What is Plasterboard?
- Fire Resistant – The primary component of plasterboard, gypsum, is composed of crystals that hold small amounts of water that hold down the temperatures in a fire situation. This means that the spread of a fire can be retarded between rooms that are separated by walls made of plasterboard.
- Sound Resistant – Plasterboard is an industry leader when it comes to sound deadening or acoustic insulating properties. Gypsum is a very good sound absorbing material and there are many types of plasterboard that are specifically designed to absorb sounds through a specially designed inner core.
- Water Resistant - For areas that are exposed to moisture on a regular basis, there are specially made types of plasterboard that have a water resistant coating and silicate additives in the gypsum core that will repel or resist moisture better than standard plasterboard. This water resistant plasterboard is typically used in entryways, wash rooms and kitchen areas.
Plasterboard Standard Configuration Plasterboard is available with two types of edge configurations. If you are planning to overlay a textured finish to your walls or ceilings, we would recommend the square edges option. For most other applications, the tapered edge is the preferred solution. Lengths are available up to 6 meters with thicknesses of 10 or 13 mm.