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BGC Duratex™ is a tough, durable and waterproof fibre cement perfect for house cladding and for buildings in bushfire areas. BGC Duratex™ provides a solid substrate for applied decorative finishes when combined with proprietary jointing and coating systems.

Tough, durable, waterproof and fire-resistant, Duratex™ is great for lightweight construction and features a factory-applied blue tint to help your identification.

Features & Benefits

What’s good about Duratex™ external cladding system:

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Specify for residential and commercial applications

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Accepts wide range of textured coatings

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Complies with AS3959:2009 - Construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas (7.5mm: BAL29; 9.0mm BAL40)

Brochures

Duratex™ Brochure
Duratex™ Specification
Innova™ & BGC Fibre Cement MSDS
Innova™ & BGC Fibre Cement Product Range Guide

Size & Thickness

Duratex™ Fixing

Fixings in the main body of the sheet are to be a maximum of 200mm centres. Do not place fixing closer than 12mm from sheet edges or closer than 50mm from sheet corners.

For more detailed installation instructions, please download the Duratex™ brochure.

Duratex™ Joining

Duratex Joining
Duratex Joining

Duratex™ must be joined on stud and the sheet must be supported by the top and bottom plates. Butt the sheets tightly together except where control joints are used or at an internal corner.

For more detailed installation instructions, please download the Duratex™ brochure.

Tech Drawings

  • Sheet Fixing

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  • Joint Details – Timber Frame Construction

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  • Joint Details – Steel Frame Construction

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  • Internal Corner Joint

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  • External Corner Joint

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  • Vertical Relief Joint

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  • Vertical Control Joint

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  • Typical Horizontal Relief Joint

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  • Wall Abutment

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  • Ground Clearance

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  • Lintel Detail

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  • Jamb Detail

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  • Sill Detail

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  • Typical Window Frame Weatherproofing

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  • Eaves Detail

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  • Bracing Capacity Using Tie Down Bolts

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  • Bracing Capacity Using Anchor Rods

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  • Duratex™ 9mm Fixing Detail

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  • Duratex™ 9mm Screw fixed set Joint Detail

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  • Control Joints In Structure

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  • Control Joints

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  • BGC One Sided FRL Test July 2009 Load Bearing

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