11 Nov The Durability and Longevity of Nutec Boards
Nutec boards are fibre cement boards used for various building applications, such as cladding, roofing, ceilings, and facades. They are made from a mixture of cement and fibres, which gives them strength and durability. The durability and longevity of Nutec boards are essential factors to consider when choosing a building material, as they can withstand harsh weather conditions, resist fire and water damage, and require low maintenance.
In this blog post, we’ll explore the factors that make Nutec boards some of the most durable and long-lasting building materials in the market. Let’s get right into it!
Why Nutec Boards Are Durable and Long-Lasting
1. Material Composition
One of the reasons why Nutec boards are durable and long-lasting is their material composition. As you know, Nutec boards are made of fibre cement, a composite material consisting of cement, silica (sand), and cellulose fibres. The durability and longevity of Nutec boards are enhanced by the unique blend of these materials, which contribute to their strength, moisture resistance, and resilience to harsh weather conditions.
Cement is the main binder in Nutec boards, providing structural stability and rigidity. Silica is a natural mineral that acts as a filler and improves the workability and smoothness of the boards. Cellulose fibres are derived from wood pulp and provide board reinforcement and flexibility. The fibres also help to reduce cracking and shrinkage of the boards. Together, these materials form a strong and dense matrix that can withstand impact, fire, rot, insects, and fungi.
2. Manufacturing Process
The manufacturing process largely influences the durability and longevity of Nutec boards. Nutec boards are made by combining cement and fibres, creating a strong and resilient material that can withstand harsh weather conditions. The mixture is compressed and sheeted to create boards useful for cladding and roofing.
The manufacturing process ensures the boards’ dimensional stability and consistent quality, as they are subjected to rigorous testing and quality control. Nutec boards are also fire and hail-resistant, watertight, and pest and rodent-resistant, making them ideal for building purposes. The advanced manufacturing techniques used in producing Nutec boards give them an edge over traditional wooden boards, as they require low maintenance and have a long lifespan.
3. Testing and Certifications
The durability and longevity of Nutec boards are also ensured by their testing and certifications. Nutec boards undergo rigorous testing procedures and quality control to meet industry standards for durability and longevity. For example, they are fire resistant and can withstand temperatures up to 1200°C without disintegrating or producing toxic fumes, as the SANS 10177 Part 5 test proves. They are also non-combustible and do not contribute to the spread of fire, as shown by the SANS 10177 Part 10 test.
Nutec boards are suitable for roofing applications and can resist fire penetration from external sources, as demonstrated by the SANS 10177 Part 11 test. Furthermore, they comply with the fire protection requirements for buildings. They can be used for cladding, eaves, fascias, ceilings, partitions, and panelling, as stipulated by the SANS 10400 Part T. Lastly, Nutec boards conform to the specifications and performance criteria for fibre-cement flat sheets. They are certified by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), as indicated by the SANS 12467 certification.
Build a Strong Home with Us
As you can see, choosing Nutec boards is a wise decision if you want to build a strong and long-lasting house. Their proven resistance to environmental factors, fire, and pests, coupled with low maintenance requirements, makes them an ideal choice for cladding, roofing, ceilings, and facades. As you embark on your construction journey, consider Nutec boards for a reliable and enduring solution.
If you are ready to build a strong home for you and your family, contact us today. Our team is committed to providing you with the best solutions using Nutec boards, ensuring durability, longevity, and peace of mind for your construction project.