Hydropanel Takes Some Beating

Hydropanel Takes Some Beating

Hydropanel partition walls really do take some beating according to the BRE with recent tests confirming that it easily meets all the requirements of BS 5234-2: 1992.

The tests at the BRE were carried out on a 100mm partition wall that comprised one layer of 12mm Hydropanel wallboard fixed to either side of steel studs at 600mm centres using Hydropanel screws.

The Hydropanel partition wall passed BS 5234-2:1992 on all criteria, including stiffness, resistance to surface damage by a variety of objects and the effects of door slamming. A pass was also achieved for resistance to crowd pressure along with lightweight and heavyweight anchorage tests.

The results prove what many already knew from European testing– that Hydropanel’s concrete-like properties meet all the strength and robustness requirements needed to create high performance partition wall constructions.

“The results are proof that Hydropanel takes some beating!” said Jayne Arkell, Business Manager – Hydropanel. “Since being launched, Hydropanel has been used in a diverse range of projects because it provides customers with impact, moisture and fire resistance benefits.”

Achieving the requirements of BS 5234-2:1992 will now provide specifiers with detailed information on exactly how a Hydropanel partition wall construction can help their clients.

“The recent tests at BRE mean we now can guarantee sever duty helping specifiers create robust and long lasting partition walls,” added Jayne Arkell. “That is a huge benefit at it means reducing the amount of damage and subsequent maintenance costs for the client.”

The impact resistance of Hydropanel has already resulted in it being specified in a number of demanding applications ranging from hotels and schools, through to saunas and gym room floors.

As a fit and forget solution it provides clients with the peace of mind that once installed, it will provide years of performance.

As well as impact resistance, Hydropanel drywall partition panel is completely resistant to water whilst offering fire resistance – a complete solution for walls, ceilings and floors.

For more information, visit the website at www.hydropanel.co.uk. Alternatively, contact Marley on 01283 722588 or email: hydropanel@marleyeternit.co.uk

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