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  BU553 Aluminium joinery installation in cavity construction

BU553.jpgInappropriate detailing and installation of aluminium joinery can lead to problems with weathertightness and durability.

This bulletin describes specific requirements for the installation of aluminium joinery with wall cladding materials fixed over a drained and vented cavity in accordance with compliance document E2/AS1.

The bulletin covers:

  • New Zealand Building Code - E2/AS1 and aluminium joinery and E2/VM1 and Amendment 5
  • fixings
  • flashings
  • soakers
  • sill support bars
  • specific details for aluminium windows in cavity construction
  • alternative methods
  • maintenance.

Publication date: October 2012 Keywords: aluminium, cladding, weathertight, window