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 230mm wide and 3.6m in length and has a woodgrain finish.
Note that the 158mm width was discontinued in July 2019.
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.