External Moisture Overview

The primary function of a roof is to shed external moisture. The Code of Practice deals with External Moisture in four sections, allowing for more detailed discussion. The solutions in the COP relate to all buildings and are not limited to buildings within the scope of NZS 3604.

Included in the COP under External Moisture:

External Moisture Overview provides an extract from NZBC E2 External Moisture. It highlights the Objectives, Functional Requirements, Performance Requirements, and Limits of the NZBC Clause E2. The second half highlights the scope and extent of Acceptable Solution E2/AS1.

External Moisture Cladding discusses the external moisture requirements and strategies for dealing with external moisture where it concerns metal roof and wall cladding.

External Moisture Flashings discusses strategies of managing external moisture with a specific focus on flashings.

External Moisture Penetrations focusses specifically on managing external moisture and preventing leaks around penetrations.

Revision Category: 
2 - Editing and rearrangement
Revision Detail: 

Clause completely revised to reflect all four COP clauses dealing with E2 External Moisture.

Draft Clause: