Help centre

Other Common Questions

How should I order through Bunning’s

Some larger Stores will carry selected stock in the Timber isle or Trade Timber section.

If they do not stock the product you require the special orders desk will be able to order in any product from the entire Easycraft range.

They should have product information available (Easycraft / Bunnings Product Catalogue) but if they don’t, you can ask them to call us directly on (07 3906 7200) and request a Bunnings Fineline product code.

They can order Products that are not on their system as a Special Order.

Can Easycraft be fixed to steel frames?

Yes Easycraft linings can be fixed over steel frames, below are some recommended screwed to use when fixing the panels to the frame
ICCONS: Self-drilling CSK head self embedded head (part No. TP326)

  • 8 – 18 x 20 or 30mm

ICCONS: Collated

  • Self drilling CSK head self embed head collated (IC Find #344C or 346C)
  • 8 – 15 x 20 or 30mm
Can I install panelling as a bath or vanity splashback

Easycraft’s Wet Area products can be used in wet areas as wall paneling, however certain areas require a “water resistant” material according to the Australian Building Code of Australia.

Behind a bath or vanity are areas that must have a water resistant material (eg: tile) to a height of no less than 150mm above the vessel (for the extent of the vessel) where the vessel is within 75mm of the wall”.

It is always best to consult an experienced /qualified builder to review your particular requirements.

Do I need to paint the back of the sheet?

Easycraft recommends that the back of the sheet be painted with a primer coat before installation when using it in bathrooms, laundries, kitchens and all ceiling applications or internal linings on perimeter cavity walls.

Painting the back of the sheet minimises the potential for water absorption.

Do I need to join sheets on the studs?

Easycraft wall linings have a unique joining system known as the “easyjoin system”.

When using this system there is no need to join on the stud however it is recommended that when joining between the studs (450mm centres) that noggins be installed at intervals no more than 700mm apart to support the join.

What spacing is required for studs and noggins?

Easycraft wall linings have a unique joining system known as the “easyjoin system” which helps provide additional support when joining sheets.

We recommend that studs be spaced at minimum 450mm and any joins between studs to be supported with noggins spaced at no more than 700mm apart.

Does Easycraft have recommended installers?

As a manufacturer Easycraft is unable to provide recommended installers nationwide. Fortunately given Easycraft’s ease of installation any professional builder or carpenter will have no problem installing the linings. Easycraft also provide a range of installation videos and guides to assist in the installation process.

Why has a gap or paint cracking appeared at the joins?

As with solid wood, MDF takes up and retains moisture, thus its moisture content depends on the relative humidity and air temperature in the surrounding environment. As the moisture content of MDF changes, it is subject to dimensional changes.

There are many variables which can ultimately affect the performance of timber, including the surrounding environment, quality of installation and quality of framing. But managing changes in the environment humidity levels and moisture content plays a very important role in achieving the best results from the product. In environments that can experience large changes in air temperature and humidity you may experience movement in the panel, either expansion or shrinkage

What are the recommended nails or screws for installing Easycraft products?

Nails:
Hammer – 2mm x 40mm anti-rust bullet head nail (Walls and ceilings)
Nail Gun – Paslode ND Brads 14ga x 45mm (Walls)
Nail Gun – Paslode Duo-Fast C2.5 x 45 Ring Shark (Ceilings)
Screws:
ICCONS: Self-drilling CSK head self embedded head (part No. TP326)

  • 8 – 18 x 20 or 30mm

ICCONS: Collated

  • Self-drilling CSK head self embed head collated (IC Find #344C or 346C)
  • 8-15 x 20 or 30mm
Can I purchase sheets with horizontal grooves?

All Easycraft products have the grooves running vertically with the length of the board. To achieve a horizontal look the sheets can be installed on their side to allow the grooves to run on the horizontal