Wind and earthquakes can have devastating effects on any building. The Christchurch earthquake was a powerful natural event that severely damaged New Zealand’s second largest city and highlighted the importance of structural integrity and therefore the importance of using safe and reliable bracing materials during construction.
The Ecoply Barrier system uses structural plywood that is BRANZ appraised and meets the NZ Building Code requirements for earthquake zones and Extra High wind zones of 51-55 m/s.
BRANZ-appraised, the Ecoply Barrier system is a weathertight rigid air barrier used for drained and vented cavity systems outside the building frame, effectively replacing traditional building wrap. This system can provide structural bracing and forms a strong secondary line of defense against moisture penetration into the building envelope.
The Ecoply Barrier system is designed to resist forces from wind pressure and earthquakes and can be used in construction across all areas of New Zealand.