Pre-cladding

New Zealand’s original rigid air barrier

Pre-cladding

Leading the way

For over 15 years James Hardie has created an evolution for the way New Zealanders build, we were the first to design and manufacture a specific product for use as a rigid air barrier called RAB Board, which now sets the benchmark for pre-cladding. Made from premium fibre cement board they meet the challenges of an evolving world, creating a stronger building and comfort inside any living space. James Hardie create innovative, high performing and sustainable products that allow your wall underlay to meet the durability requirements and live up to their full potential.

How does it work?

Rigid air barriers by James Hardie work by equalising the air pressure within the external wall cavity, making the building airtight providing superior weather-tightness, structural bracing and fire protection, whereas traditional flexible wall underlay can struggle to perform in these conditions.

Product range

HomeRAB Pre-Cladding 4.5mm is a cost effective rigid wall underlay designed specifically for Very High wind zones for residential buildings

RAB Board 6mm is designed for Extra High wind zones for both residential and commercial buildings

RAB Board 9mm is robust and impact resistant designed for heavy commercial buildings outside the scope of NZS 3604 for Specific Engineered Design projects and Shear Wall

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HomeRAB Pre-Cladding is a cost effective rigid wall underlay designed specifically for Very High wind zones for residential buildings

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RAB Board is an all in one bracing, airtight and fire resistant fibre cement rigid air barrier. The inherent strength of RAB Board makes it an ideal product for use in shear wall design in residential or commercial specific design projects.

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