Speed of Installation and Finishing
fermacell boards are fitted and finished differently to traditional plasterboard thus, speeding up the installation time with reduced drying times and providing a more user friendly finishing application with the fermacell Fine Surface Treatment (FST).
With fermacell's FST, a skim plaster type finish can be achieved in a fraction of the time without the need of specialist skills. Where a skim is to be used, for whatever reason, our recommendation is that the boards should be sealed with a board sealer or high suction plaster plaster, as recommended by the skim manufacturer. Fibre tape must be applied to all joints, and a test area of at least 1 meter squared should be completed first, to confirm compatibility and suitability.
fermacell boards can be painted directly - refer to our handy guide for recommendations for joint treatment in this case. Fermacell FST gives a smooth surface ready to accept a paint finish. Typically a mist coat and two undiluted top coats are required. Where vinyl or oil based paints are to be used without the prior application of FST, we recommend the boards are sealed first. In all cases, the paint manufacturers recommendations should be followed.
Quote from Robinson Group Architect on fermacell Project: Divine Mercy Primary School
"Everyone involved is very pleased with the quality of the finish achieved with fermacell and are particularly pleased with the crisp finish around the window reveals and corners." To view the full case study, click here
Speed of Installation for Flooring application
The fermacell dry flooring systems allows a dry screed to be laid on uneven floors and heating systems, eliminating drying times and reducing installation time and cost.