Ecoply® Barrier – a rigid air barrier system for weathertight buildings

Ecoply® Barrier – a rigid air barrier system for weathertight buildings
Published: 29 November 2020

Ecoply® Barrier is a weathertight, plywood-based, rigid air barrier solution designed to cope with the wet weather and high winds that batter New Zealand homes, businesses, and public spaces.

Ecoply Barrier is an H3.2 CCA-treated structural plywood panel sealed on the face and edges using an advanced polyester coating process. Ecoply Barrier includes specially designed sealing tapes to provide a weathertight rigid air barrier for drained and vented cavity systems outside the building frame, effectively replacing traditional building wrap in the cavity. It provides structural bracing and forms a strong secondary line of defence against moisture penetration into the building envelope (the primary defence being the exterior cladding).

Ecoply Barrier is BRANZ appraised for use as a rigid sheathing and temporary weather-protecting sheathing on timber framed buildings.

Ecoply® Barrier provides an all-in-one package:

  • Achieve early close-in so the interior can be started before the exterior cladding is on.
  • Withstands up to 180 days’ exposure to the elements before the exterior cladding needs to be installed.
  • Rigid air barrier designed for a better build.
  • Structural bracing.
  • Simple and fast two-step installation – fasten the panels, then tape the seams.
  • Creates a secure building site.

Cost-effective and simple to install, Ecoply Barrier brings comfort, reassurance, and security to your living environment.

Ecoply® Barrier is made and distributed by Carter Holt Harvey Plywood

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