Every dry lining project is going to need plasterboard of some type. There are various types available, so it depends on your requirements as to which plasterboard you will need. Different plasterboards can use different materials during the manufacturing process to achieve special characteristics.
For example, some plasterboards have additives that make them fire-resistant. Dry lining, buster board, custard board, gypsum board, gypsum pane, plasterboard, sheetrock and wallboard are all the same thing and are all effectively plasterboards. Plasterboard is used as an alternative to plaster and can cover existing walls or form new ones when fixed to frames and studs.
If you have come here looking for ‘dry lining’ (or another term) and are confused by the word ‘plasterboard’ there is no need to fret - the same information will apply in most cases.
We stock a full range of plastering tools for any handy DIYer to a professional tradesman's needs. We are fully stocked with standard plasterboard, tapered-edged plasterboard, as well as fire protection boards, all of which can be used on walls or suspended ceiling systems. All our plasterboards are British gypsum. Gypsum plasterboard or drywall enables a quick installation of walls, partitions and ceilings, benefiting the DIYer and professional alike.
Our range includes various types of plasterboard such as fireline (fire-resistant plasterboard), Moisture resistant, Soundbloc (acoustic insulation) and insulated plasterboard, as well as your standard square edge and tapered edged boards, for skimming and jointing, or square edge wall boards more suited to textured finishes.
We stock leading brands such as British Gypsum’s Gyproc so that we can supply wall boards you can use with total confidence for a job well done. In many modern plasterboards, the lining papers used are fully recycled fibres, making some products perfect for eco-friendly builds.
Also known as gypsum board, drywall, wallboard or wall panels, plasterboard provides a quick and neat solution to interior walls and ceilings. Our standard plasterboard comes in two different profiles to cater for different finishes.
Thicknesses of plasterboard can range between 9mm and 102mm, depending on the type of board you require. Standard plasterboard thicknesses for ceilings are usually 9.5 mm to 12.5 mm, while walls can be 12.5 mm to 15 mm. In most cases, plasterboard is used for lining existing walls and ceilings - or to build partitions within an existing space. While all types of plasterboard provide some level of insulation, many will have additional benefits - depending on the type of plasterboard you select.
Plasterboard is an excellent alternative to wet plaster and it is quicker to fix plasterboard to an existing wall and then skim it than it is to prepare and plaster a wall from scratch. A process of taping and jointing can also be carried out, where you use tape and a jointing compound, which eliminates the need to plaster completely.