Top 3 Ways to Use Fiber Cement Boards

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Fiber Cement Board Installation - for Wall & Ceiling

Top 3 Ways to Use Fiber Cement Boards

“Out of limitations comes creativity.” Debbie Allen.

No matter how many ingredients you have and how many things have been created using the same idea, there is no end to new concepts. One product can be utilized in many ways provided that you understand it clearly and wish to experiment against the stereotypical ideas.

The concept of creativity keeps inspiring different sectors and construction industry is no exception. New products like fiber cement boards and drywalls, for instance, are redefining creativity. They are not just used as alternatives to traditional brick walls but also prove to be great options for various other construction work. As fiber cement board installation takes comparatively lesser time, it has become quite a revolutionary entrant in the construction industry.

In this article, we will unravel the top three ways in which you can use fiber cement board:

1.Ceiling

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This is the era of aesthetics and style. Everyone wants to have a place that reflects their status and aura. For this, they always look for something that is unique yet trustworthy. Fiber cement boards, thus, come as a great option which not only amplify the visual attraction of an area but also promises to last longer and offer protection from fire, moisture and termite. Our SCG Smart Build, Smartboard, uses Firm & Flex technology to offer strength, durability and elasticity together. We also offer Smartboards with ventilation drills which are suitable for eaves ceiling.

The advantages of using cement fiber boards do not end here. Their exciting and elegant styles and easy-to-use property also make them a great choice for ceilings. You can also install downlights and paint the boards as per your choice. The neat and sophisticated look that such boards offer is enough to make anyone praise you for the decision.

2.Interior & Exterior Wall

Be it a living room, kitchen, conference room or the exterior wall of a hotel; fiber cement boards are best for all. You can also use them to decorate your already built cement walls and transform the look of a place. The boards give a smooth finish to the walls and crack-free surface for painting. Also, as these boards are water and fire resistant, they are great for security purposes.

We at SCG Smart Build offer Smartboard which also has heat protection system that will keep the building properly insulated while maintaining the temperature at a comfortable level. This also improves the energy efficiency of the place. There is also an acoustical control system that prevents the migration of sound from one room to another. To know more specifications and properties, explore our website today.

3.Flooring

Long gone are the days when flooring was not the focus. However, today flooring is one of the key factors that enhance a place’s visual appeal. That is why people use a cement floor, plywood and marbles. Interestingly, fiber cement boards have also entered this league and are proving to be a great alternative. Moreover, fiber cement board installation doesn’t take a lot of time and offers high impact strength.

Along with flooring, fiber cement boards are also used as floor underlay on which you can install parquet floor tiles and ceramic tiles for decorative purposes. We at SCG Smart Build have specially designed fiber cement boards in different sizes that can cater to all your requirements.

We know the unparalleled advantages of fiber cement board; hence, offer the best quality products. These are introduced in the market after undergoing plenty of tests to match international standards.

Specially designed for various purposes as mentioned above, our SCG Smartboard is prepared using state-of-the-art composition of SCG Portland cement, silica, and special cellulose fiber through Autoclave process. If you wish to know more about our products, get in touch today!

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Key Advantages of Wall Partition System

Key Advantages of Wall Partition System
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Key Advantages of Wall Partition System

Key Advantages of Wall Partition System

Dividing a room into two or an area into many segments is a common practice. It is done for many reasons – adding functionality to a space, privacy or making it more aesthetic. Whatever may be the reason, the wall partition system is highly used in both commercial and residential settings.

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Wall partition system is an ideal solution for workspaces that require a mobile layout – one that can change as per the needs. Instead of erecting a permanent brick and mortar wall, fiber cement sheets or fiber cement boards are a valuable alternative that works much better.

Fiber cement boards offer many advantages when it comes to wall partition systems. Some of them are:

1.Flexibility

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Walls created with conventional building materials such as brick and mortar are permanent. They also come with huge expenses and hassles.

On the other hand, using fiber cement board for wall partition can be highly flexible. They offer the same strength as that of conventional wall but are faster to construct without added hassles. One can break down an area to create cubicles or divide an area into two or more separate sections. It is a great way to bring more structure and order to an area that is otherwise chaotic. Furthermore, if in future there is a need to remove a wall – it can be done easily without any hassle.

