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They should not however be construed as controlling suggestions and there is no warranty of performance of our materials either expressed or implied. We urge that users of our materials conduct confirmatory tests to determine final suitability for specific uses.

Fixing

▸ DIY Dado Wall Panelling

Calculation

When calculating and installing easyascot a wall is any section without interruption by a door opening or other intrusion. Work out how many panels you need for each wall by measuring the wall length in millimetres divided by the panel width and round up (see diagram for panel widths).

Preparation

Over an existing wall
– Either remove the skirting or install above the existing skirting board and butt onto the architrave
– Use your stud finder to locate studs and mark the centres for firm nailing points to timber or steel frame
– Check that your studs are no more than 450mm apart
– If joining off stud, install horizontal noggins no more than700mm apart to provide support
– For 900mm panels install a timber batten between all the studs, face out & flush with the studs to support the top of the panel & the base of the other wall lining installation.

Step 1

When installing easyvj or easyregency start from one corner of the room however when installing easyascot, mark the centre of the
wall and work from the centre out towards the corners. For an even number of panels start with your first panel edge adjacent to the centre line. For an odd number of panels, place the centre of the first panel square on the centre line.

Step 2

Allow a 10mm gap from the floor to the base of the panel, check the panel is plumb using a spirit level. Allow 1.5mm expansion gap per lineal metre at the joins for structural movement. Provision for structural movement becomes more critical as the area increases.

Step 3

Apply a flexible construction adhesive to the studs or existing walls in accordance with manufacturers directions. Use sufficient nails (40mm) to hold the panel in place. The head of the nail should penetrate just below the surface. Use suitable screws for steel frames. Attach the panel.

Step 4

When you get close to the corner or doorway, measure the gap and cut your next sheet. When installing easyvj or easyregency,
just fit it into place when installing easyascot, reverse the final panel, cut and use right and left sides to finish both ends.

Step 5

When all the panels are fitted attach architraves, skirting, dado rail and paint.

▸ Guideline For Fixing Easycraft Wall Linings to To New Timber Frames in Bathrooms, Laundries and Kitchens (Wet Area's)

When to Use These Instructions

This Instruction describes how to install Easycraft Wall Linings;

  • to timber frames that are Internal partition walls.
  • to timber frames that are backing onto external walls.

The Basic Facts

  • We recommend for all wet areas to use our EASYCLAD product as the base substrate.
  • Easycraft recommends that Australian Standard, "Waterproofing in Wet Areas within Residential Buildings", AS3740 - 2010 be consulted in conjunction with these instructions before Easycraft Wall Linings are installed in bathrooms.
  • Under no circumstances should Easycraft Wall Linings be installed in "wet areas" as defined by AS3740 - 2010. Also refer Drawings - Wet Areas Defined
  • Easycraft Wall Linings can be installed on internal partition walls in bathrooms.
  • Easycraft Wall Linings can be installed on internal bathroom walls that back onto an external wall. The back of the sheet must be primed in this application.
  • Timber  frames must be straight and true.
  • The studs must be spaced at 450mm or less.
  • A 10mm gap must be left at the floor and ceiling.
  • A 10mm gap must be left at the floor when the sheets are installed only part way up the wall.
  • A 1.0mm to 1.5mm expansion gap must be allowed at each join.
  • Easycraft products can be joined off the studs but any joins off the studs must be supported by a noggin every 700mm.
  • Decide how you wish to finish internal and external corners before you install the first sheet.
  • When installing above the shower Easycraft Wall Linings must not be installed lower than 1800mm from the finished floor level.
  • When installing above a bath tub, Easycraft Wall Linings must be installed at a minimum of 150mm above the bath.
  • When installing above a bath with a shower over the bath Easycraft Wall Linings must be installed no closer than 1500mm from the wall carrying the fixed shower rose and a minimum of 150mm above the bath.
  • When installing adjacent to an enclosed shower Easycraft Wall Linings must be installed at least 150mm outside the fixed shower screen.
  • When installing adjacent to a shower without fixed screens Easycraft Wall Linings must be installed at least 1500mm away from the shower rose.

