The first External Insulation Finishing System (EIFS) project by Unitex was built in 1984. These were for Victorian Housing Commission blocks of 4-6 units and single concrete houses in Jordanville (Chadstone) and Preston. The then Unitex EIFS system proved successful in solving internal wall condensation issues (that had up until that time been unsolvable) and [...]
The Unitex Base Board system can be used on external walls of Class 1 to 10 Housing and Commercial Projects. It can be installed by direct fix to the timber or steel frame or via cavity battens. It can also be installed on battens for older walls (brick, block, weatherboard, compressed cement fibreboard sheeting etc). [...]
Primarily to have a strong insulating walling system that both protects the building from the weather and decorates with colour, and gives a textured masonry effect of your choice. Around the world similar systems are seen as providing the highest insulating walls whilst measurably reducing on-going energy bills.
With a specified number and array of mechanical fasteners screwed (minimum of 30 mm) into the timber or steel frame. There are fastners to suit all thicknesses of Unitex EIFS and conditions (ie coastal, inland, near breaking surf etc, wind classification areas).
Yes, Unitex recommends that Uni-EIFS systems are only installed by an experienced Trades person. Unitex can arrange for a local recommended Trades person to quote and carry out the installation or Unitex also offers a plan and on site quoting service for the customer’s peace of mind. Unitex installation manuals and Guidelines are also available [...]
The Unitex EIFS Technical manual and all instructions required is on the Unitex website, or please contact Unitex and our experienced Technical Sales Rep will check the purchase records and if needed will attend an onsite inspection.
What is the cost of the Unitex Base Board System compared to other building solutions (such as brick veneer and rendered block etc)?
The Unitex Base Board System generally costs similar or less than rendered brick veneer etc, however in R-value (insulating value) offered the Uni-EIFS is approximately 400% more energy efficient than equivalent cost for rendered brick veneer.
Most certainly! The Unitex Technical Sales Force will spend time on site with our valued customers to achieve the best from our products for your project.
When your Unitex EIFS system wall is installed in accordance with the technical manual it will not allow water into your building structure. Uni-EIFS have been tested under Australian Standards for Building Materials flammability and like timber are suitable for use up to 3 floors or 8.5 meters above ground slab based on flammability test [...]
The coating thickness is to be at least 6mm above the fixing buttons and insulating sheet (IB Board) providing a SB impact strength of >20 joules. The findings concluded by the CSIRO testing were submitted to the Building Commission as part of the evidence that the Unitex Base Board System is a viable building material [...]
The Unitex EIFS system has a BRAC Accreditation from The Building Commission of Victoria and as such is acceptable to all Victorian (as well as National) Building Surveyors and will be approved by Local Councils (along with their Building Surveyors).
Accredited EIFS systems are a Worldwide Recognised Building method and as such are insured in all user countries. As Unitex has a history of over 15 years of EIFS Accreditations and is currently Accredited our systems have never in that time faced any negative insurance issues. Non accredited systems may be refused.
Unitex has been manufacturing defect free EIFS products/systems for approximately 27 years defect free. Andrew Concannon, MD of Unitex states ‘because of this, we know Unitex EIFS systems are still ‘good as gold’ after 27 years. I know from my training in Europe 37 years ago that EIFS in Europe and America are now over [...]
Yes, and Unitex will advise on best method of repair. Good building practice and regular installation of expansion joints around the perimeter will in general negate most minor frame movement issues.
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You can contact the Unitex office on 1800 RENDER. You can also send us your plan online (free plan quote service) via our website.
You can do this via the Unitex website, and we can base our quote on your plan or you can contact us direct (1800 RENDER) or via your local Unitex Stockist.
Orders within Victoria are generally filled and delivered within 48 hours. NSW and other states (including local Unitex Stockists) are generally within 5 working days.
There are several reasons: 1) Immediate protection from the elements. Raw polystyrene, if left un-coated will surface degrade and reduce adhesion of base coat renders, causing possible delamination of renders. 2) The first coat of render applied to polystyrene panels is crucial. This render must have superior adhesion and flexibility than standard renders for brickwork for [...]
The R value is a measure of the insulation value of a complete wall from internal plaster to exterior surface. Brick veneer is typically less than 0.8. For Unitex Base Board 50mm, the R value is: 2.08 (including sisalation) For Unitex Base Board 75mm, the R value is: 2.62 (including sisalation) For Unitex Base Board [...]
Yes, the standard Unitex Base Board System achieves BAL29 and a modified Unitex Base Board System achieves BAL40. Please contact your Unitex representative for further details.
What happens to the underside of the Unitex Base Board Panels where they meet the ground and or a roofline?
A Unitex Base Block is installed around the permitter at slab (base plate/stud/noggins) and at floor roof line to the first floor base plate (stud/noggin) below the base of the sheets, ensuring the system is completely sealed and no polystyrene is left uncoated preventing degradation. Under no circumstance should raw polystyrene be left exposed.
Unitex Base Board 75mm has been tested with various plasterboard situations. The results of these tests are downloadable below. 640-11311-op01-20160606 640-11311-op02-20160606 640-11311-op03-20160606 640-11311-op04-20160606 640-11311-op05-20160606