Cement Based Boards

Cement based backer boards are manufactured by mixing cement with natural or man made fibres at high pressure in factory environment. The reason why you would install a cement based backer board behind tile in wet areas is because it is a better substrate than drywall, wood, and practically anything else. Installing a backer board is a substitute for troweling on countless thick layers of mortar as a base. Instead of laying beds of mortar, you can simply screw in these pre-formed and already-set sheets of concrete board.


The great value of cement board is it does not rot, warp, grow mold, or deteriorate, when subjected to water, therefore is recommended to use in wet applications such as showers. Cement backer board is mainly used as a sub-surface for tiling.

There are other cement based boards that serve as full surface membrane such as Knauf Aquapanel with glass fibre and cement particles boards are created by bonding cement with wood particles at high pressure such as Versapanel, which can also be used as a exterior backing board.

CHARACTERISTICS
  • Faster construction times,
  • More return on investment,
  • Low maintenance,
  • Smooth surface,
  • Easy to work with,
  • High fire, sound and thermal performance,
  • Good water repellence properties,
  • Resistant to mould and mildew.
  • Ideal for bathrooms, wet-rooms and kitchens,
  • Perfect for areas with high humidity, non-combustible,
  • Will not rot or warp
APPLICATIONS
  • As an Exterior Siding - Fibre cement boards have gained considerable popularity as perfect siding material. This is because they are far more durable than the alternatives such as vinyl siding and wood siding and more economical than stucco, stone, and brick (considering the cost of installation as well). Apart from the fact that fibre cement boards are extremely resistant to external influences such as ultraviolet rays, salt spray, rain and heat, they are also impenetrable by birds or insects. Further, they are immune to temperature changes and impact, and they require minimal maintenance. In addition, fibre cement boards are available in many different styles with varying textures and colours. This allows homeowners to choose designs that best suit their needs and tastes. Moreover, fibre cement boards are available in different shapes and can thus be used for soffits and trim applications.
  • As a Substrate for Tiled Walls - Fibre cement boards are also useful inside the house. They are ideal as tile backing boards, particularly in bathrooms and kitchens. Since fibre cement boards are either water resistant or waterproof, they make for ideal tile backing material in wet areas of the house. They are more resistant to mold and mildew and do not breakdown as a result of the constant moisture. Moreover, they help the tiles adhere to the walls better, making your tiled walls more durable. They also offer a smooth finish, which is extremely important for tile installation. Owing to their water resistant/waterproof and durable nature, fiber cement boards are also used for kitchen counters and bathroom slabs/shelves.
  • As an Underlayment for Flooring - Fibre cement boards are the perfect substrate for tile flooring. These can be used anywhere in the house, but are most commonly used as an underlayment for bathroom and kitchen floors. Since these boards adhere well to both wood and tiles and provide a smooth and strong surface, they make an excellent choice for an underlayment. These prevent tile and grout cracking and breaking, and also provide you with a rigid surface to work on.
INSTALLATION
  • Use gloves, goggles and fine toothed saw,
  • Make a dry run. Lay out boards, but do not affix to the surface yet. Mark partial boards by drawing cut lines on the surface of the cement board with a carpenter's pencil. Where the board must go around irregular obstructions, such as plumbing pipes, toilets etc., draw a template on contractor's paper, cut out the template with scissors, then transfer that pattern to the backer board with pencil. On regular obstructions such as windows, doors etc, measure and cut the boards to size and number them.
  • Fix the planned out boards to the surface with screws, and where needed use thinset mortar. Screw heads should be slightly below the cement board surface.
  • Cover seams with fibreglass seam tape.
  • Fill in and smooth with mortar. Let dry.
  • Depending on the application, lay tiles or plaster.

Here at InsulationShop.co you'd find you can find find various types and sizes cement based backer boards, render carrier boards, sheathing boards from well known manufacturers such as Euroform, James Hardie, Knauf, RCM.

Versa Rendaboard is a solid white in colour direct render base board, carefully designed for direct render applications, with textured face to one side and compatibility with a vast number of polymeric coating systems.

Versapanel cement bonded particle board is an innovative building material especially designed to meet the set requirements in regard to moisture tolerance and fire resistance, durability, safety and flexibility.

Hardiebacker cement floor board is backboard used as an ideal substrate for vinyl, natural stone and ceramic tiles, especially designed for floors and countertops, though it can be used even for masonry walls.

Knauf Aquapanel Interior Cement Board is an extremely durable tile backer providing peace of mind in wet indoor areas such as bathrooms, shower rooms and wet rooms.

Renderflex is a cellulose/fibre cement based render carrier board, primarily used as base board for polymer modified render systems which do not include insulation added to the board before rendering.



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12.5mm Knauf Aquapanel Interior Cement Board 1200 x 900mm

12.5mm Knauf Aquapanel Interior Cement Board 1200 x 900mm

1200x900mm - 1.08m2  show quantity discountsDelivery Time: 2 - 4 days

£16.20 (£19.44 inc VAT)

£15.00/m2 (£18.00/m2 inc VAT)

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12.5mm Knauf Aquapanel Interior Cement Board is an extremely durable tile backer providing peace of mind in wet indoor areas such as bathrooms, shower rooms and wet rooms. Resistant to mould and mildew, Knauf Aquapanel Interior will not deteriorate in water. It retains its strength even if..

