THE BUILD PROCESS.
To produce a Durapanel kitset, panel plans are first generated from house designs. Board is then CNC processed up to millimeter tolerances to include window and door cut outs, bracket rebates and trenching for electrical services.
Panels arrive on site in flat pack form and are numbered and stacked for a simple and logical assembly. Installation of panels is a straightforward process and under the guidance of a qualified building supervisor, less skilled labour is required to erect a kitset.
Interior work can begin once ceiling panels and windows are installed. This further speeds up the build process as trades work in parallel, and the interior and exterior of a home is finished simultaneously
THE ASSEMBLY PROCESS.
Locate and stand wall panels.
Glue and screw wall joints.
Install solid ceilings, using square edge to straighten walls.
Glue and screw ceiling joints.
Install hold-down brackets to floor.
Install roof framing, utilising the solid ceiling as roofing safety.
Install exterior battens and insulation.
Install interior doors and trims.
Interior decoration is applied directly to panel interior surface.
Durapanel consists of a strand core with smooth fibreboard outer layers. This results in an incredibly strong and durable panel that exhibits excellent structural stability and screw holding capabilities.
Panels arrive on site pre-primed and ready for interior painting and with no plasterboard required, smooth surface wall panels easily achieve a level 5 paint finish.
The system comprises 36mm thick wall panels for interior and exterior walls and 18mm thick panels for ceilings. Every panel serves as bracing and the system employs standard construction (insulation and cladding) from the exterior walls out.
38mm thick firewall is also available for intertenancy builds. See more.
SAFER ON SITE.
As a result of prefabrication, site waste is reduced and building sites are tidier and therefore less hazardous.
The Durapanel system has proved its quality and strength in its ability to outperform and sustain less damage than timber frame in the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake and in high wind and cyclone zones throughout the pacific.
The Durapanel construction system has held BRANZ appraisal in New Zealand for over 30 years and is accepted by all councils in New Zealand.