Cutting Less than 150MMWhat you will need: A measuring tape A handsaw, a jigsaw or circular plunge saw A fine-tooth saw Steps To cut less than 150mm from the length of the board, a handsaw or jigsaw can be used. For smaller offcuts around door and window details, a fine-tooth saw should be used. For cutting multiple boards we recommend using a circular plunge saw with guide rails and dust extraction system. For ease of use, it is best to cut directly from the pallet. Mark the upper board ready for cutting. Move the boards to be cut so they are overhanging the pallet, ensuring that board edges and sides are aligned. Set the depth gauge on your circular plunge saw, and set your guide rail in line with your marked cutting area. You can now accurately cut your length of board. These methods create a good edge finish which does not require any further treatment. Cutting more than 150mmWhat you will need: A measuring tape A standard retractable knife A surform StepsJust follow these simple steps: When cutting more than 150mm from the length of the board you can score and snap Habito with a standard retractable knife. For increased leverage it is best to score and snap with the boards on the pallet. After measuring the cut width, score on one side as you would for any plasterboard whilst applying a sufficient amount of pressure to cut through the paper liner. Move the board into position, hanging the section to be removed over the edge of the pallet. Push down on the area to be snapped, folding downwards, before snapping the board back upwards. A single pass with a standard surform will give edges the perfect finish. How to Cut Sockets & OpeningsWhat you will need: A measuring tape A drill An electrical reciprocating tool with a jigsaw or drywall cutter fitted A hole saw (for pipes) StepsJust follow these simple steps: After measuring and marking your cut location, drill a hole large enough for your blade in all 4 corners. It is possible to use a pad saw, but due to the increased strength of Habito it is faster and easier to use a jigsaw. Use your blade to cut out the opening. Fix your metal back box in place or use a drywall boxes as an alternative. For pipes and other openings a hole saw can be used. This method creates a good edge finish which does not require any further treatment. How to Dot & Dab to BlockworkWhat you will need: Trowel Drywall adhesive Plasterboard packers Foot lifter StepsHaving marked out your wall area, apply a continuous fillet of drywall adhesive to the perimeter of the wall with a trowel, services and openings for optimum air tightness. Add dabs of adhesive 50-70mm wide, and 250mm long in 3 vertical lines. Dabs next to board joints should be 25mm in from the board edge. Add a continuous fillet of drywall adhesive at skirting board level. Position the reverse of the board against the adhesive, placing the bottom edge of the board on the plasterboard packers. Tap the board firmly with a straight edge until it aligns with your marked wall area. Finally, firmly lift the board using a foot lifter until the board lightly butts the ceiling. How to Install Timber Frame & Metal FrameWhat you will need: Impact screwdriver Habito Installation screw A handsaw Jigsaw or reciprocating saw A standard retractable knife StepsDue to the improved strength and dimensional stability of Habito, fixing centres for both metal and timber frames are every 600mm, and on external comers are every 400mm centres. It is important to fix Habito to all frames with the appropriate Habito installation screw. When fixing, lightly butt boards together, and ensure screws are no more than 10mm from the edge of the board. For door openings either pre-cut the board before installation, or overboard. To overboard use a handsaw to cut along the head of the door frame, score down the side of the frame and then snap. Where boards overhang by less than 100mm cut by using a handsaw, jigsaw or reciprocating saw.