Due to increasing demands for FSCÂ® certified building products in the construction industry,Euroform are pleased to offer Versapanel EcoÂ® for supply where FSCÂ® chain of custody is vital.
Euroform having invested years of experience, expertise and commitment to excellence in creating a cement particle board that is specified for its quality, performance and reliability. The result is Versapanel, one of the most comprehensively tested cement particle boards on the market.
There are several very good reasons why an architect might specify Versapanel, but chief amongst them is the fact that itâ€™s manufactured to BS (British Standards) EN 634 1 and 2. British Standards are, according to the British Standards Institute, a â€œpowerful toolâ€ that â€œallows a company to… develop and maintain best practiceâ€ and acts â€œas a respected badge of quality, safety and performanceâ€.
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Meticulously researched and aggressively tested, Versapanel is a product of which we are justifiably proud and a product in which you can be justifiably confident. Our goal with Versapanel was always to create a product that would become synonymous with ‘cement particle board’ in much the same way that Hoover is now synonymous with ‘vacuum cleaner’. Our latest research tells us we’re well on the way to achieving that goal.
- Comprehensively tested
- Class â€˜Oâ€™ fire rating
- Fully external/internal
- Offers FSC Chain of Custody certification (see Versapanel Eco)
- Rot, moisture and impact resistÂance
- CE marked
- Available in bespoke sizes and edge details
- Has its own range of approved fixings
Versapanel is one of the most verÂsatile building boards on the market and can be widely used in many projects for a range of applications such as:
- Sheathing Panel for Steel Frame Systems
- Sheathing Panel for External Wall Insulation
- Partition Walls for Fire and Acoustic Performance
- Acoustic Floors, Roof and Ceilings
We are confident that we have the cement particle board to suit the particular requirements of practically any construction project. Use the handy table below to select that Versapanel size, finish and detail for your needs.
|Product Range||Standard stocked panels 2400 x 1200 unsanded grade.
All other sizes available to order.
|Unsanded||2400 x 1200||2440 x 1220||2800 x 1200||3200 x 1200|
|Calibrated||2400 x 1200||3050 x 1220|
|VERSAPANEL® CHARACTERISTICS FOR UNSANDED AND CALIBRATED BOARDS|
|Thickness of board|
|Approx weight per m2 in kg|
|Airborne sound reduction for |
a single board in dB
|For additional construction advice on systems please contact technical sales|
|Manual nailing without |
pre drilled holes
|Manual screwing with pre-drilled holes suits all thicknesses|
|Screwing / power nailing |
without pre drilled holes
|Power screwing and nailing suits all thicknesses|
|Nailing / screwing into edges|
|General internal lining and external cladding|
|Ceilings and soffits|
Robust testing is at the heart of everything we do at Euroform and is very much a part of our ethos of continuous improvement. We don’t want Versapanel to simply be ‘fit for purpose’, meeting current building regulations because it has to; we want to a cement particle board that goes beyond current legislation and anticipate the legislative changes of tomorrow.
- BS EN 634 1 and 2, governing particle boardsâ€™ and wood-based panelsâ€™ tensile strength, mechanical properties, density, load factors and resistance to humidity, frost and hard body impact.
- BS 476 Part 22, determination of the fire resistance of non-loadbearing elements of building construction when subjected to the heating and pressure conditions.
- European classification to EN 13501-1: B1 (B-s1 d0 excluding floors), (Bfl-s1 floors)
- BS en 594:2011 Racking Test
- BS EN 12086: 1997, determination of Water Vapour Transmission Properties
- Concentrated/UDL Load Testing to EN 1195
- Class ‘0’ Fire Rating
- CE Marked
There are millions of pounds in â€˜green grantsâ€™ available for construction projects that can clearly and measurably display their sustainability credentials. BREEAM is the world’s foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings. BREEAM operate a number of schemes in the UK: BREEAM New Construction UK, BREEAM Communities UK, BREEAM In-Use, BREEAM Refurbishment UK, EcoHomes and the Code for Sustainable Homes.
BREEAM award points for â€˜the responsible sourcing of materialsâ€™. It is not entirely surprising that cement-bonded particle boards are often overlooked in the pursuit of sustainable construction. With Versapanel Eco, Euroform are hoping to change that.
Because Versapanel Eco has FSC Chain of Custody certification, it is demonstrably a responsibly sourced material. The Chain of Custody certification scheme from the Forest Stewardship Council ensures the requisite percentage of wood content of Versapanel Eco has been sourced from sustainable forests with rigorous conservation and management standards.
Whatâ€™s more, Versapanel Eco is also non-toxic, contains no hazardous volatiles and is asbestos and formaldehyde free, which means it can also qualify for BREEAM credits for minimising sources of air pollution.
FSCÂ® independently issued Chain of Custody certification ensures the forest of origin is sustainable, the local ecosystem and biodiversity maintained and forest workerâ€™s human rights safeguarded. And all of this is kept in check by rigorous, short-notice inspections and meticulous audit trails.
Is Versapanel still the same?
Yes, itâ€™s exactly the same.
Why is it called Versapanel EcoÂ®?
This is to make it easier for the customer to order the FSCÂ® compliant product.
Why not have all Versapanel as FSCÂ® supply?
Due to high demand there will be limited availability and not all orders require FSCÂ®.