“SCG International Corporation Co., Ltd stepped to approach Panchshil Realty, India’s Top Real Estate Developer which corporate office is located in Pune. ”
On Wednesday, February 6 (2019), The management team of SCG International led by Director of India Business, Mr. Abhijit Datta, visited Panchshil Realty, India’s Top Real Estate Developer which corporate office is located in Pune. On this occasion, Mr. Abhijit and team had a change to Present SCG Solutions and Product for example drywall, wall panel, fulfill wall, sanitary ware (Cotto).
Next movement of SCG International to ensure customer in India market. We are ready to deliver the best solution and technology to serve not only business partner but end user for better living also.
About Panchshil Realty
Panchshil Realty is one of India’s finest luxury real estate developers. Established in 2002, Panchshil has successfully delivered over 21 million sq. ft. of prime real estate; with another 20 million sq. ft. under development across multiple asset classes. Panchshil is changing skylines across India with its world-class developments.
SCG, a leading business conglomerate in the ASEAN region, has committed itself to conducting business in line with good corporate governance and sustainable development principles throughout 100 years.
SCG Cement-Building Materials, a business unit of SCG, is a leading integrated manufacturer, supplier, and distributor of cement and related building materials. It provides an extensive range of construction products.
SCG’s building materials is a trusted brand among consumers who trust us for product quality, reliability, and excellent after-sales service. Being the most trusted and world’s leading trader in the building materials industry, we continue to satisfy our clients’ needs with a wide range of building materials as well as related products.
“Fiber cement board and wood cement board are both cement board materials but they are different in some aspects which home owners should know in order to make a good decision when choosing them. ”
When we talk about board materials for houses such as ceiling, wall and flooring boards, we are always familiar with plywood and gypsum board. However, there are some more materials in the market known as “cement board” which can be categorized as fiber cement board and wood cement board.
Getting to know more about cement board
Cement board is made of “Portland cement” (strong material which can be brittle if being pressed into thin sheet) mixed with other flexible materials and compressed with high pressure into board. This material is strong but flexible, termite-resistant and water-resistant to some extent. Materials to be mixed with cement determine type of cement board. If cellulose from trees is mixed with silica, the material will be called “Fiber Cement Board”. If wood chips are mixed with cement, the material will be called “Wood Cement Board” or Cement Bonded Particle Board.
How fiber cement board and wood cement board are different from each other?
Both of them share some similar qualifications such as being used as internal and external flooring materials, light wall, ceiling board and roofing lining materials. They are low in heat conducting so they are ideal for energy saving houses. However, they are different in deeper details due to differences in raw materials and production process.
“Wood cement board” is made of cement mixed with shredded wood chip compressed into board. Its core is strong while its surface is smooth. As for “fiber cement board”, it is made of cement mixed with cellulose and silica making it strong and durable. Moreover, with special compression technique, the board is slim. When comparing cross sections of these 2 products, it is found that fiber cement board looks smooth while wood cement board offers different textures between internal area and surface.
Major component like cellulose fiber makes fiber cement board slimmer and lighter than wood cement board (made of shredded wood chip). This difference is obviously seen when being used for the same purpose, for example, fiber cement board ceiling is only 3.5-4.0 cm. thick while wood cement board is 8.0 mm. Therefore, ceiling section must be considered to be especially strong. In addition, care should be given to crack on screw head. In case of being used as flooring material, fiber cement board will be 16 or 18 mm. thick while wood cement board will be 20-24 mm. So, structure must be able to accommodate higher weight etc.
Wood cement board cannot be bent while fiber cement board can due to length and flexibility of its component or cellulose fiber. Radius of bending depends on thickness of fiber cement board. There is variety of choice of surface to select. Apart from even surface, gouged and wooden surfaces are available. Some are already painted and some have ventilating hole which is suitable for ceiling and eaves. However, although wood cement board is good at smooth surface, there are choices of patterns such as wooden and stone surfaces to choose.
Touching up the surface
For even surface model, if empty surface is shown, coating agent should apply for durability. And for external use, seal must be applied to prevent dampness. Fiber cement board and wood cement board can offer several choices of surface decoration such as plastering, painting and spreading other materials on top. There may be some special techniques to learn from manufacturers before installing such as covering tiles on fiber cement board must be done on more rugged side.
