For installations that need extra muscle, go for SterlingOSB Zero Strongfix panels.
Step-by-step installation instructions
SterlingOSB Zero StrongFix is designed to be installed in standard metal C-stud with 600mm centres.
Step 1. Fit L-shaped steel to panels
Cut L-shaped steel to the same length as the SterlingOSB Zero StrongFix panels to be fitted, and fix to the back of the non-recessed side with a 1mm overlap (to allow for expansion). Using a minimum 25mm self-tapping drywall screw, fix 10mm from top and bottom at 250mm centres maximum.
Step 2. Position panels in metal C-stud
By angling the SterlingOSB Zero StrongFix panel, match the panel’s recess with the lip of the metal C-stud then swing the panel to align flush with the next metal C-stud. Slide the panel up or down the metal C-studs to the area of wall that is required to be strengthened.
Step 3. Fix panels in place
Secure the panel in place, first by fixing the L-shaped steel to the metal C-stud with 13mm self-tapping metal drywall screws at 250mm centres so that SterlingOSB Zero StrongFix is flush with the metal C-stud. Secondly, secure the recessed side by fixing directly through the metal C-stud into the panel using a minimum 25mm self-tapping drywall screw, fix 10mm from top and bottom and at 250mm centres maximum.