How it works

The EGO Building System is an innovative low cost building system that aims to cut the price of the conventional block and steel unit of the same size by 30-35% and can be erected in less than 25% of the time it takes to erect a block and steel unit. The materials used are specialy designed cement fiber board which is a High grade, high density cement fiber board manufactured to be fire resistant, water resistant, and termite resistant. Now being used in North America, Canada and in the eastern Caribbean, this amazing material is used not just to build low income houses but commercial buildings, churches, schools, offices, warehouses and multistory buildings. The material is environmentally friendly and is indeed a Green Product.

 

EGO BUILDING SYSTEM is designed to withstand winds up to 150 mph and will stand up to earthquakes and other acts of God similar to conventional steel buildings. The strength of ego building system is to be found in the structure of the building which can stand alone and is made from galvanized steel, track and stud of sizes and strength to meet an acceptable standard. All other materials used are conventional and approved by the relevant authorities.

 

This amazing cement bonded particleboard is a high-quality panel of extraordinary properties composed of Portland cement, wood chips and minerals pressed together into a chemically stable and environmentally friendly building material. It’s ideal for multiple structural exterior and interior applications.  It is widely used for all kinds of prefabricated buildings. It is ideal for dry building technologies, building in demanding climatic conditions and for any structure when there is a demand for fire protection, weather resistance, soundproofing and durability.

 

This Cement fiber board is the real deal for builders and contractors. Anything board can do, this material can do it and much more, with tons of advantages. It can be nailed, screwed, cemented, glued, used where termites are and where water is. It is cooler, easier to handle and environmentally friendly. This super board exhibits extraordinary properties for fire resistant, weather resistant, termite and mold resistant while maintaining the structural integrity and workability of conventional particle poard/plywood/OSB. EGO® is one of the best choices for floor systems, roof structures, facades, cladding, fire-stopping applications, lower ceilings, partition walls, garden accessories, theater/auditorium seating and wall panel.

 

Plycem Cement fiber board is designed to be used in the following areas:

  1. Wall cladding inside and outside. (Beautiful finishes and adapt to anything concrete can)
  1. Flooring (used instead of concrete and very adaptable to tiling)
  1. Ceiling (for lasting effects against termite and water)
  1. Moldings (windows, doors, skirtings and other decorative applications)
  1. Bathroom walls
  1. Partitions It can be obtained in various thicknesses from 1/8” up to 1” and is usually manufactured in size of 4’ x 8’

 

More about Plycem

 

Plycem Cement Board is the leading product and is not new to Jamaica as it has been accepted by leading architects and has been extensively used over the past ten years in several local projects such as the new addition to the Norman Manley International Airport, the Northern Caribbean University in Mandeville, the University College of the Caribbean, most of the new Spanish hotels & Richmond Development a major upscale housing project in St. Ann, to name a few.

EGO Advantages:

Structure ASTM E661

Fire Resistant

This amazing board is extremely fire resistant. In the event of a fire, they will not produce any toxic smoke or gases. The boards are resistant to ignition and prevent the spread of fire. They comply with ASTM E84 / UL 723 / ULC S102, ASTM E136 10 minutes period.

 

Weather Resistant

An excellent choice for humid areas, the boards are highly resistant to moisture, expansion, and the formation of mold. In addition, the boards are frost resistant – they’ve been tested through 50 freezing cycles without any resulting damage.

 

Resistant Against Insects

Because of the cement content, the board is 100% insect resistant whether against termites or other bugs

 

Dimensionally Stable

Because of their properties, the board doesn’t deteriorate over time. Even under the hardest climate conditions, they maintain their integrity. In fact, immersion in water for 24 hours produces only minimal expansion.

 

Harmful Substance

Free This product board does not contain either asbestos or formaldehyde, which is hazardous to human health. The boards are hygienically exceptional (without smelling) and biologically safe.

 

Other Advantages

– impact resistant

– high contribution to sound insulating systems

– can be disposed at a landfill site

– can be decorated with different finishes

– great structural properties

– strong, rigid and versatile

– easy workability: can be processed with common woodworking machines.