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 7 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.
Regular maintenance is essential for the ZX Panel system. Any residue should be washed from the surface regularly.