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What is RMAX Orange Board® made from?

RMAX Orange Board® is made from RMAX EPS, a lightweight cellular material consisting of fine spherical shaped particles which are comprised of 98% air and 2% polystyrene. This air is trapped within a number of closed hollow cells in each particle which provides the excellent insulative properties of RMAX Orange Board®.

Is the RMAX Orange Board® System compliant?

The Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) has accredited the RMAX Orange Board® external polystyrene insulated cladding system as suitable for use as a wall cladding system in Class 1 and associated Class 10 buildings. It is approved as an external cladding and wall insulation system. Building professionals can now install and recommend RMAX Orange Board® with absolute confidence.

RMAX is the first manufacturer to receive certification from BRAC for a plain, non pre-coated EPS panel system – another demonstration of RMAX innovation at work.

Is RMAX Orange Board® easy to install?

Yes. Its light weight rigid construction enables it to be easily transported, unloaded and manoeuvred onto any building site. Combined with the sheet size (up to 5000mm x 1200mm), this contributes to fast construction times and reduced construction costs.

How is RMAX Orange Board® fixed?

RMAX Orange Board® is fixed directly to the housing frame. For further details consult the RMAX Orange Board® Technical Manual.

What is the fire performance of RMAX Orange Board®?

RMAX Orange Board® is made from RMAX EPS that is a self-extinguishing expanded polystyrene. (It self-extinguishes when the source of the flame is removed).

What thicknesses are available?

75mm and 100mm.

Is RMAX Orange Board® environmentally friendly?

Yes. RMAX Orange Board® is made from RMAX EPS. It is biologically inert, contains no HCFCs and is 100% recyclable.

How economical is RMAX Orange Board® to use?

RMAX Orange Board® saves time in erection costs due to the ease of installation. Savings are ongoing as RMAX Orange Board® also insulates, reducing heating costs in winter and cooling costs in summer.

What thermal rating can I expect?

75mm RMAX Orange Board® System – R value of 2.45.
100mm RMAX Orange Board® System – R value of 3.10.

See the RMAX Orange Board® Technical Manual for more detail.

Who stocks RMAX Orange Board®? Can I purchase direct from RMAX?

Contact your local distributor. RMAX does not sell RMAX Orange Board® direct to the public.

Who can install RMAX Orange Board®?

Best success has been through carpenters, texture coaters or qualified tradesman. Your local distributor can provide names of experienced installers