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CI/SfB (35) Xh2 DONN DXSF Suspension Systems for Plasterboard Ceilings Screw Fix Rapid Fix Wall

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(35) Xh2

(35)

Xh2

(35) Xh2

DONN DXSF

Suspension Systems for Plasterboard Ceilings

Screw Fix Rapid Fix Wall to Wall

DONN DXSF Suspension Systems for Plasterboard Ceilings

The USG DONN DX Screw Fix range represents

a major breakthrough in plasterboard ceiling

construction and is another example of USG's excellence in innovation and system engineering. The USG DONN DX Screw Fix range is a pre-engineered ceiling suspension system created to reduce the design and installation difficulties associated with plasterboard ceilings.

Flat Plasterboard Ceilings The pre-engineered components of the USG DONN DX Screw Fix range can be quickly

connected to form attractive, rigid plasterboard ceilings. The system eliminates the labour- intensive practice of connecting furring profile

to channel profile. In contrast to conventional

plasterboard suspension systems, the USG main tees with pre-indexed cross tee hole locations significantly reduce time spent measuring cross member locations.

Transitions No other suspension system gives you the flexibility to make easy transitions from soffits, flat to curved plasterboard ceilings. Transitions from plasterboard to acoustical ceilings are also easily accomplished.

Additional Information

This technical brochure will guide you through the details of the USG DONN DX Screw Fix range. For samples - which now include DONN DX Rapid Fix and DONN DX Wall to Wall system for spanning shorter distances

in corridors and small rooms - or for technical

assistance, call our Customer Service/ Technical Department on 0191 586 1121.

About USG

World wide USG has been a leader in the building materials industry for 100 years. Our products can be found in buildings where people live and work, in more than 125 countries throughout the world.

Headquartered in Chicago, USA, we have offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Canada, Mexico, Middle East and Asia/Pacific. With sales in excess of $5 billion, we are the world’s largest producer of gypsum wallboard and a leading manufacturer of ceiling components and systems. USG is the world’s leading manufacturer of ceiling grid – in fact, DONN brand DX grid can be found in more ceilings, world wide, than any other supplier.

Europe USG’s European operations are based on four regional sales and manufacturing organisations: in France (Dreux); Germany (Viersen); Russia (St. Petersburg); and United Kingdom (Peterlee). ISO 9000/BS 5750/EN 29000 programmes have been implemented in all USG European plants. Strict quality assurance procedures covering manufacturing and finished products are your guarantee of complete satisfaction.

USG sales offices throughout western and eastern Europe provide local expertise and support to an extensive distribution and sales network, ensuring that products can be delivered wherever you need them - on spec and on time.

distribution and sales network, ensuring that products can be delivered wherever you need them - on

Flat plasterboard ceilings

Contents

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DONN DXWW Wall to Wall system������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������8-9

Accessory selector������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 10

Transition to acoustical ceilings���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11

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Frequently asked questions������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������14-15

Flat plasterboard ceilings

Features and benefits

The pre-engineered cross tees and main tees of the USG DONN DX Screw Fix range join easily for rapid installation. The tees lock in place to form a rigid, square, level structure to which plasterboard is easily attached.

Feature

Benefit

Pre-indexed hole locations on main tees

Reduces measuring, aligning, and squaring time significantly

Quick insertion of DONN cross tees into main tee

Faster installation; eliminates labour-intensive practice of connecting furring profile to channel profile; substantial labour cost savings

DONN DX Quick-Release clip on cross tees

Removes without tool

Integral main tee splices

Fast, locked-in connections, no overlap waste or fixings

System flexibility

Easily transitions from soffits, flat and curved surfaces Also transitions to acoustical ceilings

USG accessories

Allow easy creation of a variety of details (see page 5)

Knurled face on DX components

Easier screw attachment

Heavy-duty main tees, 40mm face width

Heavy-duty systems for all applications improve flexibility for increased load bearing capability

Hot dipped galvanised steel

Protection against corrosion in high humidity environments

Fire rated assembly

60 minutes structural fire protection in accordance with BS 476 pt.23

Perimeter channel trim

Holds grid sections securely without the need for additional screw fixings

DONN DXSF Suspension Systems for Plasterboard Ceilings

Construction details

Systems for Plasterboard Ceilings Construction details USG DONN DX Screw Fix suspension system is designed to

USG DONN DX Screw Fix suspension system is designed to install quickly, easily, and inexpensively.