Tools and Equipment

  • Tape Measure
  • A hand or power saw
  • Pencil
  • A Planer
  • Spirit Level
  • A caulking cartridge gun
  • String Line
  • A P1 or P2 Dust Mask
  • Hammer or Nail Gun
  • Safety Glasses to comply with AS1337

Consumables

  • When using a nail gun, use 40mm anti rust "T" nails. Nails must be long enough to penetrate the studs at least 30mm.
  • When using a hammer use 2mm bullet head anti rust nails. Nails must be long enough to penetrate the studs at least 30mm.
  • A flexible construction adhesive to glue the sheets to the studs and noggins. This material usually comes in 300 mil cartridges. The adhesive must allow movement to take place.
  • PVA adhesive for gluing corners together and mouldings in place.

Cutting

  • Easycraft Wall Linings can be easily cut with a handsaw or a power saw. When using a power saw, cut with the face side down. When using a power saw, cut with the face side down. When using a handsaw, cut with the face side up.
  • Always use a face mask and safety goggles when cutting Easycraft Wall Linings.

Step 1 - Preparing the Frame

  1. Studs must be spaced at 450mm centres or less.
  2. Place a noggin at least every 700mm to support the join where sheets are to be joined "between studs".
  3. When sheets are only 900mm high place a noggin at the top to support the top edge. Place a noggin half way up the sheet when they are being joined between the studs.
  4. Check that frames are straight and true. Fix any irregularities.
  5. Refer to the Drawings for frame layout.

Step 2 - Preparing the Sheets

  1. It is recommended sheets be acclimatised in the area where they are to be installed for 24 to 48 hours prior to installation
  2. Any sheets to be installed backing onto external walls must be primed on the back (face of the sheet is already primed). Priming the back of the sheet will limit ingress/egress of moisture that is often present in external wall cavities.

Step 3 – Installing the Sheets

  1. Position the first sheet at the corner of the room.
  2. Apply acorns of flexible construction adhesive at 600mm intervals on each stud and each noggin behind the first sheet. Follow the adhesive manufacturers recommendations for how much to use.
  3. Place a 9mm or 10mm piece of timber or off cut of MDF under the bottom edge of the sheet, to raise it off the floor. You must allow a 9mm or 10mm gap at the bottom and top of all sheets.
  4. Check the sheet is plum (vertical) using a spirit level and fix the sheet using nails.
  5. Space the nails approximately 500mm apart, fixing the sheet to the studs and noggins. Extra nails can be used at the top and bottom plates where fixings will be covered with the skirting, cornicing or timber moulds. Nails must penetrate the studs at least 30mm.
  6. Remove the spacer from the bottom of the sheet
  7. Fix the other sheets using the same method outlined above, working out from the corner to the other corner or where you want the Easycraft Wall Linings to finish.
  8. Make sure you leave a 1.0mm to 1.5mm gap at each join to allow for expansion of the sheets.
  9. When you get close to a corner or a doorway, measure the gap from the sheet fixed or to the corner and cut the next sheet so that it fits the remaining space. Fix the sheet using the same method as described above.
  10. When all the sheets are fixed fit skirtings and architraves and finish off internal and external corners.

Finishing External Corners

  • Refer Drawings Finishing External Corners.
  • Refer separate instructions

Finishing Internal Corners

  • Refer Drawings Finishing Internal Corners.
  • Refer separate instructions
▸ Guideline For Fixing EasyLine To New Timber Frames

When to Use These Instructions

This Instruction describes how to fix Easyline to;

  • timber frames that are Internal partition walls.
  • timber frames that are backing onto an external wall.

