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betterbrace - RIGID AIR BARRIER

saveBOARD betterBRACE Rigid Air Barrier is a semi-permeable, cost effective rigid air barrier for use in residential to multi-story construction. Designed for use in Extra High wind zones and in specific engineering design projects exposed to high wind pressure. Finished with an external moisture resistant Fiberglass facing material; it is an alternative to traditional building underlays.


It allows builders the ability of close in a building sooner to begin interior fit out, along with additional noise and insulation properties. The fit out can be started independently of the exterior rain screen minimising potential delays to the project. 



  • Exterior rigid air barrier

  • Excellent wind and seismic bracing capacity

  • Suitable for use in the South Island and Central North Island if a home has a continuous mechanical ventilation system installed.

  • Material Group 3 fire rating. 

  • STC Rating of 30dBA at 10mm thickness board only

EXPOSURE - up to 90 days before cladding installed



LENGTH - All 1200mm wide





  • Engineered composite board for external underlay applications.

  • Lightweight

  • Impact resistant

  • Excellent wind & seismic bracing capacity

  • Noise attenuation with high STC rating - 30dBA at 10mm thickness board only

  • Water repellent 

  • ZERO Water, Glues, Chemicals added. VOC's and Formaldehydes are < 5% of the Green Building Standard (0.005mg/m2/hr) 

  • Declare label: Our products have been determined to meet the requirements for all applicable Imperatives of the Living Building Challenge.

  • Embodied Energy calculations have been completed for our products for a 'cradle to gate' life cycle.


saveBOARD is a US proven product with > 18 years in-service history. The product has been successfully tested in New Zealand and can be used as a structural bracing unit and demonstrates performance above NZ market leading products. 

The documentation attached clearly demonstrates that saveBOARD meets all obligations under s14G of the Building Act. 

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