Installation and Handling Guide
Hush Panels are a prefinished timber product and as such, should be treated with reasonable care.
Keep work area clean and where possible, use 2 men to lift each sheet. Avoid sliding on the decorative surface.
Hush Panels come pre -packaged in a solid sided pallet. This is to help with protection during travel. Store pallet inside and make sure that panels are protected from direct sunlight and moisture. Remove solid top and sides to allow panels to equalise within the environment that they will be installed into. If panels are removed from pallet and stored loose, please ensure that there is sufficient support to protect panels from sagging/warping prior to installation.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Torchguard® Ply panels must be unpacked and either installed or stored vertically with paper/foam between sheets within 3 days of receipt.
Hush Panels must be installed by qualified tradesmen. Panels can be supplied with a factory finish to custom sizes. If full 2400 x 1200 panels have been ordered, these may be cut to size on-site (with the exception of Torchguard® Ply as all edges need finishing to meet fire codes). A suitable skill saw with a fine tooth crosscut blade (Carbide tipped) and straight edge can be used. Inspect panels for any defects prior to installation. Installation is deemed as acceptance of goods. Hush panels NZ will not be responsible for any costs incurred (installation or removal wise) on unacceptable panels. Hush Panels are an interior panel and are fixed to framing as you would any other Plywood or MDF panel. See attached table for recommended fixing details. A good quality construction glue can be used with either a 50mm panel pin or counter sunk screw. For our stepped slot (secret fixing) a counter sunk screw can be replaced with a 6 gauge pan head screw.
An individual species of timber can have an enormous range of colour and feature, not only between trees in the same forest, but also in boards sawn from the same tree. For this reason it is nearly impossible to colour match every sheet and variation between sheets may be apparent. It is important that installer checks panels prior to installation to ensure they are laid out in a way that minimises the colour difference.