The Insulated Façade System is a cavity-based exterior insulation and finishing system (EIFS) wall cladding. It is an external wall cladding system for residential and light commercial type buildings where domestic construction techniques are used.
The system consists of Graphex (Neopor®), expanded polystyrene (EPS), extruded polystyrene (XPS) or polyisocyanurate (PIR) sheets fixed over battens to form the cavity. The plaster coating system consists of 5 mm thickness of fibreglass mesh reinforced, polymer-modified, cement-based plaster, which is finished with a cement-based finishing plaster that is then painted with a 100% acrylic-based paint system. The chosen finishing plaster is applied to give a range of different appearances, such as a sponge, patterned, adobe or spray textured finish.
The system incorporates Resene Construction Systems EdgeSeal joinery flashings. It also incorporates a primary and secondary means of weather resistance (first and second line of defence) against water penetration by separating the cladding from the external wall framing with a nominal 20 mm drained cavity.
Scope of use
Installed on Timber frame or steel frame construction
Graphex Cavity System has been appraised as an external wall cladding system for buildings within the following scope;
- The scope limitations of NZBC Acceptable Solution E2/AS1 , paragraph 1.1; and,
- Constructed with timber frame 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 NZS 3604 Wind Zone up to and including 'Extra High'
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, B1.3.4
- Clause B2 Durability: Performance B2.3.1(b), B2.3.1(c)
- 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 Grapohex Insulated Facade System is a cavity-based Exterior Insulation and Finishing (EIFS) wall cladding. It is designed to be used as an external cladding system for residential and light commercial type buildings where domestic construction techniques are used.
Carry out an annual inspection and record this on the Resene Construction Systems Maintenance guide. For best results use Resene Paint Prep and Housewash liquid concentrate. Apply the diluted solution with a soft broom, and wash off with copious amounts of fresh water. Most detergents have a detrimental effect on fish life so avoid letting the washings run off into the storm-water system. DO NOT use harsh solvent based cleaners.