Fire testing Australian Hemp Masonry Company building materials
This fire test was conducted in August 2019 by Professor Marton Marosszeky, Director at BCRC, Sydney, NSW. Built from Australian Hemp Masonry Company's products, a previously constructed hempcrete wall was rendered with 10mm of AHMC Hemp-lime Render. A week later a 600mm high pile of bush timber was piled up and ignited at the base of the wall. The test was conducted to simulate an ember attack situation during bushfires where there is potential for a buildup of fuel at the base of walls.
The fire was maintained for 1 hour and fully documented. No damage was observed in the 200mm thick, 10mm rendered hempcrete wall exposed to a 600mm high flame from a fire burning right against the wall for a period of 60 minutes."
Compliant with global fire standards