POWDER COATED PLASTERBOARD SYSTEM
INTRODUCING INNOVA™ INNOVATM IS A RANGE OF INTERIOR LINING, EXTERIOR FACADE AND FLOORING PRODUCTS WHICH GIVE A NEW DIMENSION TO THE BGC PRODUCT RANGE. THE PRODUCTS WITHIN THE INNOVATM RANGE HAVE BEEN DESIGNED TO INSPIRE YOU TO CREATE INNOVATIVE AND DYNAMIC DESIGNS WITHIN YOUR BUILDING OR RENOVATION PROJECT.
FINISHBOARD IS A PRE-FINISHED PLASTERBOARD PANEL THAT ELIMINATES THE TIME, COST AND QUALITY ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH PLASTERING AND PAINTING INTERIOR LININGS ON SITE. THE DURABLE, ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY, POWDER COAT FINISH PROVIDES A PERFECT FACTORY APPLIED LEVEL OF QUALITY AND CONSISTENCY WITH THE OPTION FOR SPECIAL EFFECT PEARLESCENT, METALLIC AND BLEND FINISH OPTIONS FOR A UNIQUE LOOK. FINISHBOARD POWDER COATED PLASTERBOARD SYSTEM / IS FAST TO INSTALL / IS COST AND TIME EFFICIENT / HAS A TOUGH POWDER COATED FINISH / SUITABLE FOR MANY DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS INCLUDING / EDUCATION / HOSPITALITY / OFFICES & RECEPTIONS / RETAIL / RESIDENTIAL
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WHAT IS FINISHBOARD? THE BENEFITS OF USING FINISHBOARD PANEL SIZES SUSTAINABILITY WHERE CAN FINISHBOARD BE USED? WHERE CAN FINISHBOARD NOT BE USED? EARLY FIRE INDICES FIRE HAZARD PROPERTIES MATERIAL PROPERTIES AND SPECIFICATIONS POWDER COATING RANGE ACCESSORIES AVAILABLE FROM BGC RECOMMENDED FASTENERS, ADHESIVES & TAPES FRAMING REQUIREMENTS HANDLING AND STORAGE HEAT STAIN AND CHEMICAL RESISTANCE ABRASION RESISTANCE RESISTANCE TO WASHING STEAM RESISTANCE WATER RESISTANCE HARDNESS RATING DESIGN AND INSTALLATION TRIM INSTALLATION JOINTER INSTALLATION ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS CUTTING PENETRATIONS ARCHITECTURAL SPECIFICATION CLAUSES ON SITE CONDITIONS INSTALLATION CARE AND MAINTENANCE HEALTH AND SAFETY ENVIRONMENT FINISHBOARD COLOURED CEILING TILE HYGIENE CEILING TILE WARRANTY
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Plaster and Paint 3 Trades Required
WHAT IS FINISHBOARD? Finishboard is a pre-finished plasterboard panel that eliminates the time, cost and quality issues associated with plastering and painting interior linings on site. The durable, environmentally friendly, powder coat finish provides a perfect factory-applied level of quality and consistency with the option for special effect pearlescent, metallic and blend finish options for a unique look. Independent test results demonstrate superior abrasion resistance and cleaning maintenance qualities of the Finishboard finish, compared with traditional acrylic interior paints. This added performance provides the best option to achieve a longer service life for wall linings in demanding applications. Installation of Finishboard in a range of commercial and residential applications is quick and easy with the Finishboard range of Aluminium Jointers, available colour matched or in a natural anodised finish. Alternatively Finishboard can be incorporated into existing proprietary systems for office partitions and wardrobe doors.
FINISHBOARD MATERIAL The substrate used in the production of Finishboard is a square edged plasterboard panel. These panels are powder coated (in a variety of colours and finishes) by Climate Coatings Limited. Finishboard has a powder coating to the finished face of the plasterboard only. It cannot have a finish to both sides. The finished face is protected by a removable plastic film.
