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Trade Essentials Strandsarking

Trade Essentials Strandsarking is a high-density, reconstituted wood panel bonded with moisture-resistant resin and wax, specifically formulated for use as a roof sarking material under asphalt shingles and other similar types of roofing products.

Key Features
  • BRANZ appraised
  • FSC accredited
  • NZ made
  • E0
Energy Star
Energy Star
FSC Certified
FSC Certified
NZ Made
NZ Made
Red List Material Free
Red List Material Free
Scope of Use
  • Suitable to be used in roofing applications with a roof pitch of 2º or greater.
  • Roof systems weighing up to 25kg/m² maybe considered a Light Roof when designing structures in accordance with NZS 3604. 
  • Can be used with roofing materials weighing up to 150 kg/m².
  • Is nominally 16.3mm thick and has a textured surface to provide a more slip resistant surface than is available with smooth sanded panel products.
Limitations on Use
  • Strandsarking should not be used on surfaces less than 2 degrees, decks and trafficable areas.
  • Strandsarking should not be used on buildings outside of the scope of NZS 3604.
  • Strandsarking is not appraised for use as a diaphragm or as a substrate for membrane roofs.
  • For full details of limitations, please consult the Strandsarking Technical Manual, available from Laminex NZ.
Statement of Building Code Compliance

In the opinion of BRANZ , Strandsarking — if designed, used, installed and maintained in accordance with the statements and conditions of Appraisal No. 891 (2015) — will meet the following provisions of the NZBC:

  • B1 Structure
  • B2 Durability
  • F2 Hazardous Building Materials
In-Service History

Trade Essentials Strandsarking has been sold by Laminex New Zealand and exclusively distributed by Viking Roofspec since November 2012.

B1 Structure compliant
B2 Durability compliant
F2 Hazardous Building Materials compliant
Hazardous Building Materials
BRANZ Appraised
BRANZ Appraised
Product Assurance
CodeMark Certificate
CodeMark Certificate - Low Pitched Roofs
Independent Appraisal (BRANZ)
Material Safety Data Sheet
Other Literature
Laminex NZ Product Range
Strandsarking fact sheet (Mandarin)

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