Y-wall is a flexible cement/calcium building board, for applications that require a slightly lighter board with improved fire properties.
As a sheathing board, it can be used behind rain screen cladding, insulated facades, cedar cladding to name but a few applications. In this application, we would recommend the use of a water resistant/ breathable membrane such as Tyvek, on to the face of the board, in line with good building practises for external cladding.
The product offers very similar properties to that of cement particle board, but due to the calcium additives, it has much greater fire resistance properties. This is to meet the ever more stringent demand from specifiers, clients and insurers in the market place.
1 Hour Fire Rated through Wall
Basic Composition - RCM Y-wall is manufactured from a mixture of cement, lime, calcium silicate and other additives.
General Properties - Y-wall is resistant to the general effects of moisture, humidity changes, rot, insects, vermin and has excellent fire related properties.
Machine-ability - Y-wall can be drilled, sanded and worked in similar fashion to that of cement particle board, or fibre cement board. For extensive cutting we recommend an electoplated diamond continuous rim cutting blade (EPC) diamond blade.
Applications - Y-wall may be used in a wide range of applications such as partitions, as a sheathing board behind external facade and in numerous OEM uses.
Maintenance - Virtually maintenance free, so cost effective.
Health & Safety - Appropriate health and safety precautions must be adhered to when working with this product (see lifting and handling section).