We talk about “Fermacell” as a promising construction material, but it is above all the name of the manufacturer selling the product (http://www.fermacell.fr/): by default, we use the brand to designate the product.
With the emergence of “ecological” houses, it is increasingly used for its many advantages. This recyclable product has greater strength compared to other materials such as Placoplâtre. It is heavier and therefore more stable.
Households will have a definite preference for its mostly natural composition of gypsum-cellulose fibres, mixed with water. In addition to its natural properties which will prevent allergies due to chemical products, Fermacell is resistant to high temperatures and humidity. Fermacell has already invested in bathrooms, kitchens and even toilets.
This component is found in many parts of the construction, including interior partitions and exterior walls. Many also use it as a wall, to ensure good sound insulation. For some time, the trend has been to use it on the ground.
Installation you Fermacell
Erecting Fermacell walls remains a fairly simple task if you have the right tools. Its weight can still pose a small problem if you do not have a team to install it. To cut it, it is best to have a circular saw. Fermacell partitions are too thick to be cut entirely with a cutter. In addition, with a circular saw, the cut will be more precise and this, without having to provide the slightest effort.
The Fermacell plates are aligned then adjusted to then be glued using a special glue called “joint”. Due to its weight and rigidity, the Fermacell must be anchored to a solid base. Many installers opt for solid wood or even metal frames to ensure the safety of residents. It is then sufficient to align the plates on the provisions designed for this purpose. These will be fixed using screws or staples. We start with the outer edge to go towards the middle of the room.
Fix the Fermacell plates
To fix the Fermacell plates, it is also recommended to have an electric screwdriver to speed up the installation work. Failing that, a pneumatic stapler, which is more manageable, will do just as well. The glue can also be used as a seal both vertically and horizontally.
Finally, note that Fermacell can also be used to form a suspended ceiling. The laying technique does not differ much from that of walls. Indeed, to accommodate the Fermacell plates, several layers, including primary and secondary lathing, will be required.
You must make sure that the plates are well cleaned and dry before proceeding with the actual finishing. It consists, among other things, of applying a finishing coat to the plates. This is an opportunity to hide the imperfections related to the installation, and to fill in the holes. A bead of sealant will then reinforce the pre-applied joints. Finally, the laying of a final layer of expansion joints will complete the finishing work. This is valid for partitions as well as for suspended ceilings.