£16.20 (£19.44 inc VAT)

£15.00/m2 (£18.00/m2 inc VAT)

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12.5mm Knauf Aquapanel Exterior Cement Board

12.5mm Knauf Aquapanel Exterior Cement Board

2400x900mm - 2.16m2  show quantity discountsDelivery Time: 1 - 2 days

£32.77 (£39.32 inc VAT)

£15.17/m2 (£18.20/m2 inc VAT)

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12.5mm Knauf Aquapanel Exterior Cement Board provides a solid, dry base that can withstand the extreme weathering effects of wind, rain and snow. It is an ideal substrate for directly applied render finishes and can be used for exterior walls in ventilated systems,exterior ceilings and soffits. Once..

£32.77 (£39.32 inc VAT)

£15.17/m2 (£18.20/m2 inc VAT)

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9mm Renderflex Polymer Render Carrier Board

9mm Renderflex Polymer Render Carrier Board

2400x1200mm - 2.88m2  show quantity discountsDelivery Time: 1 - 2 days

£41.82 (£50.18 inc VAT)

£14.52/m2 (£17.42/m2 inc VAT)

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9mm Renderflex is a cellulose/fibre cement based render carrier board, primarily used as base board for polymer modified render systems which do not include insulation added to the board before rendering. It is made from a mixture of cellulose fibres, sand, Portland cement and some additives, o..

£41.82 (£50.18 inc VAT)

£14.52/m2 (£17.42/m2 inc VAT)

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6mm Hardiebacker 250 Cement Floor Board

6mm Hardiebacker 250 Cement Floor Board

Hardiebacker 250 - 0.96m²  show quantity discountsDelivery Time: 2 - 4 days

Guide Price: £8.93 (£10.72 inc VAT)

£9.30/m2 (£11.16/m2 inc VAT)

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6mm Hardiebacker 250 is backboard used as an ideal substrate for vinyl, natural stone and ceramic tiles, especially designed for floors and countertops. It can be used even for masonry walls, able to withstand loads of up to 100kg/m2. It consists of cement, cellulose, sand and selected additives, bu..

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£9.30/m2 (£11.16/m2 inc VAT)

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10mm Versapanel Cement Bonded Particle Board

10mm Versapanel Cement Bonded Particle Board

2400x1200mm - 2.88m2  Delivery Time: 2 - 3 days

Guide Price: £21.90 (£26.28 inc VAT)

£7.60/m2 (£9.12/m2 inc VAT)

10mm Versapanel cement bonded particle board is an innovative building material that is durable and flexible and meet the requirements of moisture tolerance and fire resistance. It is manufactured from wood particles and cement and has no asbestos or other hazardous volatiles. The board has smo..

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£7.60/m2 (£9.12/m2 inc VAT)

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18mm JCW Cement Particle Board for Ceilings and Floors

18mm JCW Cement Particle Board for Ceilings and Floors

1200x600mm - 0.72m2  show quantity discountsDelivery Time: 2 - 3 days

Guide Price: £21.41 (£25.69 inc VAT)

£29.74/m2 (£35.69/m2 inc VAT)

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18mm JCW Acoustic Cement Particle Board is a high density T&G overlay acoustic board suitable for floors and ceilings, specially designed to add concentrated mass. Used where there is a requirement for a high performance result in acoustic control and fire retardance. Manufactured from Port..

Guide Price: £21.41 (£25.69 inc VAT)

£29.74/m2 (£35.69/m2 inc VAT)

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6mm Cembrit HD Heavy Duty Base Board for External Applications

6mm Cembrit HD Heavy Duty Base Board for External Applications

2500x1200 - 3.00m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

Guide Price: £42.55 (£51.06 inc VAT)

£13.95/m2 (£16.74/m2 inc VAT)

6mm Cembrit HD is a strong, durable, natural grey homogeneous fibre-cement cladding sheet with unique properties. It is dimensionally stable, impact resistant and would withstand extreme climates. Cembrit HD would resist rot and fungus, and – like all fibre-cement – is composed of natural materials...

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£13.95/m2 (£16.74/m2 inc VAT)

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8mm Cempanel Cembrit Cement Particle Board

8mm Cempanel Cembrit Cement Particle Board

2400x1200mm - 2.88m2  show quantity discountsDelivery Time: 1 - 2 days

Guide Price: £21.42 (£25.70 inc VAT)

£7.44/m2 (£8.93/m2 inc VAT)

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Cempanel is produced by mixing fine wood particle, Portland cement and mineralising agents. The fresh boards are kept in the maturing store and passed through the conditioning chamber to bring them to equilibrium moisture content. Cempanel is one of the most durable building boards. It combines the ..

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9mm Cembrit PB Permabase Cement Board - Base Board for External Render

9mm Cembrit PB Permabase Cement Board - Base Board for External Render

2400x1200 - 2.88m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

Guide Price: £30.30 (£36.36 inc VAT)

£10.52/m2 (£12.62/m2 inc VAT)

9mm Cembrit Permabase is a rigid cement and aggregate board incorporating polystyrene beads. The board's flat surface is strengthened with glass mesh. Its reinforced tapered edges designed to facilitate invisible butt joint installation. Cembrit PB cement board is lightweight, water resistant, so is..

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£10.52/m2 (£12.62/m2 inc VAT)

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10mm RCM Cemboard - Cement Bonded Particle Board

10mm RCM Cemboard - Cement Bonded Particle Board

2400x1200mm - 2.88m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

Guide Price: £21.58 (£25.90 inc VAT)

£7.49/m2 (£8.99/m2 inc VAT)

10mm RCM Cemboard is a medium density high performance cement bonded particle building board used primarily as an external sheathing or acoustic building board on both metal and timber frame structures. This rigid Cemboard offers great strength and stability with the workability of wood. RCM Ce..

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£7.49/m2 (£8.99/m2 inc VAT)

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