DXSF Range Selection Chart

 
 

Properties

DX Screw Fix

DX Rapid Fix

DX Wall to Wall

 

Fast installation of plasterboard ceilings

a

a

a

 

Pre-punched holes for fast setting out

a

a

a

Ability to insert cross tees for integration of services

a

a

a

40mm wide tee face for flexible board location

a

a

a

 

Knurled tee face for positive screw location

a

a

a

 

Perimeter channel to secure ends of all tees

a

a

a

 

Carry ceiling loads up to 19.85 kg/m 2 *

a

r

r

 

Carry ceiling loads up to 15.00 kg/m 2 *

a

a

r

 

Fire rated ceiling assemblies

a

r

r

 

Use in corridors and small areas with maximum span of 3.6m

r

r

a

 

Unsupported span up to 1.8m**

r

r

a

Shallow void depths (as little as 50mm)

a

a

a

Simple transistion from plasterboard to acoustical ceiling

a

a

r

 

Easily create bulkheads and other details

a

a

r

*

**

- Based upon main runners and hangers spaced at 1200mm crs - Based upon a maximum board weight of 8kg/m 2

DONN ® DX Screw Fix and Rapid Fix assembly

DONN ® DX Screw Fix and Rapid Fix assembly

Typical grid layout to suit 1800 x 900mm and 2400 x 1200mm boards B 7
Typical grid layout to suit 1800 x 900mm and 2400 x 1200mm boards
B
7
rigid hanger
fire
gypsum board
expansion
notch
450mm max.
main tee
cross tee
Board fixing as per board
manufacturers recommendations
main tee splice
A

Component quantities for DONN DX Screw Fix (per m 2 ceiling)

 
       

Module (board size)

 
 

1800

x 900mm

 

2400

x 1200mm

Nr

Description

Item reference

Quantity

Spacing

Quantity

Spacing

 

Main Runner

DXSF40Q H360X

0.833

lin m

B

- 1200mm

0.833

lin m

B - 1200mm

 

DXSF 120

1200

Cross Tee

 

2.23

lin m

D

- 450mm

1.66

lin m

D - 600mm

 

Perimeter Channel

DCSF41X30X19

 

-

   

-

 

Rigid Hanger

DGA5

0.694

no

A

- 1200mm

0.694

no

A - 1200mm

Component quantities for DONN DX Rapid Fix (per m 2 ceiling)

 
       

Module (board size)

 
 

1800

x 900mm

 

2400

x 1200mm

Nr

Description

Item reference

Quantity

Spacing

Quantity

Spacing

 

Main Runner

DXSF40X H360 X

0.833

lin m

B

- 1200mm

0.833

lin m

B - 1200mm

 

DXSF 120

1200

Cross Tee

 

2.23

lin m

D

- 450mm

1.66

lin m

D - 600mm

 

Perimeter Channel

DCSF41X30X19

 

-

   

-

 

Rigid Hanger

DGA5

0.694

no

A

- 1200mm

0.694

no

A - 1200mm

66

DONN ® DX Screw Fix

Features and Benefits

Featuring a heavy duty main runner for increased strength, DONN DXSF Screw Fix is the highest specification in the Screw Fix range of products, offering maximum performance.

Use DONN DXSF Screw Fix where double skin board finishes are required, supporting a load of up to 19.85kg/m 2 under normal grid configuration.

DONN DXSF Screw Fix is designed for fire rated ceiling assemblies, tested in accordance with BS 476: part23 with various brands of plasterboard. Contact USG Technical dept for further details.

Where specialist boards, e.g. USG Fiberock Clima-Tough Interior board, are to be used as a ceiling lining, DONN DXSF Screw Fix system is capable of carrying the heavier loads associated with these boards. See loading information for details.

Where ‘double hung’ ceilings are installed, DONN DXSF Screw Fix may be utilised without additional hangers. Contact USG Technical dept for further details.

System characteristics:

• Fast and simple to install – up to 50% faster when compared to conventional gypsum ceiling suspension systems

• Pre-indexed hole locations on main tees reducing measuring, aligning and squaring time

• Pre-engineered splice – eliminating overlap waste and connection time

• Patented QUICK-RELEASE clip design:

easy to remove without tools

• Knurled face on DX components – easier screw attachment

• System flexibility – easy transitions from soffits, flat and curved surfaces Easy transitions to acoustical ceilings and USG speciality range, Curvatura, Compässo, DXC

• Multi transitional features including borders to acoustical ceilings, boxed soffits, upstands etc.