The Basic Facts

  • Easyline can be used for internal partition walls.
  • Easyline can be used for internal walls that are backing onto an external wall when the back of the Easyline is primed.
  • The frame must be straight and true.
  • The studs must be spaced at 450mm or less.
  • A 10mm gap must be left at the floor and top of the wall when it goes from floor to ceiling.
  • A 10mm gap must be left at the floor when the sheet is only part way up the wall.
  • A 1.0mm to 1.5mm expansion gap must be allowed at each join.
  • EasyLine can be joined off the studs but any joins off the studs must be supported by a noggin every 700mm
  • Any End joins must be supported by a stud.
  • Decide how you wish to finish internal and external corners before installing the first sheet.
  • Easycraft products must not be subjected to water at any time. If installing in a wet area - refer to Guidelines for Installing Easycraft Wall Linings in Bathrooms, Laundries and Kitchens

Tools and Equipment

  • Tape Measure
  • A hand or power saw
  • Pencil
  • A Planer
  • Spirit Level
  • A caulking cartridge gun
  • String Line
  • A P1 or P2 Dust Mask
  • A Hammer or Nail Gun
  • Safety Glasses to comply with AS1337

Consumables

  • When using a nail gun, use 40mm anti rust "T" nails. Nails must be long enough to penetrate the studs at least 30mm.
  • When using a hand held hammer use 2mm bullet head anti rust nails. Nails must be long enough to penetrate the studs at least 30mm.
  • A flexible construction adhesive to glue the sheets to the studs and noggins. This material usually comes in 300 gram cartridges. The adhesive must allow movement to take place.
  • PVA adhesive for gluing corners together and timber mouldings in place.

Cutting

  • Easycraft Wall Linings can be easily cut with a handsaw or a power saw. When using a power saw, cut with the face side down. When using a power saw, cut with the face side down. When using a handsaw, cut with the face side up.
  • Always use a face mask and safety goggles when cutting Easycraft Wall Linings.

Step 1 - Preparing the Frame

  • Studs must be spaced at 450mm centres or less.
  • Place a noggin at least every 700mm to support the join where sheets are to be joined "between studs".
  • Check that frames are straight and true. Fix any irregularities.
  • Refer to the Drawings for frame layout.

Step 2 - Preparing the Sheets

  • It is recommended sheets be acclimatised in the area where they are to be installed for 24 to 48 hours prior to installation.
  • Any sheets to be installed backing onto external walls must be primed (the face of the sheet is already primed). Priming the back of the sheet will limit ingress/egress of moisture that is often present in external wall cavities.

Step 3A - Installing the Sheets With the Join Running Vertically

  1. Start from one corner of the room.
  2. When installing Easycraft sheets over stud walls apply acorns of flexible construction adhesive at 600mm intervals on each stud and each noggin behind the first sheet.   Follow the adhesive manufacturers recommendations for how much to use.
  3. When installing Easycraft sheets over existing walls apply 5mm bead in zig zag pattern of flexible construction adhesive over existing lining.  Follow the adhesive manufacturers recommendations for how much to use.
  4. Place a 9mm or 10mm piece of timber or off cut of MDF under the bottom edge of the sheet, to raise it off the floor. You must allow a 9mm or 10mm gap at the bottom and top of all sheets.
  5. Place the first sheet on the wall.
  6. Check the sheet is plum (vertical) using a spirit level and fix the sheet using nails.
  7. Space the nails approximately 500mm apart, fixing the sheet to the studs and noggins. 
  8. Remove the spacer from the bottom of the sheet.
  9. Fix the other sheets using the same method outlined above, working along the wall from the first sheet.
  10. Make sure you leave a 1.0mm to 1.5mm gap at each join to allow for expansion of the sheets.
  11. When you get close to the corner or a doorway, measure the gap from the fixed sheet to the corner and cut the next sheet so that it fits the remaining space. Fix the sheet using the same method as described above.
  12. When all the sheets are fixed fit skirtings and architraves and finish off internal and external corners.

