2.1 Check Timber or Steel Framing

2.1.1.Check Fixings

It is the builder’s or framing installer’s responsibility to ensure timber or steel framing is set out true in the correct alignment, as required by the Designer. Before installing insulation boards, check framing is true and in the correct alignment with studs at a 600 mm maximum centres, dwangs/nogs are at no greater than 1200mm (800mm is a distance which is recommended), and blocking is provided for support of the substrate, e.g., around all openings, at soffits, at joints, and at internal corners.

All timber framing must comply with the requirements of NZS 3604code of practice for light timber frame buildings not requiring specific design, or be to a specific structural design.

Ensure that any timber framing has a moisture content of no more that 18% mc prior to installing substrate. Refer to E2/AS1 section 11

2.1.2.Alignment of Walls

To the standard required by the Rockcote Systems, plumb, level and in true alignment to either timber or steel framing.

A check should be made prior to render installation, using a straight edge to ensure the wall is flat. Any irregularities should be taken out by straightening the studs.

Builder or steel frame installer to re-align framing when it is not in the correct alignment, and insert additional blocking if required.

2.1.3.Builder Supplied Flashings

Make sure all builder supplied flashings are in place. (Refer to Rockcote TradeSpec™ document 3.2 Builder Supplied Flashings) for a list of possible builder supplied flashings.