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IBS PRIMAaqua Fibre Cement Board

IBS PRIMAaqua is a wet area lining panel manufactured from cellulose fibre cement, with rebated edges on each length. PRIMAaqua has a smooth, sanded and sealed surface to ensure minimal water and moisture absorption in the exposed surface. Impact resistant and moisture resistant attributes have made PRIMAaqua the ideal choice for internal dry and wet area applications.

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

IBS supply PRIMAaqua for use within the following scope:

  • In all buildings where the structure is suitable for the intended building work.
  • In all building areas prone to water splashes.
  • As a tile substrate over existing or new reconstituted wood floors (e.g. plywood, particle board, OSB and timber tongue and groove).
  • As a wet area lining for bathrooms, kitchens, laundries and internal rooms with high humidity.
  • In conjunction with an approved firewall design.
Limitations on Use

When specifying and installing PRIMAaqua make sure you follow the IBS PRIMAaqua Design and Installation Guide.

  • PRIMAaqua should not be installed on timber framing where the moisture content is greater than 18%.
  • Tiles must be installed with a flexible tile adhesive that’s also compatible with PRIMAaqua. Talk to your preferred adhesive manufacturer for recommendations.
  • When specifying and installing PRIMAaqua as a flooring substrate, the panels must be fully supported by a rigid flooring material.
Statement of Building Code Compliance

Clause B1 Structure — B1.3.1; B1.3.2; B1.3.3(a, j); B1.3.4(a, b, c, d)

Clause B2 Durability — B2.3.1(b) when used as a substrate for tiles; B2.3.1(c); B2.3.2

Clause C3 Fire affecting areas beyond the fire source — C3.4(a)

Clause E3 Internal moisture — E3.3.4; E3.3.5; E3.3.6

Clause F2 Hazardous Building materials — F2.3.1

If designed, used, installed & maintained in accordance with the scope, the above-mentioned product will meet the following provisions of the NZBC. How the building method or product complies or contributes can be found in item 12. Basis for Certification. Any qualifications on the extent of that compliance can be found in item 6. Conditions and limitations of use.

B1 Structure compliant
B2 Durability compliant
C Protection from Fire compliant
Protection from Fire
E3 Internal Moisture compliant
Internal Moisture
F2 Hazardous Building Materials compliant
Hazardous Building Materials
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PASS 17021

CodeMark CM20210

CM20210 2020

Installation Guide

August 2021

Care and Maintenance Guide

August 2021

Warranty General Terms

August 2021

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