Linea™ Weatherboard Direct Fixed Cladding
- Appraisal number 446 (2020)
- Valid from
- Information provider
- BRANZ Limited
- Information type
- BRANZ Appraisal
Linea™ Weatherboard is a bevel-back fibre-cement weatherboard, which is designed to be used as part of an external wall cladding system for residential and light commercial type buildings where domestic construction techniques are used.
Linea™ Weatherboard Direct Fixed Cladding consists of Linea™ Weatherboards applied direct to the external wall framing over a building underlay. The cladding incorporates secondary seals behind all internal and external corners, flashings for window, door and meter box penetrations, as well as air seals to all wall penetrations.
The cladding system is finished with a latex paint system.
Linea™ Weatherboard Direct Fixed Cladding has been appraised as an external wall cladding for buildings within the following scope:
- The scope limitations of NZBC Acceptable Solution E2/AS1 paragraph 1.1.
- Constructed with timber framing complying with the NZBC.
- With a risk score of 0-12, calculated in accordance with NZBC Acceptable Solution E2/AS1 Table 2.
- Situated in NZS 3604 wind zones up to and including very high.
Linea™ Weatherboard Direct Fixed Cladding must only be installed horizontally on vertical surfaces.
Linea™ Weatherboard Direct Fixed Cladding is appraised for use with aluminium window and door joinery that is installed with vertical jambs and horizontal heads and sills. (Note: The Appraisal of Linea™ Weatherboard Direct Fixed Cladding relies on the joinery meeting the requirements of NZS 4211 for the relevant wind zone.)
Note: Linea™ Weatherboard Direct Fixed Cladding can be used to provide fire resistance rated construction, but these aspects have not been assessed by this Appraisal and are outside its scope.