Clearance under particleboard floor - Build 174(2019)

Abbreviation
Clearance under particleboard floor
Valid from
1/10/2019

Information provider
BRANZ Limited
Information type
BUILD article
Format
Website, PDF

Description

Calls to the BRANZ helplines have revealed confusion created by differing advice in NZS 3604:2011 on the ground clearance needed for particleboard flooring. What is the ground clearance needed?

When the flooring of a suspended timber-framed floor is particleboard, NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings specifies a minimum clearance of 550 mm between the underside of the particleboard and the ground (paragraph 2.3.7).

However, paragraph 6.4.1.1 in NZS 3604:2011 allows a minimum pile height above finished ground level of 150 mm. So, in what situations may minimum pile heights apply?

Scope

This article includes:

  • Particleboard needs larger clearance
    • Timber strip and H3 CCA-treated plywood flooring
    • Particleboard flooring
  • Add more protection, use polythene sheet

 

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Description

Calls to the BRANZ helplines have revealed confusion created by differing advice in NZS 3604:2011 on the ground clearance needed for particleboard flooring. What is the ground clearance needed?

When the flooring of a suspended timber-framed floor is particleboard, NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings specifies a minimum clearance of 550 mm between the underside of the particleboard and the ground (paragraph 2.3.7).

However, paragraph 6.4.1.1 in NZS 3604:2011 allows a minimum pile height above finished ground level of 150 mm. So, in what situations may minimum pile heights apply?

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Clearance under particleboard floor - Build 174(2019)
Description

Calls to the BRANZ helplines have revealed confusion created by differing advice in NZS 3604:2011 on the ground clearance needed for particleboard flooring. What is the ground clearance needed?

When the flooring of a suspended timber-framed floor is particleboard, NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings specifies a minimum clearance of 550 mm between the underside of the particleboard and the ground (paragraph 2.3.7).

However, paragraph 6.4.1.1 in NZS 3604:2011 allows a minimum pile height above finished ground level of 150 mm. So, in what situations may minimum pile heights apply?

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Clearance under particleboard floor - Build 174(2019)

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