The original drywall ceiling grid tried, tested & proven

 

MainRunnerDXSF40QH360X

40 mm
40 mm
40 mm
 

LongCrossTeeDXSF120

40mm
40mm
 

ShortCrossTeeDXSF60(whereapplicable)

40mm
40mm

Maximum allowed weight of tiles per m 2 of ceiling

 
   

Module

 

Main runner 1200

Main runner 600

Hanger dist (mm)

1800 x 900

2400 x 1200

1800 x 900

2400 x 1200

800

36.2

36.93

-

-

1000

36.2

36.93

-

-

1200

19.46

19.85

38.91

39.7

1500

7.01

7.15

14.01

14.3

Note: The load per m 2 must be distributed uniformly (no point loads) over the ceiling area. After loading, the deflection of any grid component will remain within the maximum deflection per span as stated in BS: 8290: 1991, provided the grid layout is as presented in the sketch. Maximum loads above have been determined by calculation.

Specification DONN DXSF

Specification DONN DXSF

Grid shall be DONN DXSF Screw Fix concealed grid system for fixing of gypsum and other boards. Hot dipped galvanised steel ' T ' section with knurled hot dipped galvanised steel capping for easier screw attachment. Table width 40mm. To suit variable module sizes, most typically accomodating board sizes 1800 x 900mm and 2400 x 1200mm.

Main runners:

38 x 40mm, ref DXSF40Q H360X shall be normally spaced at 1200mm centres and suspended from the structure or soffit using 25 x 25mm HDG steel angle section, ref DGA5, fixed to main runners using appropriate self drilling screws or nut and bolt fixings, at typically 1200mm centres. First hanger shall be no more than 450mm from the perimeter. Main runners joined end on by means of the integral splice. Splice connections shall be supported within 150mm with a hanger, and shall be staggered across the ceiling area.

Cross tees:

1200mm cross tees, 38 x 40mm ref DXSF120, shall be installed perpendicular between the main runners at either 450mm or 600mm centres dependant upon the board size being used. All cross tees feature a ‘joggled’ end detail.

Perimeter trims:

41 x 30 x 19mm knurled hot dipped galvanised steel channel trim ref DCSF41X30X19, fixed to perimeter wall using fixings appropriate to the structure at maximum 450mm centres. Cut ends of main runner or cross tees will fit into the web of the channel to be held secure when fixing boards up to the grid.

Hangers:

Shall be 25 x 25mm HDG steel angle section, ref DGA5, fixed to main runners using appropriate self drilling screws or nut and bolt fixings. Hangers shall be normally spaced at 1200mm centres although alternative spacings are acceptable provided maximum loadings stated above are not exceeded. Hangers to be fixed to structure or soffit using fixings appropriate to the structure or soffit.

DONN ® DX Screw Fix and DONN ® DX Rapid Fix

DONN ® DX Rapid Fix

The low cost solution for drywall ceiling grids

 

MainRunnerDXSF40XH360X

2400 mm, 3000 mm, 3600 mm 28 mm 40 mm
2400 mm, 3000 mm, 3600 mm
28 mm
40 mm
 

LongCrossTeeDXSF120

40
40
40
 

ShortCrossTeeDXSF60(whereapplicable)

40
40

Maximum allowed weight of tiles per m 2 of ceiling

 
   

Module

 

Main runner 1200

Main runner 600

Hanger dist (mm)

1800 x 900

2400 x 1200

1800 x 900

2400 x 1200

1000

27.5

28.0

-

-

1200

14.7

15.0

29.5

30.1

1500

-

7.15

10.6

10.8

Note: The load per m 2 must be distributed uniformly (no point loads) over the ceiling area. After loading, the deflection of any grid component will remain within the maximum deflection per span as stated in BS: 8290: 1991, provided the grid layout is as presented in the sketch. Maximum loads above have been determined by calculation.

Features and Benefits

NEW DONN DX Rapid Fix from USG is an economical way of installing monolithic plasterboard ceilings quickly and easily. With a standard duty main runner. DONN DX Rapid Fix is suitable for most plasterboard ceiling installations.

Use DONN DX Rapid Fix where single skin board finishes are required, or double skins of thin board with a maximum load of up to 15.00kg/m 2 under normal grid configuration.

