APPLICATION

 

VIVA Thickness and Application

Recommended Frame Type

Application

  • VIVA Deco Wall

  • VIVA Easy Wall

Size 1 1/2" x 3"

Timber

Application

  • VIVA Easy Wall

  • VIVA Build (resident building)

  • VIVA Combi Wall

Size C75 U76

Thickness 0.5 mm

"C" and "U" Galvanized Steel

Application

  • VIVA Clad

  • VIVA Deco Wall (exterior)

Size 65 x 30 mm

Thickness 0.7 - 1 mm

Top Hat Section

"C" Light Guage Steel

Application

  • VIVA Build (public building)

  • VIVA Covered Wall

  • VIVA Wet Area

Application

  • VIVA Deco Floor

Size  75 x 45 x 15 mm

Thickness 1.6 mm

Size  100-150 x 50 x 20 mm

Thickness 1.6 mm

Light Guage Box Section

Size 100-150 x 50 mm

Thickness 2.3-3.2 mm

Application

  • VIVA Floor with covering material

 

Working with VIVA BOARD

Cutting

VIVA Board can be cut with portable circular saw with tungsten carbide tipped blade or jigsaw. Crosscut hand saw can be used for thickness up to 12 mm.

Milling

VIVA Board can be milled for half-lap, tongue and groove, tapered and etc. The milling tip should be made of tungsten carbide. Please note that minimal thickness of board should be consider when milling.

Grinding

Manual grinding or electric hand-held grinding tools with abrasive paper of 40 - 80 granularity can be used at joint areas of boards when boards' evenness is needed or the board surface should be coarsened

Screwing

VIVA Screw is recommended because it allows drilling and countersinking in one step. When using self-tapping screw, pre-drilling with slightly oversize hole is required.

Touch-up the screw heads with acrylic filler, epoxy putty putty or VIVA epoxy. To match screw head color with VIVA Board, use a mixture of Portland cement, adhesive, saw dust and pigment.

Screw Head Covering

VIVA Board up 10 mm thickness can be manually nailed onto timber frame without pre-drilling.

Nailing

In cutting a wide opening such as door or window, studs should be placed around the perimeter of the opening to sufficiently reinforce the opening

Wide Opening

For exterior applications, flashing should be installed for the areas such as window and door frame, adjoining wall, opening and top corner to prevent water leakage.

Flashing

 

Surface Treatment

Remark

  • Alkaline resisting primer should always be applied as base before painting due to alkalinity of VIVA Board's  surface.

  • The board surface should be clean and dry be fore painting or coating.

  • oil based paint is not recommended to use wit VIVA Board.

  • Applying paint or primer on the back side of the board ensure that the board is better conditioned for use where there are changes in moisture content and temperature of the board or where conditions on two sides of the boards differ substantially e.g. T-Bar ceiling.

  • For applications used in high humidity area, moisture resistant coating should be applied to both surfaces before applying covering materials.

  • Each paint and coating type has its special properties: please consult the paint manufacturer for more details.

  • Exterior floor in natural finish or painting is not recommended.

 
 

Storing and Transporting VIVA Board

Storage

  • VIVA Board must be stored under a roofed area, in a dry environment and well protected from weather. Floor area should be leveled and solid.

  • VIVA Board should be stored in its original packing supplied.

  • If taken out from the pallets board can be stacked with maximum height of 75 cm. The stack shall be laid on 5 bearing plates with the maximum of 60 cm space among plates. The stack shall be covered with waterproof protective plastic sheet.

  • Maximum of 4 pallets or stacks shall be laid on top of each other.

  • VIVA Board must never be stored on the edge or upright. Outdoor storage is not recommended.

Transportation

  • VIVA Board should be laid flat and be adequately protected during transportation by waterproof covering.

  • Lifting the board from its stack should be done one piece at a time by sliding to the side. Never lift VIVA Board from its both ends because it may cause the boards to bend resulting in board breakage. VIVA Board must be carried in a vertical position.

Conditioning

  • VIVA Board should be allowed 24-48 hours to adapt to the ambient humidity level prior fixing for its most capability working conditions. If the board gets, it should be allowed to dry individually prior to installation.

Keep the board in dry and roofed area

Covered the stack with waterproof protective plastic sheet

The stack shall be laid on 5 bearing plates

Lifting the board

by sliding to the side

Never lift the board from its both ends

Board must be carried

in vertical position