Installation Instructions for Concealed Stripping

Attention to detail will assure a perfect instalation

For most applications Concealed Stripping is installed by a professional shopfitter or builder. It is not recommended that this task be undertaken by DIY installers.

The following notes provide guidelines on the best method of installing Concealed Stripping for different wall types.

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Preparation

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The Concealed Stripping Vertical Stripping can be installed at different spacings. The most commonly specified spacing is 600mm centre to centre. This spacing suits most of the Concealed Stripping Accessories and minimises the wastage when cutting the Infill Panels as most board manufacturers supply 2400x1200mm boards. Some applications (for example, children's clothing) specify 900mm centre to centre spacings.

To calculate the number of vertical strips required measure the wall length and divide by 600mm (or 900mm) and add one for the last bay.

It is generally unwise to install the Concealed Stripping sitting directly on the floor. Most floors are not level or are undulating. Use a long spirit level or laser level to locate the high points in the floor and layout the stripping to accommodate these high points.

NOTE:

The Concealed Stripping vertical strips must be fixed to solid fixing points. They must not be fixed directly to plasterboard as this will not provide sufficient structural support. They can be fixed to the wall studs if these are appropriately spaced. Alternatively the walls can be clad with suitable backing boards such as 18mm thick MDF.

Installation Method 1

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Fixing the Concealed Stripping Vertical Stripping directly to the wall, for example, the MDF backing panels referred to above.

  • The Vertical Stripping is supplied ready to install with pre-drilled holes. Additional holes can be drilled for heavier duty applications. Guidelines in the stripping are provided for this purpose.
        
  • Screw-fix the Stripping at the correct spacings. Screws are not supplied as different applications will require different screw types and length. Screws with countersunk heads are recommended.
  • Install the Infill panels between the Stripping. If these panels are decorative (that is, they are not shopfitting panels that will carry load, they can be glued in place. Alternatively they can be screw-fixed in place. However these screw fixings detract from the minimalist appearance of the Concealed Stripping System. See Method 2 below for an alternative.

Installation Method 2

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With this method of installation, vertical battens are fixed to the wall or MDF backing panels.

  • The vertical battens are installed at the same centre to centre spacings as the Vertical Stripping
  • The Concealed Vertical Stripping can then be screw-fixed to these vertical battens
  • Horizontal split battens are then installed between the vertical battens to finish flush with the Stripping
  • Matching split battens are screw fixed to the back of the Infill Panels. This allows the Infill Panels to be installed without fixing points visible from the front.
  • This method of installation also allows the Infill Panels to be removed and replaced with different types of panels.
  • Use this method if the Infill Panels include shopfitting components such as Minimo or  Ultrapuck.