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MEGABOARD™

MEGABOARD™ is a multi-application fibre cement board. There are many different types of fibre cement sheets and fibre cement boards in the market that all perform different applications. blue board, impact board, wet area boards, thick sheet and on the list goes.

Each of these sheets are promoted for different applications such as wet areas, impact resistance, acoustic resistance and fire resistance. Predominantly they all do one main task, they are either an interior cladding board, or an exterior cladding board that is either protecting some element of the building or providing a finishing base such as rendering or painting.

MEGABOARD™ can take a lot of the confusion out of the process. It is one board with multiple applications.

Compliance to Codes (see below)

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MEGABOARD Fibre Cement Sheeting

Made out of composite materials that are fully recyclable, MEGABOARD™ is one of the most exciting products being brought to market. MEGABOARD™ is a Fibre Cement sheet manufactured from Sorrel Cement rather than ordinary Portland Cement. Ranging in thickness size from 6mm – 12mm the properties of the product make it one of the most diverse and innovative products we have sourced.

Fibre cements sheets have become a lot more prevalent as builders seek to utilise lightweight construction materials. Lightweight materials means that the structural elements of the building such as the frame does not need to be as strong to carry the weight of the material used to hold the building envelope.

MEGABOARD™ is suitable to be used for most cladding applications as both a Type A (External) and Type B (Internal) board.

Wet Area Board

MEGABOARD™ has excellent water resistant properties passing water impermeability tests EN 12467:2912+A1:2016. MEGABOARD™ is suitable for bathrooms, wet areas, showers, laundries and toilets.

Features and Benefits:-

Feature Description
Available in a range of sizes   8 x 2400,2700,3000 mm
Does not swell if in contact with water   Moisture Movement 0.07%
Easily cut with standard woodworking tools   Can be score and snapped
Easily finished   Can be tiled, can be painted/rendered
Different edging options   Can be provided in straight edge or rebated
Light weight   9.5 kg/m2
Fire Properties   non-combustible AS 1530.1
VOC’s   Nil
Energy embodiment   Low energy embodiment.
Impact strength   34 MPa
Thermal Conductivity   (W/m.k 0.186)
Sustainability   All wood chips are farmed. Low energy embodiment. No VOC’s. sustainable sorrel cement
Acoustic Board   10mm achieves 25db
Termite resistant   Termites do not attack, damage or penetrate
Mould Resistant   Does not feed or promote mould
Adhesion   Excellent adhesion properties for all adhesives

 

Impact Board

MEGABOARD™ is ideal to use in interior cladding and exterior cladding wall applications that required high impact durability and enhanced moisture and mould resistance. MEGABOARD™ has a fibreglass scrim of high tensile fiberglass mesh that provides the highest level of impact resistance. MEGABOARD™ has a high MOE providing excellent resistance to sound transmission shen used in conjunction with appropriate acoustic batts.

MEGABOARD™ 8mm is suitable for building with high traffic areas such as schools, hospital corridors, gymnasiums, supermarkets, utilities rooms, change rooms, airport terminals and public buildings. With a 34 MPa and a bending strength of 14 MPa, MEGABOARD is a perfect impact board for all applications.

MEGABOARD™ is suitable as a Type A and Type B making it ideal for internal and external applications. As an external cladding, MEGABOARD™ is an excellent substrate either as a render board with recessed edges, or as a matrix board with straight edges.

MEGABOARD™ can successfully take a number of finishing systems. MEGABOARD™ can be painted, rendered and tiled.

Sustainability

MEGABOARD™ is a highly sustainable Fibre Cement sheet. Manufactured using a Sorrel (Magnesia) Cement it has about 40% less energy embodiment than Ordinary Portland cement fibre cement sheets. Ordinary Portland Cement sheets are steam cured  in large autoclave ovens at 180° C. Magnesia cement is cured at room temperature. The wood chip that is used to create Magnesia fibre cement is all certified chips from plantation farms. One of the real benefits of Magnesia cement is that it absorbs CO2 whereas Ordinary Portland cement continues to emit CO2 over its lifespan.

MEGABOARD fibre cement sheeting has undertaken a significant testing regime including acoustic, bend and deflection, thermal transmission and a range of other testing. All test results have been submitted for review and have been evaluated by FMG Engineering who provides consultancy advice. They have provided a Certificate of Compliance on MEGABOARD for External Cladding. MEGABOARD Technical.

Applications Performance Notes Code Compliance as Tested by Intertek Code Result
 

Wet Area Boards

Impact Boards

Internal Cladding

Exterior Cladding

Matrix Board

Render board

Soffits/Eaves

 

 

 

 

MEGABOARD does not swell and expand in contact with water. Water impermeability EN 12467:2912+A1:2016

Section 7.3.3

Passed
MEGABOARD does not swell and expand in contact with water. Moisture Movement Test EN 12467:2012+A1:2016

Section 7.3.7.

Passed

Length 0.06

Width 0.07

MEGABOARD has excellent impact resistance qualities Soft Body Impact ISO 7892.1988

Vertical Building Elements

Pass

120 Nm

No visible damage

MEGABOARD has excellent impact resistance qualities Impact Resistance  Bramit 34 MPa
MEGABOARD is lighter than most comparative Fibre Cement sheets by approximately 30% yet has significantly higher compressive strength. Density EN 12467:2012+A1:2016

Section 7.3.1.

1050 Kg/m3
MEGABOARD has excellent bending strength ensuring durability and tensile resistance. Bending strength Ambient EN 12467:2012+A1:2016

Section 7.3.2.

11.5 MPa
MEGABOARD has excellent bending strength ensuring durability and tensile resistance. Bending strength Wet EN 12467:2012+A1:2016

Section 7.3.2.

11.6 MPa
MEGABOARD has excellent Thermal Resistance Thermal Resistance EN 12667:2001

 

Thermal Conductivity

(W/m.k 0.186)

Thermal Resistance

(M2.K)/W 0.086

 

MEGABOARD is non-combustible Non-combustible AS1530.1 Passed
MEAGABARD is suitable for bush fire zones BAL 40 AS 3959 Ignis Solutions Advisory Note Evaluation Number INGS-6149
MEGABOARD provides good screw fixing capacity Pull Through Resistance of Fixings ASTM D1037-12 section 16 .798KN
MEGABOARD is suitable to be used in various temperate conditions Freeze Thaw Cycles – Board Type B (external) EN 12467:2012+A1:2016 clause 5.5.2 and 7.4.1. Pass

Test Results RL=1.02

MEGABOARD can transmit water vapour ensuring healthier buildings (hygroscopic) Water Permeability EN 12467:2012+A1:2016 clause 5.5.2 and 7.4.1. Average

μ 31

MEGABOARD is a very safe product to use. It has been tested for 191 Substances Of Very High Concern (SOVC) SOVC EU REACH regulation No 1907/2006 Article 33.1 Meets Requirements
MEGABOARD does not promote ferric oxide and is stable against steel. Chloride Determination ASTM 3871 – 11 0.95%

 

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