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A BRANZ Appraised Cladding System with Multiple Facade Options

Is there a facade, or cladding system, that has been custom-designed, specifically engineered, and exhaustively tested to provide a different version to suit the different building classifications and requirements? Particularly one for medium-density residential and low-rise commercial builds? Yes – XpressClad from Pacbld (Pacific Build Supply).

XpressClad is a negative detail, adhesive-fixed, facade or cladding or soffit system, that incorporates an extensive range of rain-screen panel options. The three types of rain-screen options include: Swisspearl high-density (+/-1,900kg/m³) through-colour fibre cement, Parklex timber veneer HPL, and Pacbld Refined medium-density (+/-1,200kg/m³) paintable fibre cement.

There are three versions of XpressClad:

XpressClad PX3-0

  • Has a 20mm cladding cavity
  • The system drains at every horizontal junction
  • PX3-0 is BRANZ Appraised for any building up to 10m (three storeys)
  • The first BRANZ Appraisal for an adhesive-fixed cladding system.

XpressClad PX20

  • Has a 20mm cladding cavity
  • The system ventilates from top-to-bottom, and is designed to meet MoE (Ministry of Education) guidelines.
  • PX20 has been tested to AS/NZS 4284 and exceeds +/-5.5kPa wind-loading.

XpressClad PX40

  • Has a 40mm cladding cavity
  • The system ventilates from top-to-bottom, and is designed for high-rise buildings taller than +30m (10 stories).
  • PX40 has been tested to AS/NZS 4284 and exceeds +9.75kPa, -5.5kPa, and has a BR135 classification passing BS 8414.

All three versions of XpressClad have a 120/120/120 fire-resistance rating.

Given the robustness of the XpressClad systems, and the durability and low-maintenance of Swisspearl, they are ideally suited to all medium-density residential and low-rise commercial building, in particular Housing New Zealand and Ministry of Education projects. Or as the BRANZ Assessment puts it, “for any building at any height."

View more information on Pacific Build Supply, including contact details.
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