Fire rated panels put to test

Updated: Sep 21, 2020

Northern New South Wales sales consultant Richard McLellan never imagined putting his home to the test but, when bushfires bore down just before Christmas, he found out just what fire-rated insulated panels can withstand.

As his acreage burned around him, Richard was relieved he had decided to build his entire home with the panels. It was a close call but Richard only lost a trailer and his home wasn’t damaged.

Firefighters who attended the blaze were also impressed with how his home had withstood the heat and flames, with one even following up for a quote on a patio.

Richard said since the bushfires had devastated many parts of Australia, people had become more thoughtful about their home building materials.

“I think a lot of people didn’t even realise that fire-rated panels exist,” Richard said.

“Now, even people who weren’t affected by the fires want to make sure they are doing everything they can to protect themselves and their homes.”

Richard can be contacted on 0419 673 877 and

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