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FREQUENTLY
ASKED 
QUESTIONS

What are the boards made of?
The boards are made from composite packaging such as milk cartons, ingredients bags, coffee cups and soft plastics.

 

What is the structural strengths of this board for the building bracing?

We have already completed P21 bracing tests in NZ on most of our board products. The great news is that they perform better than most traditional building products.

 

We will be releasing our compliance documentation over the coming months and will include the P21 wind & seismic test data for applicable products.


How do you ensure consistent product
We ensure a consistent quality product, by using a consistent feedstock from our key suppliers and using the same 'recipe' for manufacture each time removing any variables from our manufacturing process.

How do you cut the boards? Can you use a sharp blade to cut like Gypsum board?
Cut saveBOARD with any commercial or common woodworking tools. Keep blades sharp for best results and always wear safety goggles and other forms of personal protective equipment.

Do the boards cost more than traditional products?
No. There is no Green premium, they are at price parity or below traditional building products. 

Do the boards smell being made out of recycled materials?
The boards smell like wood fibre, however any remaining contamination in the packaging is evaporated as the boards are heated up to 300 degC during the manufacturing process.

What thicknesses do the boards come in?
A. The boards can be made in any thicknesses from 4mm through 30mm depending on the product segment and market application. Typical thicknesses are 8, 10 & 12mm.

Where can I buy the boards once saveBOARD is in New Zealand and Australia?
We are working with a number of local distributors/wholesalers of building materials, along with designers/architects will will use the product. Stay tuned on the future 'Where to Buy' page on our website.

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What is the embodied or upfront carbon emissions of the boards? Our board products have a very low embodied carbon as we are turning composite packaging waste, back into products that re-enter the local supply chain eliminating future waste. saveBOARD has < 90% CO2 compared to either Plasterboard & Fibre Cement Board and < 80% CO2 compared to Plywood.

 

Most traditional building materials cannot fundamentally change their embodied carbon as its inherent in how it is made and is unlikely to be greatly reduced. saveBOARD is a low carbon building material and has a significant climate change benefit, when used instead of traditional building products.

What sizes do the boards come in?

The boards are nominally 1200mm wide and come in a range of common lengths including: 2.4m, 2.7m & 3.0m.

 

I would like a bulk order but custom length, can this be done to save wastage?

Yes, we are prepared to cut to a custom length, however we need a minimum order of 20m3 - Equivalent to 694 x 10mm x 2.4m boards (or about 3 average house lots). Please make contact with us via our CONTACT page for a pricing enquiry.

 

Does it take longer to install than say Gypsum board?

Yes, it does take approx 10% longer to install than Gypsum board  as you have to use mechanical tools to cut - similar to plywood. However, this additional duration is offset by the fact you do not need to block out between studs for cabinets, toilet roll holders, basins, cupboards, towel rail etc.. 

 

How do you create the different colours for the Exposed interior wall board?

The colours are from the original consumer products; all we do is segregate the feed stock into the colour groups on arrival. There is natural variance and available colours will depend on what is being processed at the time of manufacture.

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