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Application

  • HouseBreathe should be fixed to frames with stainless steel nails or staples at 500 mm maximum centres and installed with 150 mm vertical laps and 100 mm horizontal laps. Vertical laps should be staggered.
  • Stud locations should be marked on the face of the membrane with tape, to enable the securing of wall tie fixings.

Description

A spun-bonded, polypropylene vapour open membrane for timber wall construction. HouseBreathe protects against wind-driven rain, snow and dust, while allowing the passage of water vapour from the building interior.

Application:

  • HouseBreathe should be fixed to frames with stainless steel nails or staples at 500 mm maximum centres and installed with 150 mm vertical laps and 100 mm horizontal laps. Vertical laps should be staggered.
  • Stud locations should be marked on the face of the membrane with tape, to enable the securing of wall tie fixings.

Certification:

Conforms to the requirements of W2 material in accordance with BS EN 13859-2:2010 and must be installed in accordance with its CE certificate and installation instructions.

General information
Specification data
Product Reference

HouseBreathe

Width

1.5 m

50 m long.

1.35 m

100 m long.

2.7 m

100 m long.

3 m

100 m long.

Colour

Manufacturer's standard

Grey as standard, consult manufacturer for other colours and insert requirements.

Standard product features

Thickness:

0.4 mm.

Weight:

100 g/m².

Performance data:

  • Reaction to fire (BS EN 13501-1): Class E.
  • Tensile strength (EN 12311-1): Longitudinal, 220 N/50 mm; Transverse, 190 N/50 mm.
  • Resistance to air penetration (BS EN 12114): <0.01 m³/m.h at 50 Pa.
  • Watertightness (BS EN 1928): Unaged, W2; Aged, W2.

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