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AlpineClad™
AlpineClad™

IPL AlpineClad grooved combines the look of vertical shiplap timber cladding with the rigidity and cost-savings of plywood to deliver a stylish cost-effective timber cladding system. IPL AlpineClad has been successfully used in construction of both residential and commercial buildings for more than three decades.

At a glance.

AlpineClad™
  • Lightweight, strong and easy-to-install
  • H3.1 treated with LOSP preservative or H3.2 CCA
  • Offers diverse design possibilities for lightweight structures
  • Manufactured in New Zealand for New Zealand conditions
  • Interlocking shiplap system for easy, watertight installation
  • Can be fixed to timber and steel framework
  • Complies with NZ Building Code and E2/AS1 requirements
  • Provides a long-lasting and durable external surface
  • Has excellent thermal qualities
  • Eco friendly. Rated as Super E0 (less than .003 ppm formaldehyde emissions)

Technical details.

Type
Sheet Size (mm)
Thickness (mm)
Ply
Grade
Surface
Groove Size (mm)
Groove Centres (mm)
1000/100
2440 x 1216
12
5
S
Bandsawn
6 x 8 wide
100
1000/150
2440 x 1216
12
5
S
Bandsawn
6 x 8 wide
150
1000/200
2440 x 1216
12
5
S
Bandsawn
6 x 8 wide
200
3000
2440 x 1216
12
5
S
Bandsawn
No Grooves
3000 Superior
2440 x 1216
17
5
S
Bandsawn
No Grooves

Compliance

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.

Durability

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.

Preservative Treatment

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.

AlpineClad™ Branding

The back of all sheets are marked with sheet face and a back grade.

Company Name
IPL
A Bond
Bond Type
AS/NZS 2271
Plywood Exterior
914
Engineered Wood Products
Association Mill number
12mm 12.5/24/5
Construction Code
17mm 17/24/7

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