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Swisspearl — Prefinished Fibre Cement Cladding

Swisspearl facade panels are large size, flat, high-density prefinished fibre cement panels, offered in an extensive range of surface finishes and colours.

Swisspearl is manufactured in Switzerland with low energy and high environmental consciousness, using locally sourced mineral raw materials. Panels are produced from cement, synthetic fibres, pulp and water, colour pigments are added to that for integrally coloured fibre cement panels.

The proprietary processes pioneered by Swisspearl with special surface finish, sealed edges and back coating ensure optimal behaviour and durability of the panels. 

All Swisspearl panels are specially designed for rainscreen cladding applications with rear ventilation. 

Swisspearl panels can be used with the XpressClad façade system (PX40, PX20, PX3-0), developed by Pacific Build Supply Ltd for the last 20 years. 

The concept of top to bottom ventilation, minimal maintenance, fire protection and stunning negative detail look, made the partnership with Swisspearl and Pacbld an easy one. 

Swisspearl can also be installed on PXS, a soffit system, and Interior Linings.

Product Profile:

  • 8mm or 12mm thick
  • 2510mm x 1250mm
  • 3050mm x 1250mm

Typically 1190mm width is used. This works with 400mm & 600mm NZ stud spacings.

Key Features
  • Prefinished through-colour product
  • Available in a large range of surface finishes and colours (standard 85 options)
  • Suitable for Residential, Educational facilities and Commercial projects
  • Apart from an annual soft wash, no on-going maintenance of Swisspearl panel is required
  • High density 1750kg/m³
  • Fire resistant = non-combustible and no spread of flame, A2-s1 d0 classification
  • High water and UV resistance, 40 years standard life expectancy
  • Resistant to rot, mould growth, fungi
  • Meets EN 12467, European equivalent of AS/NZS 2908, proven use all over the world in a range of climate zones
  • Manufactured in Switzerland using local mineral raw materials with low energy and high environmental consciousness
  • Sustainable and efficient, proven with Swisspearl EPDs
  • Indent Product — Contact PacBld for pricing and lead times
Scope of Use
  • To be used externally with specially developed and tested XpressClad systems, rear ventilated aluminium rail system, with 20mm or 40mm cavity
  • To be used as a nil maintenance soffit
  • Concealed adhesive fixing with Sika Tack Panel-50 system

With XpressClad System:

  • Suitable for Residential, Educational facilities and Commercial
  • Projects situated in NZS 3604 Wind Zones up to, and including Extra High
  • Can also be used for specific engineering design (SED) wind pressures up to SLS of 4.5kPa, contact Pacbld for more information
  • Projects constructed with timber framing complying with the NZS 3604, or AS/NZS 1170.2
  • Suitable for all New Zealand environments, including coastal locations
  • Up to 60min fire resistance rating (FRR) with XpressClad and Fire rated Shera RWU. For higher FRR rating, contact Pacbld for more information
  • Complies with new NZBC C/AS2 requirements, around spread of fire and peak heat release
Limitations on Use

XpressClad system limitations:

  • PX3-0 is restricted to buildings below 10m
  • PX20 is recommended for buildings under 25m
  • PX 40 is unrestricted in height

To be eligible for a FULL system warranty offered by Pacbld, for XpressClad Systems we require all components and products that will be used, from the RWU to Cladding, to be purchased through Pacific Build Supply.

NZS 3604 Corrosion Zone D suitable
Corrosion Exposure Zone D
NZS 3604 Wind Zone Extra High suitable
Extra High Wind Zone
NZS 3604 Wind Zone Specific Design suitable
Specific Design Wind Zone
Statement of Building Code Compliance

Swisspearl on XpressClad systems meets B1, B2, C, E2, F2.

Specifically XpressClad PX3-0 is BRANZ Appraised, No. #1038.

XpressClad PX20 and PX40 are engineered rain screen systems that have generic Producer Statements covering off all relevant NZBC requirements. Site specific Producer Statements may be required for each project.

In-Service History

Swisspearl is one of the world’s oldest fibre cement manufacturers, and Swiss construction authorities testify to over forty years as standard life expectancy.

Millions of panels have been installed throughout the world over 50+ years, proving the outstanding, reliable long term quality of the facade panels and coating.

Swisspearl has been active in New Zealand since 2017 with multiple successful residential, and commercial projects now completed from Auckland to Invercargill.

Other Performance Attributes

Swisspearl is one of the only cladding products in the world with over 30+ years of real world testing at over 8 different continental sites to tests it durability of colour fade, stability, dimensions, heat resistance, and freeze thaw cycles.

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
Data Sheet
BRANZ Appraisal 1038: PX3-0 XpressClad

1038 [2018]

Swisspearl Colour Brochure

Jan 2022

Swisspearl Facades - Products Brochure

Jan 2022

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Swisspearl - Exterior

Pacific Build Supply (Pacbld) provides innovative code compliant cladding systems, including pre-finished fibre cement panels, weatherboards and offer superior fire performance solutions.

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