THE BENEFITS OF USING FINISHBOARD FAST INSTALLATION Finishboard is a one-step installation process. Since panels are pre-finished, there is no stopping and sanding plasterboard joints or priming, painting and/or applying wall covering. Projects can be completed up to 40% faster versus traditionally finished plasterboard projects. Finishboard 1 Trade Required DAY 01
FAST FINISH INSTALLATION 16 HOURS
SAVINGS INTEREST PAYMENTS SAVINGS LESS DISRUPTION TO EXISTING TENANTS AND CUSTOMERS QUICKER OCCUPANCY= GREATER RETURN
DAY 01 FIXING 8HRS
PLASTER- PLASTER DRYING ING 24HRS 8HRS
PAINTING - PREPARATION, 3 COATS, INCLUDING DRYING TIME
*Labour hours based on average industry standard methods
COST AND VALUE Factory finishing is the most efficient means of adding protection and colour to substrates. This creates significant cost benefits for all parties. / / /
Time Value: reduce interest payments on capital, lost client earnings during a new build or refit and late penalty charges. Disruption: less trades, less plaster dust and paint fumes means occupants can continue operating and less is spent on isolation or control systems and less on daily cleaning bills. Fewer call backs: quality issues associated with finishing trades often compounded with skilled labour shortages.
PERFORMANCE AND QUALITY / / / / /
The Climate Powder Coating is a very tough, mark and abrasion resistant powder coating that will reduce the levels of wear and maintenance of wall linings. Factory applied consistent powder coated surface for an even finish. The baked on powder coating forms a continuous film that protects the substrate from water splashes, steam and moisture. The non porous yet breathable surface helps reduce the growth of mould and mildew. Finishboard is backed by a 10 year Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty.
DESIGN – CREATE FEATURES AND INCORPORATE PRACTICAL ELEMENTS / / / /
An economic alternative to high end pre-finished products. Available in any colour or choose from the stock range. Metallic or two tone blended finishes create stunning feature interiors. Create features from the jointing systems and combine multiple colours and varied layouts for maximum impact.
PANEL SIZES THICKNESS mm
LENGTH mm 2400
Other sizes and colours available to order, minimum order quantities apply.
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SUSTAINABILITY – CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS GREEN STAR RATINGS The Climate Powder Coating is a zero VOC coating and is applied using state of the art automated production processes. Finishboard may contribute towards satisfying Green Star Credits in the following rating tools: Green Star Contributions GREEN STAR RATING TOOL
MANAGEMENT, INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, MATERIALS
LOW VOC COATING
IEQ 8, MAT 14
LOW VOC COATING
LOW VOC COATING
OFFICE INTERIORS V1
IEQ 11, MAT 3, MAT 10
CAN BE USED IN DEMOUNTABLE PARTITIONING. PVC ALTERNATIVE
LOW VOC COATING
WHERE CAN FINISHBOARD BE USED? Finishboard can be used for all traditional and current standard plasterboard lining applications. As a high quality, pre-finished product the installation process requires no “wet” trades and is therefore particularly suited to installations where time is of the essence. The robustness and abrasion resistance of the Finishboard powder coat finish is ideal for installations where cleanliness and durability is required. Examples of these are: / / / /
Commercial and Industrial interior fitouts – Schools, Offices, Hotels, Factories and Sporting venues Interior demountable partitions and Work Station Systems Residential Applications – Full interior lining solution Cupboard alcoves, Wardrobe Doors and Feature Walls
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WHERE CAN FINISHBOARD NOT BE USED?
FIRE HAZARD PROPERTIES
Finishboard panels shall be used as described in this literature. Any other use shall be by expressed approval of BGC Plasterboard on a case-by-case basis.
The cone calorimeter was carried out on Finishboard. For the purpose of compliance of BCA 2010 Specification C1.10a for the Classification of Fire Performance of Wall and Ceiling Linings Materials, the following classification is considered applicable to the material as described below.
Finishboard must not be used as an exterior lining. Finishboard must be protected from the elements at all times. Finishboard is not a fire rated wall system, the pre-finished panels can be used as an overlay lining over the top of of a fire rated wall system. Wet Areas: Finishboard is supplied on standard plasterboard and not the moisture resistant type. Do not use Finishboard in wet areas where the Australia Building Code requires moisture resistant plasterboard as the substrate. Finishboard must not be exposed to liquid, water or be installed in situations where extended exposure to relative humidity above 90% could be expected. Such areas include: / / /
Shower enclosures Group shower or steam rooms Moisture and/or chlorine rich environments such as indoor swimming or spa pools
Early Fire Indices PRODUCT
The average specific extinction area was less than the 250m2/kg limit. (Finishboard 106.0 m2/kg)
SCOPE Finishboard panels are suitable for timber framed buildings within the scope of AS1684 - Residential timber framed construction. Finishboard panels are also suitable for steel framed construction in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
MATERIAL PROPERTIES & SPECIFICATIONS
EARLY FIRE INDICES
The following tables apply to the stock range of sizes, colours and effects.
