Frequently Asked Questions
What is the finish of my Techniko wall?
A commercial grade Poly-Urethane paint is used to coat the outer fibre cement skin of our high density acoustic panels. This makes our wall truly unique, saving you both time and money.
What size are the wall panels?
The panels are 50mm thick and 2400mm long X 600mm, 900mm or 1200mm high. Our panels can also be stacked on top of each other or cut onsite to suit any height requirement.
How do the walls stop noise?
Our walls have excellent sound blocking properties (noise reduction of up to 28 Decibels) due to the reflective properties of our panel. We have had a complete wall section correctly tested and certified to AS 1191-2002. A NATA certificate is available on request.
How high can I build my wall and does it need council approval?
Our Techniko wall system has been pre-engineered up to to 2.1 metres. Each Council may have slightly varying requirements as to wall heights, we recommend that you contact them or visit their website to confirm local requirements.
Have you allowed for soil type, terrain category and wind region?
All wall heights have been engineered (with available reports) to suit the required categories and wind regions. We will specify on the quotations and associated drawings, the correct product type for your location.
Who should install the wall?
We recommend a qualified builder or fencing installer, although someone competent with DIY projects should also be suitable. Installation guide and video are available in the resources section of our website.
How fast can I install a wall?
You should only require 2 people to install 50 metres of 1800 high wall over 2 days on a suitable site. Concrete the posts in on the first day and assemble the wall on the next.
How much should I allow for concrete?
On a 400mm diameter X 700mm deep hole you should allow between $15 - $20 per hole for concrete, depending on if you choose to hand mix the concrete, or order in ready mix via concrete truck. For this size hole it will require approx 0.10 m3 of concrete per hole. Concrete for a commercial project should be calculated from preliminary drawings based on the engineer specified footing size.
Do you offer a warranty?
Yes. If the wall is installed correctly to our engineering specifications, we warrant the wall against any defective materials or workmanship for 10 years.
How do I repair any damage to the wall?
The walls are designed to withstand the rigors of everyday life. If there is any accidental surface damage to the wall, it can be quickly repaired with exterior grade filler. For major damage (ie. car crash) the damaged panels can be simply slid out and replaced with new ones.
Can I fix things to the wall?
Yes, by using standard dry wall fixing systems and adhering to their recommended load ratings.
Can I insert a letter box into the wall?
Yes, you can cut a recess in one of the wall panels, insert and seal a 2 part letter box.