Can HardiFlex be used externally?

Asked By: Asim Pietruszinski | Last Updated: 12th June, 2020
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Applications include all forms of external cladding to suit all types of construction including ground level and upper storey extensions, gable ends and feature walls. HardiFlex sheets have square edges and come in two thicknesses, 4.5mm and 6mm, and in a variety of lengths that can be easily trimmed to length on site.

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Similarly, it is asked, what is HardiFlex used for?

Hardiflex Ceilings are flexible and may be used in curved seamless and panelized or tiled designs. It can also be used for wet area applications (such as areas of bathroom, kitchen, laundry area).

Also Know, can you use HardiFlex for flooring? Answer. No, HardieFlex® Flooring is meant to be a flooring substrate for internal residential applications. Using it as the finished flooring will scratch the coating of the board and damage the board itself, so a floor finish such as tiles, vinyl, wood laminates, or carpet must be laid over it.

Also question is, is Villaboard suitable for external use?

Villaboard lining is an ideal internal lining for bathrooms, laundries, kitchens and high traffic abuse areas. It is not suitable as an external wall cladding. This manual covers the use of Villaboard lining in internal wall and ceiling applications.

Is HardiFlex water resistant?

Advantages HardiFlex building boards are as durable as they are adaptable - they will not burn, are resistant to permanent water and termite damage and when installed as directed, are resistant to rot and warping.

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What is HardiFlex made of?

Made from high-grade cellulose fiber, Portland cement, water, sand and especially formulated additives, HardieFlex® is durable and requires minimal maintenance and repair hence is very cost-effective and environment-friendly with very low VOC.

What is the size of HardiFlex?

Standard Sheets Size
Sheet Thickness
Dimension (Length x width) 4.5mm 6.0mm
2440mm x 1220mm (8ft x 4ft)
3660mm x 1220mm *

Is HardiFlex heat resistant?

Free of asbestos, HardiFlex® Senepa cement fascia board is resistant to damage caused by fire, moisture, termite infestation, humidity, hot weather and cold and windy climates — when installed and maintained correctly.

Which is better HardiFlex or gypsum board?

The similar features for both boards are good insulation, fire resistant, non-causing, and toxic substances but the clear differences are that gypsum board is more suitable for interior work as for the reason that the gypsum board is produced from compact gypsum mineral powder which is very fragile, therefore plaster

Is Hardiflex asbestos?


Hardiflex from 1985 does not likely contain asbestos as Hardie stopped using asbestos in it in 1981.

What materials can be used for ceilings?

The material used for a ceiling should be appropriate for the room's purpose, and there is no shortage of ceiling materials to choose from. Some common choices are drywall, plaster, wood, tile and metal. Popcorn is a common ceiling texture.

Can you waterproof Blueboard?

Blueboards are somewhat water-resistant but not waterproof, and preferably should not be used for wet or damp applications. In fact, blueboards should only be used as an underlayment for veneer coat plastering, which is what the blue-colored paper is designed for.

What is Blueboard?

Blue board drywall is also known as plaster baseboard. Blue board is used for veneer plastering, and the surface paper has special absorption qualities. It has a high water and mold resistance and there are fewer steps involved in veneer plastering. Blue board drywall is not made for mud, tape, or paint.

What is Villaboard made of?

Villaboard™ Lining is a premium sanded fibre cement sheet with recessed edges for flush jointing, or square edge sheet for butt jointing. Villaboard Lining is an ideal lining for bathrooms, laundries, kitchens and other high traffic areas.

What is Villaboard used for?


Suitable for wet and high traffic areas
An internal wall and ceiling lining designed specially for bathrooms, laundries, kitchens and high-traffic areas in residential, medium-density and commercial buildings. It can be used on either timber or light gauge steel framed buildings.

What size is Blueboard?

3000 x 1200 x 7.5mm Blueboard Sheet.

Is Blueboard flammable?

Blue Board is combustible and should not be used in living spaces without a thermal barrier (typically gypsum board [wall board]). Maximum use temperature is 165° F.

Is Villaboard dangerous?

The cement sheets in use in our homes are of the chrysotile type of fibres, these are the least harmful of all the asbestos fibres manufactured. Once inhaled in small doses,most if not all of these type of fibres are eliminated by the lungs within a 10 day period and do not pose any health risk.

What material is used for bathroom walls?

Ceramic tile, marble, and granite make handsome and highly durable flooring and wall surfaces for baths. Marble and granite tiles (slabs are too heavy) make a bath of unsurpassed luxury and beauty, and ceramic tiles go well on both floors and walls.

Does Villaboard need waterproofing?


Because internal membranes are fixed to the Villaboard® lining, you must allow for frame movement and a bond breaker must be incorporated in the perimeter wall/floor junction before the membrane is installed, see Figures 14 and 15. Waterproofing of the floor or walls beyond the bath is not required, see Figure 16.

How do you drill a Hardiflex?

How to Drill Holes Through Cement Fiber Siding
  1. Mark the position where the hole should be drilled.
  2. Put on safety goggles whenever drilling, sawing or nailing cement fiber siding. Wear a dust mask or respirator.
  3. Drill a small hole using an electric drill and drill bit.
  4. Drill larger holes with a circular attachment on the drill or use a RotoZip tool.

Can Hardiflex be painted?

The most economical type of paint recommended for HardieFlex® fiber cement boards are water-based (latex) paints. Acrylic, vinyl, and PVA are all water-based paints as well. Oil-based (alkyds or enamel) paints can also be used on HardieFlex® fiber cement boards, although they would cost more than water-based.