The Early Fire Indices for Finishboard powder coat finish, white colour, single sided, applied over 10mm standard plasterboard. Tested to - AS/NZS 1530.3:1999. Early Fire Indices IGNITABILITY (0-20)
SPREAD OF FLAME (0-10)
HEAT EVOLVED (0-10)
SMOKE DEVELOPED (0-10)
Panel Sizes and Weights PANEL SIZE (mm)
WEIGHT PER PANEL (KG)
MEAN WEIGHT (KG/M2)
10 x 2400 x 1200
10 x 2700 x 1200
Tolerances THICKNESS 10MM
+ / - 0.2mm
PANEL EDGE SQUARENESS
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MEASURED DIAGONALS IS NO GREATER THAN 3.0MM
Powder Coat Finish
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BATCH COLOUR TOLERANCE
POWDER COATING RANGE All Finishboard panels are powder coated, ex. factory, and are available in a standard range of colours and effects.
A customised colour solution is available offering an extensive range of classic and contemporary colours and finish effects from the RAL速 colour palettes. A made to order offer that is ideal for projects where corporate colours and unique finish effects are required. A minimum order of 300 m2 is required. Lead times apply. Options to stock custom colours available. Price on application. Finishboard jointers are available ex stock in a natural anodized finish. Matching powder coat colours or contrasting colours are available on request. Lead times apply.
PROTECTIVE PLASTIC FILM Finishboard panels are delivered with a clear plastic adhesive film to the decorative panel face. The tough film keeps the surface clean and prevents scratches. The film can be partially removed to allow the fixing of the finishing trim, and then totally removed on completion.
ACCESSORIES AVAILABLE FROM BGC
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EXTERNAL FRICTION FIT CORNER
T JOINTER & INTERNAL ANGLE
RECOMMENDED FASTENERS, ADHESIVES & TAPES Fasteners for 10mm panels shall be: - 25mm x 6g Coarse Thread Drywall Screws. Adhesive & Tapes NB: Adhesive used must be a water based adhesive recommended for bonding plasterboard to the relevant frame type such as BGC Stud Adhesive. Solvent based adhesives may bleed through to the surface of the coating. ADHESIVE BRAND
DOUBLE SIDED ADHESIVE TAPE
BGC STUD ADHESIVE
BOSTIK DOUBLE SIDED FOAM TAPE 12MM X 3MM X 23M ROLL
SPECIALLY FORMULATED WATER BASED ACRYLIC ADHESIVE USED FOR BONDING PLASTERBOARD TO TIMBER AND METAL STUD FOR WALL AND CEILING LININGS
Check the compatibility of the adhesive with the timber treatment. Some solvent free adhesives can have an adverse reaction to LOSP treated timber. Although the table above gives a range of recommended adhesives and double sided tapes, others may be used, providing the particular manufacturer confirms their suitability for use with Finishboard.
FRAMING REQUIREMENTS HANDLING & STORAGE
FRAME ALIGNMENT DEVIATION LEVEL 3 & 4
Panels should be stored and handled so as to minimise surface and edge damage.
DEVIATION OF 90% OF AREA (MM)
DEVIATION OF REMAINING AREA (MM)
DEVIATION OF 90% OF AREA (MM)
DEVIATION OF REMAINING AREA (MM)
Panels should be stored inside under cover. Outside storage exposed to the elements is prohibited.
Finishboard may be fixed to timber or CFS light steel framing which satisfy the BCA requirements and which have been plumbed true and straight.
Panels should not be stacked on wet concrete floors. Any storage on a concrete surface must be protected by a damp proof membrane and bearers. The panels should be flat stacked clear of the ground, on evenly placed, full width, level bearers. Bearers should be of uniform thickness and should extend across the full width of the stack.