DONN DX Rapid Fix is suitable for use with many performance boards such as abuse or sound resistant plasterboards.

NOT SUITABLE for fire rated ceiling installations.

System characteristics:

• Fast and simple to install – up to 50% faster when compared to conventional gypsum ceiling suspension systems

• Pre-indexed hole locations on main tees reducing measuring, aligning and squaring time

• Pre-engineered splice – eliminating overlap waste and connection time

• Patented QUICK-RELEASE clip design:

easy to remove without tools

• Knurled face on DX components –

easier screw attachment

• System flexibility – easy transitions from soffits, flat and curved surfaces Easy transitions to acoustical ceilings

• Multi transitional features including borders to acoustical ceilings, boxed soffits, upstands etc.

Specification DONN DX Rapid Fix

Specification DONN DX Rapid Fix

Grid shall be DONN DX Rapid Fix concealed grid system for fixing of gypsum and other boards. Hot dipped galvanised steel ' T ' section with knurled hot dipped galvanised steel capping for easier screw attachment. Table width 40mm. To suit variable module sizes, most typically accomodating board sizes 1800 x 900mm and 2400 x 1200mm.

Main runners:

38 x 40mm, ref DXSF40X H360 X shall be normally spaced at 1200mm centres and suspended from the structure or soffit using 25 x 25mm HDG steel angle section, ref DGA5, fixed to main runners using appropriate self drilling screws or nut and bolt fixings, at typically 1200mm centres. First hanger shall be no more than 450mm from the perimeter. Main runners joined end on by means of the integral splice. Splice connections shall be supported within 150mm with a hanger, and shall be staggered across the ceiling area.

Cross tees:

1200mm cross tees, 38 x 40mm ref DXSF120, shall be installed perpendicular between the main runners at either 450mm or 600mm centres dependant upon the board size being used. All cross tees feature a ‘joggled’ end detail.

Perimeter trims:

41 x 30 x 19mm hot dipped galvanised steel channel trim ref DCSF41X30X19, fixed to perimeter wall using fixings appropriate to the structure at maximum 450mm centres. Cut ends of main runner or cross tees will fit into the web of the channel to be held secure when fixing boards up to the grid.

Hangers:

Shall be 25 x 25mm HDG steel angle section, ref DGA5, fixed to main runners using appropriate self drilling screws or nut and bolt fixings. Hangers shall be normally spaced at 1200mm centres although alternative spacings are acceptable provided maximum loadings stated above are not exceeded. Hangers to be fixed to structure or soffit using fixings appropriate to the structure or soffit.

DONN ® DXWW Wall to Wall system

Features and Benefits

NEW DONN DX Wall to Wall from USG is the fast and easy way to install flat plasterboard ceilings in corridors and small rooms.

Eliminates or minimises hanger wires and cross tees reducing material and labour costs.

Single span up to 1.8m supporting a typical single skin gypsum board. For spans greater than this up to 3.6m a single hanger centrally is usually sufficient.

Standard main runner lengths of 2.4m, 3.0m & 3.6m. Custom lengths can be manufactured on request.

Spans of 1.2m, 1.5m or 1.8m to be formed from full length main runners cut in two.

Cross tee holes at 100mm along length of main runner to allow installation of a DXSF60 cross tee for integration with services, forming of access hatches and additional stability of the system.

Standard DCSF41X30X19 perimeter channel supports and secures main runners at perimeters whilst allowing movement for adjustment of module.

Main runners can be secured to perimeter channel simply using a self drilling (TEK) screw.

System characteristics:

• Fast and simple to install - up to 50% faster when compared to conventional gypsum ceiling suspension systems

• Pre-indexed hole locations on main tees reducing measuring, aligning and squaring time

• Hot dipped galvanised steel construction for corrosion resistance

• NOT SUITABLE for fire rated ceiling installations

• Knurled face on DX components – easier screw attachment

For easy installation of short span plasterboard ceilings

MainRunnerDXWW240,300and360

2400 mm, 3000 mm, 3600 mm 38 mm 40 mm 50 mm 100 mm 100
2400 mm, 3000 mm, 3600 mm
38 mm
40 mm
50 mm
100 mm
100 mm
PerimeterChannelDCSF41X30X19
3000 mm
19 mm
41 mm
30 mm

ShortCrossTeeDXSF60(whereapplicable)

40
40

Maximum allowed weight of board per m 2 of ceiling

 
   

Support centres of Main runner (mm)

Main runner @ 450mm

Module Main runner @ 600mm

1200

38

kg/m 2

28

kg/m 2

1500

19

kg/m 2

15 kg/m 2

1800

8

kg/m 2

7

kg/m 2

All above loads are based upon a maximum deflection of the main runner of L/300.

