Jason chose to upgrade the plasterboard specification to British Gypsum’s super strong Gyproc Habito.
“When you’re building or renovating a house it’s natural that you want to concentrate on the finishing items, such as the kitchen or the lighting – and while these things are certainly important, the structural materials are just as important,” commented Jason.
“The plasterboard finish is really key to the long-term performance of the house, in my opinion. That’s why taking a fabric first approach was critical to us, as the basic structural elements are not something you can change later on. It’s an area I often see people fall down on and is a mistake we’ve made in the past ourselves. We’re investing our life savings into this project, so we wanted to make sure we got it right this time.”
Gyproc Habito plasterboard was used to construct the internal partitioning throughout the new and extended sections of the property, which include the kitchen and utility room, the stairwell atrium, the eldest child’s bedroom and the dressing area and en suite bathroom of the master suite.
Capable of supporting up to 15kg with a single no. 10 woodscrew, installing cabinetry and shelving throughout the suite was no problem, as was hanging the family’s extensive collection of artwork and framed prints.