The individual panels are based on 50mm and 75mm thick lightweight autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC), an environmentally-friendly material that weighs far less than standard concrete. The panels are reinforced with vertical and horizontal corrosion-protected steel, and have exceptional performance in impact and fire resistance, thermal and acoustic insulation, increasing the safety and longevity of your building.
Performance and Characteristics
Loxo AAC Panels perform well in impact and fire resistance, are pest resistant, will not rot, and have great insulation characteristics for both sound and heat. With temperature fluctuations in buildings occurring closest to the exterior walls and, unlike most conventional cladding solutions, Loxo Panels are installed in the perfect location to take advantage of their insulation qualities and reduce your ongoing energy costs.
The Loxo AAC Panels system is very eco-friendly. The AAC material used in Loxo Panels is produced efficiently with no pollutants or toxic by-products, and results in minimal waste with simple disposal solutions. Products based on AAC have been produced for more than 80 years with processes continually improving to reduce environmental impact.
Loxo AAC Panels are easy to install and provide benefits over conventional cladding solutions such as plastered brick. The panels themselves weigh far less than standard concrete allowing installations on timber wall frames without complex and expensive engineering and support. Installation is simple and fast, with our panels utilising a Loxo flashing system to create secondary weather defence cavity and feature details such as grooves and express lines that can be easily added unlike other plaster-based cladding systems.
Loxo Cladding can only be installed and coated by licensed Loxo Cladding installers and Dulux NZ Acratex applicators ensuring complete quality control.
Loxo AAC Panel and associated materials, when installed as exterior wall cladding, are guaranteed for a minimum life period of 15 years (from date of completion), meeting the requirements outlined in the New Zealand Building Code (Clause B2.3.1). Our products are designed to have a life span significantly in excess of this minimum period.
The Dulux Acratex plaster system is guaranteed for a period of 10 years (from date of completion) to perform and meet provisions outlined in the New Zealand Building Code (Clauses B1 - Structure, B2 - Durability, E2 - External Moisture, and E3 - Internal Moisture). This guarantee applies only where all material components of the plaster system have been prepared and installed in accordance with our written instructions, technical specifications and detail drawings, and where the work is carried out by an approved contractor, and where the system has been properly maintained and subjected to normal conditions of exposure.
Our panel installation and exterior plastering workmanship is guaranteed for a period of 5 years.