NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LP Building Products, the leader in high-performance building solutions, recently added a new case study to its online product literature portfolio. The case study spotlights Fleming Homes, a home builder specializing in new construction with operations around Nashville and Raleigh, North Carolina.
In July 2017, Fleming Homes started work on The Tapestry, a 99-unit townhome project designed for active adults, located in Garner, North Carolina. For the partition walls separating the townhome units, they used LP®FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing in a UL Design No. 350 Type B assembly for a 2-hour partition wall that is fire rated on both sides.
Prior to this job, Fleming Homes COO Wayne Baker had used partition walls using shaft wall liner, commonly referred to as “shaft walls.”
“We were looking for an alternative to the shaft wall application because they are so difficult and aggravating to build,” said Baker. “A dealer rep at BMC told us about the LP FlameBlock assembly as an alternative. The city codes council reviewed the plans and found them fire code compliant.”
According to Baker, the installation went very smoothly. “Because of the ease of installation and the simplicity of the product, it saved us a lot of time. The process has gone much faster than the traditional shaft walls.”
Baker was also happy to see that the LP FlameBlock wall assembly would help with sound mitigation. “We’re going to be using the resilient channel to improve the sound reduction,” he said. “I think this is going be a really good product to use knowing it has both sound and safety benefits.”
Baker says he plans to use LP FlameBlock fire-rated sheathing on any projects that require a partition wall in the future.
To learn more about LP FlameBlock sheathing visit https://lpcorp.com/flameblock.
About LP Building Products
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality engineered wood building materials, including OSB, structural framing products, and exterior siding for use in residential, industrial and light commercial construction. From manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Chile and Brazil, LP products are sold to builders and homeowners through building materials distributors and dealers and retail home centers. Founded in 1973, LP is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under LPX. For more information, visit LPCorp.com.