If any of the following conditions exist they must be rectified prior to the installation of panels.
Panels should be stored horizontally or vertically in stacks not exceeding 20 panels.
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Climate Coatings Limited or BGC Plasterboard will not be liable to any person if the conditions as to storage, handling, installation and maintenance of Finishboard as outlined within this document are not complied with.
Bent Studs. Protruding noggins, nails, nail plates, insulation and angle braces. Poorly assembled framing.
The use of solvent based products should be avoided as they may ‘bleed’ through the lining material. Timber framing must comply with the requirement of AS1684 ‘National Timber Framing Code’ and AS1720.1&.2 ‘Timber Structures’ and have a moisture content less than 16% at time of lining. CFS light-steel framing must be in accordance with AS/NZS4600 ‘Cold-Formed Steel Structure Code’, AS3623 ‘Domestic Metal Framing’ and AS1397.
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RESISTANCE TO WASHING
/ Finishboard panels should be separated from fuel burning appliances, flues and chimneys.
Testing was carried out in line with AS/NZS 1580.459.1: Resistance to Washing test results demonstrated that test samples were less affected by regular cleaning than the control samples finished with a Waterborne Enamel Paint, as determined by a change in coating gloss levels.
/ Finishboard panels should not be subjected to temperatures exceeding 52 degrees Celsius for a prolonged period.
STAIN AND CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
What this means: The Finishboard powder coated surface will continue to look good when cleaned repeatedly over time, providing the Care and Maintenance Instructions are followed. Testing was carried out in line with AS/NZS 1580.459.1: Resistance to Washing.
The following table applies to all products and is the determination Resistance to Washing of resistance of factory applied coatings on wood products to stain and reagents to - ASTM D3023. Test reports are available from your local Finishboard Distributor upon request. Stain and Chemical Resistance CHEMICALS/ GENERAL CLEANERS
AJAX SPRAY AND WIPE
SUNLIGHT DISHWASHING LIQUID
EASY OFF OVEN CLEANER
SOFTENED CONTACT AREA
10% HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
96% A.R. ETHANOL
ABRASION RESISTANCE Testing was carried out in line with AS/NZS 1580.403.2: Abrasion Resistance – Taber Abraser Abrasion Resistance Tests were carried out on Finishboard test samples and control samples of a leading brand of waterborne enamel paint. The test results demonstrate that Finishboard has excellent abrasion resistance and has substantially better abrasion resistance than the waterborne enamel paint samples tested.
ABRASION RESISTANCE RESULTS SUMMARY “The control samples (waterborne enamel paint) were found to wear faster than the test samples (Finishboard). All control coating samples (waterborne enamel paint) were abraded to the substrate at 1000 cycles”. NB: The Finishboard test samples did not abrade through to the substrate after 1000 cycles. What this means: The Finishboard powder coat finish has excellent resistance to abrasive activities, providing a durable finish that will assist to protect the plasterboard substrate, ensure serviceability of the finish and maintain its original appearance for longer. The abrasive resistant characteristics of Finishboard make it an ideal lining for high wear environments.
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TEST SMAPLE FINISHBOARD
CONTROL - WATERBORNE ENAMEL PAINT
MEAN CHANGE IN GLOSS LEVELS AT 85˚ PERPENDICULAR
18% INCREASE IN GLOSS % POINTS (14.3% GLOSS RATING INCREASE TO 16.9% @ 85˚)
MEAN CHANGE IN GLOSS LEVELS AT 60˚ PERPENDICULAR
NO MEASURABLE CHANGE
12% INCREASE IN GLOSS % POINTS (12.33% GLOSS RATING INCREASE TO 13.87%)
STATEMENT FROM - INDEPENDENT ABRASION AND WASHING “It is clear form the results obtained from both the Taber Abraser Testing and the Washing Resistance Testing that Finishboard samples have resisted surface damage better than the control samples (Waterborne Enamel Paint). However, it is not systematically defined in either standard how results from these tests will translate into in-service performance.”
STEAM RESISTANCE No bubbling, blistering or delamination after 24 hours steam exposure.
WATER RESISTANCE The coating was unaffected after being in contact with water for a period of 96 hours.
