Plasterboard is a remarkable insulation material used in both refurbishment and home improvement projects as non-bearing internal partition walls and linings or as replacements to damaged and uneven existing wall surfaces. Its versatility in various home and commercial applications is due to its various types.
Take a look at the multiple types of plasterboard:
This plasterboard is suitable for applications where walls need to have normal sound levels, structural and fire properties. To provide walls with greater fire and sound level insulation, wall boards can be fixed at double thickness.
This type of plasterboard has a thin metallic strip on the reverse of the board, which stops warm vapor from passing through the board. Such phenomenon causes condensation that not only spoils paintwork and flakes plasterwork but, also fosters growth of unhealthy black molds.
It is highly useful on thin walls and ceilings because of its high density core which provide good level of sound insulation. It can also prevent the passage of sound vibrations when partnered with insulation materials mainly composed of mineral wool such as insulation acoustic slabs.
Fire Resistant Board
A highly effective passive fire protection material, fire resistant board has a non-combustible core which, if exposed to fire, releases chemically bound water to slow down the spread of fire. It can also be used in conjunction with fire curtains or Supalux boards.
Water Resistant Board
Made with water repellant additives, water resistant plasterboard is excellent to use in high humidity areas such as bathroom, laundries, toilets and cleaning rooms.
Impact Resistant Plasterboard
Made from bonded fiberglass reinforced mesh that provides its unyielding toughness, this type of plasterboard offers better protection against everyday knocks in high traffic areas such as stairwells and children’s play areas. For its versatility, plasterboard is the most popular choice of homeowners and builders in almost all refurbishment and home improvement projects as well as for major renovations. Perhaps, you need to look around your home or get a professional to see if your home could use new plasterboards.
However, be careful because improper installation of these might cause electrical wiring faults, increased heat and cooling cost, and structural damage. Most plasterboard errors are due to inexperienced homeowners doing the installation by themselves. DIY home improvement is good, but there are also situations that professionals are more needed. To avoid such errors, it is good to seek help from qualified professionals who have the knowledge, skills, tools, and equipment to carry out proper installation projects in your home that may involve not only plasterboards, but also ceilings, plywood sheets, and other materials.