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PRIMAaqua Fibre Cement Board

PRIMAaqua is a pink board with a smooth, sanded and sealed surface to ensure minimal water and moisture absorption in the surface. Impact resistant and moisture resistant attributes make PRIMAaqua the ideal choice for internal dry and wet area applications.

It comes with sanded surfaces and rebated edges, making it ideal for achieving smooth and flat ceiling and wall finishes, including finishes with top coats and wallpaper.  


  • 6mm 2400 x 900
  • 6mm 2400 x 1200
  • 6mm 3000 x 1200
  • 9mm 2400 x 1200
  • 9mm 2700 x 1200
Key Features
  • Sanded surface for superior flatness
  • Rebated edges for easy flush jointing
  • Immune to permanent water damage
  • Dimensionally stable (low moisture movement)
  • Ideal substrate for ceramic or marble tiles
  • Can be painted or decorated with wall covering materials
  • Pink board with smooth, sanded surface
  • Rebated edges along the two long sides
Scope of Use

PrimaAqua/PrimaLiner wall and ceiling linings have been appraised for use as interior wall and ceiling linings in timber and steel framed buildings. PrimaAqua/PrimaLiner wall and ceiling linings have also been appraised as an external ceiling/soffit lining for buildings within the following scope: situated in NZS 3604 Wind Zones up to, and including 'Extra High'.

PrimaAqua/PrimaLiner wall and ceiling linings are fibre cement sheets for use as internal and external ceiling linings, soffit linings and internal wall linings in dry or wet areas that are not subjected to direct sunlight, rain or snow. PrimaAqua/PrimaLiner wall and ceiling linings are suitable for use as a base for tiles, wallpaper, paint, and other interior finishes.

Statement of Building Code Compliance

In the opinion of BRANZ, PrimaAqua/PrimaLiner wall and ceiling linings, if designed, used, installed and maintained in accordance with the statements and conditions of this Appraisal, will meet the following provisions of the NZBC:

  • Clause B1 Structure: Perfromance B1.3.1, B1.3.2 and B1.3.4. PrimaAqua/PrimaLiner wall and ceiling linings meet the requirements for loads arising from self-weight, wind and impact [i.e. B1.3.3 (a), (h) and (j)].
  • Clause B2 Durability: Performance  B2.3.1 (b), 15 years for substrates to shower areas and external ceiling/soffit linings, B2.3.1 (c) 5 years for interior wall and ceiling linings. PrimaAqua/PrimaLiner wall and ceiling linings meet this requirement.
  • Clause E2 External MoisturePerformance E2.3.2. PrimaAqua/PrimaLiner wall and ceiling linings when used as external ceiling/soffit linings meet this requirement.
  • Clause E3 Internal Moisture: Performance E3.3.4, E3.3.5 and E3.3.6. PrimaAqua/PrimaLiner Wall and Ceiling Linings meet these requirements.
  • Clause F2 Hazardous Building Materials: Performance F2.3.1. PrimaAqua/PrimaLiner Wall and Ceiling Linings meet this requirement and will not present a health hazard to people.

PrimaAqua/PrimaLiner Wall and Ceiling Linings have been appraised as an Alternative Solution in terms of New Zealand Building Code compliance.

B1 Structure compliant
B2 Durability compliant
E2 External Moisture compliant
External Moisture
E3 Internal Moisture compliant
Internal Moisture
F2 Hazardous Building Materials compliant
Hazardous Building Materials
PASS Product Technical Statement


BRANZ Appraisal

No. 737 [2019]

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