At Building Supplies Online, we offer a hugh selection of Plasterboard from top UK high quality manufacturers including KNAUF, British Gypsum, SINIAT, GYPROC and all available at competitive prices. 

Our Range of Plasterboard

Plasterboard is also called drywall. It is made up of gypsum with outer layers of lining paper which vary in thickness depending on the strength of board purchased. Plasterboard is used to make interior walls and ceilings, it is a versatile product that is easy to work with. Plasterboard is also a very good insulator which helps keep your home warm and cosy, therefore saving you money.

Plasterboard or drywall is a composite sheeting board made up of gypsum with outer layers of strong paper facing, widely used in homes and other premises to make interior walls and ceilings, dividing up your living or work space to create individual rooms.

Gypsum is made of soft white or grey mineral calcium sulfate dihydrate, and is the standard building material for wall, ceiling, and partition systems in residential, institutional, and commercial properties. Plasterboard acts an effective insulator within the home helping to keep your rooms warm and free from damp and moisture, whilst also being fire retardant.

Plasterboard sheeting is generally manufactured to a standard width of 1200mm, specifically designed to fit stud walls. Other sizes are available when space may be at a premium. Standard plasterboard has a white paper facing for the front side of the board, this is the area to be plastered subsequent to installation, the reverse is brown or foil backed. Foil backed plasterboard is preferred when keeping moisture and damp away is a requirement.

Plasterboard is used industry wide because of its fire retardant capacity. Plasterboard gypsum prevents spread of fire due to water particles that act to keep temperatures low, resisting the spread of fire. Plasterboard is also very effective at soundproofing, especially for household noises like voices and music. Preventing the transfer of unwanted sound to adjoining areas is a key consideration in both domestic environments or commercial settings, and as such plasterboard acts as an effective system to help control sound transmission.

Our range of plasterboards cater for a variety of uses, within our selection we can supply moisture resistant, fire resistant, acoustic, thermal and high impact plasterboards, specifically designed to best suit particular applications.

Why do you Need Plasterboard?

When installing plasterboard to a stud wall, plasterboard fixings, screws or a dot and dab method are required. The choice is primarily dependent on the weight of the plasterboard used in your installation. Following the installation of plasterboard, it can be skimmed with plaster to make a smooth finish. Alternatively, paint or wallpaper can be administered directly to the plasterboard if it has been prepared by applying sealant prior to any painting or papering.

Plasterboard is usually made in 1200mm wide sheets, which is designed to fit stud walls. Other sizes are available for where space may be limited. Normal plasterboard has a white papered side and a brown side, the white side is meant to face into the room and be plastered over. Foil backed plasterboard has a layer of foil on one side to act as a vapour layer, this helps with keeping moisture and damp away.

Plasterboard is a very fire retardant material, as the gypsum contains water particles that keep temperatures low in case of a fire, which then helps prevent fire spreading. Plasterboard is also very good at soundproofing, especially for household noises like voices and music. Plasterboard can be used all around the house, but for bathrooms and kitchens where humidity levels are high, you will need a special moisture resistant type. Impact resistant plasterboard is more robust and has more load bearing capabilities, so is good to be used where you need extra strength and durability.

When you have finished installing your plasterboard, traditionally it would then be skimmed with plaster to make a smooth finish. Now it is becoming more popular to paint or add wallpaper directly to the plasterboard, this works well as the plasterboard is smooth, but it is advisable to use a special sealant to seal the plasterboard first as you may run into problems later otherwise. This is because the plasterboard is very absorbent, and it may prove difficult to remove old wallpaper if not previously sealed.

We deliver plasterboard throughout the UK direct to your door and offer next day delivery if required. 

Choosing Your Plasterboard

There are many types, widths and depths of plasterboard available to choose from at Building Supplies Online.  When deciding which Plasterboard is right for you and your project, you will need to consider the application and functionality of the room the Plasterboard is going to be installed in.  You will see an array of Plasterboard variations within our selection including moisture resistant, fire resistant, acoustic, thermal and high impact Plasterboards.

Our fire proof and fire resistant Plasterboard can be used where regulations stipulate the requirement and added through choice for extra security and peace of mind. 

We offer a thermal insulation range of Plasterboard where regulation stipulates a basic level of additional thermal insulation must be met such as new-build structures and in refurbishments where maintaining a higher level of heat is desired. 

Our moisture resistant Plasterboard is ideal for kitchen and bathroom installation as these rooms are prone to high humidity and any space where temporary external exposure will occur.  High impact resistant panels are to go to when your Plasterboard requires extra strength and durability.  Finally, our acoustic Plasterboard is designed for where you may need to reduce noise.  Substantially heavier than standard Plasterboard sheets these special sound shield boards will reduce noise impact in adjacent rooms and neighbouring properties. 

Applying Plasterboard

When applying the plasterboard to a stud wall you can use Plasterboard fixings, screws or a dot and dab method. This will depend on the personal choice and the weight of the plasterboard you are fitting. Wallboard comes in smaller sizes which means it is easier to handle and ideal for putting into smaller spaces. If you require a thermal plasterboard then this is a more specialised board. Normally these plasterboards are best used by a dot and dab method and to a non-cavity wall.  Great care must be taken when disposing of plasterboard due to current regulations you can no longer place plasterboard in standard bins and skips. 

There are two types of Plasterboard edging to choose from; square edged and tapered edge.  This product is also known as dry lining and dry wall.  Plasterboard can be used in commercial and residential applications. It is a difficult item to transport and requires access to the delivery point and possible mechanical lifting equipment. When applying Plasterboard it is crucial you wear protective clothing and use the right fixings. It can be applied to timber battens in front of a cavity wall insulation. Then use Plasterboard tape with scrim and the plaster over the boards.  Plasterboard is also used for added protection to structural steel where required. 

If you have any questions or need advice regarding our selection of Plasterboard then please feel free to give us a call or join us on Live Chat where of course we will be happy to help.  

Our plasterboard prices are the most competitive online and we have a full range of plasterboard sizes available for Next Day Delivery with UK Nationwide shipping.

Once you have chosen from our Plasterboard selection, why not view our range of accessories and plasterboard fixings including Edge Beads, Angle Beads, Joint Plasterboard Tape, Plaster Thistle, screws and Plasterboard Adhesive to compliment the range.

If your project is on a larger scale you will see Building Supplies Online offer plasterboard for partitions and ceiling systems as well as wall linings.  

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