1.What is fiber cement?

Fibre cement board is a versatile, durable material used mostly on the exterior and interior of  buildings as part of a Rainscreen Cladding system.  It can be also used internally.

2.What is the fiber cement board made of?

The ingredients in fibre cement board are cement, synthetic fibres, pulp, and water. The percentage of each ingredient is an important factor in the overall durability and performance of the panels.

3.Is fiber cement board waterproof?

Yes, fiber cement boards are waterproof, all-weather resistant and rot resistant, as well as being an excellent option for a maritime environment.

Is fiber cement environmentally friendly?

Yes, Golden Power fibre cement panels are a highly sustainable and eco-friendly exterior cladding material.
It is manufactured using 95% natural raw materials, is fully recyclable and the ventilated cavity system allows for increased energy efficiency and thermal performance.

5.How durable is fiber cement board?

Golden Power fibre cement board is an extremely durable material, due to the reinforcing fibres and the high percentage of cement – between 57 and 78%.
To ensure the highest quality and durability, Golden Power panels undergo rigorous impact tests during the manufacturing process.

6.Does fiber cement contain asbestos?

GoldenPower fibre cement boards do not contain asbestos. The original design was made using asbestos, but after the dangers of asbestos were discovered, the product was reengineered. Since 1990, Golden Power boards have been asbestos-free.

7.Is fibee cement board UV resistant?

Golden Power undergo independent colour tests to ensure maximum protection against fading under UV rays.

8.Is fiber cement board safe to use?

There are no harmful substances in the ingredients or manufacturing process of Golden Power fibre cement. However when fabricating the panel, the correct tools, dust extractors and PPE should be used. Golden Power recommend submitting a cutting list for panels to be cut in the factory instead of on-site

9.Can fiber cement board usage on a building increase the value of property?

Yes, by giving your building an extra layer on the exterior, it not only provides appealing aesthetics, but if used in conjunction with insulation, can improve the overall energy performance.

10.Why choose fiber cement board over other boards type?

The benefits to choosing fibre cement are endless.
It allows architectural magnificence to be achieved, whilst minimising environmental impact.
Golden Power cement board cladding is:
● Environmentally friendly
● Fire rated A2-s1-d0
● Unrivalled range of colours and designs
● Offers creative freedom
● Low maintenance
● All weather resistant
● Rot resistant
● Long lasting with over 40 years life expectancy

11.How long do fiber cement board last?

The life expectancy of Golden Power Board is in excess of 50 years and there are many buildings where the Golden Power panels have been up for longer.
Golden Power panels have also been tested by various independent institutions and are certified by the BBA, KIWA, ULI ULC Canada, CTSB Paris and ICC USA.

12.Can fiber cement products be disposed of easily or is the disposal process complicated or costly?12.Can fiber cement products be disposed of easily or is the disposal process complicated or costly?

Due to it’s high percentage of cement, Golden Power board is a fully recyclable product.

It can be pulverized back into cement, or it can be reused in construction, such as filling material for road construction.

13.How to work out how much it would cost to clad my project exterior with fiber cement panels?

At Golden Power, our services include estimating and offcut analyses. Not only does this ensure we are minimising panel wastage, but it is more cost-effective for our clients too!

14.Where are Golden Power fiber cement panels manufactured?

Golden Power cement board is manufactured in China. The panels are also cut and fabricated in the factory.
The panels are delivered directly from the factory to site, with each panel labeled and packed per area to ensure optimum operational efficiency on site.

15.Do you need an engineer to ensure your sub-structure is suitable for a cladding system?

Yes, If you are considering a renovation project, such as over-cladding an existing building, then it would be safer to seek advice from a qualified engineer.
Normally for a new-build, the architect will have designed the building to make sure the sub-structure is suitable.  When drawing plans are submitted to Golden Power, they are also sent to our engineers to ensure that the sub-framing is suitable for the wall type.

16.Are there any restriction on the MSQ area that can be ordered?

No, there is no limit on the quantity of Golden Power fibre cement that can be ordered.
Panels are made to order and can be held over in stock until they are required on-site.

17.Can custom colors be made to suit RAL or NCS reference codes?17.Can custom colors be made to suit RAL or NCS reference codes?17.Can custom colors be made to suit RAL or NCS reference codes?

Yes, Golden Power can be manufacture most custom colours to suit the architect’s specification requirements. However, for very low quantities, an additional cost may be incurred for a unique colour requirement.

18.Can Golden Power fiber cement board cut onsite?

Golden Power cement board panels can be cut on-site if the correct tools are being used.

19.Does Golden Power provide on-site guidance?

Yes, where possible, we assist with onsite queries and ongoing project management, particularly in preparation of the cement board panels arriving onsite.

We help establish correct installation methods with the cladding contractor, as well as identifying potential future problems and providing solutions in advance.

20.What is the delivery lead-in-time for Golden Power cement board?

Most Golden Power panels are held in stock, especially the more popular colors such as yellow, brown, whites and red.  If advance notice is given for the upcoming project, then panels can be manufactured in advance, ready to be dispatched to meet the programme of work on-site.