Fix & Finish
Fermacell Boards are fitted and finished slightly differently to traditional plasterboard; thus speeding up the installation time by reducing drying out times and providing a more user friendly finishing system with our FST (Fine Surface Treatment).
Boards are cut and fitted in a similar way to plasterboard eliminating the need for specialist tools and skills.
Board joint reinforcement
The use of Fermacell Joint filler or Jointstik provides quicker and more simple application versus traditional dry lining methods; with Jointstik a stronger joint can be achieved without the need for further reinforcement.
With Fermacell’s FST (Fine Surface Treatment) a skim plaster type finish can be achieved in a fraction of the time without the need of specialist skills; allowing the experienced tradesman, self builder or DIY enthusiast to achieve a flawless finish alike.
The screw retention capabilities of Fermacell allows most fixtures to be fitted directly to the board (see table below).
(1) Maximum stud centres = 50 x board thickness.
N.B. Where fixings are less than 500 mm apart, reduce the load per fixing by 50%. If a stud support separates the fixings, then use the full loadbearing strength shown above.
(2) Safety factor: 2 (Static load with relative humidity of up to 85%).
(3) Depth of cupboard or shelves: max. 350 mm.
(4) Standard toggle bolt with > 4 mm dia. screw.
(The toggle bolt manufacturer’s instruction should be followed.)
For more information please contact our Technical Department on +44 (0) 870 609 03 06 or email firstname.lastname@example.org