Frequently Asked Questions
Sheets must be stored flat, kept clear of the floor and supported by bearers of uniform height and spaced at maximum 600mm centres.
Sheets should be delivered 48 hours prior to installation. Never expose the sheets to water or excessive moisture. Sheets must not be installed until the job is watertight i.e. roof on, cladding on and doors and windows in. Sheets must be kept a minimum of 10mm clear of floors and ceilings. Sheets must be fixed to timber-framed walls with studs at 450mm maximum centres. Where a join does not coincide with a stud, extra horizontal noggings must be provided at 600mm maximum centres.
Adhesive must be used in conjunction with nails. Apply adhesive using a continuous 6mm bead down studs and along plates and noggings. As a rule, allow one 320g cartridge per sheet.
Sheets must be face-nailed using 40 x 2.0mm bullet-heads or 32/40 nail gun finishing pins. Face-nail sheets at 600mm centres down studs and 300mm centres along top and bottom plates and noggings. Allow for structural movement by leaving a 3mm gap in corners and cover with a suitable moulding.
When sheets are fixed over existing linings, fixings must penetrate the existing lining and be anchored into the structural frame.
Where sheets are fixed to masonry walls, metal furring channels or damp-coursed timber battens must be used to prevent moisture transfer and to create the required airflow.
Sheets should be delivered to site 48 hours prior to installation. Never expose the sheets to water or excessive moisture.
Sheets must be fixed to metal/timber battens at 400mm maximum centres.
Sheets must be kept a minimum 10mm clear of walls, verandah plates and perimeter beams etc.
The backs of all sheets and all fresh cut ends/cut-outs must be sealed prior to installation.
A quality construction adhesive must be used in conjunction with mechanical fixings. Apply adhesive using a continuous 6mm bead snaked side-to-side on the face of the ceiling battens.
When using finishing gun pins, they must be shot at an angle in crosshatched pairs at 300mm centres along the batten lines.
Verandah ceiling sheets must be finished using a quality location-specific paint product immediately after installation.
When installing sheets in wet rooms, adjacent to wet rooms or adjacent to external walls, the backs, fresh cut ends or cut-outs must be sealed prior to installation. Sheet faces must be finished using a quality location-specific paint product immediately after installation. It is important to remove the dust from the “Vs” and “Beads” to ensure satisfactory finish in these areas.
Please refer to HEALTH & SAFETY information regarding these products.
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