IPL AlpineClad is manufactured in accordance withAS/NZS 2271 Plywood Exterior. The panels are to be installed in accordance with the building design code.
The Engineered Wood Products Association ofAustralasia (EWPAA or PAA) audits our production processes to ensure we meet the requirements of the product Standard. This third party audited, process based, quality assurance scheme meets the requirements of an ISO Type 5 system for production certificate. The EWPAA is an accredited body toJAS - ANZ under registration No. 2269.
NZ Building Code clause B2 requires claddings which do not form part of the bracing or structural element to achieve a minimum structural durability level of 15 years. IPL AlpineClad will meet this requirement when coated with stains or paints to manufacturer’s specifications. It is preferable to use lighter coloured stains / paints to lessen the effects of greater expansion and contraction which occurs when darker, heat absorbing shades are used.
IPL AlpineClad is envelope treated to H3 with LOSPor CCA for exterior use but is available untreated for interior walls and ceilings. LOSP (Light Organic Solvent Preservative) doesn’t discolour the panel surface and because no water is used in the treatment process panels retain uniform dimensions. Panels treated with H3.1 LOSP must be checked for residual solvent and if necessary placed in a well ventilated area to allow the solvent to disperse before painting or staining.
The back of all sheets are marked with sheet face and a back grade.