Versapanel Cement Bonded Particle Board

About Versapanel

Versapanel is a cement bonded particle board intended for both internal and external use which has very high levels of performance in the presence of moisture and has high resistance to fire.

Versapanel conforms to the European Standards EN 634-1 for cement bonded particle boards. This specifies the requirements for particle boards bonded with Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) for use in dry, humid and exterior conditions. Versapanel is CE marked in accordance with EN 13986.Versapanel also complies with the general requirements as listed in EN634-1 together with the requirements set out in table 1 of the standard.

Euroform have invested years of experience, expertise and commitment to excellence in creating a cement particle board that is specified for its quality, performance and reliability. As a result, Versapanel is one of the most comprehensively tested cement particle boards on the market.

Features & Benefits

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.
 

  • Tested to BS 476-6 & BS 476-7 classified as Class 0 building board with a Class 1 surface spread of flame. European classification to EN 13501-1: B1 B-s1,d0
  • Fully external/internal
  • Rot, moisture and impact resistance
  • CE marked
  • Available in bespoke sizes and edge details
  • Has its own range of approved fixings

Applications

Versapanel is one of the most versatile building boards available 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

Versapanel has been used in almost every conceivable form of commercial, residential and public sector building type, including:

  • Office Buildings
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Libraries
  • Apartment Blocks
  • Industrial Premises
  • Retail Outlets
  • Leisure Centres
  • Agricultural Buildings
  • Sporting Arenas
  • Student Accommodation
  • Hotels
Internal
Versapanel board has advantages over other types of board materials due to its strength, workability and durability coupled with the three main attributes: fire resistance, sound reduction and high performance in the presence of moisture.

Versapanel may be confidently used in wet areas. It is ideal for cold storage, food processing and all areas which highlight the importance of hygiene.

The first choice for internal walls and partitions in domestic or public buildings due to its impact resistance, fire resistance and sound reduction properties.

External
Proven performance as an external sheathing material – Versapanel has been successfully used in prefabricated panel construction – both single skin and sandwich application. Also, due to the excellent “racking” properties of Versapanel, the board may be utilised as a structural member in a composite building application.

Versapanel in an untreated state is weather resistant and will not degrade with permanent exposure, even if subjected to freeze/thaw conditions.

However, in general, a surface treatment is recommended for external applications. A range of paint and textured finishes may be used.

Other Applications
Can also be used for a wide range of applications including as a backing board (carrier panel) to cladding systems such as:

  • Insulated Render Systems
  • Terracotta Cladding Systems
  • High Performance Cladding Panels
  • Brick Slip Systems

The benefits of using Versapanel in this type of application is: to help acoustic performance, fire performance, impact performance, pull out performance for approved fasteners, tested for wind loadings, ventilated rainscreen cavity.

Specification

Versapanel board is smooth in texture and light grey in colour. It is available in two types of finish: unsanded and calibrated. Calibrated is normal production, simultaneously sanded on both sides; it is used where minimal thickness tolerance is required. Although generally smooth this should not be relied upon for decoration.

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 RangeStandard stocked panels 2400 x 1200 unsanded grade.
All other sizes available to order.
Unsanded2400 x 12002440 x 12202800 x 12003200 x 1200
Calibrated2400 x 12003050 x 1220

Characteristics for Unsanded and Calibrated Boards
Thickness of board
8mm
10mm
12mm
16mm
18mm
22mm
24mm
28mm
36mm
40mm
Approx weight per m2 in kg
10.4
13
15.6
20.8
23.4
28.6
31.2
36.4
46.8
52
Airborne sound reduction for
a single board in dB
30
31
31
33
33
34
35
36
37
38
For additional construction advice on systems please contact technical sales
Manual nailing without
pre drilled holes
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Manual screwing with pre-drilled holes suits all thicknesses
Screwing / power nailing
without pre drilled holes
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Power screwing and nailing suits all thicknesses
Nailing / screwing into edges
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Edge profiling
Rebate
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Groove
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
T&G
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
General internal lining and external cladding
400mm
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
600mm
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Ceilings and soffits
400mm
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
600mm
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y

Testing

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 boards’ and wood-based panels’ tensile strength, mechanical properties, density, load factors and resistance to humidity, frost and hard body impact
  • Tested to BS 476-6 & BS 476-7 classified as Class 0 building board with a Class 1 surface spread of flame. European classification to EN 13501-1: B1 B-s1,d0
  • BS EN 594:2011 Racking Test
  • BS EN 12086: 1997, determination of Water Vapour Transmission Properties
  • Concentrated/UDL Load Testing to EN 1195
  • CE Marked

Datasheets

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About Euroform

Since 1995, Euroform has been successfully developing, fabricating and supplying materials for the construction industry. In that time, they have developed and cemented a reputation for innovation, expertise and reliability.

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