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Bruce Newlands

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Timber Frame Sheathing : Vapour Permeability
« on: June 01, 2010, 11:23:22 PM »

I'm looking at a variety of alternatives to OSB3 for external and internal sheathing of timber frame.

The obvious ones are panelvent and other woodfibre boards (bitvent, pavatex, diffutherm etc) externally and paneline internally.

Has anyone come across other products?

And specifically, has anyone looked at using the new robust moisture resistant gypsum based fibre boards offered by the big board manufacturers for (non structural) external sheathing purposes and particularly for use in a vapour permeable construction?


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Re: Timber Frame Sheathing : Vapour Permeability
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 10:00:20 AM »
That will be a v interesting survey - please tell us your results. Brit gypsum used to offer sheathing grade plasterboard about 10yrs ago and I used successfully for just this purpose - but they removed it from their catalogue. Now you say it's back? It's properties are ideal.

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Re: Timber Frame Sheathing : Vapour Permeability
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2010, 10:36:00 PM »
Euroform might have something:

http://www.euroform.co.uk/

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Re: Timber Frame Sheathing : Vapour Permeability
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010, 08:49:35 AM »
I was talking about this to someone yesterday who said that it is a system used in Germany.  But was not accepted by the local english building control who insisted that OSB was added as well. So it may be worth checking up on that.

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Re: Timber Frame Sheathing : Vapour Permeability
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2011, 12:57:49 AM »
Euroform might have something:

http://www.euroform.co.uk/
Had an opportunity to experiment with Euroform's 'Versapanel' which seemed to be a complying product, but practically found it to be too brittle a material to use as sheathing. Cracked while sawing, again while gun nailing, and again while contersunk screwing... Reverted to cement board as had to be Class'0'.
 
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Re: Timber Frame Sheathing : Vapour Permeability
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2011, 01:53:53 AM »
That's a gd warning - was about to spec it.

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Re: Timber Frame Sheathing : Vapour Permeability
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2011, 05:36:51 PM »
I have used and have been using different grades of versapel(certainly since 1997), and have never had a problem cutting or drilling it. I always cut it with a disc cutter rather than a saw and pre drill before fixing!
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Re: Timber Frame Sheathing : Vapour Permeability
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2011, 02:47:23 PM »
tHanks!

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Re: Timber Frame Sheathing : Vapour Permeability
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2012, 07:45:20 PM »
Hi, I have started a new topic on this issue under 'MgO Boards'  ;)
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