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EasyLap Panel

EasyLap™ Panel is a strong fibre cement substrate with a shiplap vertical joint, it’s a quick and easy way to achieve a clean, textured look. The panel can be finished with a site applied roll on textured acrylic paint for that rendered look, or you can paint it smooth.

Ideal to be used as external wall cladding in residential single and medium-density homes, including alterations and additions, where a uniform broad wall cladding is required. Ideal for full wrap or composite construction designs.

Product Profile:

  • 9mm thick
  • 2450mm or 3000mm long
  • 1200mm wide
Key Features
  • Engineered to stand up to harsh environments, including coastal conditions
  • Easy and cost effective way to create texture
  • Can be painted any colour, even the darker shades
  • The roller applied acrylic texture paint finish means you only need two trades (your carpenter and painter)
  • Up to 60 minute fire resistance rating (FRR) can be achieved when installed as per the James Hardie Fire and Acoustic Design Manual
  • Resistant to fire, rot resistant and resistant to moisture damage
  • Classified as non-combustible material
  • Low maintenance
  • 15 year product warranty
NZ Made
NZ Made
Scope of Use
  • External wall cladding for broad wall coverage
NZS 3604 Corrosion Zone D suitable
Corrosion Exposure Zone D
NZS 3604 Wind Zone Specific Design suitable
Specific Design Wind Zone
Statement of Building Code Compliance

The following clauses of the NZBC are applicable to EasyLap Panel and it complies with these requirements as explained below;

  • Structure B1: Wind load tests have been completed at a NATA accredited James Hardie laboratory and the suitability of its fixings has been verified to meet wind pressure requirement in various wind zones classified in NZS 3604 and meets the requirements of B1.3.1, B1.3.2 and B1.3.4
  • Durability B2: EasyLap Panel has been tested at a NATA accredited laboratory in accordance with AS/NZS 2908.2 and meets the durability performance requirements as per B2.3.1(a) and B2.3.2 of this clause
  • Fire Performance C: EasyLap Panel has been tested and is classified as non-combustible material and is suitable for use on external walls close to boundaries
  • External Moisture E2: EasyLap Panel as per the details published in its technical specification has been tested for weathertightness as per E2/VM1 (as contained within NZBC Clause E2, Third Edition, Amendment 5)
  • Hazardous Building Materials F2: EasyLap Panel complies with the requirements of F2.3.1 and will not present a health hazard
  • Energy Efficiency H1: EasyLap Panel walls constructed using bulk insulation meets the construction R-Value requirements as per Table 1 of Clause H1
B1 Structure compliant
B2 Durability compliant
C Protection from Fire compliant
Protection from Fire
E2 External Moisture compliant
External Moisture
F2 Hazardous Building Materials compliant
Hazardous Building Materials
H1 Energy Efficiency compliant
Energy Efficiency
EasyLap Panel Texture Coating Installaton Manual


Fire and Acoustic Design Manual


Product Technical Statement


BRANZ Appraisal: Axon Panel & EasyLap Panel

1211 [2022]

Technical Literature on Supplier Website

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