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2 Installation and Fixing QT Eco Series

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2.1 Panel fixings

Fix the QT EcoSeries Wall Panel onto timber battens or metal channels with galvanised
75mm x 3.15 or 3.75mm ring shank nails (timber battens only) or 10g x 75mm Class 3 (AS3566) screws (timber or steel battens) with the addition of QT Buttons in all cases. Panel fixings must be no closer than 50mm but no further than 112mm to the horizontal panel edge and no closer than 50mm to the vertical edge, while normal fixing centres are at 225mm maximum centres. It is essential that the vertical and horizontal butt joints be bonded with polyurethane foam adhesive. Also ensure polyurethane foam adhesive is applied to all batten faces prior to the panel being pushed against them for maximum bonding to the support frame. Panels can be joined off stud, if glued to the abutting panel with polyurethane foam adhesive. QT EcoSeries Wall Panels can span 225mm as an unsupported cantilever. Panels must span across a minimum of two channels or battens and must be installed in a horizontal stretcher bond pattern. To prevent corrosion from salt aerosols in high corrosion zones, (such as geothermal activity or within a 500m distance from the sea) upgrade fixing screws to class 4 or stainless steel (AS3566).

50mm panel fixing 50mm panel edge detail

2. 2 Framing

Timber framing must comply with AS 1684 and steel framing must be designed and constructed in accordance with AS 3623. Minimum distances from end and edge of timber framing members must be observed to avoid splitting. Stud spacing must not exceed 600mm centres. Noggings must be fitted between studs at 1350mm maximum centres.

With a 1.8 m spirit level, check for variations in the frame that are over 6 mm. Large variations negatively affect weather protection or can appear as visual defects under critical light conditions. If the frame is out of plumb, but not structurally defective, consult with the builder or contractor for remediation.

clip and channel system timber batten system

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DURACOM INNOVATIVE FACADE SYSTEMS

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duracom facade systemTHE DURACOM FACADE SYSTEM UTILISES BGC FIBRE CEMENT COMPRESSED SHEETING, OFFERING THE IDEAL SOLUTION FOR CLADDING THE EXTERIOR OF LOW TO MEDIUM RISE BUILDINGS. DURACOM GIVES BUILDINGS A MODERN AND EXTREMELY DURABLE FINISH.

DURACOMTM SHEETING HAS A SMOOTH, FLAT SURFACE AND SQUARE EDGE FINISH WHICH IS SUITABLE FOR EXPRESSED JOINTING AND PROVIDES A FACADE SUITABLE FOR A NUMBER OF FINISHES – FROM PAINTED TO TEXTURED COATINGS.

THE DURACOM FACADE SYSTEM:

  • IS LIGHTWEIGHT AND DURABLE
  • IS WEATHER RESISTANT AND IS IMMUNE TO WATER DAMAGE – RATED FOR WEATHERABILITY BY CSIRO
  • USES FULLY SEALED AND BALANCED PANELS
  • PANELS WILL NOT ROT, BURN OR CORRODE
  • CAN BE EASILY DECORATED IN A NUMBER OF DESIGN FINISHES
  • FAST TO INSTALL
THICKNESS
(mm)
WIDTH
(mm)
LENGTH (MM)
1800  2100  2400  2700  3000 
6 900 x x
1200 x x
9 900 x x x
1200 x x x x x
12 900 x x
1200 x x

Some sizes may not be available in all states, please check with your local BGC office for availability.

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Ecobrick BGC FIBRE CEMENT

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ecobrickEfficient and environmentally friendly, ecobrick is lightweight (approximately half the weight of a clay fastwall brick). When used as an internal wall in conjunction with the traditional clay brick external wall, ecobrick improves the resistance to heat moving through that wall by 57%.

Ecobrick not only improves the thermal efficiency of walls, but improves their acoustic values as well. The aerated part of ecobrick is made up of non-connected air bubbles that do not allow noise to travel across these spaces. As a result, noise bounces off a hard surface, which means that when you use ecobrick inside a room, the background noise will disappear. These air bubbles are also the reason for ecobrick’s higher resistance to heat, in the same way as bulk insulation works in a roof space.

