James Hardie Product Update

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Notice from James Hardie

As we continue to develop new products to better service our customers in line with our vision of transforming the Australian way to build, we regularly review and assess our existing product portfolio to make way for new growth products and solutions. Following a recent review, we wish to formally advise you of some pending changes to our product offering. James Hardie will cease manufacturing and distributing the entire range of HardieBrace™ sheets as of 1st October 2018. 

Details as follows:

CodeDescriptionEffective Discontinuation DateJames Hardie alternative
400157HardieBrace™ 5mm 2440x122531st July 2018Villaboard™ Lining 6mm or; HardieFlex™ Sheet 6mm
400159HardieBrace™ 5mm 2440x92531st July 2018Villaboard™ Lining 6mm or; HardieFlex™ Sheet 6mm
400156HardieBrace™ 5mm 2725x12251st October 2018Villaboard™ Lining 6mm or; HardieFlex™ Sheet 6mm
400158HardieBrace™ 5mm 2725x9251st October 2018Villaboard™ Lining 6mm or; HardieFlex™ Sheet 6mm

As part of our vision, we are committed to supporting our customers by supplying products that make building James Hardie™ systems easier, faster, better. Accordingly, James Hardie will introduce the following new products launching 1st October 2018. 

Axon

Exteriors

New 3,600mm Long External Cladding Sheets

  • Scyon™ Axon™ 133mm Smooth 1,200 x 3,600mm 
  • EasyLap™ panel 1,200 x 3,600mm 

These new 3,600mm long range additions provide an enhanced aesthetic finish for designs incorporating pitched roofs, parapets or higher internal ceilings. Additionally, installation efficiencies and savings are realised due to the elimination of joints and less wastage. 

Commercial

New 0.75MM BMT ExoTec™ and James Hardie™ Intermediate Top Hats:

  • ExoTec™ Top Hat 0.75mm BMT 6,000mm long 
  • ExoTec™ Top Hat 0.75mm BMT 7,200mm long 
  • James Hardie™ Intermediate Top Hat 0.75mm BMT 6,000mm long 
  • James Hardie™ Intermediate Top Hat 0.75mm BMT 7,200mm long 

ExoTec™ system top hat components have been re-engineered and tested to deliver greater installation, handling and cost benefits. The new 0.75mm BMT top hats are lighter and therefore easier to handle onsite. Additionally, the enhanced ExoTec™ system has undergone extensive testing to allow for longer spans and larger fastener spacings in certain applications*, thus minimising your overall material and labour install costs. 

*Details included in updated technical literature available at time of launch.


Note: the new 0.75mm BMT range will supersede the existing 1.15mm BMT specification effective 1st October 2018. During the transition period, both 0.75mm and 1.15mm BMT specifications may be installed on the same project on the premise that the install guidelines for the 1.15mm BMT specifications are adopted.

Versilux

New Versilux™ 9mm Thick Sheet Sizes

  • Versilux™ lining Square 1,200 x 2,400mm
  • Versilux™ lining Square 1,200 x 3,000mm

These two new popular sizes are designed to provide a uniform transition from ExoTec™ facades to Versilux™ soffits across commercial and multi-residential projects. 

Should you have any queries about anything in this James Hardie notice, please do not hesitate to contact your NHS Account Manager or one of our other friendly team members.