Note: The load per m 2 must be distributed uniformly (no point loads) over the ceiling area. After loading, the deflection of any grid component will remain within the maximum deflection per span as stated in BS: 8290: 1991, provided the grid layout is as presented in the sketch. Maximum loads above have been determined by calculation.

Specification DONN DXWW

Specification DONN DXWW

Grid shall be DONN DXWW Screw Fix concealed grid system for fixing of gypsum and other boards spanning corridors or short distances up to a maximum of 3.6m. Hot dipped galvanised steel 'T' section with knurled hot dipped galvanised steel capping for easier screw attachment. Table width 40mm. To suit variable module sizes, most typically accomodating board sizes 1800 x 900mm and 2400 x 1200mm.

Perimeter trims:

41 x 30 x 19mm knurled hot dipped galvanised steel

channel trim ref DCSF41X30X19, fixed to perimeter wall using fixings appropriate to the structure at maximum 450mm centres. Cut ends of main runner will fit into the web of the channel to be held secure when fixing boards up to the grid.

Main runners:

38 x 40mm, ref DXWW 240, 300 or 360 shall be

normally spaced at 450mm or 600mm centres and span between perimeter channels up to a maximum span of 1.8m (see loading chart for specific details).

Where additional suspension is required (over 1.8m span), main runners are to be suspended from the structure or soffit using 25 x 25mm HDG steel angle section, ref. DGA5, fixed to main runners using appropriate self drilling screws or nut and bolt fixings. Typically, no more than one hanger should be required (see loading chart for specific details).

Hangers:

Where required shall be 25 x 25mm HDG steel angle section, ref DGA5, fixed to main runners using appropriate self drilling screws or nut and bolt fixings. Hangers to be fixed to structure or soffit using fixings appropriate to the structure or soffit.

Cross tees:

Not normally required with the wall to wall system. However, if forming a hatch, opening, framing for recessed light fittings or similar modular feature, 600mm cross tees, 38 x 40mm ref DXSF60, can be installed perpendicular between the main runners at either 450mm or 600mm centres dependent upon the feature being created. All cross tees feature a 'joggled' end detail.

➌ ➊ ➍ DONN ® DXWW Wall to Wall System Component quantities for DONN DX

➍ DONN ® DXWW Wall to Wall System
DONN ® DXWW Wall to Wall System

Component quantities for DONN DX Wall to Wall (per m 2 ceiling)

 
     

Module (board size) 1800 x 900mm

 

Quantity

2400 x 1200mm Spacing

Nr

Description

Item reference

Quantity

Spacing

 

Main Runner

DXWW 240

2.23

lin m

D

- 450mm

1.66

lin m

D - 600mm

DXWW 300

2.23

lin m

D

- 450mm

1.66

lin m

D - 600mm

DXWW 360

2.23

lin m

D

- 450mm

1.66

lin m

D - 600mm

 

Perimeter Channel

DCSF41X30X19

B - Spaced no greater than 3.6m apart

 
 

Rigid Hanger

DGA5

Centre span of main runner when req'd (over 1.8m span)

600mm off module 450mm main runner access door 450mm 600mm 450mm DXSF60 off module cross
600mm
off module
450mm
main runner
access
door
450mm
600mm
450mm
DXSF60
off module
cross tee
main runner
450mm
DXWW main runner
450mm
DCSF41X30X19
perimeter channel
Off-module detail
Off-module detail
main runner 450mm DXWW main runner 450mm DCSF41X30X19 perimeter channel Off-module detail Cross tee connection

Cross tee connection

Accessory selector

The following information will help you select and use the appropriate accessories. Many of the accessories are multifunctional. Transitions from soffits, curved, or flat surfaces can be easier with the use of accessories.

DGTC-90 / Transition Clipor flat surfaces can be easier with the use of accessories. DGTC-90 / Transition Clip /

DGTC-90 / Transition Clip / Field Modifiedwith the use of accessories. DGTC-90 / Transition Clip The Transition Clip securely joins two tier

/ Transition Clip DGTC-90 / Transition Clip / Field Modified The Transition Clip securely joins two

The Transition Clip securely joins two tier grid components, regardless of face width, at a 90° angle. Bend down tabs secure the clip to the grid. Screws are required to provide a structural connection.

