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betterbrace - ExternAL BRACING

saveBOARD betterBRACE is a semi-permeable, cost effective, low carbon external bracing element and/or 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 bracing element for residential buildings

  • Exterior rigid air barrier

  • Excellent wind bracing capacity

  • Material Group 3 fire rating.

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




LENGTH - All 1200mm wide





  • Engineered composite board for external underlay applications.

  • Lightweight

  • Impact resistant

  • Excellent wind & seismic bracing capacity

  • High thermal performance

  • 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 > 12 years in-service history. The product has been successfully tested (in the US) to meet all appropriate International Building Code requirements for Interior Walls and Ceilings. saveBOARD has been used in New Zealand since 2021 and demonstrates performance above NZ market leading products. 

The documentation attached clearly demonstrates that saveBOARD meets all obligations under Australian Building Code. We have third party experts provide compliance statement (deem to satisfy solution) confirming that the US test certification combined with NZ and Australian testing demonstrates equivalence to Australian Building Code requirements.

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