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Exposed Internal Wall and Ceiling Lining

saveBOARD Exposed is  made from 99% recycled materials, the core is made from shredded and compressed composite packaging and soft plastics, finished with a recycled LDPE plastic face and a recycled paper back.  

Panel sizes 10mm or 12mm: 

  • 2400 x 1200mm
  • 2700 x 1200mm
  • 3000 x 1200mm
  • Custom cut length between 2400-3000mm available
Key Features
  • NZ Made from 99% recycled recycled composite packaging and soft plastics
  • High performance bracing
  • Low carbon
  • High impact resistance
  • Durable and low maintenance
  • Declare Red List approved, and Eco Choice Aotearoa certified
  • The use of saveBOARD products will earn, or contribute towards earning, Green Star credits
  • EPD pending, complete July 24
  • Pre-finished — fast, cost effective install
  • Can be custom made using end-user waste (creates a brand aligned board)
Declare LBC Red List Approved
Declared LBC Red List Approved
Eco Choice Aotearoa (ECNZ) Licensed
Eco Choice Aotearoa
Homestar / Green Star (Envirospec) Compliant
Homestar / Green Star
Recycled Content (Pre-Consumer)
Pre-Consumer Recycled Content
NZ Made
NZ Made
Scope of Use
  • For use as an internal wall or ceiling lining in residemtal and commercial application up to 10m
  • For use as a structural bracing when installed in accordance with the saveBOARD Installation Guide
  • Exposed is a pre-finished wall or ceiling lining or ceiling tile, cut to standard grid sizes
  • Ideal for areas requiring high impact resistance, such as garages, workshops, hospitality, retail, healthcare, MoE
  • For use up to and including Extra High wind zones as defined in NZS 3604:2011, and in specific engineering design projects
  • Can be curved to a 150mm radius (requires kerf cutting to reverse) 
Limitations on Use
  • Not suitable for wet areas
  • For internal use only
  • Fix at 400mm centres
  • Wind Zone up to and including Extra High or to Specific Engineered Design
  • Must be protected from moisture during storage
Statement of Building Code Compliance

saveBOARD Exposed when specified as an internal wall lining and installed in accordance with the Exposed Installation Guide, contributes to meeting the following provisions of the NZ Building Code:

  • Clause B1 Structure: Performance Clauses B1.3.1, B1.3.2, B1.3.3(b, f, h, j), B1.3.4
  • Clause B2 Durability: Performance Clauses B2.3.1(a), B2.3.2
  • Clause C3 Fire affecting areas beyond the fire source: Performance Clauses C3.4(a)
  • Clause E3 Internal moisture: Performance Clauses E3.3.1 (contributes to), E3.3.4, E3.3.5
  • Clause F2 Hazardous building materials: Performance Clauses F2.3.1
  • Clause H1 Energy efficiency: Performance Clauses H1.3.1(b) (contributes to)
In-Service History

The same plant and recipes that saveBOARD uses for manufacture in New Zealand and Australia originates from the USA, where it has been in operation for 14 years.  The product is the USA is installed in the harshest climates and has proven its unmatched resilience. The most iconic project to date is the USA is the roof underlay of the Tesla Gigafactory One in Sparks Nevada. 

saveBOARD Exposed is specified by Woolworths and KFC for the long term programme of new builds and fit outs across New Zealand and Australia.  Several District Councils, national corporates and retail chains across New Zealand choose saveBOARD for the low carbon impact and also utilise the circular opportunity enabled by saveBOARD by recycling their operational waste into Exposed panels used throughout their buildings.  

For more information refer to saveBOARD Case Studies page on the website 

Other Performance Attributes
  • Fire: Group 3 
  • STC: 30dBA
  • High performance bracing 
  • Low Carbon (Cradle to Gate) .11kg/CO2/kg product
  • VOC (volatile organic compounds) emission: <0.003 mg/m²/hr
  • Made from 99% locally sourced and recycled composite packaging and soft plastics
  • Every panel of Exposed will divert approximately 25kgs of waste from landfill
  • No water, glues, resins or additives are used in the production process
  • Declare Red List approved, and Eco Choice Aotearoa certified
  • The use of saveBOARD products will earn, or contribute towards earning, Green Star credits
  • 15 year warranty
Interior Fire Rating 3
saveBOARD Material Safety Data Sheet


Exposed Product Technical Statement


CodeMark Product Certificate


Declare Certification


Eco Choice Aotearoa Certification


saveBOARD Embodied Carbon


Installation Guide: Exposed Internal Lining

v1.6 2024

Warranty: Exposed Internal Lining


Claiming Green Star Credits
Claiming Homestar Points

saveBOARD manufacture low carbon building materials using recycled waste.

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