The Hermpac Board and Batten Cavity System is a cavity-based external wall cladding system for residential and light commercial type buildings where domestic construction techniques are used.
Manufactured in New Zealand from Canadian Coastal Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata). Selected profiles are available in "DuraLarch" Siberian Larch (Larix sibirica).
Profiles are available in various widths and thicknesses incorporating the standard Board and Batten lap detail. These profiles can be supplied with either a bandsawn face (BSF) or dressed face (DF), and are available in a range of both square groove standard and custom profile options.
There is a range of flashings, fixings and fascia that accompany the Board and Batten system.
Scope of use
The Hermpac Board and Batten Cavity System has been appraised as an external, vertically fixed wall cladding system within the following scope:
- the scope limitations of NZBC Acceptable System E2/AS1, Paragraph 1.1; and,
- constructed with timber framing complying with the NZBC; and,
- with a risk score of 0-20, calculated in accordance with NZBC Acceptable Solution E2/AS1, Table 2; and
- situated in NZS3604 Wind Zones up to, and including Extra High.
Refer BRANZ Appraisal No. 828 (2015).
New Zealand Building Code (NZBC)
The product will, if employed in accordance with the supplier's installation and maintenance requirements, assist with meeting the following provisions of the building code:
- Clause B1 Structure: Performance B1.3.1, B1.3.2, B1.3.3, B1.3.3(a), B1.3.3(h), B1.3.3(j), B1.3.3(q), B1.3.4
- Clause B2 Durability: Performance B2.3.1(b), B2.3.2
- Clause E2 External moisture: Performance E2.3.2
- Clause F2 Hazardous building materials: Performance F2.3.1
The product meets the requirements set out in the following documents, or relevant parts of cited standards within the documents:
The Hermpac Board and Batten Cavity System was tested in accordance with, and meets the requirements of E2/VM1.
The product has and can make available the following additional evidence to support the above statements:
Use in Service History
Board and Batten is a robust and proven cladding, with increased scope of use now that we can offer a cavity based solution.
The Hermpac Board and Batten Cavity System is designed to be used as an external cladding, fixed vertically on flat surfaces. The profiles are manufactured in accordance with NZS 3617 (1979) and BRANZ Bulletin 411.
There is a range of standard and custom profile designs with a focus on innovation and product development. Refer to www.hermpac.co.nz for latest profiles.
The system must be installed in accordance with the Hermpac Board and Batten Cavity System Installation Specification, BRANZ Appraisal 828 (2015) and the Hermpac Board and Batten construction drawing details (ref: HC-BBAT). Please refer to www.hermpac.co.nz for this technical literature or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Maintenance of the Hermpac Board and Batten Cavity System is the building owner's responsibility.
Annual inspections must be made to ensure that all aspects of the cladding system, including flashings, remain in a weatherproof condition. Any damaged areas or areas showing signs of deterioration which would allow water ingress, must be repaired immediately. Sealant, coatings, flashings or the weatherboards must be repaired in accordance with the relevant manufacturer's instructions.
Maintenance requirements will depend on the coating type that is applied. Please refer to the coating manufacturer's specification. Specific maintenance schedules for re-coating oil stains are issued on a project specific basis.
Regular cleaning (at least annually) of the surface finish with water and a mild detergent is recommended to remove grime, dirt and organic growth, to maximise the life and appearance of the cladding.
Herman Pacific Canadian Coastal Western Red Cedar is available via a number of independent third party sustainability certification schemes including FSC, PEFC, SDI, and CSA. Herman Pacific can offer full chain of custody certification for FSC certified cedar.
Canadian Coastal Western Red Cedar is sourced primarily from managed forests in British Columbia, Canada. Herman Pacific Western Red Cedar meets the requirements of clause F2 Hazardous building materials F2.3.1 and does not present a health hazard to people.
Native to Europe, Herman Pacific DuraLarch is FSC® certified. This certification ensures that this product comes from well managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
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