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:
Specify for residential and commercial applications
Accepts wide range of textured coatings
Complies with AS3959:2009 - Construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas (7.5mm: BAL29; 9.0mm BAL40)
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.
Joint Details – Timber Frame Construction
Joint Details – Steel Frame Construction
Internal Corner Joint
External Corner Joint
Vertical Relief Joint
Vertical Control Joint
Typical Horizontal Relief Joint
Typical Window Frame Weatherproofing
Bracing Capacity Using Tie Down Bolts
Bracing Capacity Using Anchor Rods
Duratex™ 9mm Fixing Detail
Duratex™ 9mm Screw fixed set Joint Detail
Control Joints In Structure
BGC One Sided FRL Test July 2009 Load Bearing