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Cemintel Barestone Cladding

Barestone cladding panels are 9mm thick and square edged creating a geometric panelized aesthetic. In exterior applications the panels are held in place with exposed screws or rivets which create a look of industrial sophistication.

The mottled fibre cement texture is evident in all Barestone products. No matter what the panel combination is, it still gives walls a cohesive look.

The raw concrete look of fibre cement cladding panels have a contemporary simplicity. The material honesty resonates with architectural trends. The clean lines and minimalistic form provide a sleek and uncluttered look which can be used on external or internal walls.

  • Panel Width: 1200mm
  • Panel Length: 2400 and 3000mm
  • Panel Thickness: 9mm

Cemintel Barestone panels can be installed horizontally or vertically onto steel or timber stud framing or masonry/concrete using the proven and versatile NV9 Omega top hat fixing system.

The NV9 Omega system provides a versatile and durable façade which is suitable for an extensive range of building types. Panels are pre-drilled and then fixed with expressed joints to vertical metal top hats using Barestone rivets. A vertical gasket tape is placed on the top hat to provide added weather resistance, and a backing strip is used at horizontal joints to reduce water ingress.

Key Features
  • Low maintenance
  • Superior strength and durability from lightweight 9mm thick compressed fibre cement panels.
  • Coated with Ceminseal® for water block technology and a secondary coating to minimize colour fade.
  • No requirement for additional painting costs
  • Potential to speed up the construction process
  • Cemintel's express jointed fixing system is widely recognised for its high performance
  • Cemintel's pressure equalised ventilated cavity system allows for higher wind loads, minimises water ingress and allows air flow and drainage
  • Choice of fasteners (either exposed head screw or Barestone rivet) allows different aesthetic options
  • Suitable for Sea Spray Zones B, C & D
  • The unique Barestone rivet with pre-assembled rubber sleeve allows slight movement across the panel thereby reducing
  • Panels will not rot, swell or warp when correctly installed and maintained
  • Fire — Type A Classification tested in accordance with Appendix C 7.1 of C/AS2. (Table C1.3 of C/ AS2)
Scope of Use

The Cemintel Barestone wall cladding system has been assessed for use as an external wall cladding system on buildings:

Within the scope limitations of the New Zealand Building Code (NZBC) Acceptable Solution E2/AS1, Paragraph 1.1 with regards to building height and floor plan area, for buildings situated in Wind Zones up to and including Extra High, as defined in NZS3604:2011, constructed with:

  • Timber frame in accordance with NZS 3604:2011; or
  • Steel frame in accordance with NZS3404:2009 Part 1 and NASH Standard — Residential and Low-Rise Steel Framing Part 1: Design Criteria: 2005; or
  • Masonry structures in accordance with NZS4229:2013;

Specifically engineering design in accordance with B1/VM1 and referenced loading standards AS/NZS 1170 and materials standards for:

  • Ultimate Limit State (ULS) wind pressure up to 6kpa
  • Serviceability Limit State (SLS) wind pressure up to 2.5kpa when installed as a pressure equalised system provided the stiffness of the structural frame limits deflections to span/250 for the serviceability wind loads. 

In exposure Zones B, C and D (except microclimates) as defined in NZS3604:2011. except for fixing to Masonry which is limited to zones B & C.

Limitations on Use
  • Please refer to CodeMark certificate for limitations and restrictions
NZS 3604 Corrosion Zone D suitable
Corrosion Exposure Zone D
NZS 3604 Wind Zone Extra High suitable
Extra High Wind Zone
NZS 3604 Wind Zone Specific Design suitable
Specific Design Wind Zone
Statement of Building Code Compliance

The Cemintel Barestone wall cladding system if designed, used, installed and maintained in accordance with the scope of the CodeMark Certificate and the Cemintel New Zealand Design & Installation Guide — Barestone External Installation Cemintel Barestone FCNZ604 July 2023, will meet the following provisions of the NZBC:

  • Clause B1 STRUCTURE: Performance B1.3.1, B1.3.2, and B1.3.4 (b), (c), (d) and (e) for the relevant physical conditions of B1.3.3 (a), (f), (h), (j) and (q). The Cemintel Barestone wall cladding system meets these requirements.
  • Clause B2 DURABILITY: Performance B2.3.1 (b) no less than 15 years. The Cemintel Barestone wall cladding system meets these requirements.
  • Clause C2-C6 PROTECTION FROM FIRE: C3.5 and C3.7 (b) and (c). The Cemintel Barestone wall cladding system meets these requirements.
  • Clause E2 EXTERNAL MOISTURE: Performance E2.3.2 and E2.3.7. The Cemintel Barestone wall cladding system meets these requirements.
  • Clause F2 HAZARDOUS BUILDING MATERIALS: Performance F2.3.1. The Cemintel Barestone wall cladding system meets these requirements.
In-Service History

The manufacturer, Nichiha Corporation, has been producing the Territory Cladding (previously known as Designer Series, and also known as EX Series in some countries) since 1990.

The product is used significantly in Japan, as well as being exported to USA, Canada, China, Korea, Russia, parts of Europe and Australasia.

The product has been supplied in Australia since 2012 by CSR Cemintel. Cemintel is a business unit of CSR Building products and is distributed in New Zealand by CSR Building Products (NZ) LTD, a subsidary of CSR in Australia.

Other Performance Attributes

Warranty and Maintenance

The Cemintel Barestone panels have a product warranty of 15 years. The full Cemintel Barestone product warranty is available for download at

The durability of the Cemintel Barestone range can be enhance by periodic inspection and maintenance. Inspections should include examination of the coatings, flashings and seals. See Inspection, Repair and Maintenance document for full information.

B1 Structure compliant
B2 Durability compliant
C Protection from Fire compliant
Protection from Fire
E2 External Moisture compliant
External Moisture
F2 Hazardous Building Materials compliant
Hazardous Building Materials
Barestone Design & Install Guide | External

April 2024

CodeMark: Cemintel Barestone

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