What you need to know when using rainscreens - Build 198 (2023)

Abbreviation
What you need to know when using rainscreens
Valid from
1/10/2023

Information provider
BRANZ Limited
Author
Fiona Norten and Darrel Hannon
Information type
BUILD article
Format
Website, PDF

Description

When designing rainscreen cladding, BRANZ recommends taking a whole-of-system approach to ensure problems do not emerge further down the line.

The term ‘rainscreen’ has become more frequently heard in relation to the external envelope of buildings.

The term ‘rainscreen’ has become more frequently heard in relation to the external envelope of buildings, but what does it mean? Unfortunately, rainscreen is not a defined term in the New Zealand Building Code, so to understand it, first we need to look at some relevant terms as defined by the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods.

Scope

This article includes:

  • Cladding systems and Building Code compliance
  • Compliance considerations
  • Compliance to E2
  • Additional considerations
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Description

When designing rainscreen cladding, BRANZ recommends taking a whole-of-system approach to ensure problems do not emerge further down the line.

The term ‘rainscreen’ has become more frequently heard in relation to the external envelope of buildings.

The term ‘rainscreen’ has become more frequently heard in relation to the external envelope of buildings, but what does it mean? Unfortunately, rainscreen is not a defined term in the New Zealand Building Code, so to understand it, first we need to look at some relevant terms as defined by the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods.

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What you need to know when using rainscreens - Build 198 (2023)
Description

When designing rainscreen cladding, BRANZ recommends taking a whole-of-system approach to ensure problems do not emerge further down the line.

The term ‘rainscreen’ has become more frequently heard in relation to the external envelope of buildings.

The term ‘rainscreen’ has become more frequently heard in relation to the external envelope of buildings, but what does it mean? Unfortunately, rainscreen is not a defined term in the New Zealand Building Code, so to understand it, first we need to look at some relevant terms as defined by the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods.

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What you need to know when using rainscreens - Build 198 (2023)

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