RESIDENTIAL INSTALLATION GUIDE INCLUDING WET AREA SYSTEMS
CONTENTS General Installation Introduction 2 Description 2 Applications 3 Advantages 3 Gyprock ™ Plasterboard Range 4 Architectural Specification 7 Handling & Storage 8 Design Considerations 8 Levels of Finish 12 Framing 14 Sheet Layout 16 Fixing Systems 18 Masonry Walls 24 Curved Walls 26 Control Joints, Door Jambs 30 Back-Blocking Joints 31 Jointing Systems 34 Jointing Hand Applied 36 Jointing with Mechanical Tools 39 Arches 40 Cornice Fixing 41 Decoration 42 Wet Area Lining Systems Description 43 Applications 43 Advantages 43 Components 44 Framing Preparation 44 Aquachek ™ Installation 44 Construction Details – Shower Areas 45 Construction Details – General Wet Areas 52 Joint Treatment 55 Surface Decoration 55 Maintenance 55 Health, Safety & Guarantee 56 Contact Information 56 INTRODUCTION This guide provides detailed installation information for the fixing of Gyprock ™ plasterboards in residential construction including wet area applications. For additional information or assistance with plasterboard fixing. please contact the CSR Gyprock office in your region. DESCRIPTION Gyprock ™ plasterboard is a machine made sheet composed of a gypsum core encased in a heavy duty linerboard. The linerboard is folded around the long edges to reinforce and protect the core. The board ends are cut square. Gyprock ™ plasterboard conforms with manufacturing standard AS/NZS2588 ‘Gypsum Plasterboard’. Product Manufacture Gyprock ™ plasterboard products are manufactured from gypsum, paper and a small amount of additives. Gypsum is a naturally occurring, non-toxic sedimentary rock. The paper liner board used for plasterboard and cornice is made from 100% recycled newspapers and cartons and the additives are benign materials such as starch and foam. The energy used in the manufacture of Gyprock ™ is amongst the lowest of any building product. Emissions are limited to water vapour and products of natural gas consumption. Good Environmental Choice Australia The original Gyprock EC08 ™ with reCore ™ technology was the first Australian made plasterboard to have been Certified by Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA). Now Superchek ™ and three boards in the EC08 ™ range carry GECA certification. This certification as a good ‘environmental choice’ means that the product complies to the environmental and social performance characteristics as detailed in the voluntary environmental labeling standard - Panel Boards. Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is Australia’s leading authority on green building. The GBCA was established in 2002 to develop a sustainable property industry in Australia and drive the adoption of green building practices. The GBCA promotes green building programs, technologies, design practices and processes, and operates Australia’s only national voluntary comprehensive environmental rating system for buildings - Green Star.
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