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APPLICATIONS

Stramit is proven in a variety of applications and market conditions throughout the world and offers much greater versatility compared with alternatives. As a truly 'green' product, Stramit is the ideal answer to many of today's building requirements.

The inherent strength, durability and comparative load bearing qualities of Stramit, give architects and builders a product they can specify and rely on.  This is especially important when high levels of fire resistance, heat and sound insulation are required, making Stramit particularly suitable for affordable housing projects.

 

Key applications for Stramit panels

Affordable housing

  • Cost-effective raw material.

  • Simple and largely additive free manufacturing process.

  • Strong, durable building board with many of the qualities of wood.

  • Can be handled similarly to wood.

Prefabricated buildings

  • Self-supporting, Stramit panels are successful in prefabricated building construction.

  • Components for prefabricated buildings e.g. walls, roofing, doors and partitioning.

Partitioning

  • Fixed internal space division for all types of buildings.

  • Demountable office and work station partitioning in conjunction with specialist finishes and framing systems.

Roofing

  • Stramit can be used effectively for load-bearing roofing and gives additional heat insulation.

Linings

  • Wall linings for finishing and giving excellent heat and sound insulation.

Ceilings

  • Load bearing ceilings.

  • Stramit is ideally suited for suspended ceilings requiring access to services above the ceiling also giving additional sound insulation.

Doors

  • Complete solid doors.

  • Stramit can be edged and /or given decorative surface finishes.

  • Architectural doors.

  • Door cores.

Office screens

  • Stramit panels have been used extensively for moveable screens in offices, airports and hospitals.

 

Handling and installation

Cutting

  • Can be cut with a hand-held power saw or wide-toothed hand saw.

  • After cutting panels should be resealed using self-adhesive tape.

Conduits and Routing

  • Electrical service holes are already formed in the board during production at 300mm intervals, a high-speed router can be used for recessing and grooving.

Fixing

  • Stramit can be nailed and screwed like timber. Household accessories can be fixed direct to panels. Lightweight fixings such as shelf brackets, mirrors and towel rails can be fixed with coarse-threaded screws.

  • 'Helicoil' screws should be used for heavier fixings. Additional strength can be obtained using a suitable adhesive.

Panel Jointing

  • Clips:
    Stramit metal clips join panels nailed at 600mm intervals.

  • Bonding:
    With Strambond adhesive filler. Joints are permanent and fireproof.

  • Framing:
    With light timber or metal frame systems.

Internal Surface Finishes

  • A wide variety of finishes can be applied. The normal paper liner of the board is an ideal surface for painting or wallpapering. Stramit panels can also be faced with plywood, vinyls, fabrics, woodchip, vermiculite, textured paints etc.

  • Plastering:
    Panels can be produced with a tapered edge to allow for a skim-coat of plaster to give the traditional high quality finish.

  • Joints:
    Normally scrimmed with jute scrim cloth before plastering

External Finishes

  • For external use Stramit panels must be weather proofed.

  • Cement render:
    Simple and very effective following application of a 'key' (e.g. wire mesh or metal laths tacked onto panel surfaces).

  • Spray-on concrete:
    Similar to cement render but used in more high volume projects.

  • Proprietary mixes:
    Such as concrete/glass fibre or plasticised cement painted, rolled, or sprayed direct onto panels.

  • Dry systems:
    Such as hanging tiles on metal laths, profiled steel, or aluminium weatherproofing systems, metal sheet finishes,timber boarding etc.

 


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