Nature can be harsh sometimes and can have some extreme effects on any building, particularly in New Zealand with earthquakes and storms. Adding extra bracing elements to buildings in this environment is the first line of defence. EGGER OS'Brace RAP provides a barrier from the elements as well as adding bracing which strengthens the structural integrity of buildings.
EGGER OS'Brace RAP is a great alternative to the traditional building wrap, providing not only a rigid air barrier but also a bracing element, helping speed up construction by keeping the weather out. Having a strong secondary line of defence with a weathertight envelope allows for minimal moisture penetration into the building. The OS'Brace RAP has an added benefit of adding security to properties due to the panel system.
The OS'Brace RAP system has been CodeMark certified for use as a rigid air barrier and bracing element. It also has a third party plant certification ensuring that there is a consistent adherence to international OSB quality standards.
EGGER OS'Brace RAP is an orientated strand board suitable for both residential and commercial buildings. It comes in a 6mm lightweight sheet available in both 2440mm and 2745mm sizes, and will soon be offered in 3050mm sheets. The sheets are H3 treated all the way through the board, meaning users do not have to retreat any cut edges. With a clean, fresh wood appearance and none of the typical veneer defects of plywood such as holes, knots and splits, OS'Brace Rap is ideal as a building protection system.
For further information, visit the IBS website.