Novia BS 4016 - Type 2 Breather Paper for walls

Our UKCA marked traditional wall blue breather paper

Product Overview

Novia BS 4016 - Type 2 Breather Paper is a traditional wall breather membrane, which was originally manufactured to meet the requirements of BS 4016 Type-2. 

This is a UKCA marked product for use as a Breather Membrane to BS 13859-2 (Part 2 Underlays for Walls)

This product is a blue coloured paper breather membrane with water-repellent chemicals incorporated during the manufacturing stage. It is suitable for use in steel and timber frame cavity walls with masonry, weatherboarding, tile or slate cladding exteriors. 

This membrane meets the original requirements of the type 2 part of the BS 4016 standard, and should therefore be fixed on site, immediately prior to cladding.

For a material with higher fire rating, please see our Novia FR Breather Membrane here.

Novia BS 4016 - Type 2 Breather Paper can be found on NBS Chorus and NBS Source software packages. Full information can be found for NBS specification with the table below. The links will open a pop up window with full specification information. 

Key Features

  • Breathable building paper
  • UKCA to BS 13859-2
  • Meets the original requirements of type 2 BS 4016
  • Single layer membrane
  • Roll size 1m x 100m
  • Made from natural materials
  • Fully recyclable
  • Traditional Building Product
  • Ideal for use on timber frame installations
  • Use with installation tapes
  • Suitable for use immediately prior to over cladding

Installation Tips

Installation guidelines can be found on the product datasheets using the links on this page.

To install the membranes, we recommend using the Novia Double Tape Sealing System.
Our Double Sided Adhesive Tape is used on the laps of the breather membrane, with the Breather Membrane Lap Tape is used to complete the seal, keeping down any excess membrane which may get caught in the wind. 


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