Commercial Greenhouses


(Tim Pike) #1

Commercial Greenhouses (risk group WB) often use a flexible (EVA) film material as the cladding. Presumably the material needs to comply with the flammability index requirements of C/AS5. This could be challenging - the test information may not be readily available. There are many commercial greenhouses around NZ, has this issue been encountered before?


(Tania Morgun) #2

Hi Tim,

It is matter of opinion, but Greenhouses are coming under “horticultural applications” and have low occupant load. I would say C/AS5, paragraph 4.17.10 shall apply. Make sure there is no “pick your own” and you shall be fine.

regards Tania


(Tim Pike) #3

Ah, I did not see that little clause. Thanks so much Tania.