Step 3A - Installing the Sheets With the Join Running Horizontally

  1. Choose a sheet that suits the wall length.
  2. Allow n expansion gap of 1.0mm – 1.5mm per meter at the corner of the room.
  3. Apply acorns of flexible construction adhesive at 600mm intervals on each stud and each noggin behind the first sheet. Follow the adhesive manufacturers recommendations for how much to use.
  4. Place a 9mm or 10mm thick piece of timber or off cut of 9mm MDF under the bottom edge of the sheet, to raise it off the floor. You must allow a 9mm or 10mm gap at the bottom and top of all sheets.
  5. Check the sheet is horizontal using a spirit level on the top edge (not the tongue) and level as required by wedging up the low end if required.
  6. Working from the centre out, nail the sheet to the frame. Space the nails approximately 500mm apart, fixing the sheet to the studs and any noggins. Nails must penetrate the studs at least 30mm.
  7. Fix the next sheet on top of the first sheet using the same method outlined above.
  8. Make sure you leave a 1.0mm to 1.5mm gap at the horizontal join to allow for expansion of the sheets. Laminate samples serve as a good spacer to achieve an even gap.
  9. For walls higher than 2400mm check the gap left between the second sheet and the ceiling and cut a strip wide enough to cover the area. 
  10. Fix the last sheet and allow a 10mm gap at the ceiling.
  11. Remove the spacer from the bottom of the sheet.
  12. When all the sheets are fixed fit skirtings and architraves and finish off internal and external corners.
  13. Fix a dado rail or suitable timber moulding over the horizontal join or fill the join with a flexible gap filler.

Finishing External Corners

Refer Drawings Finishing External Corners.
Refer separate instructions

Finishing Internal Corners

Refer Drawings Finishing Internal Corners.
Refer separate instructions

▸ Guideline For Fixing EasyVJ and EasyRegency To New Timber Frames

When to Use These Instructions

This Instruction describes how to install EasyVJ and EasyRegency;

  • to timber frames that are Internal partition walls.
  • to timber frames that are backing onto an external wall.

The Basic Facts

  • EasyVJ and  EasyRegency  can be used for internal partition walls.
  • EasyVJ and EasyRegency can be used for internal walls that are backing onto an external wall when the back of the EasyVJ or EasyRegency is primed.
  • The frame must be straight and true.
  • Timber frame must be straight and true.
  • The studs must be spaced at 450mm or less.
  • A 10mm gap must be left at the floor and top of the sheet when it goes from floor to ceiling.
  • A 10mm gap must be left at the floor when the sheet is only part way up the wall.
  • A 1.0mm to 1.5mm expansion gap must be allowed at each join.
  • EasyVJ and EasyRegency can be joined off the studs but any joins off the studs must be supported by a noggin every 700mm maximum.
  • Decide how you wish to finish off internal and external corners before you install the first sheet.
  • EasyVJ and EasyRegency must not be subject to water at any time. If installing in a wet area  - refer to Guidelines for Installing Easycraft® Wall Linings in Bathrooms, Laundries and Kitchens.

Tools and Equipment

  • Tape Measure
  • A hand or power saw
  • Pencil
  • A Planer
  • Spirit Level 
  • A caulking cartridge gun
  • String Line 
  • A P1 or P2 Dust Mask
  • Hammer or Nail Gun 
  • Safety Glasses to comply with AS1337

Consumables

  • When using a nail gun, use 40mm anti rust "T" nails. Nails must be long enough to penetrate the studs at least 30mm.
  • When using a hammer use 2mm bullet head anti rust nails. Nails must be long enough to penetrate the studs at least 30mm.
  • A construction adhesive to glue the sheets to the studs and noggins. This material usually comes in 300 gram cartridges. The adhesive must allow movement to take place.
  • PVA adhesive for gluing corners together and mouldings in place.

Cutting

  • Easycraft Wall Linings can be easily cut with a handsaw or a power saw. When using a power saw, cut with the face side down. When using a power saw, cut with the face side down. When using a handsaw, cut with the face side up.
  • Always use a face mask and safety goggles when cutting Easycraft Wall Linings.

Step 1 - Preparing the Frame

  1. Studs must be spaced at 450mm centres or less.
  2. Where sheets are joined between studs place a noggin at 700mm maximum to support the join.
  3. When sheets are part way up the wall place a noggin at the top to support the top edge. 
  4. Check that frames are straight and true. Fix any irregularities.
  5. Refer to the Drawings for frame layout.

