DecoForme Frequently Asked Questions

About DecoForme

WHAT IS DECOFORME


DecoForme is a pre-finished decorative batten and offers consistency of toning and the warmth of a timber look. It is a lightweight product and very simple to cut and install. Due to the construction of DecoForme it is a very stable product and does not have the typical issues associated with solid timber such as warp, twist, cracking and fading. The ease of installation and the many methods of install available saves time and labour on site, and in addition does not require maintenance over time (such as re-painting) which results in further savings.




WHAT IS THE SUBSTRATE


All DecoForme profiles have a moisture resistant medium density fibreboard substrate (MR MDF)




WHAT IS THE SURFACE


All DecoForme profiles have a melamine foil wrap on all 4 sides. The is essentially the same product that you would find on a standard kitchen cupboard front




HOW THICK IS THE SURFACE LAYER


The melamine foil surface layer is 0.2mm thick




IS THERE A JOIN IN THE SURFACE


Yes, all DecoForme profiles have a join. This is always located in 1 of the short sides. We recommend installing DecoForme so the join is placed against a backing board or wall, or in the case of a screen or stairwell, place the join to the less visible side.




IS DECOFORME REAL TIMBER VENEER


No, DecoForme is an imitation product




IS DECOFORME CONSISTANT IN COLOUR


Yes, DecoForme provides a natural wood grain look whilst maintaining colour consistency





Supply & Availability

WHERE CAN I BUY DECOFORME


You can buy DecoForme at Placemakers and Carters stores nationwide. Visit the storelist here.




WHAT ARE THE SIZES


There are 7 different profiles available: -

  • 31 x 31 x 3600
  • 17 x 38 x 3600
  • 17 x 65 x 3600
  • 31 x 65 x 3600
  • 50 x 70 x 3600
  • 40 x 100 x 3600
  • 50 x 100 x 3600




CAN WE GET SPECIAL PROFILES RUN


No, DecoForme is only available in the standard lengths and profiles




WHAT ARE THE COLOURS


There are 12 colours available, Snowfall, Honey Oak, Fossil, Eclipse, Wildwood, Savanna, Sahara, Storm, Tussock, Driftwood, Woodland, Cinnamon See samples on the Our Range page of this website




WHAT LENGTHS ARE AVAILABLE


DecoForme is supplied in 3600mm individual lengths




WHAT IS THE LEADTIME


For stock colours please allow 3-5 days including delivery. For non-stock colours please allow 6 weeks due to shipping from Australia. Air-freight options are available for smaller projects provided the required length is no longer than 2700mm. Allow 2-3 weeks for air freight.




DOES DECOFORME HAVE MATCHING EDGE TAPE


Yes, all colours come with a 55x1mm matching edge tape




CAN YOU GET MATCHING BACKING BOARDS


Yes all colours are available with matching back boards 3115 x 1220 x 16mm




WHERE IS DECOFORME MADE


Hallmark Group gets our DecoForme battens wrapped in Australia




IS DECOFORME IN STOCK


Honey Oak, Snowfall, Eclipse, Sahara, Driftwood and Woodland are all in stock in 50 x 100, 50 x 70, 31 x 65 and 17 x 38mm profiles. All 3600mm long. All other colours and profiles are MTO





Pricing & Route to Market

DOES HALLMARK GROUP OFFER INSTALL


No, Hallmark Groups supplies DecoForme in batten lengths only




WHO INSTALLS THIS PRODUCT


DecoForme has been designed to be an easy to use DIY friendly product. Any joiner, builder or weekend warrior can install DecoForme. For commercial applications we recommend using a certified builder, joiner or fitout company




DOES HALLMARK GROUP OFFER PRE-FABRICATION OF PANELS


No, this is can be done by your local joiner. Hallmark Group can provide recommendations of local joiners if required.




WHAT RECOMMENDATIONS DO YOU HAVE FOR INSTALL


This depends on application, for smaller profiles such as 31 x 31 or 17 x 35 direct sticking using Gorilla FixALL High Tack Adhesive. You can also use Scotch Extremely Strong Mounting Tape to hold the profiles in place while the glue sets. In some ceiling applications concealed clip systems such as the Hafele Striplox or Lincoln Sentry Flush Button systems may be required. For suspended ceilings please refer to our DecoForme product release document. In all applications it is critical the installer ensures the DecoForme battens are fit for purpose.




HOW DO I SPECIFY DECOFORME


Very simple, all we need to know is profile size, colour and quantity. Please refer to our ‘How to Specify’ document for further information. DecoForme is also available on Masterspec.




WHAT IS THE COST


We have a set price list which is a piece rate and based on smaller volume of 1 – 30 lengths as a general rule. For larger volumes we price per project




CAN YOU SUPPLY ME WITH AN INDICATIVE M2 RATE


To do this we need to know required batten size, batten spacing and estimated area size/volume




WHO CAN PURCHASE DECOFORME


We distribute through PlaceMakers, Carters, joiners and direct to construction companies for commercial projects




WHO CAN'T PURCHASE


We do not deal direct with end users or residential builders. These customers need to go through a merchant such as PlaceMakers or Carters




WHO CAN USE DECOFORME


Anyone who requires a decorative batten look for interior uses in any commercial or residential project




WHAT TOOLS ARE REQUIRED FOR INSTALL


A drop saw with a very sharp fine finishing blade is the key component. Depending on your installation method you may also require a drill, screws, Gorilla FixALL High Tack Adhesive and Scotch Extremely Strong Mounting Tape. In some ceiling applications concealed clip systems such as the Hafele Striplox or Lincoln Sentry Flush Button systems may be required.




WHO APPLIES THE EDGE TAPE


Edge tape is applied by a local joiner in most instances. It can also be direct fixed on site by a qualified tradesman





Uses & Limitations

WHAT ARE THE USES


Interior decorative applications such as wall features, screens, kitchen bar fronts, ceilings, headboards, stairwells etc




CAN DECOFORME BE USED OUTSIDE


No. Never




IS IT OKAY IN WET AREAS SUCH AS A BATHROOM


Not recommended




IS DECOFORME FIRE RATED


DecoForme comes with a group 3 fire rating. Please see our product release document for further information




DOES DECOFORME BOW


Due to the moisture resistant MDF substrate, DecoForme is inherently very stable. Some bowing may occur if lengths are left unsupported or incorrectly stored. Some slight bowing may also occur in applications where DecoForme has been installed with only top and bottom support and the span is greater than 3.0m.




IS DECOFORME STRUCTURAL


No. DecoForme is a decorative product only




WHAT IS THE WARRANTY PERIOD


For residential DecoForme carries a 5 year warranty. For commercial the warranty period is 12 months. Please refer to full warranty document.




HOW SHOULD WE STORE DECOFORME


DecoForme must be stored in a dry environment and on a flat surface, supported at 600mm centres as a minimum. DecoForme must be protected on a sides and ends using suitable cover sheets.




WHAT ARE THE LIMITATIONS


For screens where DecoForme is only fixed top and bottom, only the 50 x 70, 50 x 100 and 40 x 100 profiles must be used. Strictly no exterior use and not recommended in wet areas or environments of high humidity. Not suitable for structural purposes Cannot be cut in a lineal direction. It is recommended to seal off all cut surfaces to prevent moisture ingress. Not recommended for areas where high traffic may cause damage, or applications where DecoForme may sit on the floor and be susceptible to damage from vacuum cleaners or mopping.





DecoForme is marketed and distributed by Hallmark Decorative, a division of Hallmark Group Limited