WHAT IS FIBRE-CEMENT WEATHERBOARD?
Fibre-cement weatherboards are made from a combination of engineered cellulose-fibre and cement composite, these boards offer the texture and natural beauty of timber whilst delivering the fire, moisture, and rot resistance of an engineered cement composite.
These products offer long life expectancy with low maintenance.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A FIBRE-CEMENT WEATHERBOARD?
Fire, moisture, and rot resistance
Variety of finishes available
Offers strength and durability
Low maintenance providing minimum future costs
WHAT IS THE INSTALLATION PROCESS OF FIBRE-CEMENT WEATHERBOARD?
Fibre-cement weatherboard is typically fitted to timber grounds installed either vertically or horizontally depending on the orientation of your cladding, some systems will have two layers of timber grounds which is known as counter battening. Such works would be expanded by the architect or product manufacturer.
The timber battens known as grounds will be preservative treated timber as they will be installed to the exterior of the building and will be exposed to the weather. The thickness and width of the grounds also depend on the design specification and manufacturer’s guidelines.
On top of the ground it’s important to apply a breathable membrane to allow both timber grounds and cladding materials to breath, preventing any damp spots appearing on the cladding.
Most systems are designed so that air flows through the batten zone, and any open end of that zone would receive an insect mesh to prevent potentials of insects nesting in the cavity.
When used on multi dwelling properties such as apartment blocks etc, the cavity would receive a fire dampening sock to all party walls and floor junctions to prevent the spread of fire from one dwelling to another.
Most systems include aluminium powder coated stop ends and corner sections for all external, internal junctions. This enables the composite board to be cut between each section concealing the cut raw edges that would otherwise be visible.
All these sections would be installed prior to the cladding, and it is important that these sections are installed accurately for plumb, line and level to achieve a visibly pleasing finish.
There are a variety of corner and stop end sections available to suit whatever wall finish the cladding is abutting. Asymmetrical trims are corner trim for your windows and doors these have two different size returns to allow the window and or doors to still operate whilst having a cladded reveal.
Now that all the trims are fitted the cladding can be install to the manufacturer's recommendations, and in line with the design specification. In general, the fixings that retain the cladding will not be visible when the works are completed.
Payne Carpentry have extensive experience in the many types of fibre-cement weatherboards. We manage our clients’ needs by providing time and cost saving solutions by carrying out the following compulsory works procedures as part of our standard service.
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