Building your dream home is an exciting journey, but with so many decisions to make every step of the way, it can also be a little daunting. Getting the basics right is the first step to ensuring you end up with a safe, secure house that you love coming home to.
So much of what goes into your home can’t been seen once the walls go up, but these hidden components, like insulation, weatherproofing and bracing between the interior and exterior walls, which can be the difference between realising your ideal home and keeping both your family and investment safe.
Whether you’re building or renovating, you want to know that your new home will not only protect your family, it will stand up to wild weather, prevent moisture build-up and will be strong enough to the bracing requirements needed to cope with winds and earthquakes.
Ask your architect or builder for Ecoply Barrier. The BRANZ-appraised Ecoply Barrier was developed to as part of a continual drive to find ways we can build better homes. A replacement for traditional building wrap, Ecoply Barrier is one of the best-performing plywood-based rigid air barriers in use in New Zealand. It is an all-in-one solution which gives homeowners peace of mind.
“ We're really happy to be living in a way that’s more energy efficient, environmentally aware and self-sustainable ”
- Zane Raphael
What's in your home?
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 to prevent moisture penetrating the building envelope (the primary defence being the exterior cladding).
Find out more about Ecoply Barrier.