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Ecoply Barrier Specification and Installation Guide September 2017

Ecoply Barrier provides a weather tight rigid air barrier system for drained and vented cavity systems outside the building frame, effectively replacing traditional building wrap in the cavity while providing structural bracing, and forming a strong secondary line of defence against moisture penetration into the building envelope.

Ecoply Specification and Installation Guide September 2015

Ecoply is New Zealand's leading brand of structural plywood. Information in this guide relates to Ecoply and Shadowclad structural properties and specifications for common structural plywood applications.

Shadowclad Look Book 2017

See how other architects have leveraged the natural beauty of Shadowclad for high end residential and commercial institutions right the way through to the classic kiwi holiday home.

Shadowclad Specification & Installation Guide For Cavity Construction May 2018

The information in this guide relates to Shadowclad plywood Cladding Installation for Cavity Construction.

Shadowclad Specification & Installation Guide for Mixed Cladding Systems on Cavity Construction May 2018

The information in this guide relates to Shadowclad plywood Mixed Cladding Installation for Cavity Construction.

Shadowclad Direct Fix Specification and Installation Guide

Specification and Installation Guide for NZ

Case Studies

Brace for the Future

Ecoply Barrier was used in place of building wrap to create a fully drained and vented rigid air barrier. With the growing awareness around leaky building a requirement for the Kaplan International College new residence bulding in Christchurch was to provide not only a building which was cost effective but one which had increased protection against leaks into the building envelope, especially given the building is located in a high wind zone area.

Braced For All Levels

A three-storey home situated on the slopes of Titirangi's Wood Bay utilised the benefits of Ecoply Barrier for quick enclosure along with the added bracing of a rigid air barrier system.

Braced for the Elements

A new family home, situated by the ocean, in the extra high wind zone of the Taranaki region required an upgrade from a standard rigid air barrier board to Ecoply Barrier.

Deep South Higher Education

A generous outdoor plaza is at the heart of a significant addition to the Otago University campus.

Wrapped Up For Winter

Ecoply Barrier was used as protection against the elements down south.

Vital Support Where It Counts

Vision West Community Housing provides short term and long term supported rental housing in West Auckland. Their aim is to provide safe, healthy, affordable, quality rental housing for low-income families. Ecoply Barrier was the obvious solution for this project as it could benefit the complete build with its bracing properties, speed of installation and weather-tightness.

The Architect, The Builder and The Homeowner - Ecoply Barrier

Zane Raphael of Smith & Sons, renovation and extension specialists, moved his family into a 1960s Auckland home with plans to renovate and create a safe, healthy, dream home for his family.

Kaikoura Island Prefabricated Lodge

The collaboration between Architecture+Women-NZ and Strachan Group Architects (SGA) has been a successful partnership between timber products and great prefabricated design.

Shadowclad Carlisle Home Case Study

Shadowclad® Natural Texture Groove by CHH Plywood has been chosen for use in the façades of three new Carlisle Homes – The Jensen, The Pagoda and The Atlantique. Display homes can be inspected on location at Lyndhurst, Cranbourne, Tarneit and Caroline Springs.

Information Bulletins

Treated Timber and Plywood Hazard Class Quick Guide

Treated timber and plywood hazard class Quick Guide.

Interior Plywood Range December 2015

Manufactured in New Zealand by Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts, the Interiors portfolio is a range of untreated plywood panels suitable for internal use as wall and ceiling linings.

Shadowclad Flashings Range October 2016

Shadowclad Flashings range.

Handiply Non Structural Plywood

Non structural Square Edge plywood is a range of competitively priced plywood products specifically produced for non structural, non load bearing applications or applications where compliance with NZ Building Code is not required.

Handiply Garage Ply Installation Guide March 2014

Garage Ply is a cost effective plywood panel lining suitable for non structural linings such as garages, sheds and utility buildings. Garage Ply offers high impact resistance and exceptional durability compared to other lining material options.

Interior Plywood Range December 2015

Manufactured in New Zealand by Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts, the Interiors portfolio is a range of untreated plywood panels suitable for internal use as wall and ceiling linings.

Treated Timber and Plywood Hazard Class Quick Guide

Treated timber and plywood hazard class Quick Guide.