Step 2 - Preparing the Sheets

  1. It is recommended sheets be acclimatised in the area where they are to be installed for 24 to 48 hours prior to installation
  2. Any sheets to be installed backing onto external walls must be primed on the back (face of the sheet is already primed).  Priming the back of the panel will limit ingress/egress of moisture that is often present in external wall cavities.

Step 3 - Installing the Sheets

  1. Start from one corner of the room.
  2. When installing Easycraft sheets over stud walls apply acorns of flexible construction adhesive at 600mm intervals on each stud and each noggin behind the first panel. Follow the adhesive manufacturers recommendations for how much to use.
  3. When installing Easycraft sheets over existing walls apply 5mm bead in zig zag pattern of flexible construction adhesive over existing lining. Follow the adhesive manufacturers recommendations for how much to use.
  4. Place a 9mm or 10mm piece of timber or off cut of MDF under the bottom edge of the sheet, to raise it off the floor. You must allow a 9mm or 10mm gap at the bottom and top of all sheets.
  5. Place the first sheet on the wall.
  6. Check the sheet is plum (vertical) using a spirit level and fix the sheet using nails.
  7. Space the nails approximately 500mm apart, fixing the sheet to the studs and noggins. 
  8. Remove the spacer from the bottom of the sheet
  9. Fix the other sheets using the same method outlined above, working along the wall from the first sheet.
  10. Make sure you leave a 1.0mm to 1.5mm gap at each join to allow for expansion of the sheets.
  11. When you get close to the corner or a doorway, measure the gap from the fixed sheet to the corner and cut the next sheet so that it fits the remaining space. Fix the sheet using the same method as described above.
  12. When all the sheets are fixed fit skirtings and architraves and finish off internal and external corners.

Finishing External Corners

  • Refer Drawings Finishing External Corners.
  • Refer separate instructions

Finishing Internal Corners

  • Refer Drawings Finishing Internal Corners.
  • Refer separate instructions
▸ Guideline For Fixing EasyVJ and EasyRegency To Steel Frames

When to Use These Instructions

This Instruction describes how to install EasyVJ and EasyRegency;

  • to steel frames that are Internal partition walls.
  • to steel frames that are backing onto an external wall.

The Basic Facts

  • EasyVJ and EasyRegency can be used for internal partition walls.
  • EasyVJ and EasyRegency can be used for internal walls that are backing onto an external wall when the back of the EasyVJ or EasyRegency is primed.
  • The frame must be straight and true.
  • Steel frame must be straight and true.
  • The studs must be spaced at 450mm or less.
  • A 10mm gap must be left at the floor and top of the sheet when it goes from floor to ceiling.
  • A 10mm gap must be left at the floor when the sheet is only part way up the wall.
  • A 1.0mm to 1.5mm expansion gap must be allowed at each join.
  • EasyVJ and EasyRegency can be joined off the studs but any joins off the studs must be supported by a noggin every 700mm maximum.
  • Decide how you wish to finish your internal and external corners before installing the first sheet.
  • EasyVJ and EasyRegency must not be subject to water at any time. If installing in a wet area  - refer to Guidelines for Installing Easycraft Wall Linings in Bathrooms, Laundries and Kitchens.

Tools and Equipment

  • Tape Measure
  • A hand or power saw
  • Pencil
  • A Planer
  • Spirit Level 
  • A caulking cartridge gun
  • String Line
  • A P1 or P2 Dust Mask
  • Hammer or Screw Gun
  • Safety Glasses to comply with AS1337

Consumables

  • When using a screw gun, use 40mm anti rust "T" screws. Screws must be long enough to penetrate the studs at least 30mm.
  • When using a hammer use 2mm bullet head anti rust screws. Screws must be long enough to penetrate the studs at least 30mm.
  • A construction adhesive to glue the sheets to the studs and noggins. This material usually comes in 300 gram cartridges. The adhesive must allow movement to take place.
  • PVA adhesive for gluing corners together and mouldings in place.

