James Hardie recommends accessories that are best suited for each of its products. These accessories have been specially formulated and produced to minimize cracking, splitting, and swelling of the fiber cement boards. Apart from good workmanship, correct installation is also essential in preventing unwanted damage in your home.
HardieDrive® Nails 32mm LongGalvanized or zinc-coated nails used on timber frames
HardieDrive® Screw 20mm LongGalvanized or zinc-coated screws for fixing HardieFlex® 3.5mm, 4.5mm and 6.0mm on light gauge steel frames between 0.55 - 1.6mm BMT
HardieDrive® Screw 25mm LongGalvanized or zinc-coated screws for fixing HardieFlex®
6.0mm and 9.0mm on light gauge steel frames between 0.55 - 1.6mm BMT
HardieDrive® Screw 32mm LongGalvanized or zinc-coated screws for fixing HardieFlex®
12.0mm on light gauge steel frames between 0.55 - 1.6mm BMT
HardieDrive®Screw 38mm long wing-tippedGalvanized or zinc-coated screws for fixing HardiePlank® Siding on steel frames between 0.8-1.6mm BMT and HardieFlex® Flooring 16mm on light gauge steel frames between 1.2-1.6mm BMT
Scoring tool for easy cutting of HardieFlex® fiber cement boards.
HardieFlex®Perforated Paper Tape 250ft
Joint perforated reinforcing tape for HardieFlex® fiber cement sheets
HardiePutty™Jointing compound for HardieFlex® fiber cement sheets
HardieTool™ Saw BladeA 185mm diameter poly-diamond blade for fast and clean cutting of HardieFlex® fiber cement sheets
Accessories not supplied by James Hardie
Polyurethane SealantSuitable sealant for use in movement joints
Backing RodBacker to control sealant depth and prevent three-point adhesion of control joints for joint movement
SpatulaUsed for the application, handling and removal of excess putty
Bond Breaker TapeThin, shiny, and waxy non-stick tape used to prevent three-point adhesion of control joints for joint movement
2-Part EpoxyUsed to joint HardieFlex Flooring sheets together
Construction AdhesiveSuitable construction adhesive for guiding HardieFlex Flooring sheets to steel floor frame
Dust-Reducing Circular SawFor fast and clean cutting of HardieFlex fiber cement sheets with a HardieBlade Saw blade
Wire BrushFor cleaning HardieFlex fiber cement sheet edges
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