Ecobrick:

  • 6 star energy rating
  • lightweight and simple to install
  • excellent acoustic and fire properties
  • environmentally friendly and recyclable
DIMENSIONS (mm)
300 x 162 x 90
300 x 76 x 90
600 x 200 x 75
600 x 200 x 100
600 x 200 x 150
600 x 200 x 200
600 x 400 x 100
600 x 600 x 100
COMPOUNDS
Builders Choice Thin Bed Mortar – 20kg
Builders Choice AAC Cement – 20kg

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*some sizes may not be available in all states, please check with your local BGC office for availability.
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14.0 Construction Details (Typical) PowerBlock

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Base of Wall

Fig 14.1 Hebel PowerBlock work on Stiffened Raft Slab Edge Foundation (elevation)

Fig 14.1 Hebel® PowerBlock™ work on Stiffened Raft

Fig 14.2 Hebel PowerBlock work showing infill block to slab rebate (elevation)

Fig 14.2 Hebel® PowerBlock™ work showing infill

Fig 14.3 Internal Load Bearing Hebel PowerBlock work on stiffened raft slab foundation (elevation)

Fig 14.3 Internal Load Bearing Hebel® PowerBlock

Fig 14.4 Concrete PowerBlock Sub-Floor Detail (elevation)

Fig 14.4  Concrete PowerBlock™ Sub-Floor Detail

Fig 14.5 Roof Top to Plate Fixing to Hebel Wall – Strap (elevation) – for vaulted/cathedral roofs

Fig 14.5 Roof  Top to Plate Fixing to Hebel® Wall - Strap

Fig 14.6 Roof Top to Plate Fixing to Hebel Wall – Strap (elevation) – for typical trussed roof

Fig 14.6 Roof  Top to Plate Fixing to Hebel® Wall - Strap

Fig 14.7 Strap Fixing to Hebel Walls (isometric – typical trussed roof)

Fig 14.7  Strap Fixing to Hebel® Walls (isometric - typical trussed roof)

Fig 14.8 Double Brick Sub-Floor Detail (elevation) 

Fig 14.8  Double Brick Sub-Floor Detail (elevation)

Fig 14.9 Ring Beam Internal Non-Loadbearing Wall (elevation)

Fig 14.9  Ring Beam Internal Non-Loadbearing Wall

Top of Wall

Fig 14.10 Internal Hebel Load Bearing Wall and Timber Floor Frame Junction (elevation)

Fig 14.10 Internal Hebel® Load Bearing Wall and Timber

Fig 14.11 Truss Spanning Over Non-Load Bearing Hebel Walls (elevation)

Fig 14.11  Truss Spanning Over Non-Load Bearing

Fig 14.12 Timber Truss/Joist Fixed to Hebel Walls (elevation)

Fig 14.12  Timber Truss Joist Fixed to Hebel® Walls

Fig 14.13 Tiled Roof Eve and Hebel Wall Junction (elevation)

Fig 14.13  Tiled Roof Eve and Hebel® Wall Junction (elevation)

Fig 14.14 Vaulted Ceiling & Roof Top Plate Fixing To Hebel Wall (elevation)

Fig 14.14  Vaulted Ceiling & Roof Top Plate Fixing To Hebel®  Wall (elevation)

Wall Junctions

Fig 14.15 External Wall and Internal Partition Wall Junction (plan)

Fig 14.15  External Wall and Internal Partition Wall Junction  (plan)

Fig 14.16 External Corner with Control Joint (plan)

Fig 14.16  External Corner with Control Joint (plan)

Control Joints

Fig 14.17 Control Joint detail (elevation)

Fig 14.17  Control Joint detail (elevation)

Fig 14.17  Control Joint detail (elevation)2

Fig 14.18 Typical Bond Beam Control Joint – elevation

Fig 14.18 Typical Bond Beam Control Joint - elevation

Fig 14.19 Typical Control Joint – plan

Fig 14.19 Typical Control Joint - plan

Fig 14.20 Typical Ring Beam Control Joint – elevation

Fig 14.20 Typical Ring Beam Control Joint - elevation

Fig 14.21 Hebel PowerBlock work Typical Movement Joint Detail (elevation)

Fig 14.21 Hebel® PowerBlock™ work Typical

Fig 14.22 Hebel PowerBlock work Typical Movement Joint Detail (plan)

