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House in High Wind Zone Takes Advantage of the Bracing Elements of IBS OS'Brace RAP

It was not a tough choice for Dean Morton to choose IBS OS'Brace RAP over traditional building wrap and other rigid air barriers. Having used IBS Barn Lining before (9mm interior decorative panel), Dean was confident in the quality of the IBS orientated strand board range and its ease of use.

Being in a high wind zone, Dean found that IBS OS'Brace RAP was the perfect solution. "It offers bracing and extra insulation. It is easy to use, you can cut your windows out easy, and when you cut it there is no harmful dust, so it's safe for the builders to use," says Dean, owner of Morton Timber Co Ltd.

IBS OS'Brace RAP is an orientated strand board rigid air barrier and structural bracing panel. It replaces the traditional building wrap and is cost effective, simple to install, and easy to cut. IBS OS'Brace RAP is also CodeMark certified to the NZ Building Code.

When it comes to the health and safety of builders, construction companies can rest easy knowing that IBS OS'Brace RAP meets both of those needs. It is bonded with super E0 formaldehyde free resin, and as the panel is made of wood there are no carcinogens released when cut. Finally, weighing from a light 11.2kg, the product is a safe one-man-lift, thereby reducing injury from heavy lifting.

It can also be used with almost any suitable tape system and is treated to H3.1 level ensuring that a moisture-resistant, weathertight barrier is created. Since the chips are treated during the bonding process, the edges do not need to be re-treated when cut.

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