What is a Drywall?
A drywall is a high performance lightweight interior wall system consisting of a GI steel frame, encased in gypsum plasterboards on either side attached with self-drilling drywall screws. The joints are then taped and finished with gypsum jointing compounds.
Drywalls can be used to partition any interior and are the preferred choice of construction for a range of applications, in homes, hotels, hospitals, schools, theatres, and industry. They are strong and robust (drywalls of up to 15 metres high have been built) and can typically last the lifetime of a building unless they are subjected to abuse or alteration.
Benefits of Drywall
Drywalls consume 95% less water than masonry construction.They can be built three to four times faster than conventional masonry (brick/block) walls & masonry construction is not only laborious, it also needs a lot of water curing. Drywall as the name implies is a water-free process & hence can be put up much faster. Which means UR home project is always delivered on time.
SPEED OF INSTALLATION
Drywalls are easy to put up & need less labour to be precise, drywalls can be executed 3 to 4 times faster than masonry construction. In masonry construction the wall needs to be chased after it has been constructed to provide for services like electrical wiring. Service management for a drywall, on the other hand, is a planned activity. Service slots are provided in the system.
Drywalls are eight to ten times lighter than masonry walls, reducing the dead load of the structure. This assumes significance especially in high-rise structures, resulting in not only structural cost savings, but a reduction in the burden (both ease and cost) of moving up heavy material. Studies have shown that drywalls lead to structural cost savings of as much as 15%.
Green Product which is recyclable and is made of environment friendly material. Drywalls are made of gypsum plasterboard, which is 100% recyclable and has low embodied energy. Drywalls are also water-free, thus saving precious natural resources.
Seamless & crack free surfaces, allowing ease of decoration via paint, tiles or wallpaper. Drywalls provide a high level of finish as plasterboards have paper liners on the surface that are suitable for any decoration. As a result U get smooth, crack-free and undulation-free walls.
Fire safety: Drywalls can be built to give fire resistance of up to four hours for stability, integrity and insulation. This means that if a fire breaks out, it will be contained to the compartmentalised area for four hours, giving occupants enough time to vacate the premises.
Acoustic comfort Drywalls deliver high acoustic performance, capable of delivering sound insulation levels of 70dB+ as they work on the principle of mass-spring-mass. Masonry walls work on the principle of mass making it is difficult to deliver acoustic comfort without increasing the thickness. Flexibility Drywalls are very flexible when it comes to creating and dividing spaces, allowing easy customisation of interiors. Their versatility allows you to maximize the usable area within a given space.
Gyproc Drylining provides an excellent level of finish for buildings. The lining can be used for the internal surfaces of external walls and are equally suited for both new construction & refurbishment. The wall lining enhances the thermal sound & fire insulation of masonry walls.
Gypsum-based performance drywalls are used to separate rooms and spaces in homes, hotels, hospitals, multiplexes & industrial complexes. Apart from offering the conventional benefits of fast and easy construction, they also offer high performance in terms of Sound insulation (50db to 70db) Passive fire protection (one to four hours) Strength (Severe duty)
Wet Area Drywalls
Specialised drywall solutions are available for interior wet area applications (like bathrooms & kitchens), which use special boards like Gyproc Moisture Resistant gypsum board or Gyproc fibre cement board. These offer superior moisture resistance properties & also the flexibility to fix.
Gypsum-based partitions are used extensively to efficiently create & divide spaces in offices. These partitions are easy and quick to build, provide excellent acoustic insulation (preventing sound from moving from one room to another), good fire protection and can take all types of finishes (from paint to wallpaper to wooden laminates and veneers). They are a superior cost-effective alternative to conventional masonry walls which take long to build & are not flexible, wooden partitions, which pose a fire hazard, offer poor sound insulation & are expensive.