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Designing for Internal Moisture

Products and systems designed to meet E2 compliance and reduce the risk of future building failure.

September 2018

Vapour Permeable Wall Underlay Keeps Interiors Dry

DuPont created DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap to have the optimum balance of properties for superior performance against the elements.

Hot Air Rises: The Right Commercial Ceiling Tiles

Hot Air Rises: The Right Commercial Ceiling Tiles

Setting the standard for commercial kitchens, bathrooms and laundries, Fenta ceiling tiles are moisture-resistant, washable, hygienic, durable and fire-resistant.

DynaFlash Brings Flexible Moisture Protection to Homes

DynaFlash Brings Flexible Moisture Protection to Homes

DynaFlash is an innovative universal back flashing that comes in a coil, designed to prevent the penetration of moisture that may cause undue dampness or damage to the building elements. 

Creating a Watertight Shower Drain

Creating a Watertight Shower Drain

Walk in tiled showers have become a very popular bathroom feature, but with such extreme moisture in one area, how can designers ensure they are completely watertight?

Start Specifying E3/AS1 Compliant Tiles with Tileworks

Start Specifying E3/AS1 Compliant Tiles with Tileworks

Tileworks helps designers specify resilient and elegant tiles that comply with E3/AS1 s3.1.2 for wet area walls.

DriStud Helps Minimise Roof Cavity Condensation

DriStud Helps Minimise Roof Cavity Condensation

All DriStud underlays hold 240gsm of moisture where the minimum requirement is 150gsm. 

IPS Provides Integral Waterproofing for Tile Safe Shower System

IPS Provides Integral Waterproofing for Tile Safe Shower System

IPS Tile Liner performs an important function in the Showerwell Tile Safe Shower System, forming an impermeable barrier between the tiles and wall substrate. 

KAPO Board Demonstrates Superb Moisture Resistance

KAPO Board Demonstrates Superb Moisture Resistance

KAPO Board is a calcium silicate board with exceptional moisture resistance, making it ideal as an interior wet area lining.

Porotherm Clay Blocks Keep Internal Moisture in Check

Porotherm Clay Blocks Keep Internal Moisture in Check

Porotherm Clay Blocks help manage moisture and humidity, effectively preventing mould and mildew. 

Minimise Moisture in the Roof Cavity

Minimise Moisture in the Roof Cavity

A simple and efficient way to remove moisture and heat from a roof space is to install a Solar Star Roof fan.

COLORSTEEL Dridex Helps Reduce Moisture

COLORSTEEL Dridex Helps Reduce Moisture

Tests conducted on a straight gable roof showed that by using COLORSTEEL Dridex instead of a separate roofing underlay, air changes in the roof space were more than doubled.

Five Advantages of Metrotile Roof Vents

Five Advantages of Metrotile Roof Vents

Designed to integrate seamlessly into roofs, Metrotile roof vents help create a healthier, drier environment for homeowners.

Enjoy Condensation-Free Spaces with the Schweigen Silent Bathroom Fan

Enjoy Condensation-Free Spaces with the Schweigen Silent Bathroom Fan

The Schweigen BR500 offers a powerful and silent bathroom extraction system, with up to two room extraction with just one fan.

GIB Toughline Aqua Brings Water-Resistance to Walls

GIB Toughline Aqua Brings Water-Resistance to Walls

GIB Superline, the 5-in-1 plasterboard, is in the process of being renamed GIB Toughline Aqua. 

Reduce Internal Moisture with Foreverbreathe Wall Systems

Reduce Internal Moisture with Foreverbreathe Wall Systems

Foreverbreathe Wall Systems are built from vapour permeable building materials to establish air tightness and reduce moisture levels.

Combating High Moisture Areas with IBS ShowerLine

Combating High Moisture Areas with IBS ShowerLine

IBS ShowerLine is a durable wet wall liner that is easy to clean and low maintenance.

Tricore Roofing Designed to Reduce Moisture

Tricore Roofing Designed to Reduce Moisture

The Dimond Tricore Insulated Roof System manages roof space moisture without the need for ventilation or vapour barrier inclusion.

James Hardie Brings Charm and Durability to Gastropub

James Hardie Brings Charm and Durability to Gastropub

HardieGroove Lining is used throughout the pub on the walls, doors, ceilings, and soffits, while HardiePanel Compressed Sheets was specified as structural flooring in wet and dry areas.

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