HARDNESS RATING Minimum pencil hardness rating is “H” – Excellent surface hardness.
DESIGN AND INSTALLATION VERTICAL FIXING METHOD
H Mould Finishboard
Screws @ 200mm centres-12mm from edge of sheet
1/3 spacing method Selected Jointer Framing centres 450mm max
Sheet edges supported by aliminium trim jointer
BGC Stud Adhesive, 25mm dia. x 15mm high, are positioned in the pattern above. It is recommended to install ceilings as per the 1/3 spacing method.
Fasteners must not coincide with BGC Stud Adhesive daubs, and fasteners should be kept to a minimum distance of 200mm from BGC Stud Adhesive daubs.
Finishboards are placed at right angles to the ceiling joists, battens or furring channels and supported along each edge with aluminum jointers.
Allow at least 24 hours or 48 hours in slow drying weather, for the BGC Stud Adhesive to cure prior to any services or fixtures, applied to Finishboard.
Next press the sheets firmly against the framing and fix two screws as per the 1/3 spacing method along the centre of the sheet at each framing member.
Apply a pre finished colour self adhesive patch over fastener head.
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DESIGN AND INSTALLATION Noggins should be evenly spaced at a maximum of 1350mm centres. FINISHBOARD WALL SYSTEM Internal Corner Jointer H Jointer Screw/nail or adhesive fix jointer to stud Apply silicon sealant to inside of jointer for hygiene areas
Adhesive daubs Mechanical fix every 200mm to allow adhesive to set Skirting Board to conceal fixing. Pre-paint for ease and speed.
Negative Detail Jointer Fixed horizontally External Corner Jointer Aluminium Head Track Aluminium Skirting as part of partitioning suites T Jointer End Cap Jointer
Option 1: No double sided tape, mechanical fixing to top and bottom of sheets. Use adhesive only as per instructions and fix sheets off at top and bottom edges, 12mm inset at 200mm spacings. Conceal fixings with specified trim.
Double sided tape film must only be removed immediately prior to fitting panels. The application of double sided tape is primarily to avoid the need to brace panels while adhesive cures.
Option 2: Prior to starting, plan the panel layout. Wherever possible, vertical cut on panels should be used in external or internal corners. Apply double sided tape and adhesive to all studs.
Panels must be installed with a 5-10mm gap between the bottom edge and the floor. Panels must be installed with edges just touching. Do not tighten the gap with force. The lack of tightness in the gap will allow for fitting of jointers.
Do not allow adhesive to come in contact with double sided tape. Adhesive must not enter the join line between panels.
Once panel is fitted, draw back protective film from top and bottom then install screws and apply pressure over studs and noggins.
TRIM INSTALLATION Once installation of panels is completed, then all finishing trim should be fitted. All current and traditional types of finishing trim can be used with Finishboard.
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Skirtings, architraves and cornices that require painting should be coated prior to installation. This will avoid the need to use masking tape and fixing penetrations can be filled and coated on completion.
JOINTER INSTALLATION EXTERNAL CORNER
Finishboard External Corner
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JOINTER INSTALLATION INTERNAL ANGLE
Double sided tape
Internal Angle Finishboard
PANEL TO PANEL
Double sided tape
H Jointer Finishboard
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JOINTER INSTALLATION If the installation is planned in such a way that all vertical cut panels are in corners and no vertical cuts are at ‘panel to panel’ joints then H jointers may be omitted which leaves a satisfactory butt join effect.
Gaps may be left in panel to panel joints to create a ‘negative detail’. Using black coloured double sided tape will enhance this effect. Alternatively use the Negative Detail Joint available as shown. Gaps may also be silicone filled in a matching colour or a contrasting colour for a striking effect.
Double sided tape
Adhesive daubs T-Joint
Double sided tape
Adhesive daubs Negative detail jointer
To achieve this method it may be necessary to fit additional vertical noggins.
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ARCHITECTURAL SPECIFICATION CLAUSES
Other than the standard installation method, Finishboard panels may be adapted to suit existing or specific installation processes i.e.
The clauses listed below are those recommended for use when specifying Finishboard products for residential and commercial projects.
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It will be necessary to edit those particular sections that apply to the specific project documentation.
