Nova is the leading importer of fire rated exterior hardwood decking. Our Batu decking meets or exceeds class A fire ratings for
use in areas of the country that require exterior wood decking with low flame spread ratings. Over the past few years, many county building
material departments have adopted more strict guidelines in the use of fire rated hardwood decking. This is especially true in drier climates such as California, Nevada,
Arizona, Eastern Oregon and Washington, Idaho and Utah.
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Batu Hardwood Decking – Class A Fire Rated
The class A designation is not easy to achieve for an exterior wood decking product. We were surprised to discover that
our Batu outperformed higher density woods such as Ipe and Cumaru. And in comparison to softwood decking materials, our Batu wood decking
has a rating that exceeds other soft woods by as much a five times.
Class A | ASTM E84-10 | Cal Fire | UL Canada
Our Batu decking meets all of the most popular fire rating criteria - and, we have the test results to prove it! Please contact us by
email if your project requires written fire test ratings for hardwood decking. We will quickly reply with any fire test results available from us here at Nova.
Our fire rated Batu hardwood decking meets or exceeds:
Section 709A, 2010 California Building Code, Chapter 7A; San Diego County Building Code, Section 188.8.131.52.1. United Laboratories of Canada, CAN/ULC-S102.2-10.
The chart shown above illustrates the flame spread of our Batu fire rated decking in comparison to Red Oak lumber. Untreated soft wood lumber will have even lower ratings compared to Red Oak.