Metal stud lining system based on Fermacell Powerpanel H2O linings.

General information

Uniclass 2015

Ss_25_25_45_35 Gypsum board wall lining systemsPrimary


K10/155 Wall lining system (metal studs)

K10/30 Metal stud

Specification data - Gypsum board wall lining systems

Product Reference

Fermacell 3S02 H2O Independent Lining


75 mm

Manufacturers standard. Height (maximum): 3.9 m.


Not required

Powerpanel Surface Finish


Standard product features

Metal studs:

  • 75 mm Fermacell DIN Standard Steel (50 mm fixing face, 0.6 mm gauge) studs.
  • In Swimming Pool and other corrosive environments, the steel studs and associated components must have additional Corrosion Protection - e.g. C5 coating.

- Stud centres:

600 mm.

Cavity between wall and studs (minimum):

10 mm.


Two Layers layer of 12.5 mm Fermacell Powerpanel H20 board.

N.B. For Powerpanel H2O - ALL joints must be fully supported / backed.

- Fixings:

35 mm Powerpanel screws at 400 mm centres and 40 mm Powerpanel screws at 250 mm centres.

Joint treatment:

Fermacell Jointstik 1 mm glued joint for square edged boards.


Powerpanel Surface Finish.

N.B. Tiles must NOT be fixed over Powerpanel Surface Finish.

Other requirements:

All Powerpanel H2O joints must also be reinforced with an alkali resistant 70 mm Glass Fibre Mesh reinforcement Tape embedded into the Powerpanel surface finish.

Fire stopping around service penetrations. Frame out openings with the same number of layers of board as per above specification. Sockets backed using baffle boxes, intumescent putty pads or suitable rock mineral wool, sufficient to maintain the fire/acoustic performance.

Movement joints are required at maximum 8 linear metre intervals.

Refer to manufacturer's literature. Vapour barrier as required for high humidity areas.

For tiled areas reduce studs to 400 mm centres as required. Tile adhesive to be suitable for cement based substrate.

Provide door reinforcement as required to suit door weights and opening size. Ensure no vertical joints at door jambs.

Offset all board joints by minimum 200 mm.

Both boards must be fixed back into the stud.


Fermacell Orange Book

Fermacell Orange Book

Fermacell Product Selector

Fermacell Product Selector

Third party certifications

  • 13/5044
  • ETA
  • ECO Institute

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