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Plasterboard Grid System for Masonry Walls
Description

The Ecoplus Plasterboard Grid System is a masonry wall batten system designed to be used over masonry walls for internal use in both commercial and residential type buildings. 

The system consists of cold rolled sections manufactured from light gauge galvanised steel. The masonry wall batten system is used for battening out irregular walls, enabling the installation of plasterboard.  

The system can also be used as steel wall system, and as a suspended flush ceiling grid system designed to be used as a suspended ceiling system for internal use in both commercial and residential buildings. 

Key Features
  • Masonry wall batten system with the range of available components allowing for variable spanning and spacing options
  • Eliminates joint movement and nail popping associated with timber
  • Can also be utilised as a concealed grid system for ceilings to achieve a flush plasterboard ceiling, and for steel frame walls
  • High quality, performance tested system meeting the requirements of all relevant NZ/AUS building codes 
Scope of Use

The Ecoplus Plasterboard Grid system has been appraised for use as a masonry wall batten system for internal use in both commercial and residential type buildings within the following scope:

    • Concrete masonry structures designed and constructed to comply with the NZBC (e.g. NZS 4230)

See attached Appraisal for full information.

Limitations on Use
  • Installation of components and accessories supplied by Ecoplus Systems Ltd and contractors, must be carried out by competent ceiling and/or wall installers experienced in the installation of suspended ceiling systems and/or wall batten systems

See attached Appraisal for full information.

Statement of Building Code Compliance

In the opinion of BEAL, the Ecoplus Plasterboard Grid System, if designed, installed and maintained in accordance with the statements and conditions of this Appraisal Certificate, will meet the following provisions of the NZBC:

  • Clause B1 STRUCTURE: Performance B1.3.1,B1.3.2 and B1.3.4. The Ecoplus Plasterboard Grid System meets the requirements for loads arising from self weight, earthquake, wind, impact and creep [ i.e. B1.3.3 (a), (f), (h), (j) and (q)]. See paragraphs 9.1-9.9 2.3
  • Clause B2 DURABILTY: Performance B2.3.1 (b), 15 years, B2.3.1 (c), 5 years, and B2.3.2. The Ecoplus Plasterboard Grid System meets this requirement. See paragraphs 10.1-10.4 2.4
  • Clause F2 HAZARDOUS BUILDING MATERIALS: Performance F2.3.1. The Ecoplus Plasterboard Grid Ceiling System meets this requirement and will not present a health hazard to people

See attached Appraisal for full information.

In-Service History

The Ecoplus Plasterboard Grid System has been installed throughout New Zealand.

Installed in Ryman Healthcare aged care facilities nationwide.

Documents
Appraisal, Accreditation, Certification and Testing
Specification Clause (Masterspec)
Installation and Operation
Project Case Study: Ryman Healthcare

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