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Cemintel Territory Cladding | Woodlands

Cemintel® Territory™ Woodlands offers 10 stained timber-style wall cladding products that add warmth and character to building designs. Resistant to harsh weather, these high-quality cement bonded fibrous particle panels mimic the timeless beauty of natural timber with less maintenance required. Unlike natural timber, it doesn’t experience issues such as warping, splitting, and rotting. Additionally, it comes with a protective coating that safeguards the cladding from UV damage and prevents colour fading.

Suitable for both exterior walls and internal lining.

Where a weatherboard appearance is desired, the Woodlands panel is a perfect pick. Available in 10 finishes:

  • Teak
  • Grey Gum
  • Ebony
  • Jarrah Slats
  • Kwila Slats
  • Oaky Slats
  • Smoked (indent only)
  • Cedar (indent only)
  • Limed (indent only)
  • Birch (indent only)

Territory System

Territory panels are tongue and groove profiled along longest edges, and fit together to form a waterproof joint. The panels are secured with the panel clip, which is installed over a wall underlay or rigid air barrier. The system is installed over either timber frames, steel frames or masonry structure.

  • Panel:
    • 3,030 x 455mm, nominal thickness 16mm
    • Cement-bonded, fibrous wood particle panels
    • Pre-finished using a durable multi-layer paint process and a Nichiguard stain resistant coating
  • Proprietary installation componentry:
    • Back flashings, finished with a continuous sealant
    • Panel clips
    • Pre-formed external corners
    • Ventilated vermin proof starter strip
    • Corner trim and eave trim
    • Backing strips and spacers
Key Features
  • Lightweight, pre-finished
  • Low maintenance
  • Meets fire requirements as a Type A cladding
  • It can be installed to timber, steel and masonry frames.
  • Japanese designed and manufactured
  • Allows cladding to be installed horizontally or vertically.
  • It makes Territory cladding compatible with Barestone and Surround cladding.
  • CodeMark certified
Scope of Use

Cemintel panels are designed for use externally or internally for residential and commercial buildings.

The Cemintel Territory wall cladding system has been assessed by CodeMark 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; or,
  • In any Timber, Steel framed or masonry building that has been subject to Specific Engineering Design by a qualified engineer up to a ULS Design Wind Pressure of +6.0 / -6.0 kPa for horizontal installation and +2.6 / -3.3 kPa for vertical installation; and,
  • With Aluminium window and door joinery that meets the requirements of NZS 4211:2008 and is installed with vertical jambs and horizontal heads and sills; and,
  • In exposure Zones B, C and D as defined in NZS3604:2011. Microclimatic Conditions (refer NZS3604:2011 paragraph 4.2.4) are outside the scope of this certificate; and,
  • Within 1 metre of the relevant boundary (subject to other fire related code compliance requirements)
Limitations on Use
  • The use of the Cemintel Territory wall cladding system with panel installation other than vertical or horizontal, on non-vertical surfaces (e.g. parapet capping) is outside the scope of the CodeMark certificate
  • The Cemintel Territory wall cladding system is not designed to have tiles or other materials applied to the face of panels
  • The Cemintel Territory wall cladding system must be installed and maintained in accordance with Cemintel New Zealand Design & Installation Guide — Territory Series

See CodeMark Certificate for full information.

  • Not suitable for use in wet areas such as bathrooms, or water features
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 Territory wall cladding system if designed, used, installed and maintained in accordance with the scope of the CodeMark Certificate and either the Cemintel New Zealand Design & Installation Guide — Territory Series External Horizontal Installation (FCNZ503 March 2019) or Cemintel New Zealand Design & Installation Guide — Territory Series External Vertical Installation (FCNZ523 March 2019) as applicable for the direction of installation (collectively referenced as 'Cemintel New Zealand Design & Installation Guide – Territory Series') 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 Territory wall cladding system meets these requirements
  • Clause B2 DURABILITY: Performance B2.3.1 (b) no less than 15 years. The Cemintel Territory wall cladding system meets this requirement
  • Clause C2- C6 PROTECTION FROM FIRE: C3.5 and C3.7 (b) and (c). The Cemintel Territory wall cladding system meets this requirement
  • Clause E2 EXTERNAL MOISTURE: Performance E2.3.2 and E2.3.7. The Cemintel Territory wall cladding system meets this requirement
  • Clause F2 HAZARDOUS BUILDING MATERIALS: Performance F2.3.1. The Cemintel Territory wall cladding system meets this requirement
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 Territory panels have a product warranty of 15 years. The full Cemintel Territory product warranty is available for download at

The durability of the Cemintel Territory 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
Interior Fire Rating 1S
Territory Design & Install Guide | Horizontal

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