Fibre Cement Sheets
Fibre cement sheets / board is a product for long-lasting building materials. Fibre Cement Sheeting is manufactured from cement and finely-ground silica, cellulose fibres and water, to form a high density compressed sheet that is durable and fit for purpose.
Fibre-cement products have found a wide usage in various sectors of construction: industrial, agricultural, domestic and residential buildings, mainly in roofing and cladding applications.
The main application areas are roofing and cladding. The list below gives some common applications.
- Wet room applications – tile backer boards
- Fire protection
- Partition walls
- Window sills
- Ceilings and floors
- Flat sheets as base and/or architectural facing
- Flat sheets for e.g. wind shields and wall surrounds
- Slates as architectural full and partial facing
- Wet areas and for cladding external decking
- Non-combustible and easy to work
- Impact-resistant and immune to termite attacks
- Water resistant
- Will not rot or decay
- Sheet Sizes
Cutting Fibre Cement Sheeting
Fibre Cement sheeting can be cut to size on site. The high density of Fibre Cement sheeting either Tungsten Carbide or Diamond tipped tools are generally required. For straight cuts it is recommended to use a 185mm circular saw, with a full dust extraction system.
Drilling Fibre Cement Sheeting
For small holes a well-sharpened Tungsten Carbide Masonry drill is recommended. Use a slow drill speed. Do not use the drills hammer function.
For larger circular holes such as waste holes a Tungsten Carbide or Diamond tipped hole saw is recommended. Alternatively drill a series of small holes around the perimeter of the cut out, and then gently tap out the waste piece while supporting the underside of the opening to avoid damage.