DGSC-180 / Splice ClipScrews are required to provide a structural connection. The primary purpose of the Splice Clip is

to provide a structural connection. DGSC-180 / Splice Clip The primary purpose of the Splice Clip

The primary purpose of the Splice Clip is to join two field cut to length in-line main tees, either straight or curved.

The Transition Clip has a slotted bend line to facilitate connecting grid members that are not in line.

DGSC-180 / Splice Clipto facilitate connecting grid members that are not in line. Another common use of the Splice

grid members that are not in line. DGSC-180 / Splice Clip Another common use of the

Another common use of the Splice Clip is joining two grid tees that are intersecting off module, such as a utility opening. The link joining the bend down tabs on the clip is cut allowing it to be folded on the slotted bend line.

DGC4 / DGC6 / DGC8 / Compässo Clips

DGC4 / DGC6 / DGC8 / Compässo Clips

DGC4 / DGC6 / DGC8 / Compässo Clips Three Compässo Trim Clips are available for DXSF
DGC4 / DGC6 / DGC8 / Compässo Clips Three Compässo Trim Clips are available for DXSF
DGC4 / DGC6 / DGC8 / Compässo Clips Three Compässo Trim Clips are available for DXSF
DGC4 / DGC6 / DGC8 / Compässo Clips Three Compässo Trim Clips are available for DXSF

Three Compässo Trim Clips are available for DXSF to match 100mm, 150mm, or 200mm Compässo trim. These clips are suitable for varying thicknesses of plasterboard - see USG Technical Department for details. The two portions of the clip are pivoted to accommodate Compässo Trim at any angle in relation to the grid.

DGTC-90

DGSC-180

DGC4

Transition Clip

Splice Clip

Compässo Drywall Clip

1010

Accessory selector and Transition to acoustical ceiling

Transition to acoustical ceiling

Construction details rigid hanger acoustical lay-in panel cross tees cross tees C main tee
Construction details
rigid hanger
acoustical
lay-in panel
cross tees
cross tees
C
main tee
main tee
D
main tee
B
galvanised angle
gypsum board

The new USG DONN DX Screw Fix suspension system is totally compatible with our Donn ® DX ® acoustical suspension systems, making it easy to transition between flat plasterboard and acoustical ceilings. Flush or offset transitions are possible. Additional cross tees are necessary at plasterboard edge to provide adequate support (as shown above).

Plasterboard ceiling to acoustical transition - field cut connection Plasterboard to acoustical transition main tee
Plasterboard ceiling to acoustical transition - field cut connection
Plasterboard to acoustical transition
main tee
cross tee
splice clip
cross tee
main tee
cross tee
main tee
cross tee
cross tee
bead
bead
main tee
gypsum board
gypsum board
acoustical ceiling
ceiling
C
D
Plasterboard to acoustical transition - factory end connection main tee main tee 225mm 150mm cross
Plasterboard to acoustical transition - factory end connection
main tee
main tee
225mm
150mm
cross tee
acoustical
35mm
gypsum board
bead
panel
15mm or 24mm grid
C alt

Flush transition35mm gypsum board bead panel 15mm or 24mm grid C alt  galvanised angle main tee

galvanised angle main tee accoustical gypsum board
galvanised
angle
main tee
accoustical
gypsum board

panel

D alt
D alt

1111

Soffits

Construction details cross tees F rigid hanger 11 cross tee H 11 gypsum board F
Construction details
cross tees
F
rigid hanger
11
cross tee
H
11
gypsum board
F
11
G
11
E B
11

The USG DONN DX Screw Fix suspension system is the best choice for designing and building soffits. Soffits can now be built at a much lower cost than with metal stud construction.

Soffit suspension system components The soffit suspension system components are identical to the components used in flat surface areas.

Soffit notes

• In some instances, rigid hangers, bracing, and grid components have been omitted or truncated for clarity. For additional information, please contact technical services.

• When constructing soffits, bracing of the plasterboard suspension and/or additional rigid hangers may be necessary to ensure stability and structural performance during and after plasterboard attachment.

• The maximum vertical soffit height is 1200mm with cross tees spaced 600mm on centre. Intermediate cross tees are not necessary when soffit dimensions do not exceed 600mm.

