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Drywall & Plasterboard Fixings: Which is best?

July 16, 2019

Gypsum board, drywall and plasterboard are actually the same product. A gypsum interior that is covered with think cardboard is something they have for preventing the gypsum from breaking when installed or sawn. They sometimes confuse plasterers Melbourne. Nothing can be nailed into drywall or plasterboard as gypsum is a relatively soft material and it would not hold on, this is not recommended for commercial plastering.

What are Drywall and Plasterboard?

In America, plasterboard is called sheetrock. They are a different thickness but are the same product. The core plasterboard is just gypsum. Naturally occurring gypsum would be grounded into fine powder when plasterboard is made.

There are plastering services Melbourne that are both residential or commercial which can install plasterboard.

Regular plasterboard would be 12.5mm thick and it comes in sheets which are 2400mm long and 1200mm wide. There are also thinner and thicker types of plasterboard which are available. They can be as thick as 15mm and thin as 6mm but are not a solid plastering solution.

Regular plasterboard is available in standard sheets however it can also come in number of different products.

  • Fire resistant plasterboard
  • Soundproofing drywall designed for reducing the passage of sound through it
  • Moisture resistant
  • Damp proof board
  • Insulated board

Using special nails or screws, plasterers can install plasterboard. The wide heads are what help prevent the plasterboard from breaking.

Fixing Drywall and Plasterboard

Drywall screws have much deeper threads as compared to ordinary screws. These help grip the drywall. They would be installed through the drywall right into the wall studs to fasten to the walls. The wide heads enable them not to pop out as they are nailed into the drywall. When installing, both screws and nails should be used.

Plasterboard has not been designed for hanging heavier objects or pictures. There are various products that are available to allow for the heavier objects or pictures to be hanged onto the plasterboard.

Choosing Drywall and Plasterboard Fixings

When it comes to plasterboard fixings, they can fairly easy to choose. Firstly, weigh the object that needs to be hanged. The hardware store would have a weight limit on the package. However, in case they are sold in bulk, the assistant will help you choose. Normally, the weight needs to be higher as compared to the weight of the object.

Usual Plasterboard Installations

A picture rail might need to be installed on the drywall. This is where plastic plugs come into. They are required at intervals and would help bear the weight. The picture rail needs to be help at the height that one needs and a helper might be needed.

When installing skirting board, they need to be flat against the floor. Using a cutoff on the top edge, they can be made flat. Screws and even special glue might need to be used to ensure that the skirting board does not pop up.

Conclusion

There are different types of drywall and plasterboard fixings which are installed by plasterers near me. There is no one best fixing, it completely depends on the needs of the individual. Keep in mind to only use appropriate fixings and weigh the objects while working with plasterboards. 

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