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    Default Fireline requirements for inner city properties

    I am renovating a villa in Wellington and have been told I need to use fireline Gib on the interior on the north side. No alternations to the outside of the property at all on that side, however insulating the wall on the inside and re-gibbing because we're remodeling and insulating. House is within 1m of the boundary.

    I can see the point if you touch the outside... but the inside? I'm not a builder but that's the first I have heard except for between dwellings for flats. House is 110 year old dry timber.

    Would appreciate any wise advice as to whether I can push back on this or it's better to just pay the man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick G View Post
    I am renovating a villa in Wellington and have been told I need to use fireline Gib on the interior on the north side.
    There would never be a requirement to 'use fireline Gib'. It is only used in context, as part of a fire rated system. Just throwing up a single wall of fireline by itself doesn't achieve anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elguapo View Post
    There would never be a requirement to 'use fireline Gib'. It is only used in context, as part of a fire rated system. Just throwing up a single wall of fireline by itself doesn't achieve anything.
    Oh come on man, you're making sense.

    This is the council we're dealing with.

    But seriously Nick, what rule or bit of law or what have you are the citing on this?

    Is there a fire design in place as part of the renovation?
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    walls within 1m of a boundary need to be fire rated but this is achieved with windows and exterior face as well. The question is should you put fyreline now where you can and it would be sensible. There is an exeption for linings in schedule 1 so you dont have to involve council

    The wall is currently non compliant?under s42A building act technically as long as the work you do does not make this non compliance worse then you can carry on but fyreline would make it better so a prudent thing to do. Even standard gib would be better than what is there now?

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    You'll need some more of those fireproof windows Nick!
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