The following installation advice is for all QuickStyle panels using a face fix method with a 10mm Expressed Joint.
PANEL LAYOUT & DESIGN
Confirm panel layout prior to commencing project. Panels can be installed to ceilings or walls in either a horizontal or vertical direction. You can use solid infill panels, together with perforated or slotted panels, to ensure layout meets your exact wall or ceiling size requirements. Click here to view design & layout ideas.
FRAMING & JOINTING
QuickStyle panels are to be installed to a concealed suspended ceiling grid or directly to timber or steel wall battens. Ensure framework is even and level. Maximum spacing between furring channels or battens is to be 600mm and a minimum 90mm air gap behind the panel is recommended to achieve optimal acoustic performance. A 10mm Expressed Joint is recommended. It is necessary to use double battens or furring channels at the panel joints to ensure panel is fixed securely. Atkar’s 67mm wide furring channel can also be used. A perimeter wall angle may be required to secure solid infill panels. Flat Black Backing Strips can be used to cover the expressed joint.
CONCEALING FRAMING (with QuickStrips)
To conceal the framing behind the expressed joint, you can use our optional QuickStrips, which are flat black backing strips (70mm x 2400mm) that you can place under the two panels prior to securing the panel. Adhesive tape can also be used to secure QuickStrips to panels if you are unable to be secure them to the furring channel. QuickStrips can be ordered online as an optional accessory add on. Click here for more details or to order.
Insert the screws at right angles into pre-drilled holes on the panel face, direct into the furring channel or timber batten. Screws should be evenly spaced across the panel, at a maximum distance of 300mm apart, and the distance between screw and panel edge is not to exceed 50mm.
PANEL SCREW SEQUENCE
It is advisable to first screw in the centre section of the panels. See figure 1 (A) below, followed by the centre of the short edge (B), before finally screwing down the long edges (C).
We recommend the use of 7 x 40mm Needle Point Screws which are available to purchase here as an add on accessory. If using timber battens, panels can be fixed with a flat head nail.
Provided with your panel order is colour matched decal stickers that can be used over the top of the screw head. Make sure panels are clean and free from dust prior to installing.
Solid panels can be cut to any size on site. Perforated/slotted panels can also be cut on site, preferably in the centre of the panel or between perforations.
Cut outs for access panels and other penetrations are possible, although additional care needs be taken.
SLAT PANELS INSTALLATION
Ensure that the furring channels or timber battens centres are mounted at maximum 500mm. Joints between two panel widths requires two adjacent furring channels or timber battens. Position panels so as the slats length forms a 90-degree angle with furring channels or timber battens. Fix, by screwing, the Back Strips on the back of each panel to support framing. Screws to be positioned in the space between slats, at 300mm max distance; do not face fix on slats. Repeat the installation to mount adjoining panels and, if the length of a panel must be cut, use closer Back Strips for fixing.