Treated Timber and Plywood Hazard Class Quick Guide

Treated timber and plywood hazard class Quick Guide.

Technical Notes

Ecoply & Shadowclad FSC® Certificate

FSC® Certificate for Tokoroa Plywood Mill.

Ecoply and Structural Plywood Packaging

Ecoply is regularly used to manufacture boxes, pallets and crates, including packaging for export.

Ecoply and Under Floor Heating

Technical Note relating to Ecoply plywood and under floor heating systems.

Ecoply Barrier: BRANZ Appraisal No. 827

Ecoply Barrier: BRANZ Appraisal No. 827.

Ecoply Moisture Shield Data Sheet

Climate Moisture Shield Technical Data Sheet

EP2 Ecoply Bracing Specification

Double-sided structural plywood brace

Inserting Ecoply Bracing Values Into GIB EzyBrace Software

How to insert bracing values into GIB EzyBrace.

Moulds on Timber

Technical Note relating to moulds on timber.

Tips for Ecoply Barrier Installation

Effective assurance against building envelope leaks.

Trouble with Substitutes

Think hard and check before substituting one building product for another. Get it wrong and you could be creating quality issues and have trouble getting a Code Compliance Certificate.

Shadowclad Cavity Fix BRANZ Appraisal No.764

BRANZ appraisal for Shadowclad on a ventilated cavity.

Shadowclad Stainless Steel Flashing Update October 2016

Carter Holt Harvey Plywood (CHHPLY) is dedicated to the continual development and improvement of its building systems. As part of this continual development, CHHPLY has made some practical improvements to the Stainless Steel Horizontal “Z” Flashings and Inter-Storey “Z” Flashings.

Shadowclad Ultra Technical Data Sheet

Technical Note relating to the pre-primed coating process used on Shadowclad Ultra plywood.

Shadowclad Direct Fix BRANZ Appraisal No.765

BRANZ appraisal for Shadowclad direct fixed.

Ecoply & Shadowclad FSC® Certificate

FSC® Certificate for Tokoroa Plywood Mill.

Trouble with Substitutes

Think hard and check before substituting one building product for another. Get it wrong and you could be creating quality issues and have trouble getting a Code Compliance Certificate.

Moulds on Timber

Technical Note relating to moulds on timber.

Moulds on Timber

Technical Note relating to moulds on timber.

Trouble with Substitutes

Think hard and check before substituting one building product for another. Get it wrong and you could be creating quality issues and have trouble getting a Code Compliance Certificate.

Handiply Utilityclad Cladding Technical Note

Handiply Utilityclad Cladding Technical Note.

Interior Plywood Range

Manufactured in New Zealand by Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts, the Interiors portfolio is a range of untreated plywood panels suitable for internal use as wall and ceiling linings.

Ecoply Bracing Patch

Ecoply bracing patch, refer to Inserting Ecoply Bracing Values into GIB EzyBrace Technical Note.

Product Technical Statements

Ecoply® Barrier Plywood July 2015

Product Techncial Statement for Ecoply Barrier

Ecoply® Flooring July 2015

Product Technical Statement for Ecoply Flooring

Ecoply® Grooved Lining August 2015

Product Technical Statement for Ecoply Grooved Lining

Ecoply® Plywood for Structural Bracing and Ceiling Diaphragms July 2015

Product Technical Statement for Ecoply plywood products used in Structural Bracing and Ceiling Diaphragms

Ecoply® Plywood used in Membrane Decks July 2015

Product Technical Statement for Ecoply Plywood use in Membrane Decks

Ecoply® Structural Plywood General Use August 2015

Product Technical Statement for Ecoply Structural Plywood used in general applications

Ecoply® Structural Plywood used in Roofs July 2015

Product Technical Statement for Ecoply Structural Plywood used in Roofs

Handiply® Garage Ply August 2015

Product Techincal Statement for Handiply Garage Ply

Handiply® Non Structural Plywood August 2015

Product Techincal Statement for Handiply Non Structural Plywood

Shadowclad Direct Fix

Shadowclad Cavity Construction July 2015

Shadowclad® Cavity Construction July 2015

Product Technical Statement for Shadowclad used in Cavity Construction

CAD Details

BAR002

The Ecoply Barrier System with weatherboard

BAR003

The Ecoply Barrier System with Shadowclad®

BAR005

The Ecoply Barrier System - overhangs and joint clearances

BAR006

The Ecoply Barrier System - vertical sheet joints

BAR007

The Ecoply Barrier System - Horizontal Joint

BAR007A

The Ecoply Barrier System - Horizontal Sheet Joints (Barrier Tape)

