Has Abbey Thermalboards Cladding ever been thoroughly tested?
Yes, Abbey Thermalboards have been tested extensively to NCC(2019) incorporating the Building Code of Australia by NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) approved laboratories.
The Australian Government recommends the use of NATA accredited facilities. NATA is Australia’s compliance monitoring Authority of OECD laboratory testing practices and has provision for mutual recognition.
Has Abbey Cladding been evaluated for insulation?
Yes, it has been evaluated by a NATA approved laboratory to NCC 2019 Volume 2 AS/NZ 4859 Parts 1&2 2018 “Thermal insulation materials for Building” to achieve the following to ensure a property is warmer in winter and cooling in summer.
Total Thermal resistance Rti = R3.24 Winter, R3.04 Summer
Does Thermalboards PVC have a BAL rating?
Yes, tested by NATA approved laboratory, National Constructions Code(2019) for Fire Test Compliance – simulated bushfire tests in accordance with AS1522.214.171.1248 to achieve an excellent result.
Test Result BAL-AA19
Has Abbey Vinyl Cladding been thoroughly tested for weathering?
Yes, in accordance with AS4257.7 colourfastness after accelerated UV exposure to AS1580.601.3 and after exposure to AS2433 Dimensional stability to 60°c was assessed to AS4257.2
Results: colour change and dimensional stability minor with no surface checking or crazing
Will the Abbey Cladding withstand strong winds?
Cyclones are common feature of a sub-tropical and tropical climates with recent cyclones Debbie(2017) 215km/hr, cyclone Yasi(2011) 250km/hr, cyclone Larry(2006) 215km/hr.
NATA approved NCC(2019) compliance cyclic wind loading tests showed Abbey Thermalboards Cladding tested suitable for use in Australian Tropical Cyclone Areas (C1-C3) with fixing methods. AS/NZ 1170 Part 2-2002-AS4040.3
Former Governor General , General Peter Cosgrove AC, MC Head of the Operation Recovery Task Force, forwarded and signed sincere appreciation to ABBEY Thermalboards for wholehearted support in regard to Cyclone Larry rebuilding.
Will Abbey Vinyl Cladding support combustion?
No, it is classified as fire retardant – self-extinguishing and will not support combustion and has been tested by NATA approved laboratory for National Construction Code(2019) compliance AS1530.8.1(2018) BAL Rating AA-19
Would Abbey Thermal boards ever need painting?
The insulated vinyl boards are manufactured to exacting specifications and cannot rot, flake, corrode or peel. The boards will lose some gloss overtime but will still look good even in 20-40 years’ time if basic maintenance of washing walls with a mild detergent is carried out on a regular basis.
Can Abbey Thermal boards be fitted over asbestos sheeting?
Yes, it is a common practice in managing and controlling asbestos to encapsulate asbestos by sealing the asbestos fibrous sheeting with Abbey Vinyl Cladding.
Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 (asbestos advisory standard 2004) “Where insitu asbestos materials are in a stable condition but accessible, they should be controlled appropriately through encapsulation, sealing, enclosure or removal”
Are brick or block houses frequently clad with Abbey Thermal Cladding?
We have carried out many of these jobs over the past 40 years because it is common for older bricks to be looking tired and outdated.
It is not a rarity for bricks or blocks to crack particularly in dryer climate periods.
The insulated vinyl claddings would be fitted normally under a drill, plug and screw fixing method.
Can lead from old leaded paint be made safe?
Yes, lead in dust or flakes inhaled or swallowed from old leaded paint from homes built before 1997 & especially before 1970 can lead to serious health issues.
Abbey Thermalboards PVC Cladding are a safe method of encapsulation (sealing) under “Workplace Health & Safety Standards”.
We had the pleasure of dealing with Abbey Thermalboards in the beginning of 2018. Our introduction to the company was by a representative visiting ate our request to conduct a measure and quote. He was professional, polite and an outstanding representative for the company. We were so impressed with the quote we signed up immediately. Our cladding was a large job however it was completed without fuss by Dan despite the very hot weather. Dan completed the work by himself and did an outstanding job. We are very pleased with Dan, he was brilliant. The actual product is outstanding. We noticed an obvious change to the temperature of the house with the cladding and a change to outside noise due to the insulating properties. We are very happy with the product and service provided approaching 12 months later. I highly recommend this company.