The maximum height for a single storey veneer is 4m from the foundation. At a gable wall or pier, the maximum height may extend to 5.5m.
Maximum veneer height of 7.0m for two storey construction straight vertical panels and 9.0m to the apex of a gable or a pier as defined in Brick Manual
The supporting structure may be timber framing to NZS3604 with a maximum stud spacing of 400mm for 2 storey and stack bonding systems, up to 600mm for single storey, or concrete block or concrete precast in accordance with NZS4229
Any cladding application requiring specific design by a qualified structural engineer
Gable end trusses are not to be used with the stack-bonded brick veneer and 2 storey brick veneer system. Full framing required
Unless otherwise stated, all aspects regarding the installation of the brick veneer will conform to the requirements of NZS 3604, NZS 4229 and NZS 4210
A veneer thickness of 70mm with an addition of up to a 10mm thick plaster coating if specified
A maximum veneer weight (including plaster if specified) of up to 180kg/m²
Maximum size of brick unit height to length ratio of 0.7
Situated in NZS 3604 wind zones up to and including 'Extra High'
Dwelling to be situated within earthquake zones 1-3 in accordance with NZS 3604
Extra High Wind Zone
Statement of Building Code Compliance
All Relevant NZ Standards shall apply in their latest revisions for all items not covered by this 'Specific Design'. The following documents are of particular relevance:
NZS 4210 Materials and workmanship
NZS 4229 Masonry buildings not requiring Specific Design
NZSHB 4236 All standards relating to masonry veneers — summary
Conditional upon the Premier brick veneer being installed in accordance with this specification, the following provisions of the NZ Building Code must also be met.
C3 Spread of Fire
E2 External Moisture
F2 Hazardous Building Materials
Premier Brick has served the market since 1985.
Other Performance Attributes
Great thermal properties
Great acoustic properties
See Brick Manual for detailed Light Reflectance Values (LRV). LRV Tests have been completed by Premier Group internally and have not been tested by a third party.
Premier Group holds no liability to changes in LRV over time due to weathering and/or curing. Premier Bricks are manufactured from natural resources/aggregates which can vary in colour and contribute a large part to the final colour of the Premier Bricks. Premier Group has little control over the raw materials and therefore the LRVs can vary from batch to batch. Premier Group continuously improves the mix designs and raw materials for the Premier Bricks.
Premier Group warrants the Country a period of 50 years from the date of purchase. Please contact Premier Group for the warranty information.
Brick veneer is a cladding, correctly installed brick veneer cladding requires little in the way of maintenance over a long period of time. However, if one follows the simple procedures, the performance of the veneer as a cladding and its appearance will ensure it meets all requirements. (see Brick Manual for detailed maintenance information)