2.Cost Savings

Building a permanent brick and mortar wall is not the most cost-effective solution. It requires a great deal of resources and takes a long time to get the final product. Fiber cement board, on the other hand, can be put in place easily and is typically an overnight job. Not only are the results superior, but there is up to 40% savings on labour cost. Anyone who is planning to use a wall partition system should consider fiber cement board. We at SCG Smart Build, offer the best fiber cement sheets that have high impact strength, are durable and can be installed easily without much hassle. Our fiber cement sheets also adhere to the highest international standards.

3. Minimum Disruptions

Wall partition systems using fiber cement sheet offer minimum disruptions and are typically installed in a couple of days. The work is done silently, and there is no loss of productivity. However, in the case of outdated brick and mortar construction, the entire process is an invitation to loss of productivity and the confusing environment.

Another aspect of disruption is that our fiber cement sheets offer sound resistance of up to 38dB and adhere to BS 2750 standards. A must for spaces that require privacy.

4.Unparalleled Aesthetics

Conventional brick and mortar construction cannot meet the aesthetic standards of a fiber cement sheet. Windows, doors, electrical circuitry and cables are incorporated easily into the design. Not to forget, fiber cement sheets have a smooth crack free surface that brings the best out of paint and wallpaper. Also, we at SCG Smart Build offer fiber cement sheets in many different series –wood grain with golden teak color, square lining, tapered lining and many more. They are a perfect choice to fit any décor and will simply look like a part of the building’s permanent architecture.

Wall partition using fiber cement board is becoming increasingly popular in both commercial and residential spaces. They have plenty of use-cases and address the problems such as providing order and structure to an area. They are also the best way to partition a space for applications such as making pantry, cubicles, or meeting rooms. Being a flexible solution – fiber cement boards are highly regarded in the construction industry for numerous advantages that they offer. We at SCG Smart Build offer fiber cement boards of the highest quality and standards. Our fiber cement boards are termite and water resistant, provide high impact strength, and are flexible for a variety of use-cases.  

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5 Most Common Drywall Installation Mistakes

5 Most Common Drywall Installation Mistakes
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5 Most Common Drywall Installation Mistakes

5 Most Common Drywall Installation Mistakes

Drywall is quickly gaining traction in the construction industry across the world. It is the preferred choice of building material for architects and contractors. With the advent of new technology, today construction is faster and much more robust that it was a few decades ago.

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Computer-aided design and new building materials such as drywall and fiber cement board are enabling the new dawn in the construction sector. Drywall installation is easy and not messy like brick and mortar construction. However, there are more than a few misconceptions and mistakes that both installers and contractors make during drywall installation. Let’s address them through this article.

  1. Over Screwing the Drywall

It often happens that the screws or nails are driven too deep that they break in the surface. It might not look like a problem initially, but over screwing leads to broken paper face which makes the nail lose its holding power. The solution here is to drive the screw head just enough to the surface. SCG Self-Drilling Wing Screw helps in regulating the depth of the screw during drywall installation. Remember to use SCG screws and avoid oversized third-party screws for best results.

Another thing to notice here is that if the paper surface is actually punctured – leave it as it and drive another screw near the previous one.

  1. Over Sanding the Drywall Surface

Yes, aesthetics matter in all construction projects; however, over sanding the surface of drywall to achieve perfect smoothness is unwarranted as it can damage the surface of the seam. The idea here is to go ahead with the sanding process judiciously and not be too aggressive. A smooth surface will improve the paint finish by miles. Installing a light at the bottom of the wall will help in achieving results that are smooth.

  1. Drywall Joints are Too Tight

Overtightening the drywall joints can be an invitation to huge problems. For two adjacent sheets of drywall that are aligned side-by-side, overtightening the joints between them can lead to breaking. The idea here is to allow some room for expansion and contraction of the frames during drywall installation. Typically, keep at least 1/8” of space between the sheets or head over to our knowledge centre and check out the installation manual to know about the perfect practices for drywall installation.

