As a high performance, multi-functional board, Magply features a Magnesium Oxide formulation, to offer a fire-safe and environmentally friendly alternative to conventional plywood or OSB products in Timber Frame Construction where the project is in close proximity to another property. Additionally, the unique production process of Magply keeps the chloride content to just 0.01%, enhancing both stability and long-term durability.
Crucially, Magply carries internationally recognised accreditations confirming the boards’ ability to deliver 90 minutes integrity and insulation under test conditions, furthermore Magply offers excellent racking strength, impact or pull-out resistance and all round ease of use in a variety of applications.
Magply has been tested under BS EN 476 Part 22 for timber frame applications and parts 6&7 to provide Class 0 certification for the surface spread of flames together with other approvals such as EN ISO 1182-2010.
Guidance should always be taken from the designer or architect regarding the final substrate render should or cladding should never be fixed or applied directly to the external face of the fire wall.
Magply: testing in timber frame
BS EN 476:(Part 22: Timber Frame)
Magply satisfies the performance requirements specified in Clause 5 of BS 476: Part 22:1987, for a non-loadbearing wall assembly, for the following periods.
Test Results: BS476 (Part 22)
Integrity: 91 minutes
Insulation: 86 minutes
BS EN 1364-1:2015 (PIR Timber FraME)
Magply has been tested to determine the fire resistance in a non-Loadbearing, partition wall assembly in accordance with BS EN 1364-1 :2015.
Test Results: BS EN 1364-1:2015 (PIR TIMBER FRAME)
Integrity: 75 minutes
Insulation: 66 minutes
BS 594 (Racking ReSistance)
Magply has been tested to BS 594 to provide the following Racking Strength
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Magply is suitable for outside weather exposure for a minimum of 3 months
Fixing and cutting
Magply not only cuts better, but the boards are not prone to cracking or splitting if they are installed with pressurised nail guns. Magply can be easily cut to size on site using the score and snap method. Using a pencil, mark the required size and score along the pencil line suing a utility knife and straight edge ensuring you cut through the reinforcing mesh.
For more information on fixing please see our fixing guides.