Building & Renovating

Make Home Safety a Priority

Keeping your house safe and secure against fire and other elements should be a top priority.

Make Home Safety a Priority

The unpredictability of the weather—especially during the dry, hot season—can put your home at risk of fire.

According to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), March and April are traditionally the hottest months of the year, but this season can extend well into October.

Some households take extra precautions to avoid indoor fires such as installing smoke detectors1 and unplugging appliances when not in use. The very foundation of the home, however, is often overlooked.

While fires can start from anything, anywhere, and anytime, having the right protective materials for your house is your best line of defense. HardieFlex® fiber cement boards are a top choice2 of contractors and homeowners for making houses resistant to fire.

It's high time for you to rethink how to build a safer home. Here are three reasons why HardieFlex® fiber cement boards can be an effective way to make your house resistant to fire:

1. Non-combustible3 materials

Based on the Fire Code of the Philippines, HardieFlex® sheets are classified as Class A4 Interior Finish. Materials rated as Class A have lower flame spread and therefore have a better performance rating than Class C material. Because they are resistant to fire, they are suitable for walls, ceilings, external cladding, and roofs.

2. Durability3

Each HardieFlex® board is durable3 enough to withstand varying weather conditions, thereby giving you peace of mind all year round. It can protect your house not only from fire but also from damage caused by moisture and even termites.

3. Design flexibility

HardieFlex® fiber cement boards give homeowners better options for customizing their homes. The boards can be cut and formed according to different design executions.

Investing in HardieFlex® fiber cement boards for your home's protection not only helps it stay in one piece, it also gives you and your family peace of mind because it helps keep your house safe from the elements.

Having been manufactured in the Philippines for 20 years, HardieFlex® fiber cement boards are produced with technical precision and excellent quality, passing the international quality standard5 ISO 9001:2015.


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1Refer to the Fire Code of the Philippines for more information.

2Winner of four Architects' Choice Awards from BCI Asia in 2014

3When installed and maintained correctly and to the extent set out in James Hardie's published literature current at the time of installation

4Date of issue: January 12, 2015; Standard Used: 2006 Seattle Fire Code Section 803 ASTM E 84:2010

5James Hardie Philippines Inc. Cabuyao plant is ISO 9001:2015 certified by SAI Global

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This article is sponsored by HardieFlex.