USG Boral creates modular bathroom pods
In partnership with Australian Modular Fabrication (AMF) and Lendlease, USG Boral has created factory built bathroom pods to be ‘craned in’ to high rise residential apartment buildings, hotels and hospitals.
Bathroom structures are lined with USG Boral Fiberock, a moisture-proof, paperless gypsum fibre board that offers superior impact and moisture resistance.
Ideal for installation in high-traffic areas, where material strength is critical, such as aged care, healthcare, correctional, hospitality and educational facilities.
Fiberock will also resist abrasion, indentation, moisture, mould, fire and sound due to its strong, solid and durable, gypsum-fibre panels designed to outperform paper-faced gypsum board.
“Fiberock offers many advantages for pre-fabricated residential and commercial projects,” commented USG Boral Internal Linings category manager Chris Lubbers.
“In addition to being a paperless faced gypsum fibre board, Fiberock has superior strength, which results in very high impact resistance and delivers the capability for up to 16kg of load per screw at screw head, enabling cabinetry or shelving to be attached directly to the wall without the need for noggings in most cases.
“Fiberock’s ability to resist moisture, combined with its perfect 10 out of 10 score in the ASTM D3273 test for mould resistance, makes it a superior interior lining for wet area applications such as bathrooms, kitchens and laundries.”
Compliant with Australian building codes, and made from 93% pre-consumer recycled content, architects and specifiers designing to Green Star standards can confidently integrate multi-attribute USG Boral Fiberock regardless of project or construction type.