Horizontal applications, particularly above dados. Incorporation into demountable and commercial partitioning systems. Wardrobe doors, toilet partitions and work stations.
CUTTING The process for cutting and penetrating Finishboard is identical to that used for standard plasterboard. Plasterboard sheets may bend or snap under their own weight. Handle sheets carefully and make sure they are properly supported prior to scoring. Place the panel with the coated coloured face side up. Accurately measure and mark the sheet using a soft pencil to the size required. Line a straight edge up with the marks and hold firmly against the sheet. Draw a pencil line as a guide for scoring. Score through coating and paper and lightly into the core using a drywall or craft knife. / / / /
Support the main section of the sheet close to the scored line. Snap the core by pressing downward sharply on overhang. Support the cutoff with other hand. Score the backing paper and snap the cutoff upward.
For stepped areas, it is necessary to cut the short cuts with a hand saw.
PENETRATIONS For openings such as electrical outlets use the following method. / Measure from where the side of the panel will be located to the near and far sides of the fitting and mark the panel. / Measure from floor to top and bottom of fitting and mark panel. / Trace the outline of the fitting on the panel, drill holes in the corners and cut with a keyhole saw. / Do not use a hammer to create the opening. As leaks and water ingress typically occur at junctions between building elements and at penetrations, it is essential that particular attention is given to these details at the time of installation. Lack of attention to detail can result in water damage that could remain undetected for a long time. /
Ensure that all cut-outs for pipe penetrations are made neatly, and slightly oversize, with a hole saw. These penetrations should be of a diameter no more than 12mm greater than that of the pipe.
MANUFACTURERS DOCUMENTS Confirm current status of documentation by contacting you local BGC Plasterboard office on 1300 652 242.
COMPONENTS / / /
Fasteners for 10mm panels shall be: WALLS / 25mm x 6g coarse thread drywall screws. CEILINGS / 30mm x 6g coarse thread screws. Adhesives & Tapes shall be: Those specified in table 3.7 of the Finishboard technical manual. Jointers shall be: Finishboard aluminum jointers to specified colour.
ON SITE CONDITIONS Take delivery of and accept Finishboard panels, dry and undamaged. Reject all damaged material. Store on a level, firm base, well ventilated and completely protected from weather and damage, all as manufacturerâ€™s requirements. Avoid distortion and contact with damaging substances. Protect edges and surfaces from damage. Do not commence work until the framing is plumb and level, in true alignment and to the Finishboard manufacturerâ€™s requirements.
INSTALLATION STANDARD INSTALLATION SYSTEM Install panels strictly in accordance with the Finishboard technical manual.
NON-STANDARD SYSTEM Detail the specific system to be used.
/ Sealants should be of a mould inhibiting type and be neutral cure. Neutral cure silicones will generally meet these requirements.
On completion, check the total installation. Replace or satisfactorily repair any damaged panels or jointers and clean any soiled surfaces.
/ Surfaces should be dry and free from dust before application, a minimum of a 4mm joint width provided and the depth should not exceed the width.
Remove all debris, unused materials and elements from the site.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
The colour vibrancy and unique finish of Finishboard is complemented by its easy to clean surface. Unlike a painted surface, the hard Finishboard surface with built in anti-stick additives, will not harbour the same amount of dust and grime and can be readily cleaned without effecting the surface appearance. With proper care, the surface will retain its appearance and performance characteristics for years to come.
Finishboard is factory finished and does not require painting. However, if desired, Finishboard can be painted over as follows:
EVERYDAY CLEANING Clean the surface by wiping with a damp cloth which has been soaked and wrung out in a diluted solution of mild liquid detergent mixed in tepid water. Remove any moisture remaining after cleaning with a dry clean cloth. Note: Independent Resistance to Washing Test results demonstrate that the Finishboard surface has excellent resistance to cleaning using soapy water.
STUBBORN STAINS AND MARKS When the ‘everyday cleaning’ method does not work for stubborn marks, stains or grime build up, use a mild general purpose household cleaner. When using appropriate household ‘spray and wipe’ type cleaners, spray the cleaning agent so that a wide spread of mist is dispersed onto the surface. Wipe the surface clean immediately. Test the cleaner on the Finishboard surface on a hidden area, or off cut, prior to use.