As earlier mentioned, surface of wood cement board is smooth and even and looks like empty cement floor so it is always used to show its surface while naturally, fiber cement board surface is not as beautiful as wood cement board. So if you want empty cement surface style, you have to apply thin layer of grey cement on the surface. Fiber cement board can be installed in even plastered surface style. This can be done by using tilting rim model plastered with plastering material and fabric tape. However, with slightly rugged surface, after being plastered, the surface may not be totally smooth.
Learning about qualifications of these 2 types of cement boards, you will understand their differences and be able to choose more appropriately. Both of them offer safety advantages that should not be overlooked which are inflammable, flame-retardant and having no asbestos so they are non-toxic and non-carcinogenic. In brief, they are very interesting materials to choose for your house.
Reinforced fiber cement board, processed by special technology with special texture that bring your wall beauty & outstanding.
High density Fiber Cement Board is already used for exterior wall facade and interior decorative wall such as tunnel, subway, airport, marketplace, hospital, office, kitchen, laboratory, bathroom, and etc.
“Most of home owners usually worry about hanging heavy stuffs on wall like Television, picture frame, air conditioner or shelf, especially when they decide to use wall bearing such as dry wall, wall panel and fulfill wall. ”
Undeniably every house has to drill the wall for hanging or installing electrical machines that have got heavy weight, unfortunately, they are often broken after finished installing caused from falling problem. In fact, this damage occurs from using wrong accessories and incorrect installation. Expansion Bolt is the most important accessory to support the weight of hanging load.
Expansion bolt has many sizes and several types so different wall solution needs different expansion bolt model. For accurate installation, size of electrical drill bit that you choose has to be equal to or a bit smaller than bolt size and you have to remind that a careful usage of bolt when working on process because damaged bolt impacts to strength of installation and load bearing.
How to select expansion bolt to match kind of wall and usability?
2. Butterfly-wing plastic expansion bolt with screw:
– Load bearing wall e.g. Drywall – Size PT-13 – Maximum hanging weight 80 kg per point
3. FMD special design steel expansion bolt that made from thin and sharp metal:
3.1) Light density wall like Wall Panel, Fulfill wall 3.2) There are 2 sizes up to thickness of wall – FMD 6×32 –> Maximum hanging weight 20 kg per point – FMD 8×38 –>Maximum hanging weight 50 kg per point
“There are several choices of materials for ceiling to choose from, for example, wood is a good choice if you need aesthetic, gypsum board has even edge joint while fiber cement board is available as artificial wood and board. You can use these guidelines to decorate your house to suit your objective. ”
At the same time, ceiling boards like concealing ceiling board, space lining ceiling, Step ceiling and T-bar can cover pipe and wire on ceiling. Ceiling materials commonly used are wood and inflammable synthetic materials such as gypsum board fiber cement board. Each type has different qualifications.
Wood ceiling is natural material which gives warm and beautiful look. However, the wood used must be processed to extend its use life such as wood impregnation and wood drying (to reduce shrinkage and prevent fungus, snout beetle, termite and mushroom) and coating the wood with teak oil. Wood with beautiful patterns is Rose Wood and Afzelia. The most popular is teak which is available in the market at 3, 4, 5 and 6-inch wide with 1-3 m. long and 8, 11 and 18 mm. thick.
Gypsum Ceiling Board
Generally, gypsum ceiling board is made of compressed gypsum powder covered by card board. Standard sizes are 0.6 x 0.6 m. and 0.6 x 1.2 m. Thickness available is 8, 9, 12 and 16 mm. There are several kinds of product to choose ranging from general type which can be painted and special type which has been painted, has ridged pattern, perforated pattern and coated with paper with patterns (which is easier to clean), has aluminum foil to reflect heat, fiber glass to withstand fire and ready-to-use gypsum board for specific purpose such as to be used with Step ceiling for lamps, cornered ceiling, curtain rail hole and service hole with frame hidden.
Gypsum ceiling normally used is T-bar and concealing types which provide smooth joints. Moreover, gypsum ceiling is light weighted, easy to cut and convenient to transport and install. However, if site area is damp like in bathroom, gypsum board is not recommended. So you should consult manufacturer to choose the right model to withstand dampness such as having dampness preventive agent, coating by vinyl PVC to prevent the ceiling from bending while being used in wet area.
Fiber Cement Ceiling Board
Fiber cement ceiling board is made of cellulose fiber and Portland cement in a form of lath of 3-4 inches wide, 3 m. long and 8 mm. thick for sparing gouge and multi-sized board of 0.6 X 0.6 m., 0.6 x 1.2 m., 0.6 x 2.4 m. and 1.2 x 2.4 m. with 3.5 mm. 4 mm. and 6 mm. There are several choices of surface to choose as even surface, wooden surface, gouged, wooden pattern with gouge which can be painted and special models such as ridged surface, patterned surface and color laminated or patterned with even surface which is easier to clean.
