Polystyrene Wall Cladding
Imagine a wall cladding that satisfies the energy rating requirements of external cladding, reduces your energy costs and protects the environment. Active Building Systems is a market leader in manufacturing innovative and sustainable building products.
Koolwall is a factory manufactured, reinforced polystyrene cladding, which is lightweight, easy to cut, has minimal installation time and satisfies the requirements as set out by the Building Code of Australia for suitable building cladding.
Koolwall, the energy smart wall cladding has revolutionised the way in which we build. It provides you with all these benefits along with the added bonus of saving you money on your existing building costs.
As the manufacturers of the koolwall external cladding system, we are proud to say that we are the only system available on the Australian market which is supplied to its customers as a full cladding system. It is for these reasons why we are the market leaders . Everything from the patented fixing system to the Ezytrim pvc render beads, the Ezycoat cement render, Ezycoat acrylic render and the Ezycoat paint are all manufactured and provided as part of the entire koolwall external cladding System.
Koolwall polystyrene cladding is backed by a 10 year warranty on every component of the system and certified by engineers. Why would you risk your family investment with anyone else?
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Koolwall polystyrene cladding exhibits various beneficial properties to both the home owner and the builder. Its durable and lightweight nature ensures the builder a quicker installation. Each koolwall Panel covers 3.0 sq/m. A combination of all these benefits allows the builder to establish lock-up stage more rapidly than using conventional building materials such as concrete block & clay brick.
Technical Advise and Support
Trained, experienced and qualified in the fields of building, polystyrene cladding, cement rendering and painting ensures that our technical team are well informed to give you the best professional advice and support for your projects.
Quick Turn Around on Quotations
Active Buildings Systems has estimators able to offer accurate quotations to ensure minimal wastage as part of the renowned service. So whether you’re at the design stage or ready for an onsite measure, just contact our friendly staff and we’ll look after the rest.
Choose from supply only and have one of our qualified technicians run through the installation details. Or take advantage of our Project Management Team and let us look after the installation, rendering works and painting. We conduct inspections throughout the project at each stage and ensure completing works correctly and on time.
10 Year Warranty
Active Building System manufactures to the highest of standards and we back that with a 10 year warranty. Our extensive laboratory testing ensures that our products have been engineered and tested to meet Australian Standards. So when you choose koolwall for your next project you can rest assured you have made the right choice.
Since Koolwall is the only polystyrene cladding system on the market which is wholly and solely supplied as a full entire system and is fully manufactured and supplied from the one company, you can rest assured that what you receive is what was tried and tested with no variations.
You can rest assured that what you get is what we manufactured.
The following R ratings can be achieved using KOOL-WALL:
|40mm KOOL-WALL||*2.3 R Value|
|60mm KOOL-WALL||*2.8 R Value|
|75mm KOOL-WALL||*3.0 R Value|
*’R’ Value refers to the thermal resistance of a building material, or assembly of building materials, where the ‘R’ Value is the reciprocal of the materials thermal conductivity. This value is the means of calculating the overall thermal resistance of a building product or system.
The safety of your investment is a major concern for both the home owner and us here at Active Building Systems P/L. To ensure that Koolwall is suitable as a building panel we ensure that all KOOL-WALL Panels are manufactured from flame-retardant polystyrene. This allows the Koolwall panel to conform and exceed the relative BCA and Fire Hazard requirements.
The factory manufactured KOOL-WALL panel, incorporates the combination of EPS Expanded Polystyrene) embedded with Fibre-Glass reinforcing mesh and sealed with a durable membrane coating.
Standard KOOL-WALL Panel sizes are 1200 x 2500mm at a thickness of either 40,60mm, 75mm or 100mm. (Other thicknesses are available upon special order.)
KOOL-WALL Panels are able to be installed horizontally or vertically. The desired installation will be determined by the geometry of the proposed project.
Once Vapour Permeable Sarking has been applied, KOOL-WALL Panels are able to be fixed directly to the frame using a blue KOOL-WALL Washer and Class 3 screw at 300mm centers. These are to be approximately 30 – 35 fixings per panel.
All edges of the KOOL-WALL Panel must be securely fixed to the structural frame on a stud or nogging. Where KOOL-WALL Panels butt together on a nogging /stud, both panels must be independently secured along the joint with staggered fixings.
All butt joints must have blue KOOL-WALL joining mesh applied evenly across the joints. This is to be tacked in place awaiting the application of Ezycoat skim render.
KOOL-WALL Panels are to be mitred where meeting at external corners and fitted with an Ezytrim Pre-meshed pvc angle.
All exposed KOOL-WALL Panel edges are to be fitted with the appropriate Ezytrim finishing angles, Creative Mould or coated with Ezycoat Skim Render. All angles are to be securely glued and tacked in place.
Once Stages 1 & 2 are completed, the system is ready for the application of Ezycoat Skim Render (see Ezycoat Technical Data Sheets). This is to be applied in one or two coats providing an overall min. thickness of 4.0mm.
The Ezycoat Skim render must be float finished ready for the subsequent Ezycoat Texture finish of your choice. Once completed the system is ready to be painted with an Ezycoat membrane paint.
Note: This is a quick reference guide and at all stages the KOOL-WALL and Ezycoat Reference and Installation manuals should be referred to. For further inquiries please contact our offices.
Certificate of Conformity for Koolwall Panel System & Koolwall Raw Panel System
CodeMark is a building product certification scheme developed by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB), in consultation with the New Zealand Department of Building and Housing, State and Territory Governments, Industry Groups and prospective Certifications Bodies.
This Trans-Tasman scheme will enable the pooling of resources and expertise and increase the access to both markets for product manufacturers who are producing quality products that are manufactured &conform to a standard.
The CodeMark mark of conformity provides mandatory acceptance by building control authorities / Building certifiers. It gives these professionals peace of mind and security that the product the builder has used meets Australian standards and more importantly Building standards that are set by the Building Codes Board of Australia.
The Koolwall Panel System & Ezycoat Render-Texture_Paint was the first system of its kind to achieve this accreditation. For many years the the Koolwall Panel System carried the then highest and most respected certification of its kind via the CSIRO appraisal system. Its ongoing quality and repeated use in the industry by professional builders has resulted in its CODE MARK Accreditation.
HOW TO GUARENTEE THAT KOOLWALL PRODUCT QUALITY IS MAINTAINED ON YOUR PROJECT
In order to ensure that what is specified by the designer is maintained right through to completion of the project your Building designer should ensure that the Builder on the project provides a form 15 from the supplier of the Koolwall Panel System & a Form 16 from the Installer.Blank
Form 15 & Form 16 are available in the Koolwall Downloads for your referral or from the Department of Housing web site or follow the link under Forms from the Queensland Building & Construction Commission (Qbcc) Web site http://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au
This will provide peace of mind to the Building Designer, Building Certifier, Builder & home Owner, that everything you have chosen conforms to Australian Building Code Standards and no nasty surprises will raise their head at a later stage.