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Hitex Diamond Cladding is ‘Approved System’ – Auckland Council

The Hitex Diamond Cladding System is on the “approved register” of Alternative Solutions for use as “face-fixed” on buildings up to E2/AS1 risk matrix of 20. http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/SiteCollectionDocuments/WallCladdingsRegister.pdf Share on Facebook

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2004-2008 Drainage Testing on Hitex Diamond Cavity Cladding

Tests show Hitex Diamond Cavity Cladding achieves greater efficiency than an E2/AS1 Fibrecement Acceptable Solution Tests were performed and demonstrated in 2004 in front of Government and Council officials prove a cavity smaller than 20mm can achieve greater than 99\% … Continue reading

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2005 Permeability test through aged paints on various claddings

Permeability test through aged paints on various claddings Samples of claddings taken from homes, Hitex Factory to establish if moisture can permeate through paints as they age. Test involved standing beakers of water with 200mm heads sealed to paint surface. … Continue reading

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2004 Normal Conditions Microclimate Analysis of in-situ Hitex Diamond Cavity Wall Construction

Microclimate Analysis of Normal Operating Conditions In-situ Hitex Diamond Cavity Wall Construction ACC asked ‘What are the conditions behind a Diamond wall? Can we establish test protocol to test walls? How difficult would it be? It was found that Diamond … Continue reading

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2004 Rain Microclimate Analysis of In-situ Hitex Diamond Cavity Wall Construction

Microclimate Rain Analysis of In-situ Hitex Diamond Cavity Wall Construction Auckland City Council asked “Does RH exceed 80% in Rain Event? Do Diamond walls dry out and recover following a Rain Event? What period does drying take? Does RH exceed … Continue reading

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2003 Insitu moisture monitoring of new houses during construction via wired systems

Insitu moisture monitoring of new houses during construction Objective was to understand weathertightness performance of Hitex Diamond-clad houses During a construction of a major subdevelopment in Auckland, Waitakere City Council requested “what is MC behind the wall” before it would … Continue reading

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2002 BRANZ E2-VM1 Sirowet test on Hitex Vented System – Weathertightness and Drainage test

Sirowet test shows Hitex Vented System passes E2/VM1 Key facts Date conducted: May 2002 Conducted by BRANZ at BRANZ testing facilities, Judgeford Wellington Aim: To test Hitex Vented System for watermanagement and to test compliance with E2/VM1 Outcome: Hitex Vented … Continue reading

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2002 UoA Building Wall Drying Experiments to understand Ideal Drying Conditions and Capacity

Building wall drying experiment to understand drying capacity of building walls Objective 1: Find the natural air conditions inside a Hitex Diamond-clad building wall The first objective was to find the natural RH and MC in building walls. Two walls … Continue reading

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