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All Plasterboard

Plasterboard/Insulated Plasterboard

Whether you need standard or thermal plasterboard for a more precise application, Builders Insulation has a wide selection. We can provide you and your customers with even more from your project by offering you additional choice in thermal board.. Why use standard plasterboard when you can use plasterboard with added benefits? Choose from acoustic plasterboard, moisture resistant plasterboard for wet rooms, bathrooms and shower rooms, fire protection plasterboard, cement particle board, and waterproof wall paper in a range of colors. including, Promat fire resistant boards, Celotex, Gyproc and Knauf plasterboard - we’re confident that we have everything you need for your latest project, and all at our famously competitive prices.

What is plasterboard?

Plasterboard, often known as drywall, is a Gyproc-based product sandwiched between two layers of heavy-duty construction paper. Plasterboard is most frequently utilized on walls and ceilings before being coated or plastered.

What types of plasterboard are there?

There are numerous types of plasterboard to pick from, including foam-backed plasterboard. The kind you choose will be determined by the situation and why it's being utilized.

Square edge plasterboard

Plasterboard has several edges, depending on the method you choose to finish your wall. If you're going to plaster the surface after installation, pick square-edged plasterboard; it's what you'll need if you intend on painting or papering the room. A glossy end result is possible with this method, but cracks may occur as the plaster hardens, and you'll need to schedule in more time for the plaster to dry out before moving on.

Tapered edge plasterboard

Alternatively, choose tapered edge plasterboard. Tapered edge plasterboard is used in place of wet plaster if the surface is to be dry-lined, which appears to be a considerably faster and less labour-intensive method of finishing the job. The edges of tapered edge plasterboard are thinner than the middle portions, allowing scrim and joint fillers to be applied where two edges contact while maintaining a smooth and uniform surface for painting.

Moisture resistant plasterboard

Plasterboard that is moisture resistant has been created to be used in kitchens and bathrooms where the environment is humid or damp. The core material has been treated with moisture resistant additives to stop moisture from seeping in, and green-colored moisture resistant plasterboard items are used to make it easier to identify.

It is not advised to cover moisture-resistant plasterboard with wet plaster, as damp plaster attracts and absorbs moisture. There are, however, a number of options available, such as waterproof tanking

Acoustic plasterboard

Acoustic plasterboard, like the other types of acoustic paneling, not only finishes a room quickly and simply, but it also reduces noise transmission both in and out of the room. Acoustic plasterboard is a largely sound-absorbing material that may be used in many applications. This might offer for a more private and quiet setting, particularly useful in bedrooms, living rooms, and internal partition walls. For optimum results, use acoustic plasterboard with other acoustically insulating materials.

Fire-resistant plasterboard

Fire-resistant plasterboard is a form of construction board that provides protection against fire and comes in a variety of sizes, thicknesses, and fire ratings. Choose from non-combustible fire-resistant plasterboard with glass fibre and other additives, or choose fire-resistant plasterboard that resists burning for 240 minutes before combusting. It is important to ensure you have the correct rated fire resistant board, particularly if it is specified in building regulations.

Insulated plasterboard

Insulated plasterboard is a time-saver and gives you more assurance that your insulation will stay in place. Thermal insulation board is attached to the back of the plasterboard to make installation faster. It may also be a cost-effective solution to insulate your walls since insulated plasterboard may be less expensive than purchasing both component parts. Celotex and Kingspan are well-known manufacturers of insulated plasterboard, so you may select whatever appeals to you. Both the Celotex and Kingspan insulated plasterboard ranges are available in many sizes and thicknesses for use between and beneath rafters and joists, as well as in solid masonry walls and timber frame constructions.

How to cut plasterboard

Plasterboard sheets are frequently available in greater dimensions than those required for the project at hand. Because plasterboard may be employed in a variety of applications, both DIY projects and larger-scale situations, it is frequently necessary to cut it to a particular size., but how do you cut plasterboard?

How to cut a straight line in plasterboard

Draw a line with a pencil where you need it to be on the plasterboard. Make sure that the guide is straight. Use a level to make sure that it is straight and then cut the plasterboard with a knife, just barely cutting into the board. Keep checking to make sure that your cut stays in line and doesn't go too

How to cut a hole in plasterboard

Measure the cut you need. Draw a line with a pencil. Then use your hammer and saw to make the cut. Make sure that you check it as you cut, since if it is wrong, then nothing will work and it will also be very hard to fix.

How to install insulated plasterboard

Insulated plasterboard is one of the most popular materials for walls because it cuts labor and construction time. How, on earth, do you install insulated plasterboard? To ensure that the insulated plasterboard is installed correctly as well as quickly, we recommend using the direct bonding approach to install it.

Direct bond installation of insulated plasterboard

Mark spots on masonry and ceiling to establish the new wall plane

Make 1200mm marks vertically on the wall to indicate the position of the boards

Install from an interior corner or a window or door reveal. To consider airtightness, make a continuous bed of adhesive around the wall and around services/openings. Cut the board 15mm short of the floor to ceiling height and stick it against packing strips

Apply a dab of adhesive to the wall (each dab of adhesive should be around 750mm x 250mm, covering 20% of the board area)

Tap the boards into position with a straight edge and check the alignments with the markings made earlier

Lift the boards to the ceiling edge and support them until the adhesive has set

Nail in fixings at the mid-point of the board around 25mm from the edge

Butt all other boards closely together and fix these using the same technique

Can you dot and dab insulated plasterboard? Although not our first advised technique of installing insulated plasterboard, dot and dab is another approach to install it.