Fig 14.22 Hebel® PowerBlock™ workFig 14.23 Built-in Column Detail (plan)

Fig 14.23 Built-in Column Detail (plan)

Fig 14.24 Built-in Column Detail (elevation)

Fig 14.24 Built-in Column Detail (elevation)

Floors

Fig 14.25 Non-Load Bearing Hebel PowerBlock Wall and Hebel Floor Panel Detail (elevation)

Fig 14.25 Non-Load Bearing Hebel® PowerBlock™ Wall and Hebel® Floor Panel Detail (elevation)

Fig 14.26 Loadbearing Hebel PowerBlock Wall and Floor Panel Junction Detail (elevation)

Fig 14.26 Loadbearing Hebel® PowerBlock™ Wall and Floor Panel Junction Detail (elevation)

Fig 14.27 Loadbearing Hebel PowerBlock Wall and Timber Floor Frame Junction Detail (elevation)

Fig 14.27  Loadbearing Hebel® PowerBlock™ Wall and Timber Floor Frame Junction Detail (elevation)

Fig 14.28 Timber Floor Support Detail (elevation)

Fig 14.28 Timber Floor Support Detail (elevation)

Fig 14.28 Timber Floor Support Detail (elevation)2

Fig 14.29 Hebel Flooring Panels using Ring Anchor Construction on Load Bearing Interior Wall (elevation)

Fig 14.29  Hebel® Flooring Panels using Ring Anchor Construction on Load Bearing Interior Wall (elevation)

Fig 14.30 Ceiling Support Detail A (elevation)

Fig 14.30 Ceiling Support Detail A (elevation)

 Fig 14.31 Ceiling Support Detail B (isometric)

Fig 14.31  Ceiling Support Detail B (isometric)

Balcony and Deck

Fig 14.32 Balcony Detail (elevation)

Fig 14.32  Balcony Detail (elevation)

 Fig 14.33 Balcony Detail (elevation)

Fig 14.33  Balcony Detail (elevation)

Fig 14.34 Deck Connection Detail (side elevation)

Fig 14.34  Deck Connection Detail (side elevation)

Fig 14.35 Deck Connection Detail (front elevation)

Fig 14.35 Deck Connection Detail (front elevation)

Stairs

 Fig 14.36 Stairwell (isometric)

Fig 14.36  Stairwell (isometric)

Fig 14.37 Stair Tread Set-Out (isometric)

Fig 14.37  Stair Tread Set-Out (isometric)

Fig 14.38 200mm wide x 50mm thick Hebel PowerBlocks adhered to walls on their ends to provide support for treads (isometric)

Fig 14.38  200mm wide x 50mm thick Hebel® PowerBlocks adhered to walls on their ends to provide support for

Openings

Fig 14.39 Steel Door Frame (Internal or External) to Hebel Wall Fixing (plan)

Fig 14.39 Steel Door Frame (Internal or External) to Hebel® Wall Fixing (plan)

Fig 14.40 Steel Door Frame (Internal or External) to Hebel Wall Fixing (plan)

Fig 14.40  Steel Door Frame (Internal or External) to Hebel® Wall Fixing (plan)

Fig 14.41 Timber Door Frame (External) to Hebel Wall Fixing (plan)

Fig 14.41  Timber Door Frame (External) to Hebel® Wall Fixing (plan)

Fig 14.42 Timber Door Frame (Internal) to Hebel Wall Fixing (plan)

Fig 14.42  Timber Door Frame (Internal) to Hebel® Wall Fixing (plan)

Fig 14.43 Aluminium Window Frame – Window Sill Detail (elevation)

Fig 14.43  Aluminium Window Frame - Window Sill Detail (elevation)

Fig 14.43  Aluminium Window Frame - Window Sill Detail (elevation)

Fig 14.44 Aluminium Window Frame – Window Jamb Detail (elevation)

Fig 14.44 Aluminium Window Frame - Window Jamb Detail (elevation)

Fig 14.45 Aluminium Window Frame – Window Head Detail (elevation)

Fig 14.45  Aluminium Window Frame - Window Head Detail (elevation)

Fig 14.46 Lintel Installation

Fig 14.46 Lintel Installation

Fig 14.46 Lintel Installation (b) Section

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