Fiber cement ceiling board like T-bar and gouged type is suitable to use inside of the house. Space between each space lining ceiling can create pattern. The fiber cement board is heavier than gypsum board but it is dampness-resistant so it can be used as ceiling for wet area like bathroom. It is wood-free so it is resistant to termite.
You can see that there are several types of materials to choose. Moreover, they can create diversity of gimmicks including covering undesirable mess on ceiling and being served as decoration in style a home owner desires.
Materials of ceiling boards are of variety as gypsum board, fiber cement board, wood, aluminum and vinyl etc. Each type has different advantages and disadvantages and offers different beauty. Let’s see which material matches which objectives of use.
“Good design and use of SCG materials will reduce afternoon heat for HUBBA glasshouse while maintaining natural daylight atmosphere.”
Natural daylight is revitalizing since the light shining through our homes can link us to nature outside. However, sunlight brings about heat which disturbs us or makes us uncomfortable while doing activities or living in the building. Like the building, HUBBA Glasshouse, a meeting room for 25-50 people was exposed to too much sunlight so SCG had a chance to improve its condition.
HUBBA desired to retain the meeting room in modern and natural glasshouse style, so SCG designed half of area beneath the roof on west side to be ceiling board with insulation and wooden lath to allow some light in. SCG selected whited-colored gypsum board as ceiling with LED strip light hidden and installed on box beam. For heat insulation, SCG chose STAY COOL SCG heat insulation made of fiber glass designed to install above ceiling to prevent heat from attic to enter into building. For wooden lath, it is made of oak-colored SCG wood strip, already-painted fiber cement board which looks natural to form interesting pattern to filter light shining through west roof while sparing east roof to allow natural light in. HUBBA additionally installed sun curtain which can be opened and closed on demand to reduce sunlight and heat in the morning and day time.
* To get fullest efficiency of heat insulation, it is recommended to install it above all area of ceiling to prevent heat from roof from entering. In this case, we got requirement from HUBBA to retain glasshouse style, we then decided to install insulation for half of the roof on the west while on the east, HUBBA installed movable sun curtain to reduce sunlight and heat in the morning and day time.
Yes, you can use SCG Fiber Cement Board or we called SCG Smart Board as bathroom floor and wall but you must use them correctly. First of all, you should understand that although the product can be used for exterior part of building and can withstand sunlight, rain and dampness, it is not suitable for area which is soaked or wet all the time.
Therefore, SCG Fiber Cement Board (SCG Smart Board) should be used for only “dry area” in bathroom and not in wet area. This is because, generally, installation materials and process frequently allow water to leak underneath surface material (mainly tile) to cling over the SCG Fiber Cement Board (SCG Smart Board). Moreover, floor and wall installed by Smart Board should not be spray washed. Instead, it should be wiped clean. However, if it is necessary to use SCG Fiber Cement Board (SCG Smart Board) for wet area in bathroom, shower enclosure should be installed to minimize a chance water clings underneath surface material or wall surface. Alternatively, special installation technique such as SCG HEIM bathroom installation technique should be considered.
To install SCG Fiber Cement Board (SCG Smart Board), it must be mounted to frame; wall board will be mounted to metal or galvanized section while flooring board will be installed on metal joist which can be done in 2 ways as joining floor joist to beam and putting the joist on existing floor. After installing the floor and wall, seal sheet must be spread on the floor to cover joint between floor and wall. The sheet must cover wall fringe at 15 cm. from the floor. After that surface materials such as tile or synthetic wood should be laid.
Tips to make SCG Smartwood plank (Wood Substitute) as old wood style.
If the home owners want to make the surface of SCG Smartwood flooring’s color and pattern to look similar to an old wood pattern, use special techniques painting on both surface of the wooden plank lid and wooden floor by following to the steps below:
Install the wooden floor by fixing the screw and decorate the work, after that cover the screw head by using SCG Acrylic paint sealant.
Paint prime coat on the cover of screw head then clean the work before painting.
Painting by using soft brush. Wiping the color by using wet scrub sponge
Painting and wiping it one by one. Do it again 1-2 layers until achieve required intensity
Get the floor plank color like old wood.
Let’s see how to paint SCG Smartwood plank look like old wood…