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ZX Panel Exterior Cladding System
Description

The ZX Panel system is ideal for use in residential building and commercial building up to 10 metres high. It is non-combustible and compliant with C3 of the building code with solid high-grade 2mm aluminium panels connected to the primary structure through engineered aluminium extrusions.

ZX Panel is lightweight making fabrication and installation quick, effective and 20 modern colour choices ensure the end result is aesthetically pleasing.

Key Features
  • Aesthetically pleasing with 20 modern colours that can be mixed and matched
  • Non-combustible and compliant with C3 of the NZBC
  • Lightweight making fabrication & installation fast
  • New Zealand made
  • Low maintenance — no painting required
  • Substantially cheaper than similar competitors
  • 15 year warranty
  • Ideal in coastal locations
  • Made from 100% recyclable aluminium
Categories / Ranges
Aluminium Cladding
NZ Made
NZ Made
Scope of Use
  • Suitable for exterior residential and commercial applications, including coastal locations
  • Suitable for new builds or retrofits
  • When installed as per the factory recommendations, the ZX Panel system is able to withstand all wind loadings and earthquake zones in all areas of New Zealand
Limitations on Use
  • Cannot be used on residential buildings over 10 metres
  • Cannot be used on commercial buildings over 10 metres
Statement of Building Code Compliance
  • B1 Structure: When installed as per the factory recommendations the ZX PANEL system is able to withstand all wind loadings and earthquake zones in all areas of New Zealand in accordance with AS/NZS1170 and will meet the requirements of NZBC Clauses B1.3.1 and B1.3.3.
  • B2 Durability: When ZX PANEL system is installed and maintained as per specifications and installation instructions it has an expected serviceable life of greater than 15 years.
  • E2 External Moisture: The ZX PANEL system has been tested using the NZ Building code E2 VM1 test procedure.
  • Non Hazardous Material: When installed as per the factory recommendations the ZX PANEL system meets the requirements of NZBC Clause F2.3.1.
  • Control of External Fire Spread: When 2x4 panels are incorporated in the ZX PANEL system it is considered to meet the performance requirements of NZBC Clause C3-3.5 for use as an external wall cladding when restricted to:
    • Single story buildings 1 metre or more from the relevant boundary for all purpose groups
    • Buildings with a building height up to 7 metres, 1 metre or more from the relevant boundary, for all purpose groups other than SC and SD
Other Performance Attributes

The ZX Premium Powercoating applied to all extrusions is offered with a 15 year warranty for all exterior residential and commercials applications including coastal locations. The ZX Premium Powercoating System meets and or exceeds requirements of AS3715-2002, AAMA2603-02, and WANZ.

Some colours of PVDF and powder coated coatings may experience some fading after prolonged UV exposure.

When ZX Panel system is installed and maintained as per specifications and installation instructions it has the following expected serviceable life in NZS 3604 Corrosion Zones.

  • Zones 1, 2, 3 — Greater than 15 years
  • Zone 4 and Sea Spray — 15 years*

*Site specific corrosion of the outer aluminium cladding may occur if not maintained to a very high level. 

Maintenance

Regular maintenance is essential for the ZX Panel system. Any residue should be washed from the surface regularly.

B1 Structure compliant
Structure
B2 Durability compliant
Durability
C Protection from Fire compliant
Protection from Fire
E2 External Moisture compliant
External Moisture
Documents
Design Details
Commercial (up to 10m) Installation Overview

Edition 1/May 2020

Residential Installation Overview

Edition 2/Feb 2019

Soffit Installation Overview

Edition 2/May 2020

Colour Range
CAD/PDF Details
Master Clad Details For ZX Panel
Installation Details
Commercial up to 10m Installation Overview

Edition 1/May 2020

Residential Installation Overview

Edition 2/Feb 2019

Soffit Installation Overview

Edition 2/May 2020

Patented ZX Panel is a watertight, non-combustible, solid aluminium cladding system, especially developed for the New Zealand residential and commercial building market.

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