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  BU554 Aluminium joinery installation in direct-fixed cladding

BU554.jpgInappropriate detailing and installation of aluminium joinery can lead to problems with weathertightness and durability.

This bulletin provides an updated overview of the requirements when installing aluminium joinery with a direct-fixed cladding.

The bulletin covers:

  • New Zealand Building Code and standards
  • E2/AS1 and aluminium joinery
  • where direct-fixed claddings are acceptable under E2/AS1
  • fixings
  • flashings
  • soakers
  • gaps
  • jamb battens
  • preparation of openings
  • installation
  • alternative methods
  • maintenance.

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