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Has Colonial Insulated Cladding ever been thoroughly tested?

Compliance with NCC 2019 for uPVC (Vinyl) cladding used for new constructions is compulsory.

Any vinyl wall cladding, not proven in-writing of meeting NCC 2019 standards, may not be used or certified, and if used on any property, the property may consequentially become difficult to sell.

The Australian Government recommends the use of accredited NATA laboratory test facilities. NATA is Australia’s compliance monitoring authority of OECD laboratory testing practices, and has provisions for mutual recognition.

Cladding Wholesale’s Colonial Wall Cladding has been tested extensively to NCC 2019 | Building Code of Australia standards, in laboratories approved by NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities).

Our assessment is, no other UPVC (Vinyl) cladding has successfully tested to NCC 2019 compliance standards. The term “manufactured to Australian Standards” or “AS/NZ4256.4″ is meaningless, unless, the vinyl cladding  has been successfully tested to NCC 2019 | Building Code of Australia standards, and evidence of its tests can be produced in-writing.


Has Colonial Insulated Cladding been evaluated for insulation?
Yes, it has been evaluated by a NATA approved laboratory, tested to standards specified in NCC 2019 Volume 2 AS/NZ 4859 Parts 1&2 2018 “Thermal insulation materials for Building”, to achieve the following resistance levels, 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, as tested by NATA approved laboratory, to standards specified in NCC 2019 for Fire Test Compliance – simulated bushfire tests in accordance with AS1530.8.1.2018 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 in 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 Colonial Wall 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 as tested by NATA approved laboratory, according to standards specified in NCC 2019, 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 in situ 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 beca,use 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 is 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 to where it was.

Colonial Insulated PVC Cladding improves the value of your property, stops today’s and future painting costs, as well as provide excellent insulation in summer and winter, including savings in electricity costs.

Colonial Wall Claddings also protects 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
(Woodgrain Fibrous
Timber Fibre
Western Red Cedar
Maximum Length  5.84 l/m  4.2 l/m  3.66 l/m  6 l/m
Minimum Joints   Cladding-Wholesale-Colonial-Insulated-Cladding-Tick  Other-Weatherboards-Non-Insulated-Cladding-Cross  Other-Weatherboards-Non-Insulated-Cladding-Cross  Other-Weatherboards-Non-Insulated-Cladding-Cross
Need Initial Painting?  Cladding-Wholesale-Colonial-Insulated-Cladding-Tick  Other-Weatherboards-Non-Insulated-Cladding-Cross  Other-Weatherboards-Non-Insulated-Cladding-Cross  Other-Weatherboards-Non-Insulated-Cladding-Cross
Need Future Painting?  Cladding-Wholesale-Colonial-Insulated-Cladding-Tick  Other-Weatherboards-Non-Insulated-Cladding-Cross  Other-Weatherboards-Non-Insulated-Cladding-Cross  Other-Weatherboards-Non-Insulated-Cladding-Cross
Provide Fire Retardant (SE) Insulation?  Cladding-Wholesale-Colonial-Insulated-Cladding-Tick  Other-Weatherboards-Non-Insulated-Cladding-Cross  Other-Weatherboards-Non-Insulated-Cladding-Cross  Other-Weatherboards-Non-Insulated-Cladding-Cross
Good Aesthetic
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  1. Inexpensive, pure class and style
  2. Functional, tough and durable
  3. Saving initial and future painting costs
  4. Simple fitting instructions
  5. Good insulation

Other comparable products are short in length, with numerous, sometimes ugly joints, and require messy, costly, disruptive painting, time and time again.

You won’t have these problems with Cladding Wholesale’s cladding — just class and style at an affordable price.