Natural cane boards are suitable for plastering with clay and lime plasters and have a thermal insulation effect. They can be installed on wooden, brick, concrete or plaster bases indoors. The boards are used for structural insulation and as a base for clay and lime plasters. Reed insulation panels have been present in the building lifestyle of the craftsmen for centuries and have proven to be a reliable long-lasting material.
Store in a dry and ventilated place (not under foil). Keep away from moisture and condensation during transportation and storage.
When determining the quantity of materials, a reserve of about 10% for cutting and other mechanical processes must be taken into account. The reed panels can be cut with a jig saw, hand saw or cutting disc.
The wire across the stem is pre-cut with pliers or wire cutters. Cutting lengthwise is only possible in 5 cm increments.
The reed panels can be laid over freshly applied clay or grout, being pressed into the freshly applied plaster, aiming for a completely air-free contact (no air cushions) all along the panel. Pressed in contact across the entire surface, the panels are additionally fastened with 5 galvanised screws per square metre (plus washers not less than 25mm wide).
On basic drywall constructions (OSB, gypsum board or cement-bonded panels) the reed panels are fastened with screws and washers.
Horizontal mounting of the panels requires screwing in all directions at a maximum distance of 50cm.
The plaster is applied without pre-wetting the substrate with a not very hard solution.
As a natural building material, reed panels show fluctuations in vintage, they are not conventional insulation materials.
Note: quality control and reduction of microorganisms such as spores and bacteria in the material is done by traditionally known methods used in agriculture - drying, ventilated storage after harvesting, visual inspection before processing.
Compliance and specific values cannot be guaranteed as the product is 100% natural. Reeds are typically used as a base for clay or lime plasters that are not exposed to fire.
Density approx. 145 kg/m (λ approx. 0,065 W/mK, μ 3-5). Values depend on annual growth (quality of harvest) and show fluctuations.