Cutting

  • Easycraft Wall Linings can be easily cut with a handsaw or a power saw. When using a power saw, cut with the face side down. When using a power saw, cut with the face side down. When using a handsaw, cut with the face side up.
  • Always use a face mask and safety goggles when cutting Easycraft Wall Linings.

Step 1 - Preparing the Frame

  1. Studs must be spaced at 450mm centres or less.
  2. Where sheets are joined between studs place a noggin at 700mm maximum to support the join.
  3. When sheets are part way up the wall place a noggin at the top to support the top edge. 
  4. Check that frames are straight and true. Fix any irregularities.
  5. Refer to the Drawings for frame layout.

Step 2 - Preparing the Sheets

  1. It is recommended sheets be acclimatised in the area where they are to be installed for 24 to 48 hours prior to installation
  2. Any sheets to be installed backing onto external walls must be primed on the back (face of the sheet is already primed).  Priming the back of the panel will limit ingress/egress of moisture that is often present in external wall cavities.

Step 3 - Installing the Sheets

  1. Start from one corner of the room.
  2. When installing Easycraftâ sheets over stud walls apply acorns of flexible construction adhesive at 600mm intervals on each stud and each noggin behind the first panel. Follow the adhesive manufacturers recommendations for how much to use.
  3. When installing Easycraftâ sheets over existing walls apply 5mm bead in zig zag pattern of flexible construction adhesive over existing lining.  Follow the adhesive manufacturers recommendations for how much to use.
  4. Place a 9mm or 10mm piece of steel or off cut of MDF under the bottom edge of the sheet, to raise it off the floor. You must allow a 9mm or 10mm gap at the bottom and top of all sheets.
  5. Place the first sheet on the wall.
  6. Check the sheet is plum (vertical) using a spirit level and fix the sheet using screws.
  7. Space the screws approximately 500mm apart, fixing the sheet to the studs and noggins. 
  8. Remove the spacer from the bottom of the sheet
  9. Fix the other sheets using the same method outlined above, working along the wall from the first sheet.
  10. Make sure you leave a 1.0mm to 1.5mm gap at each join to allow for expansion of the sheets.
  11. When you get close to the corner or a doorway, measure the gap from the fixed sheet to the corner and cut the next sheet so that it fits the remaining space. Fix the sheet using the same method as described above.
  12. When all the sheets are fixed fit skirtings and architraves and finish off internal and external corners.

Finishing External Corners

Refer Drawings Finishing External Corners.

Refer separate instructions

Finishing Internal Corners

Refer Drawings Finishing Internal Corners.

Refer separate instructions

▸ Guidelines For Fixing EasyAscot - Domestic To New Timber Frames

When to Use These Instructions

This Instruction describes how to install EasyAscot Domestic;

  • to timber frames that are Internal partition walls.
  • to timber frames that are backing onto an external wall.

The Basic Facts

  • EasyAscot - Domestic is for internal applications.
  • EasyAscot - Domestic can be used in commercial applications.
  • EasyAscot - Domestic can be fixed directly onto studs.
  • EasyAscot - Domestic can be used for internal partition walls.
  • EasyAscot - Domestic can be used for internal walls that are backing onto an external wall.
  • The frame must be straight and true.
  • The studs must be spaced at 450mm or less.
  • A 10mm gap must be left at the floor.
  • A 1.0mm to 1.5mm expansion gap must be allowed at each join.
  • EasyAscot can be joined off the studs but any joins off the studs must be supported by a noggin every 700mm maximum.
  • Decide how you wish to finish your internal and external corners before installing your fist panel.
  • Easycraft Wall Linings must not be subject to water at any time. If installing in a wet area – refer to Guidelines for Installing Easycraftâ Wall Linings in Bathrooms, Laundries and Kitchens.

