Area separation wall
Fire protection when it matters most
Multifamily construction requires the separation of each unit into distinct fire areas.
Area Separation Wall systems are non-bearing, rated gypsum board assemblies designed for fire-resistance between adjacent multifamily units. Each area separation wall is structurally independent which allows for collapse on one side of the fire wall while remaining in place to protect the other side of the assembly.
Build these 2- and 3-hour rated fire walls with quality Gold Bond Building Products. The 2-hour area separation walls are constructed with light-gauge steel H-studs that secure two layers of Gold Bond® Shaftliner XP® or Gold Bond® eXP® Shaftliner panels friction-fit between studs and a minimum of 3/4 inch air space on each side. For the 3-hour system an additional layer of Gold Bond® XP® Fire-Shield C™ 5/8” Gypsum Board is fastened to each side of the studs and the air space on each side of the system is not required.
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