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F0_0244_0000_page89maquetteInstalling Plasterboard Systems

A revolution for
installers/contractors, providing them with construction products safer and easier to install.

Safe to install

In comparison with other construction products, plasterboards are light weight (about 10-15% the weight of conventional brick walls on the floor) and thus easier to handle reducing the risks of injuries. Moreover, the light weight characteristic of the plasterboard allows designers to adopt lighter structures, which results in savings in foundations costs.

Though straight forward, it does not mean that the erection of a wall or a suspended ceiling is simple. You need skilled labour to achieve the fire and energy-efficiency performance of the wall, ceiling or floor and to have a smooth and perfect finish of the plasterboard once erected.

Easy and fast to install

  • Since the mid-1980s, plasterboard sales in Western Europe have risen by around 5% per year. One of the principal reasons for this rapidly growing popularity is ease of installation. To construct an internal wall, for example, a frame is erected, plasterboard is fitted to it, joints are filled, and the wall is created. The operation is clean, dry and uncomplicated.
  • The gypsum industry leads training centers and developed partnership with several vocational institutions across Europe to teach the right way to install plasterboard systems. Thanks to the high level of industrialization and precision of plasterboards system, installers’ skills are also technically well oriented.

Easy to dismantle

  • The way plasterboards are erected enable their disassembly and recycling if the building is properly dismantled according to modern demolition techniques.