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Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) is an engineered wood building system designed as an alternative to stone, masonry and concrete construction. Couple this with the ARIDON® SMART wall system on the outside and you can achieve a strong, highly energy-efficient, condensation free, wall system. Most importantly the ARIDON® SMART WALL system keeps the CLT warm and dry both during construction as well as for the life of the build.
In Germany – external continuous insulation has been the traditional solution for insulating buildings since the first energy performance regulations were introduced in 1977. In the USA more buildings are constructed each year using continuous insulation than our entire housing stock in NZ. A recent Green Building advisor article summed up the benefits perfectly: “exterior insulation keeps wood warm, keeps wood dry, reduces condensation potential, reduces thermal bridging, reduces energy losses – but most importantly increases durability.”
A recent multi-unit build in Christchurch (architecturally designed by AWArchitects), specified the two systems together. This combines the complimentary benefits of both the systems approach to building, in addition to the functional benefits of the two products.
ARIDON’s unique (and IP protected) interlocking, self-sealing joints & in-built drainage cavity acts as a moisture barrier, ensuring water that does penetrate the cladding will not infiltrate the wall framing cavity – reducing material degradation and extending the service life of the building. Alternative exterior foam boards may provide the insulation performance, initially however, a number of these systems cannot be exposed to water/rain, as they degrade and are reliant on tapes to join the sheets- reducing thermal and weather protection. Always ask your supplier about the long term insulation performance and durability when specifying insulation.
ARIDON® SMART WALL = BUILDING WRAP + RIGID AIR BARRIER + CAVITY BATTENS + SUPERIOR INSULATION + INTERNAL MOISTURE MANAGEMENT
ARIDON® SMART WALL is the high performance building envelope for timber, steel, masonry and CLT structures. Suitable for residential or commercial builds, with no restrictions on cladding type.
ARIDON® SMART WALL – REPLACING MULTIPLE PRODUCTS, MULTIPLE LAYERS AND MULTIPLE TRADES – WITH AN ALL-IN-ONE SUPERIOR BUILDING ENVELOPE SYSTEM.