BAR008

The Ecoply Barrier System - External Corner

BAR009

The Ecoply Barrier System - Internal Corner

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BAR010

The Ecoply Barrier System - Corner External to Horiztonal Joint

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BAR011

The Ecoply Barrier System - Penetration and Services

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BAR012

The Ecoply Barrier System - Wall Opening

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BAR013

Window Penetration Frame Sealing Tape Installation

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BAR014

Window Penetration Frame Sealing Tape Installation with Head Flashing

EC001

Fastener spacings for Ecoply

EC002

Fastener Spacings from Edges

EC003

Ridge detail with Ridgeboard

EC004

Roof to wall junction vent

EC005

Truss ridge detail

EC006

Sheet and framing layout

EC007

Ecoply Flooring layout

Figure 1C

Framing/HandiBrac Installation

Figure 1D

Bracing Panel Installation

Figure 1E

Bracing Panel Installation - Long

Figure 1F

Bracing Panel Installation at Lintel

Figure 1G

EPBS Bracing Panel Installation

SC001

Typical Framing Setout (without Battens)

SC002

Typical Framing Setout (with Battens)

SC003

Shadowclad - Fastener Layout

SC006

Shadowclad - Texture Vertical Joint (Cavity)

SC008

Shadowclad - Groove Vertical Joint (Cavity)

SC010

Shadowclad - Vertical Joint with Optional Cover Batten (Cavity)

SC012

Shadowclad - Nogging for Vertical Cover Batten Between Studs (Cavity)

SC014

Shadowclad - Vertical Joint with Top Hat Flashing (Cavity)

SC016

Shadowclad - Mid Floor Horizontal Joint (Cavity)

SC018

Shadowclad - Mid Floor Horizontal Joint Non Continuous (Cavity)

SC020

Shadowclad - External Corner with External Box Flashing (Cavity)

SC022

Shadowclad - External Corner with Cover Boards (Cavity)

SC024

Shadowclad - Internal Corner with 90-U Flashing (Cavity)

SC026

Shadowclad - Internal Corner with W Flashing (Cavity)

SC028

Shadowclad - Window Head Detail (Cavity)

SC030

Shadowclad - Jamb Detail (Cavity)

SC032

Shadowclad - Window Sill Detail (Cavity)

SC034A

Shadowclad - Meterbox Vertical Cross Section (Cavity)

SC034B

Shadowclad - Meterbox Horizontal Cross Section (Cavity)

SC036

Shadowclad - Soffit Detail (Cavity)

SC036A

Shadowclad - Alternative Soffit Detail (Cavity)

SC038

Shadowclad - Soffit Alternative Detail (Cavity)

SC038A

Shadowclad - Alternative Soffit Detail (Cavity)

SC040

Shadowclad - Pipe Penetration (Cavity)

SC042

Shadowclad - Overhangs and Ground Clearances (Cavity)

SC044

Shadowclad - Upper Storey to Masonry Lower Storey (Cavity)

SC046

Shadowclad - Timber Ground Floor to Non-Cantilevered Deck (Cavity)

SC048

Shadowclad - Mid Floor to Non-Cantilevered Deck (Cavity)

SC050

Shadowclad - Basic Apron Flashing (Cavity)

SC052

Shadowclad - Balustrade to Wall Junction (Cavity)

SC054

Shadowclad - Balustrade to Wall Junction (Cavity)

SC056

Shadowclad - Junction with Wall for Cantilevered Deck (Cavity)

SC058

Shadowclad - Detailing for Enclosed Balustrade (Cavity)

