Multi Purpose Fibre Cement Board

The Licata multipurpose cement board is made using revolutionary HSPC technology. This unique technology makes these boards totally moisture, termite and fire resistant. These boards are ideal for residential, commercial and industrial usage.

Multi Purpose Fibre Cement Board range offers all the benefits listed below.

BBA Approved.
Easy to install and modification.
Highly preferred building board by superior functional features for especially prefabricated and steel buildings.
Protect the building from different weather conditions.
Using as a backer board behind tiles on wet spaces.
Resistant to biological and chemical wastes of animals.
Using as a sheathing board on floors and roofs.


Multi Purpose Fibre Cement Board

Licata A1 Multipurpose is a highly versatile cellulose fibre cement building board, offering excellent strength, weathering and acoustic properties. It is available as building boards and soffit strips.


  • Excellent weathering properties
  • Wide range of thicknesses
  • Extensive range of applications
  • High impact resistance
  • light weight and easy to carry

Areas of Application


  • Internal walls
  • Floor / Raised floor
  • Mezzanine floor
  • Indoor ceilings
  • Wet spaces
  • Elevator shaft walls


  • External walls
  • Roofs
  • Outdoor ceilings
  • Fences and boundary walls

What is fibre cement?

Fibre cement – often referred to as fibre reinforced cement – has been around for decades and has slowly gained favour in the construction industry. It is a composite building material comprised of cement that’s reinforced with cellulose. Fibre cement board from Licata demonstrates an array of notable characteristics that deserve a closer look.

Fire resistance

Every year more than 200 people lose their lives in house fires alone in the UK and many times that number are injured. For decades architects, builders, contractors, and regulators have been trying to find ways to improve the fire resistance of the average home. Fibre cement board fits that particular bill exceptionally well. It is a completely non-combustible building material.

Water resistance

Great Britain is surrounded by water on all sides. It rains here virtually every other day and on the days it is not raining it is typically damp and cool. Such an environment is extremely hard on structures. If less than the best materials are used you can be certain that a residential or commercial structure will fall prey to some type of moisture-related problem in time. Fibre cement board from Licata is highly water-resistant and can help prevent permanent water damage.

Resists rotting

Any product that is both water-resistant and breathable is going to find a lot of applications in the UK. Those qualities help keep Licata fibre cement board from rotting over time and undermining the integrity of the walls where it’s been installed. And just as a bit of icing on the cake our fibre cement board is also highly UV resistant.


Licata fibre cement board is one of our most versatile building materials with a multitude of uses both indoors and outdoors. External walls, internal walls, ceilings, roofs, and even fences will be stronger, more durable, less prone to environmental damage and last longer when Licata fibre cement board is used in their construction.

Licata has more than 50 years of experience producing and distributing world-class building materials throughout the UK and Europe. To learn more about our fibre cement board visit one of our London showrooms or give us a call.

Fibre Cement Board FAQs

What kind of saw is needed to cut fibre cement board?

Not just any old saw will do. If you need to cut a lot of fibre cement board use a blade with polycrystalline diamond tips. You can use a blade with carbide tips on smaller projects but the carbide blade will not last if you try and use it to cut a lot of board. You should also avoid the temptation to use a wood blade as the finer teeth will create greater amounts of silica dust.

Should I use a mask or respirator while cutting fibre cement board?

A respirator is probably overkill but a dust mask is always a good idea. And that is true whether you are working in an enclosed space or outdoors.

What type of nails should I use?

Stainless steel ring shank nails are a good idea if you’re using a pneumatic gun. You could use roofing nails in a pinch. And galvanized nails that have been hot-dipped should also work fine.

Do I have to use a nail gun for fibre cement board?

No. You can nail the board manually if you feel so inclined. Just be aware that it will require work and after just a few boards you may be regretting your decision to not rent a nail gun.

What about screws?

Screws will work if that is what you want to use.

Is fibre cement board heavy?

Yes. A square meter of fibre cement board weighs approximately 13 kgs. It is always best to have some help when installing this type of board.

Is there asbestos in fibre cement board?


How long will fibre cement board last?

If it is properly installed and maintained it is possible for Licata fibre cement board to last 50 years or more. Exactly how long it lasts will depend on the circumstances of the installation, the particulars of the structure it was installed on and other factors.

Will fibre cement board attract termites?

No. Licata fibre cement board is unappealing to termites and other forms of pests.

Does this type of board need a lot of maintenance?

No. Licata fibre cement board requires very little maintenance.

Additional Info

Thickness 8mm, 12mm, 18mm
Density 1300 ± 50 kg/m3
Thermal Conductivity Coefficient 0,15-0,16 W/mK (10°C dry)
Bending strength 9 N/mm2
Modulus of elasticity 4500 N/mm2
Fire resistance A1 s1 d0 ( EN 13501-1)

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