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working details: A rainscreen of fibre cement boards

The apartment building consists of four split-level storeys, rooftop rooms and a roof terrace. The structure - of cast in situ concrete - has 200mm thick walls, which are clad with aluminiumbonded insulation panels and an outer rainscreen of Eternit Weatherboard fibre cement boards. The product was chosen for its stability and its surface texture, which resembles strongly grained timber-boarded shuttering. Although intended for use in overlapping 'ship-lap' construction, the boards ...

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