Fiber cement siding is a building material used to cover the exterior of a building in both commercial and domestic applications. Fiber cement is a composite material made of sand, cement and cellulose fibers.
Fiber cement cladding Panel is a non combustible material which is widely used in high bush fire prone areas throughout Australia .
Fiber cement cladding Panel is a very heavy product and requires two people to carry the uncut sheets. Thin fiber cement cladding panel is fragile before installation and must be handled carefully; it is prone to chipping and breakage if improperly handled.
Cutting fiber cement cladding sheeting usually requires a mechanised saw or metal hand shears and sheets can be cut to size in three ways:
Thinner sheets can be scored with a heavy duty cutting blade and snapped;
Purpose made “fibro cutter” (an Australian term);
Thicker and denser sheets require cutting by a mechanical saw using a diamond blade (Masonry blade);
1/8 spacing required between end-joints (cladding seams) later to be filled with caulking made for fiber cement siding;
Metal 6″x6″ step flashing required behind overlapping seams to prevent sheathing damage from water;
Hot dipped Galvanized roofing nails to hang fiber cement siding.
Since the construction industry development and people’s living standards improve, the demand of fiber cement cladding panels is getting bigger, the key players on this market are the following:
Hardie Building Products
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