Is plasterboard and Gyprock the same thing?

Is plasterboard and Gyprock the same thing?

Gyprock is a brand name for plasterboard, sometimes known as gypsum board. Gyprock panels are made by sandwiching a layer of gypsum plaster between two sheets of felt paper. Once the gypsum is set, it creates a solid panel which is then fixed to a stud wall.

What is the difference between drywall and Gyprock?

Gyprock is also known as gypsum board, drywall, or plasterboard. For thousands of years, plaster made from lime, sand, animal hair and other ingredients was used to create a smooth interior finish on building walls and ceilings.

How wide is a Gyprock wall?

This board sets the Standard for commercial applications. Gyprock Standard 13mm works as a general internal wall and ceiling lining in a huge range of commercial applications.

What are the different types of Gyprock?


  • Residential Plasterboard. The full range of quality plasterboard for walls and ceilings in homes.
  • Commercial Plasterboard.
  • Perforated Plasterboard.
  • Cornice.
  • Ceiling Tiles.
  • Adhesives & Sealants.
  • Jointing Tapes.
  • Specialty Plasters.

Which is better Gyprock or plasterboard?

When it comes to the materials Plaster provides a stronger finish, it’s less common in buildings these days, while it is considered *high end* it does cost more and uses more labour. Solid plaster gives a better sound barrier and when compared with gyprock it is much harder and stronger.

Can you screw into Gyprock?

The initial fixing can be screwed directly into plasterboard using only a screw driver and the application of sufficient pressure. Once the fixing is into the plasterboard it can be used to fit all manner of brackets and other lightweight applications to the wall.

Can you paint straight onto plasterboard?

You can paint straight onto/over plasterboard in most cases, you simply need to cover the joints and any holes created by your fixings first. Being able to paint directly onto the surface of the new wall is convenient and saves time and money. You can also plaster over painted plasterboard at a later stage.

What size are plasterboard sheets?

The standard plasterboard sheet size is 120 cm in width and from 180 to 360 cm in height. The sizes are designed to support the standard stud spacing, which is 60 cm.

What is the standard size of a sheet of Gyprock?

1200mm and 1350mm
Gyprock plasterboard sheets are commonly available in 1200mm and 1350mm widths, and have recessed longitudinal edges facilitating a smooth, seamless joint finish.

What sizes do plasterboard come in?

How Thick is Plasterboard

  • The standard plasterboard sheet size is 120 cm in width and from 180 to 360 cm in height. The sizes are designed to support the standard stud spacing, which is 60 cm.
  • The plasterboard sizes for ceilings are 9.5mm or 10mm.
  • Plasterboard sizes for walls are 12.5mm or 13mm.

What lengths does plasterboard come in?

The standard plasterboard sheet size is 120 cm in width and from 180 to 360 cm in height. The sizes are designed to support the standard stud spacing, which is 60 cm. Plasterboard can be found in different widths depending on the manufacturer.

Is Gyprock waterproof?

The core, face and back of Gyprock Aquachek are treated to make it resistant to moisture and humidity without compromising integrity. It is specifically designed for use as a wall and ceiling lining in wet areas of residential or commercial buildings.

How long should a plasterboard screw be?

Plasterboard screws are usually black with pozidrive, countersunk heads. The screw length should be such that the screw penetrates the timber by about 25mm (1 inch) i.e. for 9.5mm thick plasterboard use 32mm long screws, or for 12.5mm thick plasterboard use 38mm long screws.

Can you paint plasterboard without skimming?

Yes you can paint the plasterboard without skimming it. I would then recommended using a sealer on the board first such as “Gyproc Drywall Sealer” as plasterboard is very absorbent. You can also use diluted PVA. Once sealed just paint with your chosen paint.

What size is 6×3 plasterboard?

Plasterboard – 1800 x 900 x 9.5mm (6 x 3ft)

How wide is the taper on plasterboard?

Tapered edge plasterboards are most commonly manufactured in 1200mm widths to suit the 600mm stud spacing which is common in domestic housing.

What lengths do plasterboard come in?

What sizes do plaster boards come in?

Plasterboard comes in several thicknesses including 9.5mm or 3/8 inch and 12mm or 1/2 inch. Large sheets of plasterboard are traditionally 8 ft x 4ft or 2.4m x 1.2m but smaller sheets, called plasterboard laths are available for easy transportation and ease of handling.

How do you use Gyprock plasterboard back blocks?

1. Cut plasterboard back-blocks of at least 200mm width and long enough to fit loosely between the joists. 2. Apply Gyprock™Cornice Cement to one face of the backblock with a trowel. Form beads about 5mm thick, 20mm wide and spaced at about 40mm centres by scraping with a broadknife. 3.

What is the plasterboard DIY guide?

This guide is part of a series of DIY information guides for small projects such as repairing, installing and finishing plasterboard walls and ceilings. For those attempting more difficult projects like sound or fire rated rooms, garage ceilings or exterior work, a range of professional tools and specialist products are available.

How is plaster wallboard secured in place?

When plaster wallboard is put in place on walls or ceilings, it is secured in place by fastening elements such as nails, clips, screws or the like, and the permanence of such fastening is dependent in a large measure upon the shearing strength of the wallboard at its line of engagement with such fastening element.

Which is the best plasterboard for internal walls?

1 Plus™. A premium, lightweight 10mm thick plasterboard used as a general internal wall and ceiling lining in residential applications. Optimised Core 2 Supaceil™. 3 Aquachek™.