SC060

Shadowclad® to Weatherboard internal junctions

SC061

Shadowclad® to Weatherboard external junctions

SC062

Shadowclad® to Weatherboard vertical junctions

SC063

Shadowclad® to solid plaster vertical junctions

SC064

Shadowclad® to solid plaster internal junctions

SC065

Shadowclad® to solid plaster external junctions

SC066

Shadowclad® to brick vertical junctions

SC067

Shadowclad® to brick internal junctions

SC068

Shadowclad® to brick external junctions

SC001

Typical Framing Setout - Direct Fix

SC003A

Shadowclad Fastener Layout - Direct Fix

SC004

Shadowclad Texture and Groove Sheet Dimensions - Direct Fix

SC005

Shadowclad Texture Vertical Joint - Direct Fix

SC007

Shadowclad Groove Vertical Joint - Direct Fix

SC009

Shadowclad Vertical Joint with Optional Cover Batten (Direct Fix)

SC011

Shadowclad Nogging for Vertical Cover Batten Between Studs (Direct Fix)

SC013

Shadowclad Vertical Joint with Top Hat Flashing (Direct Fix)

SC015

Shadowclad Mid Floor Horizontal Joint - Direct Fix

SC019

Shadowclad External Corner with External Box Flashing (Direct Fix)

SC021

Shadowclad External Corner with Cover Boards - Direct Fix

SC023

Shadowclad Internal Corner with 90 Degree Flashing - Direct Fix

SC025

Shadowclad Internal Corner with W Flashing - Direct Fix

SC027

Shadowclad Window Head Detail - Direct Fix

SC029

Shadowclad Jamb Detail - Direct Fix

SC031

Shadowclad Window Sill Detail (Direct Fix)

SC031A

Shadowclad General Window and Door Opening - Direct Fix

SC033A

Shadowclad Meterbox Vertical Cross Section - Direct Fix

SC033B

Shadowclad Meterbox Horizontal Cross Section - Direct Fix

SC035

Shadowclad Soffit Detail - Direct Fix

SC036A

Shadowclad Alternative Soffit Detail - Direct Fix

SC037

Shadowclad Alternative Soffit Detail - Direct Fix

SC038A

Shadowclad Alternative Soffit Detail - Direct Fix

SC039

Shadowclad Pipe Penetration - Direct Fix

SC041

Shadowclad Overhangs and Ground Clearances - Direct Fix

SC043

Shadowclad Upper Storey to Masonry Veneer - Direct Fix

SC045

Shadowclad Timber Ground Floor to Non-Cantilevered Deck - Direct Fix

SC047

Shadowclad Mid Floor to Non-Cantilevered Deck - Direct Fix

SC049

Shadowclad Basic Apron Flashing - Direct Fix

SC063

Shadowclad® to solid plaster vertical junctions - Direct Fix

SDS

Ecoply SDS H3.2 CCA Treated Plywood

Chemwatch H3.2 CCA treated pine plywood Safety Data Sheet.

Ecoply Barrier SDS

Chemwatch Ecoply Barrier

Shadowclad SDS H3.2 CCA Treated Plywood

Chemwatch Safety Data Sheet.

Shadowclad SDS Untreated Plywood

Chemwatch Safety Data Sheet.

Shadowclad SDS H3.1 LOSP Treated Plywood

Chemwatch Safety Data Sheet.

Handiply SDS Untreated Plywood

Chemwatch Safety Data Sheet.

Handiply SDS H3.1 LOSP Azole Treated Plywood

Chemwatch Safety Data Sheet.

Ecoply SDS Untreated Plywood

Chemwatch Safety Data Sheet.

Handiply SDS H3.2 CCA Treated Plywood

Chemwatch Safety Data Sheet.

Videos

Shadowclad External Corner with Cover Boards
Shadowclad Flashing Junctions & Connections with Horizontal & Back Flashing
Shadowclad Internal Corner 'W' Flashing
Shadowclad Window Top Flashing
Shadowcld Window jamb & sill
Shadowclad Overhangs & Ground Clearances
Shadowclad Window Jab
Shadowclad External Corner Box Flashings
Shadowclad Vertical Sheet Joint Texture Profile
Shadowclad Mid Floor Horizontal Joint
Shadowclad Horizontal Continuous Flashing
Shadowclad Vertical Sheet Joint Groove Profile