Fermacell is a gypsum based building board manufactured by the James Hardie group. Recycled gypsum, cellulose fibres, water and post consumer waste paper are mixed together to form a homogenous mass, which is then compacted into a dense sheet material. These sheets are then left to cure in an oven, and are then cut to the appropriate board size.
Due to its diverse composition, Fermacell offers exceptional fire and moisture resistant properties. It is sometimes referred to as Fermacell insulation board, for its benefits as acoustic insulation and thermal insulation. It has enhanced weight carrying capacity, which makes it popular for use in structural applications.
Fermacell gypsum boards come in a variety of sizes with either square or tapered edges. This gives a lot of choice within the range to find the correct board. The most common board is the 2400mm x 1200mm x 12.5mm Square Edge.
The varied composition of Fermacell gypsum fibreboard makes it a high performance, one board product with many benefits, including:
High performance, multi-purpose Fermacell building boards can be used in a variety of building applications, including:
In most of these applications, a 2400mm x 1200mm board will be installed in a single layer construction, in lieu of blockwork or multiple layers of drylining. Fermacell gypsum boards should installed using Fermacell screws and treated with fine surface treatment (FST). Fermacell boards can be painted, wallpapered or tiled, which eliminates the need for wet trades such as plastering. This simplifies the overall complexity and makes installation quick and easy.