Fibrecement

 

Overview

Fibacement is an environmental friendly, innovative lightweight (non Asbestos) cellulose fibre reinforced cement product that provides high quality full range of applications in ceiling, siding and flooring in a complete system solution.

Fibacement is simple to handle and easy to install and is therefore suitable for the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) segment. It is a fibre cement siding that requires very little maintenance and care.

 

 

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FEATURES

Termite and Insect Resistance

 

 

Fire Resistant

 

 

Weather Resistant

 

 

Low Shrinkage and No warping

 

 

Not Brittle

 

 

Sound Insulation

 

 

 
 
What is fibre cement?

Fibacement is a composite material manufactured from a combination of sand, cement, cellulose fibers and completely natural fibres for an environmentally-friendly and safe building product.

 


Fibacement is also manufactured in a sheet form and is used not only as cladding but is also commonly used as a soffit / eave lining and as a tile underlay on decks and in bathrooms.

 

Fibacement board is an economical and lightweight board that can easily be used for all interior and exterior building applications due to the fact that it is unaffected by moisture, is resistant to rotting and corrosion and unaffected by UV light, plus the fact that it can be painted or coated with almost limitless combination of colours and textures for internal and exterior applications. The sheets are best painted with a pure acrylic PVA paint. Where it is intended to use oil or alkyd paints it is essential to prime the sheet with an alkali-resistant sealer.

 

Fibacement board is almost maintenance free, extremely weather-resistent, and non-combustible and is designed to have good thermal properties when compared with other building materials. The engineered panels will not rot, warp, shrink, melt, and is resistant to insects.

 

Handling and storing fibre cement

Although offering sufficient strength once placed in position, care needs to be taken when handling fibre cement boards to ensure that the boards are not dropped or subjected to rough handling. Moving longer panels requires two people to keep the boards stable.

If boards need to be stored before use, store under cover on a level surface.


 

Cutting and Installation

Cutting fibre cement boards
The easiest way is to use a circular saw, preferably with a diamond blade and with a circular saw that is equipped with a dust-collection system. Alternatively, cut all the boards outdoors. And be sure to wear safety goggles and a dust mask.

Installation
The most preferred method of installation is to build a steel frame, onto which you fasten the fibre cement boards.
See our Light Steel Frame Construction division for more.

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