Fiber Cement Boards Prices in Kenya
Fiber cement board is a building material made of Portland cement reinforced with cellulose fibers and sand. Fiber cement boards is used for interior and exterior spaces that require water resistant boards as well as moisture and fire ratings. Did you know there is a difference between Fiber Cement board (FCB) and Cement Board (CB)? Cement board does not contain reinforced fibers and they tend to break easily when mishandled but still offer the same purpose as Fiber Cement Board. FCB is more strong because of the reinforced fibers and bonds well with FCB screws.
Gypsum Ceiling Supplies specializes in the supply of Fiber cement boards to meet your building specifications on time. The standard size of fiber cement board is 4ft*8ft with thicknesses of 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 15mm and 18mm
Bellow is the price list of fiber cement boards at Gypsum Ceiling Supplies as of 2022
- 6mm Fiber Cement Board 4ft*8ft Ksh 2900
- 9mm Fiber Cement Board 4ft*8ft Ksh 3900
- 12mm Fiber Cement Board 4ft*8ft Ksh 4900
- 15mm Fiber Cement Board 4ft*8ft Ksh 5950
Quantity discount from 100pcs Available
Fiber Cement Board Applications
Large fiber cement boards are heavy and requires at least two people to carry from one point to the other. Thin fiber cement cladding is fragile before installation and must be handled carefully because it is prone to chipping and breakage if improperly handled. Once the product is cut it may again require two people to install – one to hold the sheet flush against studwork and the other to nail the product in place.
Fiber Cement board can be fixed on metal stud or timber framing using special FCB self drilling screws. After installation, you can fix tiles or paint on its surface depending with your choice of finishing
Some of the Fiber Cement uses are;
- Ceiling applications
- Exterior cladding
- Interior Partitioning
- Exterior partitioning
- Bathroom construction
- Wet area applications
- Flooring and walling
Cutting Fiber Cement Board
Fiber Cement Sheet can be cut to size in three ways.
- Thinner sheets can be scored with a heavy-duty cutting blade and snapped
- Using a hand- or electric-powered “fibro cutter”
- A mechanical saw using a diamond blade (masonry blade) is needed to cut thicker and denser sheets
When hanging fiber cement sheets, an approximately 5-millimetre (0.2 in) gap is required between end-joints (cladding seams), later to be filled with joint filler made for fiber cement siding. .
Fiber cement surfaces can be painted with the required paint if exterior weatherproof paint should be used. Same process to be applied for the interior sections. You can also fix tiles on the fiber cement boards