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Barricade FR Building Wrap

Barricade FR Wrap is a non-woven fire retardant, water-resistant, breathable synthetic wall underlay for use under direct fixed and non-direct fixed wall cladding on timber framed and steel framed buildings. The product is manufactured from high-quality synthetic spun-bonded material with high UV qualities.

Key Features
  • Fire retardant
  • Consistent breathable surface 
  • Water resistant 
  • Absorbent and can be used with absorbent and non-absorbent claddings
  • Strong and durable, suitable for all areas of New Zealand including 'Very High' wind zones of NZS 3604 
  • Suitable for use with all cladding systems 
  • Performs over timber or steel framing
  • Suitable to be used as a non rigid backing for stucco plaster 
  • Suitable as an air barrier on walls that are not lined 
  • Unique anti-fungal properties
NZ-Owned Business
NZ-Owned Business
Scope of Use

Barricade FR Wall Wrap has been appraised for use as a flexible wall underlay on timber-framed buildings within the following scope:

  • The scope limitations of NZBC Acceptable Solution E2/AS1, Paragraph 1.1; and,
  • With absorbent and non-absorbent wall claddings directly fixed to the frame; and,
  • With absorbent and non-absorbent wall claddings installed over an 18mm minimum drained cavity; and,
  • With masonry veneer in accordance with NZBC Acceptable Solution E2/AS1; and,
  • Situated in NZS 3604 wind zones up to and including 'Very High'
Limitations on Use
  • Vertical use only
  • Not suitable as a roof underlay
  • Maximum weather exposure: 60 days
  • Store out of direct sunlight in a dry place
NZS 3604 Earthquake Zone Very High suitable
Very High Earthquake Zone
NZS 3604 Wind Zone Extra High suitable
Extra High Wind Zone
Statement of Building Code Compliance

Barricade FR Building Wrap is a breathable composite building wrap.
The following tests have been carried out in accordance with NZBC Acceptable Solution E2/AS1 Table 23:

  • Tensile strength, edge tear resistance and resistance to water vapour transmission in accordance with ASNZS 4200.1 
  • Resistance to water penetration in accordance with AS/NZS 4201.1.4 
  • Surface water absorbency in accordance with AS/NZS 4201.6 
  • Air resistance to ISO 6536/5-1986 based on BS6538-3 
  • Shrinkage in accordance with AS/NZS 4201.3 
  • pH of extract in accordance with AS/NZS 1301.421s
  • Fire retardant in accordance with AS1530 Part 2 Flammability

FR1 Building Wrap has been Code Mark certified to ensure it meets code compliance with NZBC Clause B2.3.1 (a), not less than 50 years for building wraps used where the cladding durability requirement or expected serviceable life is not less than 50 years.

Other Performance Attributes
  • Contains unique anti fungal properties
  • Suitable as a non-rigid backing for stucco plaster 
  • Suitable as an air barrier on walls that are not lined 
  • May be used on gable ends
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
CodeMark Product Certificate

CM70072: Aug 2020

Maintenance and Warranty


Specification Clause/Guide


Installation and Operation




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