between studs (50mm max.

and aligned to provide a framework for plasterboard fixing. Framing Provide a 6mm gap between sheet ends and abutting walls/ ceilings/floors and caulk with Gyprock™ Fire Mastic. CSR Gyprock™ has developed a series of plasterboard encasement systems which provide up to 180 minutes fire resistance for structural columns. Universal Encasement Clip The Gyprock™ Universal Encasement Clip is manufactured from 1mm galvanised steel. Metal angle must be fixed to the soffit or ceiling framing at 600mm maximum centres and at 100mm maximum from each end. Cut flanges of (Nº140) track appropriately to form nogging and screw fix each end to the adjacent longitudinal tracks. COLUMN ENCASEMENT Introduction Wall Furring Track (Rondo Nº140) is held in the back tongue of the clip to form a steel framework for plasterboard attachment. The clip slides onto the steel column flange and holds in place via integral punched grips. FIG 62: NOGGING TRACK INSTALLATION DETAIL Caulking To attain the specified FRL. additional nogging support must be installed at 600mm maximum centres along the column. Fix subsequent layer(s) of plasterboard to the same specifications. GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard must be screw fixed to all furring and nogging track at 200mm maximum horizontal and vertical centres. Gyprock™ systems are available for encasement of columns made from steel or timber. GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 38 . Ensure plasterboard layers provide a zig-zag corner joint at all corners. all perimeter gaps and penetrations must be carefully and completely filled with Gyprock™ Fire Mastic.. Nogging track must be installed at each end of the column (and behind plasterboard butt joints in single layer systems) to enable plasterboard fixing. Fix each layer to the adjacent layer along all butt joint edges using Gyprock™ Laminating Screws at 200mm maximum centres. Rondo Nº140 wall Furring Track is held in the back tongue to form framework for plasterboard fixing. Butt joints in consecutive layers of plasterboard must be staggered a minimum of 300mm.FIRE RATED Gyprock™ Universal Encasement Clips are friction fitted to the remaining column flanges at 800mm maximum centres and 150mm maximum from each end of the steel column. Cut flanges of (Nº140) track to fit between longitudinal framing Track screw fixed to longitudinal framing at ends of beam GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard screw fixed to nogging at 300mm maximum centres FIG 61: GYPROCK™ UNIVERSAL ENCASEMENT CLIP Rondo Wall Furring Track Nº140 held in back tongue of Universal Clip Steel Beam Plasterboard Fixing Where the width of plasterboard sheet is greater than 600mm. and has been designed to suit common steel flange thicknesses between 6 and 28mm.

FIRE RATED FIG 63: COLUMN TO WALL JUNCTION FIG 65: FIXING TO STEEL HOLLOW SECTION Metal Angle fixed to soffit at 600mm maximum centres and 100mm maximum from each end Apply External Corner Bead and set all corners Rondo Track fixed to column at ends and 800mm max. Apply External Angle Bead to all corners and set GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 39 . centres 6-20mm gap Caulk all gaps with Gyprock Fire Mastic/FB1 18mm Each layer of GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard fixed at 200mm maximum centres to all tracks CSR Gyprock ® Universal Encasement Clips Rondo Wall Furring Track clipped along flanges of beam Each layer of GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard fixed at 200mm maximum centres to all framing FIG 64: FIXING TO STEEL COLUMN CSR Gyprock ® Universal Encasement Clips at 800mm maximum centres along column flanges and 150mm maximum from each end of column Rondo Wall Furring Track held in back tongue of CSR Gyprock ® Universal Encasement Clips Screw fix each layer at 200mm maximum centres to all steel framing Offset Butt Joints in consecutive layers by 300mm minimum Fasten at butt joints with laminating screws at 200mm max centres RHS/SHS Steel Column 200mm max.

