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OS’Brace RAP Protects New Taranaki Build Against the Elements

Although the view is spectacular, the weather conditions surrounding this build in Taranaki are ever-changing. Thanks to IBS OS'Brace RAP and IBS OS'Floor, the team at Cavalier Homes could continue working on the inside of the house no matter the conditions.

"For this project, the few key benefits of OS'Brace RAP was that it was really lightweight. You only needed one person to carry it, two to manoeuvre it. Once it was installed and the windows were in, you could start working on the internal works straight away. Weathertightness was essential to maintain our schedule," says Rob Anderson, of Cavalier Homes. "This definitely sped up the time of construction and helped to reduce labour costs."

"Even though IBS OS'Brace RAP and IBS OS'Floor proved cost-effective compared to other market alternatives, it was also the genuine service and support provided by Skippy and the team at IBS which added value to the product."

The OS'Brace RAP and OS'Floor made an effective rigid air barrier and flooring combo for this project.

IBS OS'Brace RAP is an orientated strand board rigid air barrier and structural bracing panel. It replaces traditional building wrap and is cost effective, simple to install, lightweight (from 11.2kg), easy to cut and can be used with almost any suitable tape system. It is treated to H3.1 level (it does not need to be re-treated when cut), E0 formaldehyde free, moisture resistant and is CodeMark certified to the NZ Building Code.

IBS OS'Floor is a structural orientated strand board designed specifically for flooring applications. With a tongue and groove timber profile, edge swelling protection and a pre-marked nail grid pattern, the panel is very easy to install and handle, saving time and labour costs.

Both panels are manufactured in Germany especially for the New Zealand building industry and are made from renewable sustainable resources, characterised by low emissions due to 100% formaldehyde free resin and are certified by independent third parties.

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