Do you plan to build the home of your dreams? It is likely that you have already seen cement fibre boards. Cement fibre boards are ideal for the purpose due to their durability and reliability. The material is, however, confusing for those who are not familiar with its uses. In this article, you will learn how cement fibre-based and cement board products can have various applications in your house.
There are many advantages to using cement fibre boards in both interior and exterior settings. These cement fibre boards can be used with various supporting frameworks, including timber, wood, steel, and iron. Using this method, construction projects will have the greatest yield and strength.
Cement fibre boards are used for a variety of purposes which include:
- Making the Ceiling
Generally speaking, ceiling materials made from cement fibre come in two varieties: panel/sheet and tile. Ceiling tiles come in a variety of textures. In traditional ceilings, cement boards can be used and in grid designs, ceiling tiles. Grid models are appropriate for acoustic projects such as auditoriums, halls, shared workspaces, hospitals, malls, and theatres.
- Constructing Dry Walls
High-speed construction projects are best suited to fibre cement wall partition solutions. Compared to brick and mortar construction, dry walling is lighter, easier to construct, and eliminates the ‘curing time’. Non-load bearing walls can benefit from this type of construction. A cement fibre-based drywall system is more durable than the one based on gypsum. Partitions made of cement fibreboard are highly waterproof and thus they are preferred.
- Pre Constructed Walls
A number of companies have developed ready-made sandwich panels based on cement fibre. It is constructed from cement fibre board filled with aerated cement. Paint, veneer, wallpaper, and texture can be used to decorate these premade walls.
- Roof Tile Underlay
You can utilise the cement fibre board as an underlay beneath fabricated roofs due to its thermal insulation and water-resistance qualities. In most cases, this property is applicable to roofing tiles and shingles. By doing this, the inside of the roof will have a uniform appearance and the roofing material should adhere to it well. Thus, in many cases you don’t have to install a false ceiling below the roof, since it acts as if it were a ceiling.
Cladding products made from cement fibres usually come in the form of a plank. It has a thickness range between 8mm and 18mm. These planks can be attached to steel, cement or wood with screws or adhesives. A variety of applications are available for facades, gates, lobbies, exterior walls, etc.
- Duct Covering
When fibre cement board is used for covering the service pipes, it adds aesthetic value to the external side of a building. It is necessary to apply Mild Steel framing to this application. Here, we can choose from a number of finishes – such as paint, textures, and even tiles and cladding. You can also improve the casing’s external visibility by using laser or waterjet cutting.
The back panels of kitchen cabinets and wardrobes can be lined with cement fibreboard. The reason for this is the fact that it is very good at repelling termites and waterproofing. It also has the potential to withstand the impact from inside and around corners of cabinets since it is a heavy product. In this case, you should use sheets with a thickness of 6mm or 8mm. In addition to the board, you can use any other board available in the market.
- Counter Top
Depending on their purpose, fibre cement boards are ideal for countertops. As countertops you can use them in frames made of Mild Steel/Galvanised Iron or wood. These are suitable for applications in the commercial and residential due to their tolerances to moisture, termites and fires.