OVERVIEW

Discover the unparalleled combination of durability and aesthetic appeal with UltraClad®. Our cladding systems are crafted to endure, offering superior resistance against the elements while maintaining their visual integrity. Ideal for architects and builders seeking sustainable, low-maintenance solutions, UltraClad® stands as a testament to eco-friendly, yet striking architectural design. Explore further to see how UltraClad® can transform your next project.

Durability


UltraClad®, crafted from premium extruded aluminium, offers unparalleled durability. It resists the common downfalls of traditional cladding materials, such as rot, warp, or fade, under environmental stresses. This robustness not only enhances the longevity of your structure but also assures peace of mind.

Clean lines


UltraClad® is synonymous with architectural precision, offering clean, straight lines that embody modern design ethos. These crisp lines ensure a contemporary and uniform appearance, enhancing the facade’s visual impact.

Sustainable


UltraClad® embraces the circular economy with its 100% recyclable aluminium composition, ensuring environmental responsibility alongside architectural innovation. It’s an eco-friendly choice that mitigates deforestation and champions sustainability in construction.

Low maintenance


UltraClad’s low maintenance aluminium design significantly reduces lifetime costs. It offers lasting quality with minimal upkeep, ensuring cost-effective, long-term value for your facade.

Fire resistance


UltraClad’s fire-resistant qualities make it an ideal choice for modern construction. Offering superior protection against fire hazards, it aligns with the highest safety regulations, ensuring your building’s resilience in the face of fire

Gallery

Project inspiration


View our poject gallery, featuring a collection of images that beautifully demonstrate Ultraclad adaptability and elegance in real-world applications.

Profiles

Distinct style options


Navigate through our selection of UltraClad profiles to find the ideal style that brings your unique facade design to life.

Colours

A spectrum of possibilities


UltraClad can be customized in nearly limitless colors through powder coating or anodizing, with popular options showcased below. Additionally, we offer sublimated wood grain effects for a natural look. Powder coating provides enhanced durability and resistance to fading compared to conventional paint, ensuring long-lasting vibrancy and protection.

Charcoal
Matt Black
Flaxpod
Metro Silver
Titania
Appliance White
Download colour guide
Resources

Technical specifications & resources


See below for our technical information about UltraClad®.

Performance

Statement of Building Code Compliance
In the opinion of BRANZ (487 [2019], 796 [2019]) The UltraClad® Cavity System, if designed, used, installed and maintained in accordance with the statements and conditions of BRANZ Appraisals No. 487 (2019) and No. 796 (2019) the Technical Literature, will meet or contribute to meeting the following provisions of the NZBC:

  • Clause B1 STRUCTURE: Performance B1.3.1, B1.3.2 and B1.3.4. The UltraClad® Cavity System meets the requirements for loads arising from self-weight, earthquake, wind and impact [i.e. B1.3.3 (a), (f), (h) and (j)]
  • Clause B2 DURABILITY: Performance B2.3.1 (b), 15 years and B2.3.2
  • Clause E2 EXTERNAL MOISTURE: Performance E2.3.2
  • Clause F2 HAZARDOUS BUILDING MATERIALS: Performance F2.3.1

This is an Appraisal of an Alternative Solution in terms of New Zealand Building Code compliance.

In-service history
UltraClad® has been in use since 2005 and continues to perform without issues today.
Other performance attributes:

  • Bushfire resistance test of an external wall system to BAL-A40 in accordance with AS 1530.8.1-2007
  • BRANZ ST0871 racking test

Scope of use

The UltraClad® Cavity System is designed to be used as an external wall cladding system for residential and light commercial type buildings where domestic construction techniques are used.

  • Suitable for wind zones up to, and including ‘Extra High’
  • Seismic earthquake situations
  • Suitable for use with aluminium window and door joinery that is installed with jambs and heads and sills
  • Vertical and horizontal

Limitations on use

  • Maximum wind ULS of 2.5KPA
  • Building height NZBC Acceptable Solution E2/AS1 paragraph 1.1
  • Cavity fixing only

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