With customer demand for higher thermal efficiency and high quality interior finishes, traditional framing practices present problems such as multiple framing members at wall intersections creating thermal ‘bridges’ and cavities where insulation cannot be installed effectively.
Multiple framing members can also take longer to dry resulting in an increased risk of fastener pops and blemishes resulting from timber frame movement.
The GIBFix® Framing System is an alternative approach to timber framing for buildings within the scope of NZS3604:2011.
The GIBFix® Framing System offers:
- Reduced potential for fastener pop and joint cracking of interior plasterboard linings resulting from timber frame movement.
- Reduced potential for on-site call backs.
- Improved thermal performance.
- Fully integrated into GIB EzyBrace® Systems.
For more information download the GIBFix® Framing System Bulletin and see what customers think at gib.co.nz/GIBFix or call the GIB® Helpline on 0800 100 442 for technical assistance.