Do not fix through head track NOTE: Stopping bead or cornice finish as required. centres. from fastener to end of track GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS a mm 40 res ent x. Do not rigidly fix cornice to walls where friction joints are used Continuously fill gap with Gyprock Fire Mastic/FB1 to 13mm minimum depth Stud Deflection Head Track fastened to ceiling at 600mm maximum centres Metal track fixings at 600mm max. 20mm clearance to stud and GYPROCK plasterboard 100mm max. (Maintains the FRL of the wall system in which it is installed). With 150mm width track. (Maintains the FRL of the wall system in which it is installed). c 1. to first fastener. 10mm Gap 10mm Gap Continuously fill gap with CSR Gyprock Fire Mastic to 13mm minimum depth Backing Rod 2 or 3 layers GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard Continuously fill gap with CSR Gyprock Fire Mastic to 13mm minimum depth Stud m 600 a mm res ent x. 2 or 3 layers GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard Stud GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard 1. Do not fix through head track NOTE: Junction may be finished square. with stopping bead or with cornice. Do not rigidly fix cornice to walls where friction joints are used Stud 15mm clear of soffit Continuously fill gap with Gyprock Fire Mastic/FB1 to 13mm minimum depth Track section with 32mm flange fastened to ceiling at 600mm maximum centres 10mm Gap 6mm Gap Gyprock Fire Mastic Tape and set if required Rondo P50 2 or 3 layers GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard 1. c m 600 100mm max.FIRE RATED WALL PERIMETER DETAILS Note: Wall/ceiling junction details require engineer’s approval where seismic loads apply. gap at bottom of outer sheet GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard FIG 68: WALL/CEILING JUNCTION FIG 71: TRACK FIXING DETAIL (Maintains the FRL of the wall system in which it is installed). 2 or 3 layers GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard . 2 or 3 layers FIG 67: DEFLECTION HEAD FIG 70: WALL BASE DETAIL (Maintains the FRL of the wall system in which it is installed). 6 – 10mm clearance to plasterboard 100mm max. use 2 fixings approximately 20mm in from each side of track Stud GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard Studs bottomed in track Continuously fill gap with Gyprock® Fire Mastic/FB1 to 13mm minimum depth 10mm max. FIG 66: FRICTION FIT HEAD FIG 69: WALL/CEILING JUNCTION (Maintains the FRL of the wall system in which it is installed). to first fastener.

0mm steel strip with 50mm min. (Maintains the FRL of the wall system in which it is installed) 16mm GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard 2 x 16mm GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard Gyprock Fire Mastic/FB1 (depth 20mm min. Stud 15mm clear of soffit Nº8 Tek screw one side only GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard 1. Rebate 12mm wide max. x 6mm deep max.0mm steel strip with 50mm min. x 5mm deep max. 12mm MDF skirting with 1.) Stopping bead and set finish 1. FIG 74: RECESSED SKIRTING DETAIL – FRL 90/90/90 16mm GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard 16mm GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard 13mm GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard Finish surface as per external angles 13mm GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard Stud Stopping bead and set finish 1. to Nogging track 60mm max.) 16mm GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard 100mm max. Rebate 10mm wide max. overlap Neat butt joint 9mm Cemintel™ Wallboard 400mm max. with stopping bead or with cornice. overlap Neat butt joint 6mm Cemintel™ Wallboard Continuously fill gap with CSR Gyprock Fire Mastic/FB1 400mm max. 2 or 3 layers 15mm min.0mm steel strip behind. Nº8 Tek screw both sides Finish surface as per external angles Stud 13mm GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard 15-20mm gap FIG 76: CONTROL JOINT FOR DOUBLE LAYER WALL SYSTEMS FIG 73: RECESSED SKIRTING DETAIL – FRL 120/120/120 16mm GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard Backing Rod non fire rated 22mm dia.0mm steel strip behind. Do not rigidly fix cornice to walls where friction joints are used 15mm min. RONDO P35 Control Joint or alternative Stud in normal position Backing Rod non fire rated 22mm dia. 12mm MDF skirting with 1. Separately fix skirting and steel with two screws per stud GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 41 15-20mm gap 2 x 13mm GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard . RONDO P35 Control Joint or alternative Stud in normal position Tracks discontinuous at control joint Additional stud to form control joint NOTE: Junction may be finished square. Gyprock Fire Mastic/FB1 (depth 15mm min. Separately fix skirting and steel with two screws per stud Continuously fill gap with Gyprock Fire Mastic/FB1 20mm min. Tracks discontinuous at control joint Additional stud to form control joint 20mm min.FIRE RATED Control Joints FIG 72: STUDS LINED ONE SIDE ONLY Track section with 32mm flange fastened to ceiling at 600mm maximum centres FIG 75: CONTROL JOINT FOR SINGLE LAYER WALL SYSTEMS (Maintains the FRL of the wall system in which it is installed).

