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BCCSA: Best Practice For Working With Concrete Fibre Board
BC Construction Safety Association describes precautions that should be taken to help protect workers exposed to airborne silica levels from concrete fibre boards, also known as fibre cement board, Hardie Plank or Hardie Board. (PDF)

JLC: Common Failures For Fibre Cement Siding
Journal of Light Construction describes how to avoid errors that will cause a fiber-cement job to fail.
Procedures

Fine Homebuilding: How To Paint Fiber Cement Siding
Fine Homebuilding online video describes how to paint fiber cement siding.

James Hardie: Installation Of Fiber Cement Siding
James Hardie online instructions describe installation procedures for various types of fibre cement siding systems including lap & vertical siding, shingle, trim, and soffits.

JLC: Creating Watertight Butt Joints In Fiber Cement Siding
Journal of Light Construction online Q & A has veteran installer Mark Parlee explaining how he creates good-looking, watertight joints in fiber cement siding, without caulk. (PDF) Free Registration Required

JLC: How To Fasten Cement Board Siding
Journal of Light Construction forum discusses how to fasten cement board siding. Different contractors have tried different ways of attaching it to house walls, with some ways recommended by the manufacturer, others not.

JLC: No Need To Back-Prime Fiber-Cement Siding
Journal of Light Construction Q & A says it is not necessary to back-prime any of the James Hardie fiber-cement siding products.

JLC: Painting Fiber Cement Siding
Journal of Light Construction describes how to paint from peeling and mildewing on fibre cement siding.

JLC: Producing Decorative Shingling On Site From Fibre Cement Siding
Journal of Light Construction article describes how decorative shingling with fiber cement pattern shingles can be efficiently produced on site from fiber-cement lap siding. (PDF) Free Registration Required
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Concrete Homes: Overview Of Fiber Cement Siding
Concrete Homes explains fibre cement siding benefits, handling, fastening, detailing, and painting.
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