• When used in soffit construction,all Transition Clips are to have a minimum of 4 screws for attachment.

Soffits

Boxed soffits

0˚ outside corner using Transition Clip (DGTC-0)Soffits Boxed soffits gypsum board main tee or cross tee transition clip (DGTC-90) main tee or

gypsum board main tee or cross tee transition clip (DGTC-90) main tee or cross tee
gypsum board
main tee or cross tee
transition clip (DGTC-90)
main tee or
cross tee
galvanised angle
E
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0˚ inside corner main tee gypsum board tee transition clip galvanised angle (DGTC- 90) F
0˚ inside corner
main tee
gypsum board
tee
transition clip
galvanised angle
(DGTC- 90)
F
11
0˚ inside corner with galvanised angle at top edge galvanised angle cross tee gypsum board
0˚ inside corner with galvanised angle at top edge
galvanised angle
cross tee
gypsum board
main tee
tee
H
11

0˚ outside corner with field cut teeangle cross tee gypsum board main tee tee H 11 gypsum board main tee or cross

gypsum board main tee or cross tee galvanised angle E alt 11
gypsum board
main tee or
cross tee
galvanised angle
E alt
11
0˚ outside corner with main tee at bottom edge bend transition clip (DGTC- 90) tee
0˚ outside corner with main tee at bottom edge
bend transition clip (DGTC-
90)
tee
main tee
transition clip
galvanised angle
gypsum board
G
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Frequently asked questions

1. What makes the DXSF system so fast

to install compared with traditional furring systems? The system is based around the DONN DX exposed grid system which is acknowledged

worldwide as the fastest installing grid available

due to the DX clip. DXSF systems ? have all holes

pre punched to take cross tees, therefore all

setting out of components is measured and

controlled by the holes. Once initial set out is

established, everything else is automatic. In

addition, the cross tees connect by a simple

push fit action so there are no wires or clips

needed to connect main runners and cross

tees. This makes installation and progress

significantly faster, with whole ceiling areas

being gridded out without interruption, prior to

fitting of boards.

4. Do boards need to be installed to line

through with cross tees and main runners? No. Try to think of the DXSF grid as having the benefits of an exposed grid in respect of installation speed with the benefits of a

8. Is there a benefit in cost or time using 1800 x 900mm boards over 2400 x1200mm plasterboards?

The size of board to be used may be dependent upon a number of factors, none of which are dictated by the DXSF systems. DXSF systems

can accommodate both board sizes equally

well and the installation of the DXSF system is

effectively the same either way. If a particular

board recommends fixings to be at 600mm

centres rather than 450mm centres, this would

result in DXSF cross tees being installed at

600mm centres, thus resulting in a saving in

terms of material and cost.

9.

Can DXSF systems be installed

vertically? Is there a maximum

vertical elevation recommended?

Yes. Using the accessories available with the

system (DGTC-90) a vertical junction can

be created. This is designed to create and

construct bulkhead details quickly and with the

minimum of fuss. Details of this are covered

on pages 12 and 13 of this brochure. It should

be noted however that DXSF systems are

intended to be used as a ceiling system and

should not be used as a wall lining, therefore

the maximum vertical elevation should be

limited. This will vary depending upon individual

circumstances. Please contact USG Technical

Services to discuss.

10.

Can DXSF systems be used in an

external application, i.e. under

canopies?

No. Whilst DXSF systems are manufactured

from Hot Dipped Galvanised steel, they are

designed to be used in internal applications

only.

11.

What is the maximum board weight

that can be carried by DXSF systems?

Can DXSF systems take 2 layers of

board?

The maximum load bearing capability of

DXSF systems is dictated by the installation

configuration but uniformly distributed loads

of up to 39.7 kg/m² can be carried by DXSF

systems. More information on this is contained

in the specific system pages of this brochure.

Please contact USG Technical Services to

discuss high loading applications.

12.

wire hangers? The recommended method of suspension for DXSF systems is to use a rigid HDG angle section. This is primarily to provide vertical resistance when screw fixing boards up to the grid. Wire hangers would not provide the vertical resistance required to fix the boards and are therefore not recommended.

Can DXSF systems be suspended on

metal furring system in respect of versatility.