to first track fixing GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard Fix at 600mm max. vertical centres 100mm max. centres along track Set corner with external angle bead and cement Steel track fixings Track Metal track fixings Provide full height sheet support when wall angle changes by more than 25 Set corner with internal angle bead and cement Track GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 42 . from wall intersection FIG 81: JUNCTION DETAIL – ANGLED WALL Track 10 0m m m ax . Metal track fixings Track fixing 100mm max. centres along track Steel track fixings Set corners Bottom track fastened to floor with metal fasteners Stud GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard FIG 80: JUNCTION DETAIL – PLASTERBOARD TO MASONRY WALL (Maintains the FRL of the wall system in which it is installed). Screw fix studs at 600mm max. Track Set corner with paper tape and cement 100mm max. vertical centres Track 100mm max. Set corners with paper tape and cement 100mm max.FIRE RATED Wall/Wall Junction Details Note: Wall/ceiling junction details require engineer’s approval where seismic loads apply. These details are also suitable for non-fire rated applications and where acoustic integrity is required. FIG 77: CORNER DETAIL – PLASTERBOARD WALL FIG 79: WALL END DETAIL – PLASTERBOARD WALL Set corner with external angle bead and cement Extent of FRL 600mm max. to first track fixing GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard Fix at 600mm max. Caulk gap with CSR Gyprock Fire Mastic equal to thickness of 1st layer of plasterboard minimum Track GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard Fix end stud to masonry at 6-20mm 500mm maximum vertical centres FIG 78: JUNCTION DETAIL – PLASTERBOARD/ PLASTERBOARD WALL Stud at wall intersection Track Fix studs at 600mm max.

depth FIG 83: INSITU-FORMED SHOWER RECESS CERAMIC TILED – FRL – /120/120 Steel Stud Mortar Bed Continuously fill gap (10mm max.) with Gyprock Fire Mastic/FB1 to 13mm min. depth Mortar Bed Continuously fill gap (10mm max.) with Gyprock Fire Mastic/FB1 to 13mm min.) with Gyprock Fire Mastic/FB1 to 13mm min.FIRE RATED Wet Area Details IMPORTANT: Refer to the Components section for requirements on Wet Area Jointing. depth GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 43 .) with Gyprock Fire Mastic/FB1 to 13mm min. FIG 82: INSITU-FORMED SHOWER RECESS CERAMIC TILED – FRL – /60/60 1 x 13mm GYPROCK FYRCHEK MR each side of wall Vertical Corner Angle Flashing Ceramic Tiles Steel Stud Class 1 Membrane applied to face of wall lining and floor Approved Flashing when required by building regulations Plasterboard lining not shown (minimum 1 x 13mm GYPROCK FYRCHEK required) Plasterboard lining not shown (minimum 1 x 13mm GYPROCK FYRCHEK required) Single or double stud wall system FIG 84: PREFORMED SHOWER BASE – FRL – /60/60 Single or double steel stud wall system 13mm GYPROCK AQUACHEK or FYRCHEK MR Waterproofing Membrane applied to face of plasterboard behind tiled area Vertical Corner Angle Flashing Ceramic Tiles Steel Track Nogging for plasterboard fixing Flashing Tape (25mm min. depth Approved StructuralFlashing when required by Sheet Flooring building regulations FIG 85: BATH INSTALLATION – FRL – /60/60 13mm GYPROCK FYRCHEK MR 2 x 13mm GYPROCK FYRCHEK MR each side of wall Single or double steel stud wall system Vertical Corner Angle Flashing Ceramic Tiles Class 1 Membrane applied to face of wall lining and floor 13mm GYPROCK AQUACHEK or FYRCHEK MR Waterproof Membrane to face of plasterboard to 150mm above vessel (recommended) Ceramic Tiles Flashing Tape (25mm min.) Flexible Sealant Approved Flashing when required by building regulations Flexible Sealant Bond breaker Foam plastic rod Mortar Bed Plasterboard lining not shown (minimum 1 x 13mm GYPROCK FYRCHEK required) Single or double stud wall system Plasterboard lining not shown (minimum 2 x 13mm GYPROCK FYRCHEK required) 13mm GYPROCK FYRCHEK MR 6mm Bath Support Batten fixed to framing Continuously fill gap (10mm max.) Flexible Sealant Flexible Sealant Bond breaker 6mm Foam plastic rod Preformed Shower Base Mortar Bed Continuously fill gap (10mm max.

