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Has Colonial Insulated Cladding ever been thoroughly tested?
Yes, Colonial Wall Cladding have been tested extensively to NCC(2019) incorporating the Building Code of Australia by NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) approved laboratories.
Compliance with NCC 2019 for uPVC (vinyl) cladding is compulsory for new construction.
If any wall claddings do not meet NCC 2019 test compliance ‘in writing’ they should not be used and cannot be certifed and any property will become difficult to sell.
The Australian Government recommends the use of NATA accredited facilities. NATA is Australia’s compliance monitoring Authority of OECD laboratory testing practices and has provision for mutual recognition.
Our assessment is that no other UPVC(vinyl) cladding has ever had successful tests to NCC2019. The term “manufactured to Australian Standards” or AS/NZ4256.4 is meaningless unless successful tests to Building Code, NCC2019 can be produced “in writing”.
Has Colonial Insulated Cladding been evaluated for insulation?
Yes, it has been evaluated by a NATA approved laboratory to NCC 2019 Volume 2 AS/NZ 4859 Parts 1&2 2018 “Thermal insulation materials for Building” to achieve the following to ensure a property is warmer in winter and cooling in summer.
Total Thermal resistance Rti = R3.24 Winter, R3.04 Summer
Does Colonial PVC Wall Cladding have a BAL rating?
Yes, tested by NATA approved laboratory, National Constructions Code(2019) for Fire Test Compliance – simulated bushfire tests in accordance with AS1522.214.171.1248 to achieve an excellent result.
Test Result BAL-AA19
Has Colonial Vinyl cladding been thoroughly tested for weathering?
Yes, in accordance with AS4257.7 colourfastness after accelerated UV exposure to AS1580.601.3 and after exposure to AS2433 Dimensional stability to 60°c was assessed to AS4257.2
Results: colour change and dimensional stability minor with no surface checking or crazing
Has Colonial insulated wall cladding been tested for weatherproofing?
Yes, it has been thoroughly tested by a NATA approved laboratory and passed all the compliance requirements of the NCC-2016 Weatherproofing Methods V2.2.1 and FV1 in cyclone region C3 with test procedures in accordance with AS/NZS 4284:2008. Testing Building Facades
Will the Colonial Wall Cladding withstand strong winds?
Cyclones are a common feature of sub-tropical and tropical climates with recent cyclones Debbie(2017) 215km/hr, cyclone Yasi(2011) 250km/hr, cyclone Larry(2006) 215km/hr.
NATA approved NCC(2019) compliance cyclic wind loading tests showed Thermalboards Cladding tested suitable for use in Australian Tropical Cyclone Areas (C1-C3) with fixing methods. AS/NZ 1170 Part 2-2002-AS4040.3
Will Colonial Vinyl Cladding support combustion?
No, it is classified as fire retardant – self-extinguishing and will not support combustion and has been tested by NATA approved laboratory for National Construction Code(2019) compliance AS1530.8.1(2018) BAL Rating AA-19
Would the Colonial PVC Cladding ever need painting?
The insulated vinyl boards are manufactured to exacting specifications and cannot rot, flake, corrode or peel.
The boards will lose some gloss overtime but will still look good even in 20-40 years’ time if basic maintenance of washing walls with a mild detergent is carried out on a regular basis.
Can Colonial Insulated Wall Cladding be fitted over asbestos sheeting?
Yes, it is a common practice in managing and controlling asbestos to encapsulate asbestos by sealing the asbestos fibrous sheeting with Colonial Vinyl Cladding.
Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 (asbestos advisory standard 2004) “Where insitu asbestos materials are in a stable condition but accessible, they should be controlled appropriately through encapsulation, sealing, enclosure or removal”
Are brick or block houses frequently clad with Colonial Vinyl Cladding?
We have carried out many of these jobs over the past 40 years because it is common for older bricks to be looking tired and outdated.
It is not a rarity for bricks or blocks to crack particularly in dryer climate periods. The insulated vinyl claddings would be fitted normally under a drill, plug and screw fixing method.
Can lead from old leaded paint be made safe?
Yes, lead in dust or flakes inhaled or swallowed from old leaded paint from homes built before 1997 & especially before 1970 can lead to serious health issues.
Colonial Insulated PVC Cladding are a safe method of encapsulation (sealing) under “Workplace Health & Safety Standards”
Is Colonial Insulated house cladding very economical?
Yes, extremely so. In 1973, the average cost of house painting was $390. If today’s cost is $10,000 you would probably waste over $40,000 in only 3 paint jobs and all you are doing is “trying” to maintain your home. Its value has not improved – only an attempt to put it back where it was.
Colonial Insulated PVC Claddings add house value, stop today & future painting costs, provide excellent insulation in summer & winter and save electricity costs.
Colonial Wall Claddings also protect the existing external walls from prolonged deterioration from UV exposure, extreme weather and whatever nature’s elements can offer.
Does Colonial insulated claddings provide protection from ants, termites and similar pests?
The insulation dosing product is Biflex Aquamax which provides more than enough protection against ants, termites and similar pests and is harmless for humans and pets.
A Summary of Wall Board Weatherboard Product Comparisons
Cladding Wholesale Boards — Affordable and a good investment, saves future painting and insulation costs.
|Colonial Board||Fibrous Cement
|Western Red Cedar
|MAXIMUM LENGTH||5.84 l/m||4.2 l/m||3.66 l/m||6 l/m|
|NEED INITIAL PAINTING?|
|NEED FUTURE PAINTING?|
|PROVIDE FIRE RETARDANT
|HAVE GOOD AESTHETIC
- Inexpensive, pure class and style
- Functional, tough and durable
- Saving initial and future painting costs
- Simple fitting instructions
- Good insulation
Other comparable products are short length with numerous sometimes ugly joins and requiring messy costly disruptive painting time and time again.
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