Jan 11

Fire Rated Construction Details

Note: Prior to any firewalls being constructed it is essential that the builder consults with the project certifier to ensure that the certifier is aware of the firewall construction procedures and the certifier deems the installer competent.

Fire Resistance Level (FRL) is assessed by three performance measures:-

Structural Adequacy / Integrity /Insulation eg 90/90/90

FRL – 90 Mins. & External Fire Source

CSIRO Full-Scale Fire Test FS 3685/2695 has proven that the QT EcoSeries Wall System (shown right) is capable of achieving a fire resistance of 113 minutes Integrity and 115 minutes Insulation when tested in accordance with AS1530.4. Therefore for the purpose of Building Regulations in Australia, the QT EcoSeries Wall System achieved a fire resistance level (FRL) of 90/90/90. The FRL is applicable for exposure to fire source from the tested side (QT EcoSeries Wall Panel side).

Fire Test – FS3685-2695————– Specimen – Typical Cross Section Fire Rated Vertical Control Joint———— Fire Rated Horizontal Control Joint————

FRL – 90 Minutes

To achieve a 90 minute Fire Rating the wall must be constructed so as the wall consists of two layers of 13mm thick fire resistance plasterboard affixed to the timber frame internally and one layer of fire resistant building foil, one layer of 50mm QT EcoSeries Wall Panel with a 5-8mm render applied with finish, affixed directly to a 20-50mm battened out cavity. This system would be capable of achieving Fire Resistance Levels of -/90/90 for Non Load Bearing walls and 90/90/90 for Load Bearing Walls designed in accordance with AS1684 for fire exposure from either direction if tested in accordance with AS1530.4

90 Minute Fire Rated Wall

Extended Wall Areas

The Fire Resistance Levels of 60 & 90 minutes would still apply to the same system extended in height in modular form provided that the structural members are designed in accordance with the relevant structural design code for the height and load of actual installation and an approved joint system appropriate to the FRL and the width of the gap is used for the horizontal and vertical joints in a manner as detailed in the attached drawings.

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Jan 11

QT Finishing


Ensure service pipes and wires are fixed or checked into the frame and not laid loose in the extended wall cavity. All materials that are susceptible to deterioration due to plasticiser migration must be protected (check with product manufacturer). Some PVC products or electrical cabling that penetrate the coating system and QT EcoSeries Wall Panel, require a conduit to ensure it is protected. Copper pipes require a sleeve, conduit or tape to prevent contact with the wall panel.


Voids or gaps created by service penetrations through the exterior wall require weatherproofing and or waterproofing. A common method is to inject with expandable polyurethane foam and seal with a long lasting exterior gap sealant to make a weather tight seal. Where practical add a flange or decorative feature over the hole or penetration.


Use an exterior grade weatherproof sealant for exterior wall construction and as a general-purpose gap filling. Apply sealant in accordance to manufacturers recommendations. For a sealant to work effectively, the sealant must be applied as shown in the sketch below, Opening Width (D) x Depth (D/2) half the width. Use backing rod as required. Ensure surfaces are in good condition clean and free from oil, dust, loose materials including old sealant and release agents. Apply masking tape to surfaces where contact with sealant is not required. Tape should be removed before sealant cures. Smooth the surface of the sealant and ensure excess sealant is removed. Refer manufacturers curing or drying times before painting.

Heavy & Frequently Adjusted Fixtures

Heavy items are not to be fitted directly to the QT EcoSeries Wall Panel. They should have their own stand-alone supports or be tied to the supporting wall frame (eg. Clothes lines). Items subject to frequent handling (e.g. Flood-Lights and sensors) require a mounting plate, to be fixed across at least two or more frame studs to give longterm fixing support. The backing plate must be of a material that will offer, long-term weatherproof durability. If the internal lining is
already installed, the mounting plate can be installed externally prior to the installation of the QT
EcoSeries Wall Panel.

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Jan 04


Texture Coats 5L, 15L Heavy Duty Plastic Pail 7kg, 21kg respectively


Forming part of the Wallcote system, Acryloc Roll On Textures are a range of low to medium profile granular coatings, designed to be applied with a roller. A range of textured effects can be achieved using selected roller covers.

Acryloc Roll on Textures are available in three grain sizes coatings, manufactured as tintable, white bases and provide an attractive finish on correctly prepared domestic & commercial, exterior & interior wall surfaces.


Excellent water resistance Prime
Excellent vapour permeability Acryloc Prime Seal
Excellent durability Joint Set & Beads/Trims (if required)
Strong adhesion Acryloc Patch (add 5-10% cement)
Low maintenance Fill / Patch / Skim (if required)
Easy to apply Acryloc Patch
Water based, Easy & safe clean up Render Coat (if required)
10 yr Coating System warranty Wallcote FR, for AAC, polymer modified, fibre reinforced
Tintable Wallcote Pro Render, polymer modified, low – medium build
Wallcote Trade Render, traditional Render, medium – high build
plus Acryloc Liquid Bond (if specified)
Tuscan Fine/Moroccan Medium/Rustic Coarse
Protective Colour Coat (recommended)
Acryloc Armourflex Masonry Matt or Lo Sheen

SUITABLE SUBSTRATES – when properly prepared

  • Cement Render
  • AAC (Autoclaved Aerated Concrete)
  • Fibre Cement Sheeting (Fibro/Blue board)
  • Rendered expanded polystyrene
  • Clay and Concrete Brickwork
  • Concrete blocks
  • Tilt panel walls
  • Other primed exterior surfaces


  • Areas not to be coated should be masked and protected.
  • All surfaces to be coated must be clean, sound, free from contaminants including; oil, mould release, dust, dirt, silicone, mud, grease, salt, efflorescence, animal droppings and any loose or flaking material.
  • All substrates must be primed with Acryloc Prime Seal.
  • Apply the Prime Seal at the rate of 12.5-16.5m2/L and allow to dry (approx 30mins).

