VoglFuge System vs Other Plasterboard Acoustic Ceilings

VoglFuge is probably one of the newest acoustic plasterboard ceiling brands in the Australian Market. Designed and manufactured in Germany, it uses a different installation process to some of the other brands, so we thought we would give a quick rundown of the differences between VoglFuge and most other Plasterboard Acoustic Ceiling brands in the market.

Feature VoglFuge Other Plasterboard Acoustic Ceiling brands*
Panel Edges
  • Fully perforated end to end with a straight edge on all sides

This means that there is less wastage when cut to size as panels can be re-used – plus they can be flush aligned

  • Machined lip on one long edge and on one short edge

Once they have been cut, you can not reuse that panel again.

Installation Accessories
  • Vogl Install kit includes everything that you need to install your acoustic ceiling.
  • No other accessories are required to purchase.
  • For your installation you need to purchase multiple items separately including:
  • Gypsum filler, jointing compound, sand paper, plasterboard screws, fasteners, cap screws, primer, brush, caulking gun, trowel, scraper,
Furring channels at the joint
  • Atkar have introduced a wider 67mm furring channel, which means you do not need to use double furring channels at the joints.
  • Most other brands do not offer a 67mm wide furring channel. Joint installation of lining boards is typically achieved using a double furring channel – which gives scope for movement on the join; or a furring channel around 50mm, which is mostly not wide enough to facilitate the minimum screw distance from the edge of the panels.
Jointing System Joint Tape Glue system:

As VoglFuge joint is flush jointed you need to do the following (all materials supplied:

· Apply Liquid glue over joint

· Apply 8mm joint tape over the joint

· Apply another coat of liquid glue and allow to dry

· Fill screw heads with filler

· Gently sand the joint

Compound Joint Fill System:

This is the general process for most other brands – the process requires installers to do the following:

· Clean joints with wet brush

· Prime edges

· Completely full all joints with joint filler. Allow to harden

· Carefully chip off excess filler with scraper

· Fill screw heads with filler

· Vigorously sand joint to ensure smooth finish.

Crack Resistance · Due to the unique joint tape system the likelihood of cracking at the joints after installation is significantly less as the tape and glue system has some flexibility when dried compared to hard-set fillers, so it can handle some ceiling movement. Also, when using our wider 67mm furring channel at the joints, this also helps ensure maximum crack resistance · A common issue with using compound filler in the joints, is that when there is movement in the ceilings, the hard-set fillers do not have any give, which means it is much more likely to develop fine hairline cracks over time.
Group Classification Ratings · Group 1 rating · Group 1 rating
Acoustics · Example: VoglFuge can achieve up to 0.80 on pattern 12/20/66R · Leading brand can achieve up to 0.7 on pattern on 12/20/66R

Do I need training to be able to install?

The process to install VoglFuge is different, but it is not hard and Atkar Group are always available to provide support when required. We have also developed a 5 minute 3D installation video which visually demonstrates the process. But don’t take just our word for it. We have supplied Vogl in Australia for over 5 years for close to 100 projects and many contractors are now using Vogl as their preferred  acoustic perforated plasterboard ceiling, even when a similar product is specified.

Click here if you would like to find out more or get a quote on VoglFuge or please call our team on 1300 333 833 to discuss your requirements.


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