With increasing customer demand for higher thermal efficiency and high quality interior finishes, traditional framing practices present problems such as multiple framing members at wall intersections creating thermal 'bridges' and cavities where insulation cannot be installed effectively.
Multiple framing members can also take longer to dry, resulting in an increased risk of fastener pops and blemishes resulting from timber frame movement.
The GIBFix Framing System is an alternative approach to timber framing for buildings within the scope of NZS3604:2011 and offers better thermal efficiencies than traditional wall framing layouts.
The GIBFix Framing System also helps minimise potential joint imperfections resulting from interior linings being fixed to multiple timber framing members.
THE GIBFix Framing System Offers:
- Reduced potential for fastener pop and joint cracking of interior plasterboard linings resulting from timber frame movement
- Reduced potential for on-site call backs
- Improved thermal performance
- Fully integrated into GIB EzyBrace Systems
GIBFix Framing System Components:
The system uses GIB Grabber 32mm x 7g Dual Thread Screws and GIBFix Angles.
GIB Grabber Dual Thread Screws can be use in both timber and light steel framing and the GIBFix.
Angles support the plasterboard joint at wall and ceiling junctions. Using both components together helps lock GIB plasterboard corner joints together to reduce potential corner cracking which can occur when fastening plasterboard to independent framing members.
View the GIBFix Framing System video for an explanation on how the system works.