HOW TO INSTALL
You can easily install your Durabric panels. Just follow the simple instructions below. For more detailed instructions, download the relevant DuraBric How to Install guide.
BEFORE YOU START
Check all DuraBric panels are the right way up. Panels need to be installed with the 10mm mortar line at the top, above the first row of bricks.
Top edge with mortar line
Work out the brick pattern
To get an authentic brick pattern we recommend installing all DuraBric panels using an offset layout. Dura Standard, Tumbled, Rustic and Cinderblock 3 panels need to be installed offset to maintain the correct brick pattern. Offset each alternate panel row, cut the panel overhang at the end of the row and use to fill the offset gap.
Dura Cinderblock 2 & 4 and Slimbrick 10 & 12 panels can be stacked, however panel edges may be more visible on the finished wall.
For more information on how to get an authentic brick pattern finish download the relevant DuraBric How to Install guide.
It is important to prepare the panels before you start installation.
- Ensure the edges of sheets are free from excess brick.
- Cut panels (if required) using a masonry disc in a circular saw or angle grinder.
- Mitre corners at 45 degrees.
- Install panels over a continuous substrate such as plaster, 6-8mm bracing ply, Gyproc or Blueboard.
- Start by installing the bottom panels and work upwards to the top.
- Panels need to be butt-joined. The half bricks on each alternate row will align to create one full brick.
- When fixing panels in place screw through the brickface not through mortar lines – 8 screws per panel is recommended.
- Sink screws approximately 2mm into brick face.
- Conceal all screw holes and corner gaps with filler provided.
- Filler supplied is ready to use – do not add water.
- To remove excess filler, sand with an off-cut piece of DuraBric, brickface-to-brickface.
Now all you need to do is apply a finish to the brick face.
- Make sure panels and substrate are dry.
- If required, seal the rear of panels with a good quality masonry sealer, to protect from becoming wet after installation.
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