Which plasterboard to use

There are many different types of plasterboard. All varying for each specification depending on the project. In this blog we go through some of the more popular boards we use on a day to day basis.

Fire line ( pink in colour)

These plasterboards are used for areas were increased fire protection is needed. This product is suitable for Drylining, wall lining , ceilings and stud work. The square edge board is perfect protection for structural steel.

Moisture ( green colour)

This plasterboards is designed for going in high moisture, humid environments. Such as wet rooms bathrooms and kitchens. The boards can be drylined or tacked to the stud work.

Sound block ( blue board)

This board is designed to reduce sound between rooms. It’s great for communal areas like flats or high volume areas. These boards can be drylined or tacked onto the stud work.

Standard plasterboard ( white board)

The standard board is usually 15mm on ceilings, 12.5mm on walls. There is also 9.5mm boards designed for putting in tight areas.you can get square edge or tapered edge. These boards can be drylined or tacked to the studwork.

Cement board

This board is typically used as a tile backer board or for external work. These boards can be used on rendering projects were studwork is exposed externally. These boards need to be screwed prior to render or tiling work

Insulation board

These boards are essential part of any building. It helps draughts coming through walls and reduces heat loss. This board is great for exterior walls that face to the outside . These boards come in different sizes usually 25 mm 50 mm and 75mm.

These are some examples of the plasterboards approved Plastering Systems use on a regular basis. There are many more available to be used on different jobs. Approved plastering systems can adhere to any specification for any project.

Shaun and Daniel
Approved plastering systems