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Flexible tape features high grade bitumen

Watertight is a flexible flashing tape used around framed joinery openings as a secondary weather-resistant barrier. It is designed to prevent water penetration around window and door openings at framing junctions, and to keep any water that gets past the cladding or through the joinery from coming into direct contact with the framing to which Watertight has been applied. Techno Insulation, the company that imports and distributes the tape, says Watertight offers builders a tape made with the ...
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Common leak points in leaky buildings

In Mike Anticich’s experience as a weathertightness assessor and building surveyor, he has found there are several very common areas where leaks occur on a regular basis. Unfortunately, he says these critical leak points are still being overlooked in new buildings and alterations. They are: uncapped parapets, window and door openings, and at the bottom of apron flashings where the roof penetrates an exterior wall. “Most builder...
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'Do-able' system solves leaky problems

Good weathertightness design is based around the four Ds of deflection, drainage, drying and durability. Flashman Flashing Systems Ltd believes there is an all important 5th “D” — Do-ability. Conventional construction drawings of flashings including those that appear in the compliance documents of the New Zealand Building Code are almost always only two dimensional. These limited view drawings fail to present a realistic depiction of the all important junctions. The general ...
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Acceptable Solution to flashing problems

E2/AS1 is an Acceptable Solution covering the weathertightness of the building envelope. Buildings built in accordance with Acceptable Solutions such as this are automatically deemed to comply with the Building Code, and designs based on these must be accepted by building consent authorities. Alternative Solutions may be used provided they can be demonstrated as meeting the required performance standards stipulated in the Building Code. Obtaining approval of an Alternative Solution may be time-...
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Extensive range of ready-made flashings

Quickflash provides the most extensive range of ready-made flashings available within New Zealand, which are available through building supplies merchants nationwide. The range includes base, cavity closure, internal and external corner, vertical and horizontal control joint, sill, deck, Z, internal corner fillet, window head, internal and external corner face, widow side, saddle and parapet flashings. With the exception of the joiners and saddle flashings, all flashings come in three metre le...
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