Introducing ALICLAD MAX


Performance and aesthetics combine in a contemporary aluminium weatherboard cladding system. Designed in New Zealand for local conditions.

Our tough climate calls for exterior products that can perform in all weather conditions, meet the most stringent code and standards, and bring elegance and architectural integrity.

AliClad Max, designed by The Building Agency, is a premium aluminium weatherboard system that has had every detail and feature designed, tuned and resolved. Backed by decades of local experience and international product knowledge, AliClad Max offers architects, builders and developers a robust and beautifully finished product, supported on an easy-to-install fixing system engineered to perform.

Designed for large-scale commercial projects with a residential application. 


The system has been designed in line with NZBC. It has been tested to be compliant with
AS/ NZS4284.


The AliClad Max system is designed for very high wind loadings and engineered to be fixed at maximum span distances for reduced project costs.

Fire Protection

Aluminium is non-combustible under the NZBC and the support system has a limited / non-combustible wall assembly and has been tested for full-scale system fire performance to BS8414-2:2015+A1:2017 (BR135 Annex B 2013).

Finish and Aesthetics

Flat and matt powdercoat options, anodised-look paint finishes, sublimated woodgrains, and horizontal and vertical profile alignments achieve both classic and contemporary designs.

Flat MATT Finish

The Flatt Matt range provides the modern, anodised, timeless look that designers appreciate. The ultra matt finish and the interaction of light on these surfaces, opens up new possibilities in aesthetics. The Flat Matt range also offers amazing durability in the harshest of environments.

  • Ultra-flat matt coating
  • Non-reflective
  • Soft to touch
  • Solid and Metallic Finishes
  • 25 year film integrity warranty
  • 15 Year Colour retention warranty

Wood GRAIN Finish

The Aliclad system offers a non-combustible and yet versatile timber finish aluminium cladding option that overcomes the drawbacks of traditional timber. Metwoods unique sublimation process reproduces images of natural woodgrain on powder coated steel & aluminium panels & extrusions.

  • Lightweight
  • Eco Friendly
  • Virtually Maintenance Free
  • Non-Warping
  • Impact & Scratch Resistant
  • Fully Customisable
  • Stain & Fade Resistant *

Features and Benefits


At 2.2mm 6063T5 Aluminium Alloy with a high tensile and rigidity properties, the AliClad Max System has excellent impact resistance, making it ideal for high-traffic areas such as schools. Improved rigidity over other systems comes from its depth and structure.

State-of-the-art coating

A state-of-the-art coating line, both colour and woodgrain options are available. 

Coated in New Zealand

Because it is coated locally, designers can choose from an extensive range of colours and wood finishes, with reduced lead times. Custom and corporate colours are also available.

Designed for multi-storey

The AliClad Max System is verified with a full wall assembly test (BS8414-2:2015+A1:2017 BR135 Annex B 2013) for buildings over 10m tall. 

Flashing System

AliClad Max’s comprehensive two-piece and multi-function extruded flashing system ensures ease of installation without affecting the aesthetic finish.

  • Local coating (including custom colours) means no long lead times
  • Non-Combustible
  • Impressive impact resistance makes it ideal for high-traffic areas like schools.
  • Built to perform at very high wind loads
  • True system drainage for improved weather-tightness proven by way of AS/NZ4284.
  • Improved rigidity over other systems due to the depth and structure of the weatherboards.
  • Flexibility to install windows before or after
  • Ideal Timber Substitute
  • Easy Installation
  • Virtually Maintenance Free
  • Sustainable
  • Rot & Pest resistant
  • Versatile
  • Lightweight
  • Mould Resistant
  • Hidden Fixing system
  • 60-year expected service life for the material
  • Up to 25-years warranty on selected finishes

AliClad Max Brochure

Design Guide

Installation Guide

Horizontal Typical Details on AlphaRail

Horizontal Typical Details on Timber

Vertical Typical Details on AlphaRail

Vertical Typical Details on Timber

Typical Details

Group Assessment

Product Testing

Product Testing

Group Assessment

Product Testing

Product Testing