What is Fibre Cement Technology?



Fibre cement construction materials have been around for over 100 years but the technology to create better fibre cement products has been improving since that time.

Fibre cement products are composed of Portland cement, silica, water and wood pulp and are manufactured using the Hatschek process.


Water
Sand
Cement
Cellulose Fibre

Water


Sand


Cement


Cellulose Fibre




As part of the Hatscheck process, cellulose fibres (from wood) are pulped in warm water 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 which combines intense heat and pressure to enhance chemical reaction between cement and silica to form fibre cement composites, which form extremely tough building materials. The curing process results in fibre cement products with high strength and toughness, stable, water resistance, non-combustible and easy to work with using standard tools.

Colour pigments are added in the process to create colour through deck boards with a choice of four different hardwood tones to create an inviting outdoor space in your home which also complies with UK building regulations.

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