Mineral Plaster Technology MESHCLAD System


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MESHCLAD is a highly-effective insulating plastering system for external polystyrene application.   It is installed over a compliant drained cavity and is comprised of three layers of cementitious breathable mineral plasters reinforced with alkali-resistant fiberglass mesh and PVC and ABS flashings and trims.

The polystyrene sheets are mechanically fixed over a 20mm cavity to timber or steel framing and are available in thicknesses of 40mm, 50mm, 60mm and 75mm and in white, or carbonised panels.

Carbonised polystyrene panels have higher thermal insulation values and perform better in fires than white polystyrene.

MESHCLAD has been appraised by BRANZ as an external wall cladding system for buildings within the following scope:

  • The scope limitations of New Zealand Building Code Acceptable Solution E2/AS1, Paragraph1.1;
  • Constructed with timber or steel framing complying with the New Zealand Building Code.
  • A risk score of 0-20, calculated in accordance with the New Zealand Building Code Acceptable Solution E2/AS1, Table 2;
  • Situated in New Zealand standard 3604 Building Wind Zone up to and including ‘Extra High’ (Ultra Limit State)

MESHCLAD -  when installed and maintained in accordance with the instructions provided by Mineral Plaster Technology will meet the provisions of the New Zealand Building Code.

E.I.F.S Drained Cavity Cladding System

This plastering system is for application over Expanded Polystyrene Sheets (EPS), which have been installed over approved drained and ventilated cavities. It is made up of 3 layers of cementitious mineral plaster reinforced with alkali-resistant fibreglass mesh and assorted PVC and ABS extrusions and moulds.

The polystyrene sheets are mechanically fixed over a 20mm cavity, to timber or steel framing, or bonded directly onto a masonry surface. This system is also ideal for the plastering and weatherproofing requirements of Structural Polystyrene Blocks and insulated concrete forms (ICF).

MPT’s MESHCLAD System is made up of BONDCOAT reinforced with alkali-resistant fibreglass mesh, SKIMCOAT and either FLOATCOAT or ADOBECOAT depending on the finish sought. It provides a warm, durable and crack resistant cladding.


As a basecoat use MPT BONDCOAT.  While the plaster is still green, lightly embed MPT 1.2m alkali-resistant mesh just below the plaster surface.  Once dry, apply one coat of MPT SKIMCOAT to provide an even surface. Then apply MPT FLOATCOAT or ADOBECOAT plasters using a metal or plastic float or sponge to achieve the desired finish.

Structural control or expansion joints should be installed as in accordance with the MPT Meshclad Technical Manual.  MPT vulcanised control joints are to be filled with a BRANZ appraised MS Sealant (we recommend and supply Sabre-Seal MS) and are not to be covered by the finishing textures.

When installed and maintained in accordance with the details given in the Mineral Plaster Technology Manual, the Mineral Plaster Technology MESHCLAD system will meet the provisions of the New Zealand Building Code, including clauses:

  • B1, Structure;
  • B2, Durability;
  • C3, Spread of Fire;
  • E2, External Moisture;
  • F2, Hazardous Building Materials; and
  • H1, Energy Efficiency.

All plaster must be over-coated with one coat of lime stop primer and 2 coats of high-build or elastomeric paint.

Paint colours chosen for the EIFS Drained Cavity Cladding System need to comply with NZ Building Code and must have an LRV (Light Reflectance Value) of greater than 40%.

All plaster and/or texture and paint colour samples must be signed off by the architect or owner prior to application.

Mineral Plaster Technology requires that all Mineral Plaster Technology products are applied by a trained and approved Mineral Plaster Technology Applicator to ensure integrity of the system for warranty requirements.


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  • - pdf version
  • - dwg version
  • - dwg compatibility version

  • MPT Meshclad Full System
  • Sheet List
  • Meshclad System
  • Enclosed Deck Balustrade to Wall Junction

  • External Corner Junction to Brick
  • External Round Corner
  • External Square
  • Internal Corner Junction to Brick
  • Internal Square

  • Internal Corner Junction with Weatherboard
  • Horizontal Junction with Brick Veneer
  • Parapet Balustrade Wall Timber Framing
  • Parapet Balustrade Wall Batten Layout
  • Parapet Balustrade Wall Primary Flashing
  • Parapet Balustrade Wall Secondary Flashing
  • Parapet Balustrade Wall Secondary Flashing
  • External Corner Weatherboard Junction
  • Meshclad Overlap to Masonry
  • Stopend flashing – Roof to Wall
  • Window Head to Jamb – Preparation
  • Window Head to Jamb

  • Timber Floor
  • Bottom Plate Junction to Brick

  • Horizontal Expansion Joint – 2 storeys or less
  • Inter-Storey Drained Greated than 2 storeys
  • Vertical Expansion Joint
  • Vertical Expansion Joint
  • Vertical Expansion Joint

  • Parapet – Flat
  • Parapet – Sloping Metal
  • Plastered Capping to Parapets or Balustrades WC Handrail
  • Plastered Capping to Parapets or Balustrades

  • Roof – Wall Junction
  • Soffit – Edge Detail
  • Soffit – Flush Eaves Gutter
  • Soffit – Horizontal Detail
  • Soffit – Reverse Sloped Soffit – Option 1
  • Soffit – Reverse Sloped Soffit – Option 2

  • Batten Layout Around Windows
  • Fixing Blocks For Down Pipes Etc
  • Framing Layout Timber Framing With Battens
  • Cantilevered Joists Detail
  • Typical Meterbox Installation
  • Meterbox 3D View
  • Meterbox Wall Section
  • Pipe Penetration
  • Typical Pipe Penetration
  • Plate Pergola – Deck

  • Aluminium Head Detail
  • Aluminium Jamb Detail
  • Aluminium Sill Detail
  • Sill Trim – Bottom Corner Detail


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