For additional home improvement for added safety for the home, especially if your house is multi-storied, you might want to consider installing Supalux fire protection boards in strategic areas around the house. Supalux is a fire protection board and is one of the most effective board products on the market today for providing passive fire protection for houses, buildings, and industries. Supalux is a non-combustible building board manufactured from calcium silicate and fibre reinforced. Supalux fire protection boards are usually off white in color with a smooth face and one sanded face. It can be left undecorated or painted, tiled or wallpapered as required. Supalux is moisture resistant and will not deteriorate in damp and humid environments and is suitable for outdoor use.
Fire can cause devastating damage on life and property. 30% of businesses that suffer a major fire incident are forced to close within 12 months, while most houses that suffer from fires are irreparable and a new one has to be constructed. This is why installing fire protection is vital. Supalux Fire Protection Boards are available in various thickness and sizes. They are even available as ceiling tiles for use in conjunction with a concealed metal frame grid system to which the Supalux tiles are fixed into. Supalux boards have Class 1 rating for non-combustibility against surface spread of flame and have a number of applications where a high degree of fire protection, coupled with a durable finish is required. Supalux boards work well in conjunction with plywood sheets, metal stud partitions, metal ceiling, single skin fire rated walls, fire curtains, plaster walls, and metal frame suspended ceiling.
All calcium silicate Supalux boards have a high suction and so can be difficult to plaster. If a plaster finish is required, a sealer coat must first be applied. This should be a diluted PVA or primer coat made up of 5 parts water, 1 part PVA. A bonding coat of PVA should then be applied made up of 3 parts PVA and 1 part water, and then finally, a 5mm thick coat of plaster should be applied while the bonding coat is still wet and sticky. If paint, wallpapering, or tiling to the Supalux board is required, again a primer coat should first be applied to ensure the effective application of the required decorative finish. An important aspect of buying Supalux boards is that they have been tested to meet requirements in terms of fire rating. There are two main elements to fire rating: Integrity, which stops the spread of flame, and Insulation, which stops the transfer of heat. Both of these factors have the ability to cause combustion and thus, aid the spread of a fire.