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Clean the surface thoroughly with warm soapy water. If surface has been damaged and is chipped or flaking in areas, lightly scuff or sand surface with fine grit sand paper to remove any loose coating. Lightly scuff the surface with a 350 grit sand paper just enough to abrade the surface. Clean off residual dust with a clean cloth. Apply two coats of good quality interior acrylic latex paint as per paint manufacturer’s recommendations. An interior quick dry acrylic primer may assist top coat adhesion and application.
ON SITE REPAIRS AND TOUCH UPS Should damage occur during any stage of installation or while installed, touch up paints are available that can be used to spot repair the affected area. If the surface is deeply indented or gouged through to the gypsum core, then clear, clean and fill the effected area using standard construction filler suitable for use with plasterboard, as per filler product instructions. Sand the filled area, ensuring to feather out the area where the filler meets the existing coated surface to ensure a clean seamless joint. Ensure the filler is smooth, blemish free and flat. Spray paint following the instructions on the aerosol can. Touch up paint is available from your Finishboard distributor.
Ensure to refer to the cleaning products instructions prior to use, avoid using the cleaner or test in an inconspicuous area first, if the instructions caution against use of the product on paint, varnish, plastic or lacquered surfaces.
The finished appearance of the repaired area will primarily be determined by the quality of workmanship, however subtle gloss and colour variation will be evident between the paint finish and the Finishboard powder coated finish.
Warning: Do not spray cleaning agents in concentrated amounts onto the surface or leave the cleaning agent on the surface for any period of time, as this could stain or damage the surface.
For minor ‘touch ups’ to scratches or dents that do not require filling, apply colour matched paint using the dab sticks.
Do not use harsh solvents such as paint thinners, petrol, MEK, toluene and other active or oxygenated organic solvents. Do not use cleaning liquids, abrasive cleaners and abrasive materials that may scratch and damage the coating, such as: / /
Cleaners: Jif, Ajax, Brasso, Mr. Muscle Oven Cleaner, Windex, Drain Cleaners, CLR (Calcium, Lime, Rust Remover), Harpic Toilet Duck, Caustic based oven cleaners, Sugar Soap or Bleach in any concentration. Abrasives: Sand Paper, Steel Wool, Scouring Pads.
REPLACEMENT OF DAMAGED PANELS If the Standard Method of installation has been used, then a damaged panel may be replaced. If trim and jointers have been fitted then it will be necessary to carefully remove jointers, cut out sections of trim, then replace panel as above, finally reinstating trim and jointers.
HEALTH AND SAFETY Under normal conditions of use Finishboard presents no known health hazards. Powder coating is a VOC free 100% solid paint process, therefore providing a lining that may contribute to Green Star Credits.
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ENVIRONMENT REDUCING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS The Finishboard finish is a 100% solid powder coating; no solvents are used in the powder or process. This means that it contains zero Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s). Therefore using Finishboard instead of solvent and/or waterborne paints containing VOC’s reduces the environmental impact of VOC’s.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY Finishboard requires no on site stopping or painting, therefore when used as an alternative material to painted plasterboard it will help reduce interior VOC emissions.
LOW WASTE RECYCLABLE CLIMATE POWDER COATING PROCESS Waste powder is minimized during the coating process through the use of a cyclonic collection system that enables good powder to be recycled for further use. Up to 95% of raw powder paint material is reusable during production. Any waste powder is hardened and deemed fit for land fill. No solvents or water is used in the powder coating process.
WASTE DISPOSAL Finishboard waste material will be accepted in most landfills. If in doubt, check with the Local Authority.
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FINISHBOARD COLOURED CEILING TILE Finishboard coloured ceiling tiles are manufactured from square edge plasterboard and can be coated in custom colours to enhance and reinforce your branding message. We also offer the option of coating your metal components for complete coordination and customisation. Finishboard coloured ceiling tiles are designed to suit a wide range of suspended grid systems in a variety of applications. Minimum quantities and lead times apply.
