In a commercial refurbishment in the south of Auckland, New Zealand, ASB Bank has used the Fastmount panel mounting system to assist the refit of the ASB customer branch in Takanini.


A fresh design required fresh solutions, with two sections of paneling needing removable and hidden fastenings. The first section was the key visual space, the ATM zone, made up of Melteca covered MDF panels designed and installed by Retail Dimension. The second area was a ribbon-design feature panel on the back wall, made of 12mm MDF which was attached to dry wall, also designed by Jasmax Design and installed by Brand Partners.


In the ATM zone a combination of the PC-F1A with the PC-M1A and PC-M2H was used, according to the thickness of the panel. The PC-M1A was used with the 12mm panel, while the heavier 18mm panel was installed with the PC-M2H creating a totally secure fixing, while maintaining removability if panels needed repairing.


Used on the MDF feature paneling was the LP-DF8 and LP-M8. The LP-DF8 has been specifically designed for use with drywall/GIB, with its slightly deeper screw mechanism allowing the clip to mechanically engage with the material. The combination of the two clips created a superb flush finish, with minimal space between the drywall and panel. The use of Fastmount meant that the panel could be easily changed and replaced in a refit situation.