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    Anyone used it, any good?
    Pricing for a job using Fermacell boards,
    can the Fine Finish be used on normal boards?

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    You could skim the whole surface of standard boards with it if you wanted. It's fine enough to fill the relief of the paper. It is quite quartzy and goes rock hard. You will need to double your labour rate for fixing and jointing. The boards are over 40kg each so it's really a 2 man job to fix, esp if the studs are stuffed with insulation.

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    Cheers for that Tony.
    Would you skim normal boards, ie Square Edge, with scrim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian S View Post
    Cheers for that Tony.
    Would you skim normal boards, ie Square Edge, with scrim?
    The FST is only supposed to go on at about a mm thickness, so you would get a hump at the joint if using SE boards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyM View Post
    The FST is only supposed to go on at about a mm thickness, so you would get a hump at the joint if using SE boards.
    tony is the stuff you guys are on about similar product to that the irish are using here outside the buildings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottishlad2k10 View Post
    tony is the stuff you guys are on about similar product to that the irish are using here outside the buildings?
    No idea mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian S View Post
    Anyone used it, any good?
    Pricing for a job using Fermacell boards,
    can the Fine Finish be used on normal boards?
    fermacell boards are shit hot mate but as said you need 2 add 26% to the cost of labour compaired to gyproc . no need to tape any joints 2 coat over the joint and screw holes with fermecell joint filler then cover the hole board with fst out the tub fine cover the whole wall then go back to the start taking off the excess as you are troweling you will start to polish the surface looks and feels waxy under the trowel you can see the fst start to polish under the trowel . its a very good system quite labour intensive . ps don't try to put the joint filler over any fst the waxy polish will throw the joint filler in sheets.

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    fermacell tight lines nice finnish .]






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    Quote Originally Posted by chester View Post
    fermacell boards are shit hot mate but as said you need 2 add 26% to the cost of labour compaired to gyproc . no need to tape any joints 2 coat over the joint and screw holes with fermecell joint filler then cover the hole board with fst out the tub fine cover the whole wall then go back to the start taking off the excess as you are troweling you will start to polish the surface looks and feels waxy under the trowel you can see the fst start to polish under the trowel . its a very good system quite labour intensive . ps don't try to put the joint filler over any fst the waxy polish will throw the joint filler in sheets.
    I charge double for fixing and jointing it, but use the tapered edge boards and Fermacell tape.

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    hi tony the contract we was on was square edge boards with glued joints (the lad had blisters scraping the protruding glue off )lol was a smart job like. i posted a few pics up but they to be cleared by the mods first .

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    Quote Originally Posted by chester View Post
    hi tony the contract we was on was square edge boards with glued joints (the lad had blisters scraping the protruding glue off )lol was a smart job like. i posted a few pics up but they to be cleared by the mods first .





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    Nice work Chester

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian S View Post
    Nice work Chester
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    If fixed properly & all the fluff is removed from the screw heads I would say it is a better product than plaster board

    A pain in the AR** to joint & fix though when labour rates are based on a plater board product.
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