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EQUITONE [tectiva]

EQUITONE [tectiva] is a through-coloured fibre cement facade material, characterised by a sanded surface and naturally occurring hues within the material. Every tectiva panel is unique, strongly expressing the raw texture of the core fibre cement material.

Natural colour differences may be accentuated by the orientation of the sheet, the viewing angle, and the effects of light and moisture.

tectiva is available in 8 expressive colours, and 2 panel sizes:

  • Panels:
    • 2500 x 1220mm
    • 3050 x 1220mm
  • Thickness: 8mm
  • Weight: 14.9 kg/m²
Key Features
  • CodeMark certified
  • Non combustible — does not contribute to the spread of fire
  • Sound insulating
  • Can be used for external facades as well as internal applications
  • Fixing methods include: face fixed colour matched rivets, or concealed fix
  • EQUITONE panels can be perforated, cut, milled or printed
  • Resistant to extreme temperatures and frost
  • Water resistant (if in compliance with application guideline)
  • Resistant to many living organisms (fungi, bacteria, insects, vermin, etc.)
  • Resistant to many chemicals
  • Sustainable — EQUITONE is Cradle to Cradle Certified® at the Bronze level 
  • Environmentally friendly, no harmful gas emissions
Scope of Use
  • EQUITONE can be used for external facades as well as internal applications
  • Fixing methods include: timber battens or metal frame, face fixed colour matched rivets, or concealed fix
  • Timber or steel framed buildings (NZS 3604) or Masonry buildings (NZS 4229)
  • May be installed with either a flexible membrane (building heights up to 10m), or a rigid weather barrier (building heights up to 25m) 
  • Located anywhere with respect to a relevant boundary 
  • See CodeMark for full information

EQUITONE Facade panels are certified for use as an internal wall lining in buildings: 

  1. a) with Importance Levels of 1 to 4 and 
  2. b) in any area of the building, except wet areas, and 
  3. c) with or without an automatic fire sprinkler system.

Can be used on:

  • Education facilities
  • Health care facilities
  • Aged care facilities
  • Retail
  • Apartment buildings
  • Commercial buildings
  • Public buildings
  • Roofs
  • Louvres
  • Interior applications 
Limitations on Use
  • Not suitable for internal wet areas e.g. showers
  • Must be designed and installed in accordance with the EQUITONE Design Guide, Installation Manuals, and Fixing Guides
Statement of Building Code Compliance

The EQUITONE Facade System if designed, used, installed and maintained in accordance with the conditions of this Certificate will comply with or contribute to compliance with the following performance provisions of the NZ Building Code: 

  • Clause B1 STRUCTURE: Performance B1.3.1, B1.3.2 & B1.3.4, for the relevant physical conditions of B1.3.3 (a), (h), (j) & (q)
  • Clause B2 DURABILITY: Performance B2.3.1 (b) 
  • Clause C3 FIRE: Performance C3.4 (a), C3.5 & C3.7 (b) & (c) 
  • Clause E2 EXTERNAL MOISTURE: Performance E2.3.2, E2.3.5 & E2.3.7 
  • Clause F2 HAZARDOUS BUILDING MATERIALS: Performance F2.3.1

See CodeMark for full information.

In-Service History

When Ludwig Hatschek invented fibre cement in the late 19th century, he combined the basic elements of the earth: mineral materials, water, air and fire (heat) in a simple filtration process. Our mother company, Etex, has been manufacturing fibre cement materials since 1905. The most prestigious incarnation in this proud heritage of unique materials is the EQUITONE® facade material range.

Other Performance Attributes
  • EQUITONE is Cradle to Cradle Certified® at the Bronze level 


Subject to conditions, the Warrantor warrants that:

  • At the time of delivery to the Purchaser, the Materials will be in accordance with the material specifications and tolerance limits as stipulated in the material information sheet applicable at the time of delivery
  • The Materials will remain free of defects in material and manufacture for 15 years from the date the Purchaser purchased the materials from the Warrantor’s New Zealand distributor.

Please see EQUITONE letter of warranty for further details.

EQUITONE Design Guide
Material Information Sheet: tectiva


Material Safety Data Sheet: tectiva




Environmental Product Declaration: tectiva


EQUITONE Installation Manuals & Fixing Guides
EQUITONE Cleaning and Maintenance Guide


EQUITONE Letter of Warranty


EQUITONE tectiva

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