Although the cladding is not covered by the structure clauses, Ullrich felt it was necessary to complete the research in light of recent New Zealand disasters for the peace of mind of our customers.
Following the testing Branz presented the following conclusions:
“In an earthquake, Ulltraclad is expected to ‘ride out’ the expected displacements of the light timber frame to which it is attached with no observable damage up to racking displacements of +48mm. Damage at the completion of racking displacements of +65mm is expected to be slight with no components failing or falling.”
The result of the testing has left us with even more faith in our system. Ulltraclad is not susceptible to rust, rot, high maintenance and performs well in an earthquake situation.
Ulltraclad is a product of Ullrich Aluminium. It is New Zealand made by a New Zealand owned company that just celebrated its 50th anniversary.