“Both commercial and residential design styles are changing; architects want flexibility to design using mixed materials and oblique angles, and developers want a quicker, easier installation that will achieve the end result on time, to budget, and with minimal disruption to surrounding communities.
“The use of lightweight construction with complementary sheathing boards allows for the development of lighter, more sustainable buildings that can be delivered at speed, without the need for wet trades or specialised labour that is in short supply.”
HardieWindbreaker™ sheathing boards can be used to quickly weather-proof a building during the construction phase, allowing interior trades to commence work faster and boost productivity on site.
With an engineered fibre cement
core encapsulated in a robust, water repellent sealer, the boards will not warp or shrink when exposed to adverse climates, and offer a guaranteed 12 months exposure during construction.
The boards are lightweight, easy to cut, flexible to handle and can be fixed using either screws or nails.
HardieWindbreaker™ boards are non-combustible, offering 60 minutes fire protection in compliance with current Building Regulations Approved Document B (fire safety).
Designed and tested across both the US and European research and development facilities at James Hardie, materials’ scientists have ensured the final product delivers superior weather tightness and enhanced performance in extra high wind zones, offering wind resistance up to 5800 UFL*. The product comes with a 15 year manufacturers’ warranty.
*Mechanical fixing to SFS frames