Board fixings should be as recommended by

the board supplier and are the same for the

DXSF system as they would be for a metal

furring system. Typically, an 1800 x 900mm

board has lines of fixings along its length at

450mm centres. The DXSF system allows

cross tees to be installed at 450mm centres

to

take these fixings. All fixings are into the

cross tees; there is no need to fix into the main

tees, therefore board edges do not need to

line up along the DXSF main runners. Likewise

a

2400 x 1200mm board is installed typically

with lines of fixings at 600mm along length.

The DXSF system can also allow for cross tees

at 600mm centres thus satisfying this. Again

the board edges do not need to line up with the

main runners. However, if this is a requirement

for some reason by the board supplier, this

can obviously be accommodated with this grid

layout.

5.

Can DXSF systems be used to create

plasterboard borders with exposed

grid ceilings?

Yes. As the DXSF system is based around the

use of the DX clip, all clips and cross tee holes

are identical to our DONN DX24 and DX15

exposed grid systems. This therefore makes

the creation of plasterboard borders very easy

indeed with the DXSF grid simply splicing to

the DX24 or DX15 grid automatically. Details of

these junctions are covered on page 11 of this

brochure.

6.

Can DXSF systems accommodate

a change in direction (for example

the turn of a corridor or an L shaped

room)

Yes. Using the accessories available with the

system (DGSC-180) it is very simple to splice

a

tee at 90°, or indeed any angle, to allow

changes in direction of the main runners.

Details of this are covered on page 10 of this

brochure.

7.

What is the maximum recommended

spanning distance from a main tee to

the wall channels when setting out? The first main runner parallel to the wall should be no more than 600mm from the wall. The first hanger on the main runner should be no more than 450mm from the perimeter.

2.

Can DXSF systems be used in fire

protecting ceiling constructions?

Yes. Whilst we cannot cover every possible

circumstance with DXSF systems, testing has

been carried out at Warrington Fire Research

in conjunction with various boards to provide

1 hour structural fire protection in accordance

with BS 476: pt 23. Please consult USG

Technical Services for full details of these tests.

3.

How can DXSF systems accom-

modate the size variation and

tolerance of boards?

Gypsum boards can be supplied up to 6mm

under the specified length. DXSF grid is

manufactured to much tighter tolerances,

therefore there is potential for a mismatch at

some point. In the worst case, with boards on

bottom tolerance and assuming an 1800mm

long board, there would be a problem fixing the

end of the board into the tee after three lengths

of boards are installed, or every 5.4m. The

simple solution to this is to cut the board back

to the centre line of the previous cross tee and

use this as a new datum line. There will be very

little extra material wastage and the time taken

to cut the board is much less than having to

readjust furring channels to accommodate the

intolerance of board sizes, meaning installation

time is still reduced. Of course where the

boards are not up to the maximum tolerance,

this equation is reduced accordingly. For

example, if the boards were supplied 3mm

under size, this action would be required only

after every six board lengths, or every 10.8m.

Frequently asked questions

13. Can DXSF systems incorporate

lighting? Yes. Modular recessed lights can be easily

supported on the bulb of the DXSF tees. Using

the accessories available with the system

(DGSC-180) it is very simple to splice a tee at

90° to provide a framework for the light fitting.

?

14.

Can DXSF systems be adjusted once

installed?

One of the advantages of DXSF systems is

the

cross tees to be demounted and removed from

the

specialist tools. If the installation needs to be

use of the DONN DX clip which allows the

installation without the need for cutting or

adjusted for any reason then this feature allows

demountability and reconnection as required.

15.

What warranty is offered on ceilings

incorporating DXSF systems?

USG is only able to offer a warranty on the

materials and products manufactured and

supplied by USG, therefore a system warranty

including the board and finish is not possible.

USG will offer a limited product warranty of

up

which will be based upon the circumstances

to 10 years on the DXSF system, however,

of the individual project. Please contact USG

customer services to discuss.

16.

Why should we use DXSF systems

instead of traditional Metal Furring?

USG believes that the use of DONN DXSF

systems can greatly reduce installation time

over traditional systems in many different

project applications. DONN DXSF systems offer

these advantages of speed and simplicity in

particular on projects where smaller rooms,

corridors and short spans are prominent, i.e.

Apartments, Housing, Student Accommodation,

Schools, Hospitals and many more. The DONN

DX

without the labour intensive practice of

clip allows fast and accurate installation

connecting furring sections to channels and

with fewer components required to complete an

installation. No other system offers the flexibility

to create bulkheads, upstands and transitions

from plasterboard to acoustical ceilings quickly,

easily and with standard components.

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