Fiber Cement

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Fibre cement which is a building material which is popularly used. It is also referred to as fibre reinforced cement (FRC). Fibre cement was developed in the 1980s when there was a need to come up with alternative materials to fulfill reinforcing needs in buildings. During the 1980s there was a need to create cement products which were free of asbestos. Fibre cement has been used to create products from a mixture of the following:

  • Portland cement
  • Sand
  • Water
  • Cellulose fibre which is derived from Radiata pine trees

Fibre cement also has little amounts of chemicals which have been added to it. The chemicals are added to the fibre mixture so that it attains specific characteristics.

Choosing Fibre Cement

Fibre cement products that are used in building materials should be your products of choice because:

  • They are resistant to termite damage.
  • They are resistant to permanent water.
  • They do not burn.
  • They are resistant to warping and rotting if they are installed according to the given instructions.
  • They require low maintenance.
  • They are very easy to use.

The benefits of fibre cement make it the preferred choice for designers, builders, architects, homeowners and do it yourself (DIY) enthusiasts.

Advantages of Fibre cement

The advantages of fibre cement include:

Stylish and Versatile

Fibre cement is very stylish and versatile. This is because you can be able to design a home which suits various ground levels which are on a building site. Fibre cement is also very flexible because it can be matched and mixed with a wide range of exterior styles which will not require the underlying construction method to be changed.

Durable and Low Maintenance

Fibre cement products are weatherproof and resistant to impact. This means that they do not warp, swell or crack where wood would normally do so. Fibre cement also has the ability to hold dark colors for a long period of time making them look new even if they have been in place for a long time.

Thermal Efficiency

Fibre cement contains built cement composite materials which are light in weight. This enables them to cool rapidly at night after a long warm day. The thermal efficiency of fibre cement makes it cooler for areas which were warm during the day so that individuals sleep better at night.

Increased Speed of Construction

Fibre cement makes the construction process to be done in a manner which is fast and simple. This is made possible by reducing the wet trades which are needed on a construction site.

Space Maximisation

Fibre cement allows users to get more living space and internal floor area. This is because using of fibre cement on walls makes them thinner and therefore generating more space.

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