Heat shield using Ramco Hilux
High Fire Resistance
Domestic solid fuel burning appliances installed in either domestic or commercial situations, and flue systems are required to be installed as per Acceptable solution AS NZS 2918 to meet NZBC Code compliance. To reduce manufacturer’s minimum clearances or provide protection for heat-sensitive materials, a heat shield or a heat-resistant material must be installed.
Ramco Hilux board has been tested to Appendix C of AS NZS 2918. Therefore it can be used in locations where a heat-shield or heat-resistant material is required.
Thicknesses: 9mm, 12mm or 16mm
Dimension: 2440 x 1220mm
Finish: Requires a paint system or
finish with lightweight ceramic tiles
Lightweight and easy to install
Low density with high impact strength
Water, fungus and rot resistant
As Heat Shield
When used as a Heat Shield, Hilux board must be fixed spaced off the heat-sensitive material (internal lining/framing), to provide an air gap behind the Heat Shield to allow ventilation and reduce heat build-up, as per AS NZS 2918. Ventilation air gaps at the top and bottom of the Heat Shield must also be provided and must not be closed or blocked off.
Above Built-in Fireplaces
Hilux is a Heat resistant material and can be used on the front face around in-built fireplaces that are installed with a zero clearance kit. Minimum clearance to Heat-sensitive materials and thickness required must be as per selected appliances manufacturer's instructions.