SCG visits Panchshil Realty, India February 6 (2019)

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SCG visit Panchshil Realty India 2019

SCG visits Panchshil Realty, India February 6 (2019)

“SCG International Corporation Co., Ltd stepped to approach Panchshil Realty, India’s Top Real Estate Developer which corporate office is located in Pune. ” 

SCG and Panchshil

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.

Click to visit Panchshil Realty website https://www.panchshil.com/

  1. Panchshil Business

About SCG    

  1. SCG 100 years building

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.

  1. SCG Full range of building solution

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.

 

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Fiber cement board VS Wood cement board

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Fiber cement board VS Wood cement board

“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.

  1. Fiber cement board and wood cement board
    2 types of cement board; wood cement board (left) and fiber cement board (right)

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.

Different gimmicks     

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.

Use of bent fiber cement board for decoration
Use of bent fiber cement board for decoration.
Bent fiber cement board wall
Bent fiber cement board wall.
Gouged fiber cement board wall painted in black and white
Gouged fiber cement board wall painted in black and white.
wooden fiber cement board ceiling and eave ceiling with ventilating hole
Gouged wooden fiber cement board ceiling and eave ceiling with ventilating hole.

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.

Fiber cement board ceiling painted in white
Fiber cement board ceiling painted in white
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Cement board wall without surface decoration portrays wilderness of empty cement floor style

 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.   

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What Is High Density Fiber Cement Board?

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High Density Fiber Cement Board

High Density Fiber Cement Board

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.

Can “Load Bearing Wall” install heavy stuff?

Can Load Bearing Wall install heavy stuff by SCG
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Can Load Bearing Wall install heavy stuff by SCG

Can “Load Bearing Wall” install heavy stuff?

“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?

  1. 1.Plastic expansion bolt: 

    – Brick and mortar wall, concrete wall
    – Light weight load bearing

  2. hanging heavy stuffs on wall like Television - Plastic expansion bolt

2. Butterfly-wing plastic expansion bolt with screw:

  • – Load bearing wall e.g. Drywall
    – Size PT-13
    – Maximum hanging weight 80 kg per point

hanging heavy stuffs on wall -Butterfly-wing plastic expansion bolt with screw

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

hanging heavy stuffs on wall -FMD special design steel expansion bolt that made from thin and sharp metal

Load bearing bolt comparison

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Interior ceiling board, which one to choose?

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Interior ceiling board, which one to choose?

“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

       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.

Wood Ceiling idea - SCG
Picture: Example of wood ceiling decoration.

 

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. 

Gypsum ceiling decoration idea
Picture: Example of bedroom decoration with ready-to-use concealing ceiling kit for Step ceiling with indirect lighting.
T Bar Gypsum ceiling decoration idea
Picture: Example of T-bar gypsum board with diversity of surfaces.

 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.

SCG Fiber Cement ceiling board
Picture: Smart Board ceiling board is fiber cement board with several types of surface; gouged (top left), wooden (bottom left) and wooden gouged (right) which is wood ceiling replacement.
SCG wood substitute ceiling board for decoration
Picture: SCG Smartwood (Wood Substitute) is fiber cement suitable for installing space lining ceiling which is wood ceiling replacement.
Interior Ceiling Decoration Idea
Picture: Example of ceiling decoration with Smart Boards are gouged (left), gouged mixed with concealing type (top right) and T-bar (bottom right).
Ceiling Decoration Idea by SCG
Picture: Example of SCG Smartwood (Wood Substitute) of concealing type, gouged type with Step ceiling for indirect lighting (left) and example of installation of gouged SCG Smartwood (Wood Substitute) as replacement of wood (right).

       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.

 

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Reducing afternoon heat for HUBBA glass house with wooden lath and SCG fiber glass insulation

Reducing afternoon heat for HUBBA glass house
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Reducing afternoon heat for HUBBA glass house

Reducing afternoon heat for HUBBA glass house with wooden lath and SCG fiber glass insulation

“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.

Reducing afternoon heat by fiber glass insulation and wood substitute
Insulated ceiling board and lath to reduce heat transferred from western roof.
SCG Insulation heat block for your house
View from bottom.
SCG Gypsum Ceiling on structure frame
Ceiling material; white-colored moisture-proof gypsum board installed on steel frame.
SCG Decorative wood substitute - SCG Smartwood - Ceiling Decorative - Natural Look
Lath is made of oak-colored SCG strips installed from ceiling to the roof of the glasshouse to reduce heat and add natural touch to the building.
Co-working space design - natural look
Movable sun curtain was installed on eastern roof and glass panes to reduce natural light and heat from outside.

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Q&A Can we use Smart Board as bathroom floor and wall?

Can we use SCG fiber cement board as bathroom floor and wall
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Can we use SCG fiber cement board as bathroom floor and wall

Q&A Can we use Smart Board as bathroom floor and wall?

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. 

How to install shower frame on SCG Fiber Cement Board

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.

How to install tile and SCG fiber cement board

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.

How to install waterproofing rubber tile and finishing tile

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How to make SCG Smartwood plank as old wood style?

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How to SCG wood plank as old wood style

How to make SCG Smartwood plank as old wood style?

Tips to make SCG Smartwood plank (Wood Substitute) as old wood style.

How to SCG 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:

  1. Install the wooden floor by fixing the screw and decorate the work, after that cover the screw head by using SCG Acrylic paint sealant.
  2. Paint prime coat on the cover of screw head then clean the work before painting.
  3. Painting by using soft brush. Wiping the color by using wet scrub sponge
  4. Painting and wiping it one by one. Do it again 1-2 layers until achieve required intensity
  5. Get the floor plank color like old wood.

Let’s see how to paint SCG Smartwood plank look like old wood…

SCG Wood Substitute Paint
SCG Acrylic Paint For Fiber Cement

SCG wood substitute - old wood style

SCG wood substitute - old wood style 2

SCG wood substitute - old wood style 3

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Fiber Cement Board VS Gypsum Board

What is the different between fiber cement board and gypsum board
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