wall thickness 2 layer GYPROCK FYRCHEK wall system GYPROCK FYRCHEK fixed to studs and noggings around cutout at 150mm maximum centres Set over stopping bead around opening FIG 90: HANDRAIL ATTACHMENT Wall Studs FIG 87: TYPICAL PVC PIPE PENETRATION Timber support plate Refer to manufacturer for assessment number and installation details. 10g screws to timber support plate Hand rail or similar light weight attachment PVC pipe Proprietary Fire Collar FIG 91: HANDRAIL ATTACHMENT – ALTERNATIVE METHOD FIG 88: TYPICAL PVC PIPE PENETRATION RETROFIT FIRE COLLAR Wall Studs Refer to manufacturer for assessment number and installation details.501 PROMAT™ Fyre Collar fixed to support framing GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 44 GYPROCK Fyrchek lining to system requirements Hand rail or similar light weight attachment . provide extra 200mm wide border and fix with laminating screws Wall studs and noggings around cutout 20mm One layer 16mm GYPROCK FYRCHEK fixed to studs and noggings around cutout 150mm max. GYPROCK Plasterboard wall with required fire rating GYPROCK Fyrchek lining to system requirements Wafer head screw Fix with max.5mm min. 10g screws to timber support plate PROMAT™ Fyre Collar fixed to support framing Rondo Nogging Bracket No. Where wall system has only one layer of GYPROCK FYRCHEK. Appraisal: WRFA C91409) CSR Gyprock Fire Mastic thickness 15mm min. 1. 25mm CSR Gyprock Fire Mastic Fire rated access panel installed to manufacturer’s details Steel or copper metal pipe system. Fire rated wall to system specification Fire rated sealant as per system specification Timber support plate PVC Pipe Wafer head screw Fix with max.FIRE RATED WALL PENETRATIONS FIG 86: PIPE PENETRATION THROUGH WALL FIG 89: ACCESS PANEL IN WALL (Up to FRL –/120/–.

Appraisal: WFRA C91409 Where wall system has only one layer of FYCHEK.FIRE RATED FIG 92: CABLE TRAY AND CABLES FRL – /120/120. Appraisal: FSP 0087 (PROMAT) GYPROCK FYRCHEK Electrical Cables Cable Tray CSR Gyprock Fire Mastic 3mm minimum thickness and 30mm overlap on board face 16mm IBS™ strips 50 x 19mm 16mm 16mm CSR Gyprock Fire Mastic overlapping face of board minimum 30mm around penetration GYPROCK FYRCHEK wall lining 16mm Fill all gaps with CSR Gyprock Fire Mastic IBS™ strips 50 x 19mm Cable Tray FIG 93: CABLING (UP TO 3 CORE + EARTH) FRL – /120/60. provide extra 200mm wide border and fix with laminating screws 25mm 25mm GYPROCK FYRCHEK 1 or 2 layers 10-30mm CSR Gyprock Fire Mastic GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 45 .

FIRE RATED Fire Dampers Detail FIG 94 is suitable for dampers rated up to FRL –/120/–. Duct weight must not be supported by the wall. depth Mechanical fire damper tested and approved for AS1530. For full specifications and installation details. FIG 94: INSTALLATION DETAIL FOR FIRE DAMPER IN STUD WALL SYSTEM – Appraisal: CSIRO FCO 2106. Boxed studs Deflection Head Track fixed to studs Promaseal IBS™ backing rod 20% larger diameter than gap (gap 15-30mm). Promaseal Acrylic Mastic over (5mm min.4 1 or 2 layers GYPROCK FYRCHEK Plasterboard as per FRL Damper seal angles 75 x 50 x 1.2mm MS Boxed studs Deflection Head Track fixed to studs GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 46 . depth) Caulk between plasterboard and damper body sides with Promaseal Acrylic Mastic 5mm min. refer to the appropriate damper manufacturer.

FIG 95: INSTALLATION DETAIL FOR TYPICAL INTUMESCENT FIRE DAMPER Refer to manufacturer for assessment number and installation details. Steel studs at 600mm centres Rondo angles mechanically fixed to studs GYPROCK FYRCHEK plasterboard Steel studs at 600mm centres Proprietary intumescent damper Spigot to terminate with break joint Perimeter gaps sealed Steel studs at 600mm centres GYPROCK™ STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 47 .

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