HYGIENE CEILING TILE (NOW AVAILABLE WITH ANTI-MICROBIAL) The Finishboard hygiene plasterboard ceiling tile is powder coated on all five sides to prevent plaster dust contamination in clean environments. The 40% gloss, smooth white powder coat surface resists stains, steam, and moisture and is easy to clean. Tested and proven to comply with food safety and hygiene standards. Now available with anti-microbial powder coating for added protection against the spread of bacteria. Minimum quantities and lead times apply. Finishboard ceiling tiles are manufactured as 1195mm x 595mm tiles (non standard sizes available upon request). For more information on the Finishboard ceiling tile range, please contact your local distributor.
WARRANTY We warrant that our products are free from defects caused by faulty manufacture or materials for a period of 10 years from the date of purchase. If you acquire any defective products, we will repair or replace them, supply equivalent replacement products or refund the purchase price within 30 days of receiving a valid claim subject to product inspection and confirmation of the existence of a defect by BGC. We will bear the cost of any such repair, replacement or refund. This warranty is given by: BGC Plasterboard Pty Ltd Ground Floor, 290 Bushmead Rd, Hazelmere, WA 6055 Phone: (08) 9374 2900 Fax: (08) 9374 2901 To claim under this warranty, you must provide proof of purchase as a consumer and make a written claim (including any costs of claiming) to us at the address specified above within 30 days after the defect was reasonably apparent, or if the defect was reasonably apparent prior to installation, the claim must be made prior to installation. You may not claim under this warranty for loss or damage caused by: • faulty or incorrect installation by non-BGC installers (BGC’s installation procedures are at www.bgc.com.au/plasterboard); • failure to comply with the Building Code of Australia or any applicable legislation, regulations approvals and standards; • products not made or supplied by BGC; • abnormal use of the product; or • normal wear and tear. The benefits available under this warranty are in addition to other rights and remedies of the consumer under the law. Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
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CONTACT TO CONTACT YOUR NEAREST BGC STOCKIST, PLEASE CALL:
TELEPHONE 08 8250 4962
TELEPHONE 07 3271 1711
TELEPHONE 03 9392 9444
TELEPHONE 08 9334 4900
TELEPHONE 02 9632 2100
TELEPHONE 0011 64 9264 1457
BGC PLASTERBOARD IS A PROUD AUSTRALIAN OWNED MANUFACTURER OF PLASTERBOARD PRODUCTS AND COMPOUNDS. BGC PLASTERBOARD PROVIDES BUILDERS, DEVELOPERS AND ARCHITECTS WITH A RANGE OF DESIGN ALTERNATIVES AND INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS, SUCH AS: INTERIOR PRODUCTS AND APPLICATIONS INNOVA RANGE OF PRODUCTS FINISHBOARD / A pre finished plasterboard panel that eliminates the time, cost and quality issues associated with plastering and painting interior linings on site.
TECHNICAL HELP LINE 1300 652 242
BGC PLASTERBOARD RANGE OF PRODUCTS CEILINGBOARD / Designed for internal use providing a flat, blemish free, monolithic, smooth surface ready for decorating and is ideal for all internal ceiling applications, residential and commercial where cost effectiveness is paramount. PLASTERBOARD / The preferred internal wallboard for wall framing methods. It is ideal for residential and commercial walls and partitions with a continuous, smooth, flat finish, ready for decoration. WR PLASTERBOARD / Primarily developed for wet area walls in residential and commercial buildings but is also ideal for Verandas, garages and alfresco ceilings. FIREBOARD / Designed for use where fire systems are specified in residential and commercial buildings. Fireboard delivers the required Fire Resistance Level whilst maintaining a flat, blemish free surface suitable for decoration. SOUNDBOARD / Is high density plasterboard that has been specifically designed to greatly reduce unwanted noises that can be heard from one room to another through walls and ceilings. WET AREA FIREBOARD / Has been developed specifically for use in wet areas where a fire resistance level is specified. MOISTURE RESISTANT FLAMEBOARD / Has been developed specifically designed for use in fire risk areas where no FRL is required. COMPOUNDS / BGC Plasterboard has developed a range of plasterboard compounds to aid in the fixing of our various products. COVE CORNICE / Provides a clean, continuous line at the junction of walls and ceilings. Three profile sizes are available to suit all applications. BGC ENVIROBOARD / Is manufactured using more recycled content than standard plasterboard without compromising on performance.
AUSTRALIAN OWNED & MANUFACTURED WWW.BGC.COM.AU/PLASTERBOARD