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13mm Elephant AquaSmart is a high density, moisture resistant plasterboard. An ideal lining choice for wet areas such as kitchens, laundries, and bathrooms. It is manufactured specifically for New Zealand conditions. It meets and exceeds the requirements of AS/NZS 2588.
Elephant Plasterboard systems are intended for normal conditions of dry internal use. All performance testing of Elephant Plasterboard systems has been carried out using dry ex-factory product.
Elephant Plasterboard Drywall systems must not be exposed to liquid water or be installed in situations where extended exposures to humidities above 95% Relative Humidity are to be expected.
A suitable surface finish must be applied to Elephant Plasterboard in all areas where liquid water or high humidity can be expected. Vinyl wallpaper and gloss and semi-gloss alkyd paints are suitable systems.
Bathrooms, kitchens and laundries for example should have adequate ventilation or heating to avoid condensation buildup.
Elephant Plasterboard is manufactured to the International Standard ISO 9001, and has been specifically designed to meet New Zealand and Australian Standards and Building Code requirements. Elephant Plasterboard has been marketed internationally since 1975 and the product has established an excellent history of performance for its use in buildings throughout New Zealand and Australia. Elephant Plasterboard meets the durability requirements of the NZBC and BCA and is subject to use, installation and maintenance in accordance with the Manufacturer's instructions.
The NZBC durability requirement under Clause B2.3 c) and d) for general linings is between 5 and 15 years depending on the ease of access and replacement.
Elephant Plasterboard systems, used as a general lining, including adhesive fixing when using an adhesive recommended by the manufacturer for this application, satisfy the 15 year durability requirements of the NZBC. Elephant Plasterboard systems fixed mechanically using only screws or nails achieve a 50 year durability performance.
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Elephant Plasterboard is a New Zealand owned company that for 30 years has been providing quality plasterboard and design solutions for the New Zealand building industry.
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