Schist Wall Cladding Systems

Schist cladding provides a beautiful, natural finish for your project. Hydestone recommend using a proven, accredited schist cladding system that reduces your building costs, and complies with your local council regulations.

Hydestone Cladding System folllows traditional, solid stonemasonry practices utilising stone cut to 150mm and is accredited by BRANZ.

Hydestone Schist Wall Cladding System

In 2006, Hydestone® were awarded BRANZ accreditation for their schist wall cladding system which covers the design and installation of schist veneer walling in New Zealand. The system is available only for use with Hydestone® products.

The Hydestone® Schist Wall Cladding System consists of Hyde Brown or Hyde Grey schist stone, installed over a 40mm, vented, wet cavity system. It can be installed on residential and light commercial buildings where domestic construction techniques are used. The Hydestone® Schist Wall Cladding System has been appraised for use as a veneer wall cladding system for buildings within the following scope:

  1. the scope limitations of NZBC Acceptable Solution E2/AS1, Paragraph 1.1 in terms of floor area; and
  2. with a risk score of 0-20, calculated in accordance with NZBC Acceptable Solution E2/AS1, Table 2; and
  3. the scope limitations of NZS 3604 Section 11.7; and on slab on ground and foundation walls constructed in accordance with NZS 3604 and as modified in the Technical Literature; and
  4. constructed with timber framing complying with the NZBC; and
  5. situated in NZS 3604 Building Wind Zones up to, and including, 'Very High'.

Where restriction in weight and height prohibit the use of 150mm, Hydestone® is available cut to 40mm. The Hydestone® Schist Wall Cladding System must only be installed by approved Stone Masons documented in the Technical Literature.

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