Tools and Equipment

  •  Tape Measure
  • A hand or power saw
  • Pencil 
  • A Planer
  • Spirit Level 
  • A caulking cartridge gun
  • String Line 
  • A P1 or P2 Dust Mask
  • Hammer or Nail Gun 
  • Safety Glasses to comply with AS1337

Consumables

  • When using a nail gun, use 40mm anti rust "T" nails. Nails must be long enough to penetrate the studs at least 30mm.
  • When using a hammer use 2mm bullet head anti rust nails. Nails must be long enough to penetrate the studs at least 30mm.
  • A construction adhesive to glue the panels to the studs and noggins. This material usually comes in 300 gram cartridges. The adhesive must allow movement to take place.
  • PVA adhesive for gluing corners together and mouldings in place.

Cutting

  • It should be noted that the SP900 and EP675 are the only panels that should be cut. The SP450 panel has grooves down both sides and will always fit between EP675 panels.
  • EasyAscot can be easily cut with a hand saw or a power saw. When using a power saw, cut with the face side down. When using a hand saw, cut with the face side up.
  • Always use a face mask and safety goggles when cutting EasyAscot.

Step 1 - Preparing the Frame.

  1. Studs must be spaced at 450mm centres or less.
  2. Place a noggin at 900mm to support the top edge. 
  3. Check that frames are straight and true. Fix any irregularities.
  4. Refer to the Drawings for frame layout.

Step 2 - Preparing the Panels

  1. It is recommended panels be acclimatised in the area where they are to be installed for 24 to 48 hours prior to installation
  2. Any panels to be installed backing onto external walls must be primed on the back (face of the panel is already primed).  Priming the back of the panel will limit ingress/egress of moisture that is often present in external wall cavities.

Step 3 - Installing the Panels

  1. Measure and mark the centre of the wall.
  2. When installing EasyAscot over stud walls apply acorns of flexible construction adhesive at 600mm intervals on each stud and each noggin behind the first panel. Follow the adhesive manufacturers recommendations for
           how much to use.
  3. When installing EasyAscot over existing walls apply 5mm bead in zig zag pattern of flexible construction adhesive over existing lining. Follow the adhesive manufacturers recommendations for how much to use.
  4. Place a 9mm or 10mm piece of timber or off cut of MDF under the bottom edge of the panel, to raise it off the floor. You must allow a 9mm or 10mm gap at the bottom all panels.
  5. Work from the centre of the wall out, ensuring you have equal number of panels on either side of the centre.
  6. Check the panel is plum (vertical) using a spirit level and fix the panel using nails.
  7. Fix nails 50mm from side and 10mm from top and bottom of panel.
  8. Remove the spacer from the bottom of the panel.
  9. Fix the other panels using the same method outlined above, working out from the centre panel to the corner.
  10. Make sure you leave a 1.0mm to 1.5mm  gap at each join to allow for expansion of the panels.
  11. When you get close to the corner or a doorway, measure the gap from the fixed panel to the corner and cut the EP 675 panel to fit the remaining space. Fix the panel using the same method as described above.
  12. When all the sheets are fixed fit skirtings and architraves and finish off internal and external corners.
  13. Fix dado rails to cover top of the sheet ensuring that it is level.
  14. For Guidelines about installing EasyAscot panels around windows - refer to Guidelines for Installing EasyAscot - Commercial.
  15. For Guidelines about installing EasyAscot panels on stairs - refer to Guidelines for Installing EasyAscot - Commercial.

Finishing External Corners

Refer Drawings Finishing External Corners
Refer Separate Instructions

Finishing Internal Corners

Refer Drawings Finishing Internal Corners
Refer Separate Instructions

▸ Guidelines For Fixing EasyVJ and EasyRegency In Ceiling Applications

When to Use These Instructions

This Instruction describes how to install EasyVJ, EasyRegency or Easyline in a typical ceiling with truss and batten construction.

