Simple, Fast, Clean, Efficient
STEP 1 – Fixing the Base Track
Fix the C-channels on the floor and ceiling using a powder/gas actuated nail gun and 30mm nails whilst ensuring that top and bottom channels are plumb, aligned and straight using either a laser, spirit level or plumb bob.
STEP 2 – Dowelling Into the Support Point
For the first standing panel, drill into the wall / Column using a masonry drill/concrete bit (min.12mm dia) to create an appropriate hosting slot or fissure
(hole) of minimum 12mm dia. Inject these holes with Chemical Anchor Fix. Insert the 10mm rebar or threaded rod into the anchor fixed and leave to cure inside the hosting surface. Mark the corresponding level on the edge of the first panel and drill 16mm holes to align and pair with the fixed rebar or threaded rod.
STEP 3 – Installing the 1st Panel
Inject the panel with Chemical Anchor Fix. Manually lift the panel and let it slide onto the tracks (channels). Let the panel slide along the wall ensuring it is plumb and level using laser level, spirit level or plumb bob.
STEP 4 – Installing Subsequent Panels
Apply the panels adhesive to the male and female profiles of the subsequent panel, ensuring full coverage, and then manually lift and snugly insert it into place against the previously installed panel to ensure the joint is tightly closed. For walls greater in height that 3m, each panel should be cut to allow for a vertical stagger to achieve the desired height. This method reduces wastage and increases efficiency of work.
STEP 5 – Installing Top Panels and Top Support
Cut the top panels to fit in their corresponding location (allowing a deflection gap). Working off a safe working platform, install the panels in similar fashion to Step 4, ensuring alignment and plumbness.
Once the panel installation is complete, the supporting L-angle can be installed by fixing to the slab’s soffit, and the deflection gap can be filled
as required by the project specifications.
STEP 6 - Finishing
Apply jointing tape to the chamfered edges of the panel & then use the jointing compound with mesh tape to finish the joints maintaining the joints run flush with the panels.