Custom-made bulkheads

by Tania Wannenburg
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Ralph Wood from Park Lane Décor in Port Elizabeth says that using Lambdaboard to make and fit custom-made bulkheads for his customers’ homes and businesses is a pleasure in comparison his old method which was extremely time-consuming.
With the framework having to be skimmed with cretestone is very messy – necessitating removing all the furniture and articles from the room being worked in, and inconveniencing the customer.

“By using Lambdaboard the bulkhead can now be made in our factory or on site with ease,” says Wood. “The installation is easy with no skimming necessary and a pleasant experience for us and the customer in particular.”

Using Lambdaboard as a ceiling has also become more favourable,  as it is not only a board but it also has the highest insulation properties commercially available, so it only requires one installation process to achieve an insulated ceiling that reduces energy usage in climate control and in maintaining a climatic comfort zone.

As it is a thermoset, 220V down-lighters with energy-saving bulbs can be fitted without the worry of it melting and softening from the heat of the lights.

Lambdaboard 30mm board only weighs  1,2kg/m², so this makes handling on site easy, less labour-intensive and  easy to install. As the board is installed below the rafters, there is no heat bridging taking place as may be found with conventional insulation applications. Being of closed-cell foam construction means that the days of seeing watermarks on the ceiling from minor roof leaks are gone.

With research and development carried out by Plascon, one can create a seamless finish ceiling using Lambdaboard and Plascon Eazy Skim with no mess and fuss. An added advantage with this application is that there is no long-term cracking in the finish, which is very common with present seamless plasters created from thermal shift. Polyisocyanurate foams are stable from minus 20 to plus 140 degrees Celsius.

To finish off the ceiling, one can use moulded polyurethane cornices, which again won’t shrink back off the wall during cold conditions as seen with thermoplastic mouldings in this application.

Using Touch ’n Seal one-component foam to seal between the wall and ceiling board, as well as being used as the adhesive at the same time, there is no chance of dust marks against the walls over time and a sealed environment is created that eliminates the uncontrollable weather elements that make temperature control difficult.

Tel: 011 421 0313
Fax: 011 421 0410
E-mail: duncan@rigifoam.com
Website: www.rigifoam.com

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