How To Install Villaboard In Bathroom – DIY At Bunnings

How To Install Villaboard In Bathroom – DIY At Bunnings


We’re installing villaboard into our bathroom.
Villaboard’s the perfect product for the bathroom area. It’s great for wet areas, it’s a pre-finished
product. easy to use, easy to install. The tools required to install the villaboard,
straight edge to mark your lines, your cutter to cut the sheeting, tin snips to cut the
corners, safety equipment such as gloves and goggles, a hammer, a pencil which is nice
and sharp, probably cement sheeting nails, and obviously a tape measure. Our first step when starting the bathroom
is straightening the walls. These walls have been straightened. Any high points have been
taken out, and the walls are the appropriate thickness as required by the regulations.
Our next step is to mark our lines. The boards are 1200 wide so we’re going to mark 1200
down from the top. We’ll mark this at various intervals so we’ve got a reference point across
the whole wall. This wall’s longer than the sheet that we have so it means we have to
join two sheets, and when we join two sheets together we always join it in the middle of
a stud. Okay, from the leading edge here which is
the front edge, and we’ll take it all the way down to where we get to where 2700 is.
The closest stud is here, and we always take it to the middle of the stud. So we mark the
middle so that’s set to go for when we join the other piece on. A handy hint when placing
any sheet work above the ground is to mark below the line of where the width of the board
is about 10 mil or one centimeter and place a nail there. That way you can rest your board
on the nail whilst you’re ready to fasten. So our next step now is to place the board
up onto the wall. It’s too heavy for one person so I got my mate Jason here who’ll give me
a hand and will put it up. So what we’re gonna do here now is take it off the resting nails
and push it up and then we’re gonna to put a nail into each stud. Now that we have the
board tacked in, we’re going to now apply nails every 200 mil up each stud. We won’t
apply any adhesive at all. Adhesive in a bathroom situation, especially when you’re placing
tiles on, won’t be strong enough to hold the board on. Make sure your nails are flush with
the surface so when we’re doing our tiling and so forth there won’t be any nails protruding
upwards. The next step in the process is to put an
angle into the back corner. That’s where we’ll have two sheets meeting each other at right
angles. We just need a hard backing behind that so when we actually silicone joints there
will be behind to hold it together. We use the same clouts as we’ve done in the sheeting,
on this corner as well, and the same spacing of two 200 mil. We’ve still got a small section
above here to fill in, so we’ll measure that and we’ll cut another piece and hammer that
in as well. Now that we’ve marked we’ve got our gloves on, because metal being metal it’s
quite sharp. So we’ll just cut that out. There we have it. That’s the last nail in. Now we’re ready to
go for the next sheet. The fixing of this board is the same as the previous board. So
now that our second sheet’s on, we’re now going to measure and then cut for the extra
piece in the side. We’re measuring from the middle of the stud which we fasten the other
sheet onto, out to the end of the other stud. We’ll now transfer those numbers onto the
sheet. Using our straight edge we’ll draw a line. Now that we’ve marked it, we’ve going
to use our fibro-cement cutter to cut the sheeting. It’s always good to have somebody
else to give you a hand to do this, They can hold the board whilst you’re doing the cutting.
Now that we’ve cut that piece off, we’ll mount it to the wall. We’ve almost come to the end of our job. We’ve
got one more sheet to put in, and that’s around where the bath’s going to go. So we’re actually
going to measure and cut out the holes for the bath fittings. We’ll just transfer this
information onto the sheet here. So we now mark where we’re going to cut our holes for
the plumbing. So using our hammer place my hand behind and we’re just going to knock
it out. All right. So what we’re going to do now is put that in place and see how it
fits, and make any adjustments that we need to make. So that’s now in place. We’ll just
nail it up. So that’s how we hang villaboard. Don’t forget
to check our other videos, to finish off the job for taping and stopping of
the villaboard.

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