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Is Easycraft Panelling Safe to Use?

Yes, it is very safe to use in residential & commercial building environments.

Easycraft Panels are made from a Moisture Resistant Medium Density Fibre board (with an E0 rating) manufactured in Queensland from Australian grown, recycled wood fibres with resin added, under stringently controlled Australian Manufacturing conditions.

Read more about the Safety of Easycraft Panels on our Safety Product Fact Sheet. 

Can I order easycraft through Bunnings?

Yes you can.
Some Bunnings Stores will carry selected stock in the Timber isle or Trade Timber areas.
If they do not stock the product you can enquire at the Special Orders Desk and they will be able to support you with information about our products.

We have a specific Bunnings Product Brochure which highlights the relevant Bunnings Product Codes to order under.

If the product you are looking for isn’t listed, you can request they order under a Special order Code.

Our Distributor to Bunnings is Gunnersen. They can call their local Gunnersen office for pricing and timing enquiries.

Can I use boards in Full Exterior applications?

Easycraft boards CANNOT be exposed to direct weather conditions.
However, you can use our Semi Exterior board for use in “semi-exterior or undercover” areas such as, soffits, eaves, verandas and patio ceilings.
Please refer to the product data sheet for “Wet Area & Semi External” product information.

How do I finish off panels?

Easycraft has available flat and rebated dado rails to finish the top of 900mm dado panels or to cover visible joins and gaps. See the easyDado product page for more details.

For some finishing options & suggestions please consult Easycraft’s recommended trimmings.

Additionally, for some other finishing ideas you can refer to the BATEX range of Trims.
Refer their range of TILE trims suited for 9mm thickness.
Follow the link to their website and State Office Contact details.www.battrims.com

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.

Are the Easycraft Boards Termite resistant?

No, they are not, the General Purpose Interior Linings are not termite resistant. The “Wet Area, semi exterior” hardwood product does offer great resistance to termites but is not guaranteed.

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.

What are the recommended nails or screws for installing panels?

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)
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 join wall & ceiling panel profiles exactly?

Unfortunately not. The panel profile position may not align exactly due to timber manufacturing variances and tolerances.
If installing ceiling & wall paneling we recommend you create a visual break (timber moulding or cornice) between the ceiling & wall panels.
You can check the overall width of panel prior to installation and choose those that best match for better wall & ceiling alignment.
If you work from the centre of the room any variance in panel width should be minimised.
For best result always create a visual break at the ceiling and wall join.

See Easycraft Finishing Options

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 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.

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

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