Understanding what Gyprock is

Gyprock is a very popular building product utilized in the construction of interior walls and ceilings. This material was introduced to Australia way back in the 1940’s. It is also commonly referred to as gypsum board, drywall, or plasterboard. Standard plasterboard is manufactured by sandwiching a gypsum plaster layer between two very thick sheets of specialised paper. There are variations to this process and materials used which can result in gyprock sheets that can be used for soundproofing or have water-resistant properties. We at Sydney Wide Plastering have handled a large number of gyprock installation in Sydney projects, involving soundproofing requirements. We have also used this material in settings that experience moisture and humidity problems. Why is gyprock used? Gyprock is the most widely used interior wall material in most Australian residential properties. Installing it is an effective and relatively simple method that involves creating smooth surfaces in the interiors of your home. The sheets are reasonably priced and fast to set up. Once the gyprock has been installed, it can then be finished with a range of treatments and textures including tiles, paint, wallpaper, rendering, and wainscoting. The material also has a low environmental impact and is fire resistant too. Gyprock installation process Standard gyprock sheets come in 1200mm or 1350mm widths and in lengths of up to 6mtrs. Most walls are built using 10mm thick gyprock, but it’s available in various thicknesses. Plasterboard that’s used for ceilings is thicker as it needs some reinforcement for added strength. Once the house frame has been erected, and all the plumbing and wiring has been installed, the plasterboard installation is done create interior ceilings and walls. The maintenance aspect Gyprock is quite brittle & thin, which makes it highly vulnerable to breaks and cracks. If it comes into contact with too much water it will start becoming mouldy. The only way to fix the problem is to replace the affected sheet. But gyprock repairs are quite easy and cost-effective too. As an experienced Sydney Plasterer, we handle a range of gyprocking projects including:
  • Acoustic ceilings
  • Fire rating systems
  • Suspended ceilings
  • Bulkheads & Cornices
  • Office fit outs
  • Metal framing & Ceiling panels
  • Ornate-styled gyprock edging
  • Acoustic systems
  • Thermal insulation
  • Access panels
  • Restoration/repairs
  • Other
When you hire us for your Gyprocking Sydney project, you have the assurance that the best quality materials will be used in the work and that the entire project will be completed safely and professionally. Our supervisors ensure that all aspects of the project are completed to industry standards. We also provide iron-clad guarantees for our work and focus on providing clients value for money. We at Sydney Wide Plastering are highly customer-centric in our approach to our work and ensure that our customers get value for money when we handle any job for them. For any more information, call us at 0405 847 224. You can also contact us via this form. Find information about the areas we service, here.