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Material Sheet
Plaster & Plasterboard

Standard Plasterboard

What is it used for

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Residential Construction

Commonly used for interior walls and ceilings, offering a smooth, paintable surface.


Commercial Buildings

Ideal for office partitions, ceilings, and wall linings due to its fire-resistant properties and ease of installation.


Renovation Projects

Used for refurbishing old walls and ceilings, providing a quick and efficient solution for a modern finish.

Brick Wall

Dimensions

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Length: 2400 mm to 3000 mm


Width: 1200 mm


Thickness: 9.5 mm to 15 mm


Weight: 7 kg to 10 kg per square meter

What it’s Made From

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Gypsum

The core material, providing fire resistance and a smooth finish.


Paper

Durable paper layers on both sides, offering structural support and a surface for painting or finishing.


Additives

These can include fiberglass for increased fire resistance, and water-resistant additives for moisture-prone areas.

Variations

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Standard Plasterboard

Description: The most common type of plasterboard, suitable for most interior applications.

Applications: Used for walls and ceilings in residential and commercial buildings.


Moisture-Resistant Plasterboard

Description: Contains water-resistant additives, making it suitable for wet areas.

Applications: Ideal for bathrooms, kitchens, and utility rooms.


Fire-Resistant Plasterboard

Description: Enhanced with fire-resistant additives and fiberglass for improved fire performance.

Applications: Used in areas requiring higher fire protection, such as stairwells and corridors.

Installation

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Tools Required

Utility knife | T-square | Screwdriver | Tape measure | Jointing knife


Materials Required

Plasterboard | Screws or nails | Joint compound | Tape


Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Preparation:Measure and mark the area where the plasterboard will be installed.
    Cut the plasterboard to size using a utility knife and T-square.

  2. Installation:Fix the plasterboard to the wall studs or ceiling joists using screws or nails, ensuring the boards are flush and secure.
    Leave a small gap between the boards and the floor to allow for expansion.

  3. Jointing:Apply joint compound to the seams between the boards.
    Place tape over the joint compound and smooth it out with a jointing knife.

  4. Finishing:Apply additional layers of joint compound as needed, sanding between layers for a smooth finish.
    Paint or decorate the surface as desired.

Technical Specification

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Fire Resistance: Up to 60 minutes, depending on thickness and installation.


Sound Insulation: 30 - 55 dB, depending on thickness and construction.


Moisture Resistance: Available in moisture-resistant variants for bathrooms and kitchens.


Thermal Conductivity: 0.16 - 0.20 W/m·K

Certification

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BREEAM: Certification for sustainable building products.


ISO 9001: Quality management standards certification.


ISO 14001: Environmental management standards certification.

Purchasing Quantities

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Single Sheets

Ideal for small projects, repairs, or when only a few sheets are needed.


Pallets

Typically sold in bulk, with each pallet containing multiple sheets. This option is suitable for medium to large construction projects.


Bundles

Smaller quantities than pallets, often sold in bundles of 10, 20, or 50 sheets, suitable for minor projects or additions.

Environmental Impact

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Sustainability Considerations

Gypsum is a natural resource, and many plasterboards contain recycled content. The production process has a relatively low environmental impact.


Eco-friendly Alternatives

Gypsum boards with higher recycled content or boards made from alternative materials like magnesium oxide can offer a more sustainable option.


Energy Efficiency

Using plasterboard can improve the thermal insulation of buildings, contributing to energy savings in heating and cooling.

Suppliers

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