Fibre cement is a composite material made of sand, cement and cellulose fibres. It is very durable and is ideal to use when a solid colour is required for the surface.
In appearance fibre cement cladding most often consists of overlapping horizontal boards, imitating wooden cladding.
Primaplank is imported from Malaysia. It is available in 2 widths – 158mm and 230mm and has a woodgrain finish.
Timber studs must be installed at a maximum spacing of 600mm.
Boards are installed from the bottom of the wall with a 25mm overlap.
A 40mm Galvanised ring shank nail is used to fasten the board. If fixing close than 25mm form an edge pre-drilling is required.
Summarised installation manual: PrimaPLANK Installation.pdf (650k)
Comprehensive installation manual: PrimaPLANK Installation.pdf (5mb)
A normal primer for cement based products must be applied followed by your choice of good quality paint.