SHERA plank – a fibre cement plank for external siding

SHERA plank is a unique fibre cement composite of natural fibres bonded tightly in a high-grade silicate structure. This autoclaved wood-grain siding acquires impressive toughness, yet remains flexible and dimensionally stable. It is cellulose cement plank that contains absolutely NO asbestos fibre, no fibre glass fibers nor formaldehyde.

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Benefits of SHERA Plank

SHERA fibre cement planks are the perfect cladding material for housing
SHERA fibre cement planks

- Weather Resistant

- Immune to water damage

- Fire resistant

- Flexible

- Low shrinkage

 - High workability 

 - Termite resistant 

 - Non-Asbestos

The Perfect Material for External Siding Applications

SHERA Plank is the perfect fibre cement plank for use in exterior siding applications.  Click here for more details.

SHERA Plank. Anything Else is Just a Façade.

SHERA Plank is simple to handle and easy to install and is therefore suitable even for the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) segment. SHERA plank is a fibre cement siding and is fire resistant to A2-s1,d0 and made in accordance to EN12467. 


SHERA Plank is also water resistant, insect and rot resistant and therefore requires very little maintenance. It is the perfect fiber cement siding for any house that needs a simple, yet durable cladding material. SHERA Plank comes in several sizes and textures to match your housing needs, making it easy to select your desired interior/exterior cladding materials. 


It is also a perfect solution for cladding houses that face a constant threat from termites and water damage since it possesses excellent properties of pest resistance, impact strength and water/moisture resistance. It comes in several sizes and textures and primed planks can be coated before or after installation (double coating) with optional acrylic paint.

Standard References

 Standard Category Title
 ATSMASTMC1185, C1186-91 Flat Non-Asbestos Fibre-Cement sheets
ISO ISO 8336: 1993Fibre-Cement Flat sheets
AS/NZS
2908.2: 2000
Cellulose Cement Product Part2: Flat sheets
 JISA5430 – 1995Fibre Reinforced Cement Boards
EC Conformity12467: 2004Fibre-Cement Flat sheets

Product Accreditations

 Certification  Category Title
GreenLabel / SingaporeASTM D5116-06 Emission Test
CarbonLabel / ThailandCarbon Reduction 
 
SHERA Fibre cement plank comes in different profiles
Cassia profile
 
SHERA plank is a fibre cement plank that looks like real wood and can be used as a wood substitute building material
Teak profile

Product Information

 Thickness (mm)Width (mm)  Length (mm) Weight (kg/pcs)Profile
 8 150 3000 5.4
 8 200 3000 7.2 Teak
 8 150 4000 7.2 Cassia
 8 200 4000 9.6

Framing and Fixing

Framing: SHERA Plank can be fixed to both timber frames (minimum size 1.5 x 3 inch) or steel frames (thickness between 0.55 and 1.6 mm). Framing must be selected to provide sufficient strength to support the SHERA Plank siding.

 

Fixing: Planks can be fastened with both nails or screws. It can be nailed directly to timber supports with round wire nails. When using metal screws, the size and length of the screw will be dependent on the thickness of the plank and the gauge of framing. Pre-drilling the plank is a must unless self-embedding, self-drilling head screws such as SHERA FIX-W32G8 are preferred.

Technical Data

Physical Properties 
 Thickness Tolerance+ 0.5 mm
 Density1300 – 1350 kg/m3
 Modulus of Rupture≥ 7 MPa
 Modulus of Elasticity 7100 + 500 MPa (Wet)
Water Absorption< 35%
Moisture Content< 15%
Water Tightness Pass
 PH Value7
 Fire Resistance Properties
 Ignitibility Pass
 Fire Propagation IndexI = 0.1
 Surface Spread of FlameClass 1
Reaction to Fire ClassificationA2-s1, d0
 Fire Resistance Properties
 Freeze/Thaw Resistance Pass
 Warm Water Resistance Pass
 Heat / Rain ResistancePass 
 Soak / Dry Resistance Pass

Installation

 
SHERA fibre cement planks can be fixed to any kind of frame including steel and wood
 
SHERA planks install to a steel frame with overlapping joints and SHERA screws

Installation: Fasteners must be located more than 12 mm from plank edges and 20 mm from plank ends. When installing in an overlapping plank cladding style, plank installation must be started at the bottom of the frame. The subsequent row of planks should overlap previous row by at least 25 mm.

 

Tools: No special tools are required. The product can be used with normal nails, fastened by normal or self-drilling screws and cut by electric power saw with diamond blade.

Accessories

The following accessories are available for use with SHERA fibre cement planks.

 
SHERA screws can be used in conjunction with SHERA planks and boards
SHERA insulation tape can be used with SHERA fibre cement building materials
 
There are numerous accessories that can be used with SHERA planks

Examples of Painted Fibre Cement Planks

 
SHERA planks come in pre-painted designs
 
SHERA fibre cement planks come in a range of profiles and colours

Transportation, Handling and Storage

Deliver SHERA Plank to project site in original, unopened package and store them in fully enclosed space where they will be protected against damage from humidity, direct sunlight, surface contamination and other causes of damage. Handle SHERA Plank carefully to avoid chipping edges or damaging units in any way. Handling and storage practices should follow the manufacturer’s suggestions at all times.

 
SHERA planks should be stacked as per instructions

Stack planks on a pallet.


Cover with a tarpaulin or other waterproof sheeting.

 
Handle SHERA planks as per manufacturers recommendations

Carry the planks  as shown in order to avoid damage/breakage or injury.

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