What gap to allow between Aquapanel boards, for joint adhesive?

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  1. Draughtsman

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    What gap should I allow when cutting the boards, given that adhesive is being used instead of scrim etc.

    I gather the adhesive expands? Is this right?

    Or do I just butt them up tight after glueing, and get the screws in rapid?
     
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    3 - 5 mm gap, most people use one of the screws as a guide.

    Prepare for stickiness.
     
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    Incredibly sticky. Barrier cream before continuing tomorrow..

    Do you use any waterproofing treatment on the Aquapanel boards before tiling?
     
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    Depends on the application and what you have created with the aquapanel.

    Most will say fully tanking aquapanel is overkill in a domestic shower environment - but aquapanel provide detailed instructions for all use cases; from just using them as a dimensionally stable substrate in a dry area to full wetrooms.
     
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    Incredbly sticky. Barrier cream a must, or just hand cream would do, even single cream would be better than nothing.
     
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    I'm enclosing a bath on 3 sides, it might have a shower.
     
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