The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has proposed changes to its National Construction Code (NCC) that affect the use of timber cladding products in specific applications. Weathertex products are in compliance with this code, and continue to be safe and fully usable in a vast number of builds.

Weathertex’s industry-leading external timber cladding products comply with Australia’s stringent building codes and remain a high-quality choice for specifiers, builders and property owners. Weathertex timber cladding can still be used on all Class 1 and other low rise building classes.

Named the Number 1 Trusted Brand in 2016 and 2018 by Architecture and Design, Weathertex is dedicated to ensuring its Australian-made products meet and exceed every standard of durability, sustainability and safety. Weathertex products are 100% natural and use no silica, glues, resins or formaldehydes.

ABCB’s building code amendment to its NCC, which is scheduled to come into effect in 2020, will only affect 3 and 4 storey Class 2 and 3 buildings.

Timber cladding can still be used on all Class 1 (houses, townhouses and apartments) and other low rise building classes.

Since the NCC has not changed yet, standing concessions still apply to current builds that have been approved. No retrospective issues will arise with buildings already approved, and no product will need to be removed.

Weathertex is engaging expert consultants to develop a Performance Solution for Class 2 and 3 (3 and 4 storey) buildings; the solution will be added to the CodeMark certification.