- Brand: STS®
- Model: 6mm STS Board
- Weight: 22.50kg
- Dimensions: 2,400mm x 1,200mm x 6mm
- SKU: 6mm
- Product code: P1-2311
- MPN: 6mm STS Board
6mm STS Render Carrier Board Class A1 is a highly-durable construction render board suitable for use on metal and timber structures, an ideal board for use with thin-coat silicone render.
STS Render Board 6mm x 1200mm x 2400mm is composed of heavy-duty fibres which create a high-strength and impact-resistant surface for render application (Render Ready Product).
This makes it a great carrier board for use on a range of projects; including residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.
Render Carrier Board is suitable for use with cement-based render and silicone-based thin-coat render.
STS Boards are especially suited to projects where quick construction, safety, cleanliness and hygiene are of high importance.
Also suitable for use in interior areas of high humidity, like swimming pools, spas and wet rooms.
The density of STS Construction Boards provides the perfect solution for decibel (dB) reduction for party wall partitioning.
Often used in multi occupancy properties and buildings to ensure air borne sound is kept to a minimum.
The STS Construction Board system offers up to 50dB reduction (laboratory tested).
Most common applications of STS Boards are: external render carrier for timber or steel frames, dormer cheeks, bay windows, modular build and park homes.
Board Coverage: 2.88m2
Bending Strength: 17.56 MPa
Fixings: STS Cember 38mm
Fire Reaction: EuroClass A1 Non-Combustible (A1fl)
STS Construction Render Board Frequently Asked Question (FAQ):
· When wet, do STS Render Boards lose any strength, plus, when they dry, do they recover all their original strength?
STS 12mm Construction Boards will lose some strength when wet.
Multiple tests have been carried out which included a pull through test at control conditions when the boards were dry and a pull though test after the boards were immersed in 23°C water for 7 days.
There was a slight loss in strength when the boards were tested after immersion, however, when they reverted to their dry state, all strength had been retained.
· What is the maximum length of time an STS Render Board can be fitted and then exposed to weather prior to rendering?
We recommend rendering the fitted STS 12mm Construction Board as soon as conditions allow, although these boards can be left fully exposed for up to 3 months prior to rendering.
Pay particular attention to preparation of boards to receive render base coat when boards have been exposed for a prolonged period.
You must ensure boards have fully dried and that the surface is cleaned of any debris and dust that may have been attracted to the surface.
· How does STS advise on render preparation?
Specific guidance for preparation of boards to receive render varies slightly from each render supplier, so STS recommends following your preferred render supplier’s guidance to ensure validity of warranty.
· What side of STS Render Carrier Board do I render on to?
Use either side. Both accept render easily.
· Can I apply sand and cement render onto STS Construction Board?
Although the bonding surface of STS boards is very good for any cement based products, the problem you may have with this type of render is cracking on the joints.
Generally, a silicon thin coat render system is recommended for render boards because it is much more flexible and forgiving to movement.
Cement, however, sets completely solid.
· Do STS 12mm Construction Boards need to be hard fixed or can they be dot and dabbed?
STS always recommends mechanical fixings in addition to dot and dab onto solid surfaces.
· Can STS 12mm Construction Boards be used in place of plasterboard?
Yes, STS 12mm Construction Boards have far superior properties in comparison with plasterboard such as fire resistance, impact resistance, strength, breathability, durability to damp and excellent thermal mass properties.
· Can STS Render Boards support wall fittings?
Yes, STS 12mm Construction Boards will support fittings such as toilet roll holders, shower curtain rails, vanity mirrors, shelves and pictures when appropriate fixings are used.
Larger, heavier fittings such as grab rails and cabinets must always be fitted into supporting stud work.
· Can STS Render Boards be used behind a wood burning stove?
Yes, STS 12mm Construction Boards are A1 fire rated and an ideal board to use behind wood burning stoves.
· Can STS Render Boards be painted and plastered?
Yes. Before applying paint or plaster, STS 12mm Construction Boards require priming with SBR Primer.
· Do STS Render Boards require priming before applying tile adhesive?
Priming STS 12mm Construction Boards is always best practice before applying tile adhesive.
Tests have proved the bond between tile adhesive and 12mm Construction Boards was significantly strengthened when Tilers SBR Primer was applied.
· What mechanical fixings do I use?
For standard internal use onto timber or metal stud work, use STS 38mm torx screws to fix 12mm boards, 400mm centres.
For external, fire and render applications, fixing methods vary by application.
· How should STS 12mm Construction Boards be stored?
STS boards are delivered on clearly labelled pallets, wrapped and packaged to prevent weathering and edge damage.
They should be stored flat on a pallet, in dry conditions indoors.
Boards should not be lent upright for long periods of time and whilst stored, moisture should not be allowed to drip on to or infiltrate between stored sheets to prevent surface staining.
Larger sized boards should be always lifted by 2 people and carried on their edge, so to avoid unnecessary damage.
· What is STS fibre cement board made of?
Portland Cement: binds the ingredients and is made with limestone, clay and iron.
Cellulose Fibres: treated, organic fibres which act as a filler.
Sand: highly durable and creates all weather performance.
Water: dissolves the wood pulp; activates and hardens the cement.
STS Construction Boards have no need of fibreglass mesh for strengthening, which of course is almost impossible to recycle and very irritable when cutting.
· Are STS Construction Boards recyclable?
· How do I cut the boards?
Use a hand held circular saw fitted with a PCD blade.
Dust extractor recommended.
*Further information may be found in our Downloads section.
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Datasheet ǀ Declaration of Performance - DoP ǀ BBA Certificate ǀ Installation Guide ǀ Certificates ǀ Brochure ǀ SPEC Sheet
|Board covarage||2.88 m2|
|Profile||Render Carrier Board|
|Bending Strength||17.56 MPa|
|Fire Reaction||Class A1 Non Combustible|
|Fire performance||Fire Rated ǀ Class A1|
|Durability||Minimum 30 years|
|Applications||Thin-Coat Silicone Renders|
|Fixing method||Self Drilling Fixings|
|Features||Provides strong and durable surface prior to rendering|
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