Sto strengthens their facade offering

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Sto NZ

06 April 2022


2 min read

Sto has strengthened its facade offering and sourced a durable lightweight concrete (AAC) panel from a dependable supplier. This change is being launched under the new brand - StoArmour Facade Panel System.

Sto is pleased to announce that they have recently entered into an agreement with a leading manufacturer to supply 50 and 75mm thick autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) panels. In the current climate, with product supply, freight issues, and costs being a constant challenge, Sto are pleased to have been able to secure a dependable supplier.

The transition to an alternative supplier of AAC panel brings with it many benefits, as outlined below.

  • Manufactured to NZ/Au standards. This offers a reliable source of certified materials.
  • State-of-the-art factory with the latest technology and increased production facilities.
  • Freight routes with less port congestion provide faster delivery times from the manufacturer to New Zealand ports.
  • No supply chain issues from the manufacturer.

As part of this change, the StoPoren Panel Facade System is being re-launching under the new brand - StoArmour Facade Panel System.

The StoArmour Facade Panel System, previously StoPoren Panel Facade System, has been appraised by BRANZ since 2012 (BRANZ Appraisal No. 772). The StoArmour Facade Panel System finished in the StoArmat Miral render system has passed a series of stringent compliance tests for commercial and residential construction.

  • BRANZ Appraisal No. 772.
  • Weathertightness testing: E2/VM1 and AS/NZS 4284 for residential or commercial high-rise construction.
  • Face load tested up to 4.5 kPa ULS (booth connection sheared at 7.8kPa).
  • Vertical spread of fire testing: BS 8414-2 and ISO 5660-1.
  • Installation by Sto Registered Contractor (Licensed Building Practitioner).
  • StoArmat 20 Year Warranty with StoService Assurance.

Sto prides itself on using only the highest quality products as part of its facade systems. In the ten years, they have had the StoPoren Panel Facade System in the market, there have not been any issues regarding product quality or in-service performance. The StoArmour Facade Panel System follows the same specification.

If you have any queries or would like to discuss specific projects, please do not hesitate to contact Sto.

View more info on the StoArmour Facade Panel System here