Fiber Cement Board Specifications
Using a special manufacturing process called autoclave, fiber- cement- board- specifications acquires the strength, durability of cement and easy workability of wood as well as dimensional stability.
A non-combustible multi-purpose application fibre-cement flat board, fiber- cement- board- specifications comes with various thicknesses which are suitable for various applications; ceiling, wall, and floor.
It can be used for both exterior and interior applications. fiber- cement- board- specifications can perfectly be calibrated and then laminated or coated with other materials, such as eg. wood veneer.
No special tools are required. The board specifications can be used with normal nails, fastened by normal or self-drilling screws and cut by an electric power saw with a diamond blade.
The board can be fixed to both timber (minimum size 1.5 x 3 inches) or steel frames (at least 0.55 mm thickness). The board specifications must be supported at the edge at intermediate positions with centers not exceeding 600 mm. Screws must be located more than 12 mm from edges and 50 mm from board corners.
Fasteners can be both nails and screws. It can be nailed directly to timber supports with round wire nails. For metal screws, the size and length of the screw depends on the thickness of the board and the gauge of framing. Pre-drilling the board is a must unless self-embedding, self-drilling head screws.
Since fibre-cement board is subject to slight dimensional changes, a butt joint can be used in dry partitioning areas or where an exposed joint appearance is acceptable. For better water protection, either flexible acrylic or polyurethane based sealant can be used to seal gaps of 3-5mm.
Transportation, Handing and Storage:
Deliver fiber- cement- board- specifications to the project site in the original, unopened package and store them in fully enclosed space where they will be protected against damage from humidity, direct sunlight, surface contamination and other causes of damage. Handle fiber- cement- board- specifications carefully to avoid chipping the edges or damaging units in any way. Handling and storage practices should follow the manufacturer’s recommended suggestions at all times.