  1. Misaligning Holes for Electrical Boxes

It is no doubt that cutting a perfect hole in drywall can be tricky; however, a professional is equipped with tools and experience to make the correct measurements. For a flawless finish, a professional will typically use a ‘Blind Mark,’ – a tool that is used for perfect cutouts. Instead of manually doing it with markings, cutters and what not – a tool like Blind Mark will ensure precision.

  1. Checking the Fit Before Fastening Screws

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Even after having the perfect cutouts for electrical boxes it is necessary to ensure that the fit is perfect. If the fit is not accurate, drywall can break or create unnecessary tension on the surface. Hence, it is necessary to check the fit of electrical boxes before pressing and fastening the drywall to its position.

Drywall installation should be done carefully to ensure the best fit and finish. Application of tape is also necessary before painting and texturing to ensure that finishing touches are up to mark. Furthermore, covering the crevices with joint compound is also critical, and only a professional knows how to use it the best.

The era of construction is changing, and drywall is quickly becoming the choice of building material. However, since it is a new technology, it becomes more important to know the basics of installation to get it right. We at SCG Smart Build, offer the best drywall solutions for numerous applications to suit all needs. Contact us, if you or your contractor has any questions regarding drywall installation and we will be happy to address them.

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There Is More to Fiber Cement Sheets Than Durability

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There Is More to Fiber Cement Sheets Than Durability

The construction landscape is changing rapidly, and fibre cement board installation has become quite common. Not only is fiber cement board easy to install but also a convenient option when the project delivery timeline is tight. Sadly, most people are unaware of what makes fiber cement board a better choice than other construction materials. The only thing they know and hear about is the durability factor. What they don’t know is that there is more to fiber cement sheets than durability.

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So, before we jump to the other benefits of fiber cement board, let’s have a quick look at what exactly is it made up of.

Fiber cement board is a compound material made of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers. To be precise, this versatile building material is composed of glass-fiber mesh on the surface and Portland cement. Fiber cement board can either be used independently or along with plywood, depending on the construction type. We at SCG Smart Build, offer fiber cement boards that are infused with FIRM and FLEX Technology and are known for their strength and durability.

Now let’s have a look at some of the often-overlooked properties of fiber cement boards.

Water Resistant

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Fiber Cement Board - Moisture Resistance

One of the most significant advantages of turning towards fiber cement board is its water-resistant capability. This construction material is perfect for areas that have hot and humid weather and also for those that receive heavy rainfall. The robust, water-resistant nature of this versatile construction material often makes it outlast the competitors by decades. In a nutshell, no matter how much water the board is exposed to, it will not easily rot. Our fiber cement boards are certified by JIS Standard A54420 and are robust enough to tackle extreme weather conditions.

Termite Resistant

Termite attack is one of the major issues that Indian homes face. Termites destroy the entire wood construction over a short period of time and leave the homeowners with no choice but to replace the affected woodwork. Fiber cement board installation on the other hand not only makes the interior look appealing but also protects it from being attacked from termites. The Portland cement material makes it termite resistant and thus helps in keeping the construction safe for decades to come.

Heat Resistant

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SCG Smartboard prevents heat from entering the facility while reducing energy conservation and proving as an accurate answer to green designs. With Portland cement constituting the large percentage of fiber cement sheets, they offer excellent results in the form of keeping the harmful effects of the weather at bay.

Light Weight, Fast and Easy to Install

Faster delivery on construction projects is the need of the hour. Thus, architects and contractors should turn toward fiber cement boards to avoid delays in project delivery. The two major factors that often affect the delivery of any project are scarcity of water and transportation time that bricks take. Being 6 times lighter than bricks, fiber cement sheets cut down the transportation time and aid in the timely delivery of projects. Also, because there is no water required when constructing with fiber cement sheets, scarcity won’t impact the flow of construction.

How to Maintain Fiber Cement Board?

One of the best things about fiber cement board is that they require little or no maintenance. Once installed, they can be altered through paint and various textures to fit the design of any space. We at SCG Smart Build, offer products that come with unmatched quality, style, aesthetics and durability. The durability factor of fiber cement board pays off for itself as there is no maintenance required. It does not chip or fade and is an ideal choice to perk up the look of any space.

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