Pioneers in weather tight building solutions across Australia
As growing reports of poor installed and non-compliant insulated cladding systems rise, the need to thoroughly assess your choice of cladding has never been more important.
As pioneers in the cladding industry, Masterwall will continue to tick all the correct boxes for system innovation and building code compliancy.
While the use of insulated cladding systems has been in use worldwide for over 65 years, its brief history in Australia has seen a remarkable acceptance of this building method in a little over a single decade.
With the boom of external insulated cladding, the building industry has also seen the infiltration of poorly designed systems coupled with inexperienced tradesmen both installing and rendering these cheap products.
Sadly, the result is never a good one for the homeowner, whose largest investment is quickly devalued as the cost of repairing a failed cladding system can run into the tens of thousands.
It is for this very reason that Masterwall has always set the lead within the industry with a drive to a quality designed system and ensuring that the complete system complied with all the performance requirement of the National Construction Code (NCC).
Masterwall first achieved system compliancy with a CSIRO appraisal followed by BRAC appraisal issued by the Victorian Building Commission.
Shortly after receiving this approval, Masterwall was granted with the National compliancy scheme known as CodeMark overseen by the Australian Building Codes Board.
A well-appraised compliant cladding system takes into account important detailing that ensures water ingress is kept at bay from the structure of the home, in particular at junction points where the MasterWall meets other building elements.
Coupled with that is the necessary testing that demonstrated Masterwall meets the performance requirements of a high-performance cladding system fit for the future.
The Masterwall system was designed based on the intricate knowledge of how insulated cladding systems perform as witnessed in other countries with their potential failure, and by careful detailing with quality products, assurances can be given that the risk of water ingress or leaky building as it is known around the world is greatly reduced when using the Masterwall system.
Added to that, educating installers to ensure they are well trained in the installation of Masterwall has meant that the issues experienced by poorly installed non-compliant systems have largely not surfaced.
As growing reports of poor installed and non-compliant insulated cladding systems rise, the need to thoroughly assess your choice of cladding has never been more important and Masterwall will continue to tick all the correct boxes for system innovation and building code compliancy.