Wallboard Standard Plasterboard

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Offering flexibility and practicality, Wallboard is the most commonly used drylining product in the UK. Much cheaper and less labour-intensive than traditional lath and plaster, wallboards are ideal for walls, partitions and ceilings. Otherwise known as Standard Plasterboard, wallboard comprises an aerated gypsum core firmly bonded to strong paper liners, making it ideal for suitable gypsum plasters or direct decoration. It comes in both Square Edge (SE) and Tapered Edge (TE) designs. 

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What is Wallboard? 

Wallboard, a term synonymous with standard plasterboard, is an indispensable material in modern construction, perfectly suited for creating smooth, paint-ready interior walls and ceilings. 

Wallboards consist of a gypsum plaster core firmly sandwiched between two durable sheets of paper and are specifically designed for ease of installation and cost efficiency. 

Tailored for both residential and commercial constructions, our wallboard products are available in various sizes to meet diverse building requirements. 

The standard gypsum plasterboard we stock is perfect for general applications where basic fire, structural and acoustic levels are required. 

Types of Wallboard

There are also specialist plasterboard sheets available on the market, including: 

  • Insulated plasterboard (thermal laminate)
  • Fire-resistant plasterboard
  • Plasterboard backed with a vapour control membrane

Wallboard Application

Wallboards can be easily fixed to the wall, timber/metal partitions (with mechanical fixings) and various brick/masonry constructions using the "dot and dab" method, in which plasterboard is applied to the surface of the walls or insulation with adhesive.

It can be installed in single or multiple layers and fitted to any shape or size.

Top Tip: If you are planning on papering or painting directly onto your plasterboard, you should always seal it first.

Knauf Gypsum Plasterboard

Knauf gypsum plasterboards offer homeowners a drylining solution that meets industry requirements. We recommend these 2400mm x 1200mm wallboards for people who want easy installation as well as a range of decoration options. Each board has an ivory paper face and a tapered edge that creates a flush finish. It helps homeowners to avoid unsightly gaps and poor installation practices. 

Gyproc Wallboard 

Gyproc plasterboard is manufactured by British Gypsum, a market leader in plasterboard and wallboard products. Gyproc plasterboard is suitable for drylining internal surfaces, specifically partition walls, ceilings and floors, and can be installed in single or in multiple layers to increase acoustic and fire performance. 

The boards are also easily fixed to various brick or masonry backgrounds with drywall adhesive and suitable for direct decoration or Thistle plaster finish.

Tapered Edge Plasterboard

Tapered edge boards are ideal for taping and jointing to achieve a flush finish or for a single coat gypsum plaster finish. Tapered edge plasterboard is the prime choice for walls (flat wall insulation) no matter the desired finish.

Square Edge Plasterboard

Square edge boards are perfect for textured finishes or undecorated applications. The boards maintain the same thickness throughout, and when pushed together, form the so-called butt joint. If you are planning on skimming the plasterboard with plaster we recommend opting for straight edge as it is generally cheaper. 

Frequently Asked Wallboard Questions

Frequently Asked Wallboard Standard Plasterboard Questions

Which Face Of Wallboard Should I Decorate? 

When it comes to plastering or decorating plasterboard, you must always plaster or decorate the ivory face of the board. 

As plaster is porous and absorbs moisture easily, we recommend sealing the plasterboard before painting to help the paint adhere better. It's also imperative to cover any joints and holes created by your fixings for a smooth and even finish. 

How to Cut Wallboard

We recommend cutting wallboard with a regular plasterboard saw. You will need a straight edge, Stanley knife, a pencil and a measuring tape. Holes for switch or socket boxes should be cut out before the boards are fixed.

As ever, we recommend marking your measurements before cutting and wearing protective gear.

Are Gypsum Board & Wallboard The Same Thing? 

Yes. Plasterboard goes by several names including gypsum board, drywall, wallboard or wall panels. 

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