Curtain wall cladding systems are almost universally used as the building envelope for high-rise buildings.
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The larger shank diameter of fixings used to fix weatherboards over a cavity can cause splitting. One way to get around this problem is to fix timber cavity battens directly to the structural framing.
Callers to the BRANZ helpline have been asking about fixing centres and density for profiled metal wall cladding. We take a look at the requirements.
The BRANZ Appraisal process can verify that a wall cladding system is compliant and will be fit for purpose.
Proper on-site management of the wall cladding is critical to delivering quality buildings. In the third article in this series, we look at the storage requirements for many different types of wall claddings.