The Basic Facts

  • Easycraft recommends you use EasyClad VJ or EasyClad Regency for all ceiling applications on verandas and anywhere the sheeting might be exposed to the elements.
  • Primed 9mm Craftwood MR  EasyVJ, EasyRegency or Easyline are suitable for internal ceiling applications.
  • It is important to decide how you wish to finish your internal and external corners before install your first sheet.
  • We recommend you DO NOT END BUTT sheets due to potential ongoing movement. Use a cover mould or bulkhead design
  • Ceiling structure must be straight and true.
  • Sheets can be installed directly onto joists if the joists are spaced at 450mm or less.
  • Ceiling battens must be spaced at 450mm or less.
  • A 10mm gap must be left at the perimeter of the ceiling in each room.
  • A 1.0mm to 1.5mm expansion gap must be allowed at each join.
  • Easycraft Wall Linings can be joined off the battens but any joins off the battens must be supported by a noggin at 700mm maximum
  • The back of the sheets must be painted with an acrylic primer prior to installation.
  • Easycraft Wall Linigns must not be subject to water at any time. If installing in a wet area please refer to separate instructions. Guidelines for Installing Easycraft Wall Linings in Bathrooms, Laundries and Kitchens.

Tools and Equipment

  • Tape Measure
  • Screw Gun
  • Pencil
  • A hand or power saw
  • Spirit Level
  • A Planer
  • String Line
  • A caulking cartridge gun
  • Hammer
  • A P1 or P2 Dust Mask
  • Nail Gun
  • Safety Glasses to comply with AS1337

Consumables

  • Easycraft recommends 4 gauge anti rust screws or 2mm bullet head anti rust nails be used when fixing EasyVJ, EasyRegency or EasyLine to Ceilings. Screws and nails must be long enough to penetrate the battens at least 30mm. Speak with your hardware supplier about the availability of self-drilling and countersinking screws.
  • A flexible construction adhesive to glue the sheets to the battens. This material usually comes in 300 gram cartridges. 
  • Solid type filler for covering fixings.
  • Flexible and paintable filler for joins.

Cutting

  • Easycraft Wall Linings can be easily cut with a handsaw or a power saw.  When using a power saw, cut with the face side down. When using a handsaw, cut with the face side up.
  • Always use a face mask and safety goggles when cutting Easycraft Wall Linings.

Step 1 - Preparing the Ceiling

  1. Check that the ceiling structure is straight and true. Fix any irregularities.
  2. Run battens across the ceiling trusses at 450mm centres or less.
  3. Refer to the Drawings for Truss and Batten layout.

Step 2 - Preparing the Sheets

  1. It is recommended sheets be acclimatised in the area where they are to be installed for 24 to 48 hours prior to installation.
  2. All sheets to be installed in ceiling applications must be primed on the back (face of the sheet is already primed). Priming the back of the sheet will limit ingress/egress of moisture that is sometimes present in ceiling spaces.

Step 3 - Installing the Sheets

  1. Easycraft recommends sheets be installed across the ceiling battens.
  2. Start from one side of the room, working across the ceiling.
  3. Apply acorns of flexible construction adhesive at 600mm intervals on each batten and any noggins behind the first sheet. Follow the adhesive manufacturers recommendations for how much adhesive to use.
  4. Position the first sheet and make an allowance for any walls that are out of square.
  5. Fix sheet to the ceiling battens using nails or screws.  Fill over the screw or nail holes with the solid filler before paining.
  6. Check the sheet is level using a spirit level and adjust the level using the screws. The adhesive will take up any gaps between the Easycraftâ sheet and the batten.
  7. Space the screws or nails approximately 400mm apart, fixing the sheet to the battens. Fixings must penetrate the battens at least 30mm.
  8. Fix the other sheets using the same method outlined above, working along the ceiling from one side to the other.
  9. Make sure you leave a 1.0mm to 1.5mm gap at each join to allow for expansion of the sheets.
  10. When fixing the last sheet, measure the space remaining and cut the sheet 10mm shorter than the space to be filled.

Finishing Corners

A plaster cornice can be fixed to finish off where the ceiling meets the wall. Fix plaster cornice to the ceiling with screws and gap filler.

A timber cornice of your choice can be fixed. Fix timber cornice using gap filler and nails or screws.

Refer Drawings Finishing Ceiling Corners.