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  • Handy GuideThe installation guide for Fermacell walls, floors and ceilings

  • 3www.fermacell.co.uk // 0870 6090 306

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    One unique boardA million and one possibilities

    Fermacell is a high performance multi-purpose building board that when installed combines the properties of solid blockwork

    with the speed and flexibility of conventional drywall techniques.

    ENVIRONMENTALLY CERTIFIED

    Manufactured from recycled materials.

    IMPACT RESISTANT

    Reduces double layering or the use of Sheathing Ply.

    LOAD-CARRYING

    Up to 50 kg per cavity fixing and 30 kg per screw. Eliminates Noggings.

    FIRE RESISTANT

    60 mins fire resistance from single layer partitions up to 10 m high. Class 0 certification. European class A2.

    MOISTURE RESISTANT

    Suitable for humid areas. May be installed before building envelope complete. See relevant datasheet for this application.

    SOUND INSULATING

    Simple Party Wall constructions.

    READY TO DECORATE

    Ready to accept wallpaper and tiles.

    UNIQUE JOINTING SYSTEM

    Glued, square edge boards produce a continuous membrane.

    RIGID STRUCTURE

    Category 1 racking resistance provided by 12.5 mm Fermacell.

    RAPID FINISHING

    FST (Fine Surface Treatment) eliminates plastering trades prior to painting.

    Because its better

    PRODUCT OVERVIEW ............................ 4

    Health & Safety ....................................... 6 Cutting ..................................................... 7

    PARTITIONS .......................................... 8

    Components & Accessories .................. 10 Detailed Overview ................................. 12 Installation Overview ............................ 13 Fixing Sequence .................................... 18 Other Details ......................................... 20

    LININGS ...............................................24

    Components & Accessories .................. 26 Installation Overview Direct Bond ....................................... 28 Wall Lining ........................................ 30

    FLOORING ............................................32

    Components & Accessories Levelling Flooring............................. 34 Under Floor Heating Overlay ........... 36 Thermal Flooring ............................. 37 Acoustic Flooring.............................. 38 Powerpanel H2O ............................... 39 Installation Overview Acoustic Systems ............................. 40 Levelling Systems ........................... 41

    CEILINGS .............................................42

    MF Ceilings ........................................... 46 Under Roofs, in Lofts & Attics .............. 47

    WET AREAS ..........................................48

    Components & Accessories / Installation Powerpanel H2O Walls & Ceilings .... 50 Waterproofing System ...................... 52 Powerpanel H2O Flooring ................. 54

    FINISHING ............................................56

    Components & Accessories .................. 57 Fixing & Jointing ................................... 58 Internal & External Corners ................. 60 Fine Surface Treatment (FST) ............... 62 Surface Finishes ................................... 64 Waterproofing System .......................... 65 Repairs .................................................. 66

    FIXING ..................................................68

    Sequence............................................... 71 Fixing Centres & Usage Walls ................................................. 74 Ceilings ............................................. 75

    Contents

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    LOREM

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    PRODUCT OVERVIEWTHE RANGE OF TOOLS

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    THE TOOLS YOU WILL NEED

    PLASTERING TROWEL OR TAPING KNIFE

    FERMACELL SPATULA

    ELECTRIC SCREWDRIVER

    DECORATORS SCRAPER

    PNEUMATIC GUN

    A CIRCULAR OR JIG SAW

    SPIRIT LEVEL

    FERMACELL SCORING KNIFE

    CARTRIDGE GUN

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    LOREM LOREM

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    CUTTING

    SCORING & SNAPPING

    HAND OR ELECTRIC SAW

    STORAGE

    HANDLING

    HEALTH & SAFETY

    For full COSHH information please contact us on 0870 609 0306.

    PRODUCT OVERVIEWCUTTING

    PRODUCT OVERVIEWHEALTH & SAFETY

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  • 9www.fermacell.co.uk // 0870 6090 3068

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    1 Joining tapered edge wall boards

    Fix Tape Fill Finish

    2 Joining square edge wall boards

    Fix Bond Prepare Finish

    Fix Leave a 57 mm gap Fill Finish

    Fermacell Boards are fixed to DIN Standard metal stud sections and timber studs.

    Fermacell Boards can be jointed and finished in either of these ways to suit your construction. Please see the Finishing & Fixing sections from page 56 for guidance.

    3 Square edge & off-cut jointing

    PARTITIONSOVERVIEW

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    COMPONENTS

    FERMACELL BOARD Fermacell Square edge or Tapered edge (for Direct Bond we advise using Tapered edge boards)

    Thickness 10 mm, 12.5 mm, 15 mm and 18 mm

    Sizes 1200 x 1000 mm to 1200 x 3000 mm

    30/40/55 MM FERMACELL SCREWS For fixing Fermacell Boards to steel subframes (min 0.6 gauge) Drill tip screws are available for greater gauge steel studs.

    Coverage 20m2 for walls / 30m2 for ceilings

    Pack Size Box of 250 screws or box of 1000 screws

    FERMACELL JOINTSTIK / GREENLINE JOINTSTIK For gluing square edge Fermacell Boards

    Coverage 20 lm / 310 ml tube

    Pack Size 310 ml tubes

    FERMACELL JOINT FILLER For taping/filling between boards and stopping screw heads

    Coverage5 m2 per kg for filling Tapered edge joints7 m2 per kg for filling between Square edge boards 10 m2 per kg for finishing glue joints and screw heads

    Pack Size 5 kg or 20 kg

    FERMACELL FINE SURFACE TREATMENT For giving Fermacell Boards a smoother finish if required

    Coverage 5 m2 per ltr at typically 0.5mm thickness

    Pack Size 3 ltr or 10 ltr

    FERMACELL PAPER JOINTING TAPE Paper tape or mesh tape can be used to reinforce Tapered edge joints

    Pack Size 75 mtr roll

    FERMACELL MESH JOINTING TAPE Mesh tape or paper tape can be used to reinforce Tapered edge joints

    Pack Size 45 mtr roll

    ACCESSORIES

    FERMACELL BOARD KNIFE For scoring and snapping Fermacell Boards

    Pack Size 0.05 kg

    FERMACELL SPATULA For applying Fine Surface Treatment

    Size 250 mm

    DIN STANDARD METAL SECTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FROM:Lindab telephone: 0121 585 2780Protektor telephone: 01562 515200

    Size Nominal 0.6 gauge 50 mm fixing face

    PARTITIONSCOMPONENTS & ACCESSORIES

    PARTITIONSCOMPONENTS & ACCESSORIES

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