James Hardie Fire Rockwool InsulationJames Hardiefire Insulation is a type of mineral wool fire protection insulation designed for use in James HardieSmart Blade and Aged Care wall systems. This product also contributes to the thermal and acoustic performance of the building. James Hardie Insulation is available in 60mm and 85mm thickness and different widths to suit to different applications.
Storing and Handling Hardie Fire InsulationHardieFire insulation should be stored in an internal dry area, out of direct sunlight and not exposed to chemicals. James Hardie products must not be installed during an electrical storm and must be installed in a dry state to a dry surface and protected from weather during transport and storage. HardieFire™ insulation has not been designed to withstand prolonged direct exposure to the exterior elements. Ensure that the insulation is completely dry prior to installation.
How to Install James Hardie InsulationWhen placing HardieFire™ insulation inside the wall stud bays, ensure a minimum 5mm compression along sides is maintained. If cutting is required, please allow 5mm in addition to the required dimension to achieve above compression. Keep exposure to a minimum and minimise quantities kept in work areas. Avoid contact with eyes. When handling and installing Hardiefire™ insulation, to prevent irritation ensure to wear:
- Safety goggles/glasses conforming to AS/NZS 1336,
- Protective clothing such as gloves and long sleeve shirts and trousers,
- P1 or P2 respirators.
How to Cut HardieFire InsulationIt is recommended to cut outdoors. If cutting indoors, please ensure that workspace is properly ventilated or HEPA vacuums/dust extractors are used.
- Position cutting station so wind will blow dust away from the user or others in working area.
- Use a mechanical hand saw or reciprocating saw to cut James Hardie batts