Menu

Material Selection

Note: this is the minimal requirement to achieve compliance with NZBC Clause B2-Durabilty.  Meeting the minimum requirements of NZBC clause B2 Durability does not necessarily represent optimal product selection. In a transition zone, it may be more cost effective over the life cycle of the building, and for meeting customer expectations, to choose a more durable option.

Material Selection : Exposed Roofs and flashing

Durability Required : 15 years

Marine ZoneExposed Fastener
Class (minimum)
Acceptable Materials
***As defined by AS/NZS 2728.
B:
Moderate Inland
C4
  • Aluminium
  • Pre-painted aluminium
  • Pre-painted steel Type 6***
  • Pre-painted steel Type 4***
  • AZ 150 coated steel
  • Galvanised steel Z 450
C:
Moderate Marine
C4
  • Aluminium
  • Pre-painted aluminium
  • Pre-painted steel Type 6***
  • Pre-painted steel Type 4***
  • AZ 150 coated steel
  • Galvanised steel Z 450
D:
Severe Marine
C4
  • Aluminium
  • Pre-painted aluminium
  • Pre-painted steel Type 6***
  • Pre-painted steel Type 4***
E:
Very Severe Marine
C5
  • Aluminium
  • Pre-painted aluminium
  • Pre-painted steel Type 6***
F:
Extreme Marine
C6
  • Aluminium
  • Pre-painted aluminium
 
Materials accepted by NZMRM as complying with coating types include:
  • Painted steel Type 4:
    Colorsteel® Endura®, Colorcote® ZinaCore™
  • Painted steel Type 6:
    Colorsteel® Maxx®, Colorcote® MagnaFlow™, Colorcote® MagnaFlow X™

 

Material Selection : Walls*, fascias and sheltered roofs and flashings

Durability Required : 15 years

Marine ZoneExposed Fastener
Class (minimum)
Acceptable Materials
*The practicality of carrying out regular maintenance, and difficulty of replacement, should also be considered when considering wall cladding material options.
***As defined by AS/NZS 2728.
B:
Moderate Inland
C4
  • Aluminium
  • Pre-painted aluminium
  • Pre-painted steel Type 6***
  • Pre-painted steel Type 4***
  • AZ 150 coated steel
  • Galvanised steel Z 450
C:
Moderate Marine
C4
  • Aluminium
  • Pre-painted aluminium
  • Pre-painted steel Type 6***
  • Pre-painted steel Type 4***
  • AZ 150 coated steel
D:
Severe Marine
C4
  • Aluminium
  • Pre-painted aluminium
  • Pre-painted steel Type 6***
E:
Very Severe Marine
C5
  • Aluminium
  • Pre-painted aluminium
  • Pre-painted steel Type 6***
F:
Extreme Marine
C6
  • Aluminium
  • Pre-painted aluminium
 
Materials accepted by NZMRM as complying with coating types include:
  • Painted steel Type 4:
    Colorsteel® Endura®, Colorcote® ZinaCore™
  • Painted steel Type 6:
    Colorsteel® Maxx®, Colorcote® MagnaFlow™, Colorcote® MagnaFlow X™

 

Material Selection : Flashings Behind Cladding

Durability Required : 50 years

Marine ZoneAcceptable Materials
**Stainless steel must not be in wet contact with metallic coated steel, plain or painted.
***As defined by AS/NZS 2728.
B:
Moderate Inland
  • Stainless Steel**
  • Aluminium
  • Pre-painted aluminium
  • Pre-painted steel Type 6***
  • Pre-painted steel Type 4***
  • AZ 150 coated steel
  • Galvanised steel Z 450
C:
Moderate Marine
  • Stainless steel**
  • Aluminium
  • Pre-painted aluminium
  • Pre-painted steel Type 6***
D:
Severe Marine
  • Stainless steel**
  • Aluminium
  • Pre-painted aluminium
E:
Very Severe Marine
  • Stainless steel**
  • Aluminium
  • Pre-painted aluminium
F:
Extreme Marine
  • Stainless steel**
  • Aluminium
  • Pre-painted aluminium
 
Materials accepted by NZMRM as complying with coating types include:
  • Painted steel Type 4:
    Colorsteel® Endura®, Colorcote® ZinaCore™
  • Painted steel Type 6:
    Colorsteel® Maxx®, Colorcote® MagnaFlow™, Colorcote® MagnaFlow X™
/cop/durability/environmental-categories#material-selection
Draft Clause: 
004_006_003_000_000_000_000_000_000