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Specialist partitioning manufacturer fermacell has launched a peerless impact warranty for its gypsum fibreboard panels.
The infinite warranty is evidence of the company’s faith in its boards, even in particularly onerous education environments where they outperform even the severe-duty rating of BS 5234 Part 2 as mandated in the Department of Education’s SSLD (Standard Specifications, Layouts and Dimensions) document.
This faith originates in fermacell’s composition which is denser than plasterboard, giving the fibreboard, which is already fire and water resistant and acoustically efficient, its load-bearing strength and impact resistance. Even when it is damaged, it is easily repaired.
The warranty extends to all partitions and linings specified in the fermacell brochure “Dry-lining solutions for education” and is valid for any type of building anywhere in the UK or Ireland subject to just a few conditions.
Given these are met, fermacell warrants the partitions will not be damaged during normal use in the building and should impact occur then the company will either supply the materials to effect a repair to the impact-damaged boards together with associated instructions, or supply replacement boards.
Conditions include the exclusive use of genuine fermacell fibre gypsum boards, fermacell steel profiles and fermacell accessories, original installation by a recommended fermacell contractor in accordance with fermacell approved installation methods, and installation inspection during construction by a fermacell representative.
Fermacell UK general manager Gary Carter said: “This warranty is unparalleled. Dry-lining partitions are valued for their flexibility and speed of install and yet traditional systems are not as robust as blockwork. However, with fermacell you can have all the advantages of dry-lining without having to compromise on strength.
“In fact, we are so confident in the ability of a fermacell partition to survive the day-to-day bumps and knocks in a busy environment such as a school corridor, all fermacell partitions come with the Fermacell Impact Warranty.”
For more information on the fermacell warranty, e-mail [email protected]