(Note: The concentrate form of Prime Seal must be diluted before use)

  • Imperfections and butt joints should be filled with Acryloc Patch with 5% Portland Cement added.
  • The surface may be coated with Acryloc Patch or Acryloc cement based Render, as required, before applying Acryloc Roll on Sand Texture.


  • Acryloc Roll on Texture does not require thinning or dilution. Up to 300mL of clean water can be added to a 15L pail to adjust the workability if desired.
  • Mix thoroughly with a broad, flat stirrer, using an upward lifting action, or use a power mixer.
  • Power mixing is recommended as this will enhance the workability and give the best coverage.
  • A wet edge should be maintained throughout the application and day joints formed at corners, expansion joints or mouldings where they will not be evident after completion.


  • Apply Acryloc Roll on Texture to the surface with a suitable texture roller. Load the roller generously and apply in strips 500mm-750mm in length.
  • Once five (5) or six (6) strips have been applied, roll across to even out the surface.
  • Finish in one direction for an even texture.
  • Repeat the above steps, only re-rolling 70-100mm into the previously coated area.
  • Work quickly and without interruption, laying off from the edge to avoid texture imperfections.
  • If a small area is missed, it is best to touch up when the area is dry. Running out of material midway through a wall surface should be avoided at all times. In this event, feather the edge and allow texture to dry, then marry in with new material.
  • Acryloc Roll on Texture should not be extended (spread) too far; otherwise durability and hiding power may suffer.

Important Notes

  • Care should be taken to keep Acryloc Roll on Texture off windows and adjacent surfaces that are not to be coated, as it can be very difficult to remove once allowed to dry.
  • Do not apply Acryloc Roll on Texture when rain is anticipated within 5 hours of completion of the days work, longer in damp, cold +/or humid conditions.
  • Avoid application in full sun, on hot surfaces or in hot windy conditions.
  • Application should be carried out on a day with temperatures above 10°C and below 32°C.
  • Coated area must be protected from damage until the completion of the project; finished work must be protected from rain, frost and severe weather conditions until fully dried.
  • Acryloc Roll on Texture is normally over coated with Acryloc Acryloc Armourflex for best colour accuracy, to improve durability and to reduce dirt pickup.


Clean up with water


Shelf-Life – Unopened Containers

Maximum two (2) years from date of manufacture when stored correctly.

Transport & Storage

Pails should not be stacked more than three (3) high during transportation and must be transported upright.

Store in a cool place, upright, out of direct sunlight and above 4°C.

For further information refer to MSDS for Acryloc Roll on Sand Texture.


APPEARANCE Off white textured viscous liquid
THEORETICAL COVERAGE 1.7-2.0m²/L Tuscan; 1.4-1.7m²/L Moroccan; 1.2-1.5m²/L Rusti
WET FILM THICKNESS (RECOMM) Product grain size
DRY TIME (25°C & 50% RH)(APPROX) Tack Free Recoat/ Overcoat Fully Dried
2 hours After 3 hours 24 hours
NO. OF COATS Typically 1 coat
GLOSS LEVEL Textured – matt


Acryloc Building Products provides a material replacement warranty against bubbling, peeling or flaking of the full Wallcote Coating System caused by any defect in manufacture for a period of ten years when applied correctly by a skilled and experienced applicator in accordance with all current application criteria, including but not limited to, substrate type and preparation, application rates and methods, prevailing weather conditions and protection of finished work.

Application dates, product batch numbers and quantities must be recorded and supplied as a minimum to effect potential product failure investigation.

Acryloc Building Products provides no warranty, expressed or implied, against damage due to movement of the substrate or structure.

Acryloc Building Products cannot accept responsibility for variations in colour, strength, appearance or workability resulting from on-site mixing procedures and conditions.


When working with Acryloc Roll on Sand Texture observe the usual precautions for handling acrylic water based products including:

  • Avoid inhalation of the vapour, prolonged skin contact and particularly eye contact.
  • Wear protective clothing to minimize skin contact and wear goggles where splatter is likely.
  • Where spills occur, soak up liquid spillage with sand/sawdust and dispose of in a sensible manner. Do not permit run-off to sewer, storm water or open bodies of water.

Full pails are HEAVY. Wear protective footwear and seek assistance if necessary.



If swallowed, wash out mouth with water. Do NOT induce vomiting. Drink at least two (2) glasses of water. Seek medical attention.


Wash with copious amount of water for 15 minutes holding eyelid(s) open. Take care not to rinse contaminated water into non-affected eye. Seek medical attention.

Advice to Doctor

Treat symptomatically

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