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Ready to bring your clients’ project to life with Easycraft? We’re bringing you trade tips from our founder, owner and cabinet maker, Guido Bloch.

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Store panels onsite 48 hours prior to installation

When planning your next job, be sure to have your Easycraft delivery arrive at least 48 hours before installation.

This allows enough time for the panels to acclimatise. It also allows you to double-check that the quantity and product codes match the original specification (aka check that Chris, the apprentice, put the right order in).

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Our fixing requirements explained!

When it comes to fixing Easycraft sheets to studs, noggins or over existing walls, you need a flexible construction adhesive or stud adhesive (gyprock). You also need to fix it into the framework structure by using nails or screws. To help you visualise this process, we’ve got a great selection of installation videos you can check out! To make sure installation goes as smoothly as possible, we also have a recommended list of nails and screws for installing Easycraft panels:

For nails

  • Using a hammer: 2mm x 40mm anti-rust bullet head nail (Walls and ceilings)
  • Using a nail gun: Paslode ND Brads 14ga x 45mm (Walls)
  • Using a nail gun: Paslode Duo-Fast C2.5 x 45 Ring Shark (Ceilings)

For 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-embedded head collated (IC Find #344C or 346C) 8-15 x 20 or 30mm

View our Wall and Ceiling Installation Guide here for further information when it comes to fixing our panels!

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Our panels can be curved upon install

Easycraft’s general purpose interior panels can be curved to a certain degree when installing. To get it done right the first time, you’ll want to use the panel curvature guide within our Installation Manual (page 19).

Our internal tests show that VJ100 boards will bend equally, with either the VGroove profiled face on the concave or convex side. You can also score the rear side of the panel so that it may be manipulated further if you’re looking for a more significant curve.

*Easycraft will not be held responsible in any way for breakage that occurs while attempting to bend a profiled Easycraft panels. They have not been manufactured to bend across the profiled face.

If you’d like further advice about achieving excellent results when it comes to curvature for your clients, get in touch with one of our sales managers, who would be happy to help!

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Lining directly against the frame is A-OK!

Just like plasterboard, Easycraft linings can be fixed over steel frames. We recommend using the following screws when fixing the panels to a steel frame:

  • ICCONS: Self-drilling CSK head self-embedded head (part No. TP326) 8 – 18 x 20 or 30mm
  • ICCONS: Self-drilling CSK head self-embedded head collated (IC Find #344C or 346C) 8 – 15 x 20 or 30mm

    You can view our Easycraft Installation Guide here…and if you’re installing a product from our Silhouette range be sure to check out our Silhouette Installation Guide here.

    You don’t necessarily need insulation for the panel installation. However, you’ll need to adhere to the National Construction Code for thermal requirements. We also recommend painting/sealing the rear side of the sheet in case it’s exposed to condensation and moisture.

    When it comes to external cavities and envelopes where condensation and moisture are an issue, painting/sealing the back of the sheet minimises the potential for water absorption.

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Abide by the wet area codes

Easycraft isn’t just for general living spaces. We also have a range of panelling solutions that can be used in wet areas like bathrooms and laundries. However, these spaces require a water-resistant material according to Standards Australia (AS 3740) and the National Construction Code.

For example, a shower recess (up to 1800mm high) behind a bath or vanity must have a water-resistant material like tile, stone or glass to a height of no less than 150mm above the vessel (where it’s within 75mm of the wall).

Bottom line: it pays to know the code.

Just remember that the Easycraft Silhouette range should not be used as a splashback or wall/ceiling lining in a bathroom or laundry. It’s only available as a general-purpose material to be used as an internal lining for walls and ceilings.