As part of the Hatscheck process, cellulose fibres (from wood) are pulped in warm water. This is then mixed with cement, silica, and other additives. The fibre cement mixture is transferred onto a conveyor belt, then a laminating roll. This process is repeated and multiple layers of fibre cement are laminated to the required thickness.
The laminated fibre cement sheet is cured using an autoclave process. This combines intense heat and pressure to enhance chemical reaction between cement and silica. It forms fibre cement composites, which are extremely tough building materials. The curing process results in fibre cement products with high strength and toughness. The material is also stable, water resistant, non-combustible and easy to work with using standard tools
Colour pigments are added in the process to create decking boards in a choice of four different hardwood tones. These can create an inviting outdoor space which also complies with UK building regulations.