With any construction project, it's essential that you utilise the
materials best suited to the task at hand. So when you need resistance to
for a building application, look no
further than GTEC Fire Board; a plasterboard which provides superior fire
resistance for stud partitions, wall lining and ceiling systems. It
complies with BS1230 Type 5 and BS EN 520 Types D and F, and has achieved
60 minutes of fire resistance from a 15mm single layer partition system.
Plasterboard or drywall is a panel made of calcium sulfate dihydrate (also
known as gypsum) with or without additives and normally pressed between a
facer and a backer. It is used to make interior walls and ceilings. This
material is very versatile and comes in a wide range of options.
It's ideal for use in both commercial and residential projects as in
addition to the versatility; it's also very easily painted and it's much
quicker to use compared to the traditional alternative of Lath and Plaster.
In addition of providing the drywall construction, the plasterboard also
helps builders and designers meet regulations with regards to fire,
acoustics, and thermal efficiency. In the case of this particular
plasterboard, it complies with BS1230 Type 5 and BS EN 520 Types D and F.
Plasterboard can be used in a diverse range of different applications.
Primarily it's used for wall partitions and ceilings. This includes a
variety of different buildings including hospitals, shops, schools, and
residential properties. There are numerous benefits to using plasterboard
in construction. In addition to the smooth appearance, it's also
exceptionally lightweight and very easy to install, being quickly fixed to
either a metal or a timber frame.
Also, with regards to environmental sustainability, it's important to note
that plasterboard is a very environmentally friendly option. Whilst it
cannot be disposed of through general waste methods, it can be fully
recycled, which means that no plasterboard waste should be sent to
What Does 60 Minutes Of Fire Resistance Mean?
In the event of a fire this material has been graded to withstand the fire
for a total of 60 minutes. This means that it could help to delay the
spread of a fire, helping to minimise and mitigate damage, provide people
inside the building time to escape, and it also helps to maintain
structural integrity during a fire, which provides emergency services more
time to control the outbreak of the fire itself.
This method of fire protection is known as passive fire protection, as the
physical structure itself provides a method of fire protection. Unlike
active fire protection such as a sprinkler system or fire extinguishers,
the passive protection provided by fire resistant plasterboard doesn't
require any action on your part; it provides its fire protection simply by
being installed, providing peace of mind and reassurance for
What Other Plasterboard Materials Are Available?
In addition to the fire resistant plasterboard panels available from our
online store, you can also browse through a variety of different drywall
panels. This includes both square edge and tapered edge boards, alongside
other specialised panels such as moisture resistant plasterboard and sound
Pennyhill Timber; Supplies For The Public And Trade
Our products are available to both trade professionals and members of the
public, so if you're an experienced professional or a DIY novice, visit our
premises in Surrey or give out staff a call today using the information
available at the bottom of this page.
Additionally, as an independent merchant based in the South of England with
over 15 years of award winning knowledge and experience
it's fair to say we know a thing or two about the industry. So if you need
advice or if you have any questions regarding any of the timber supplies
available from our online store, our friendly and dedicated experts are on
hand to help.
Enjoy Peace Of Mind With No Quibble Returns
We want our customers to have an enjoyable experience when purchasing
their construction supplies from our online store. That's why we're
happy to provide a no quibble returns policy. If you have a valid
receipt which is no more than 30 days old and the items are in the same
condition, we won't charge a re-stocking fee.
Also, there's no need to be concerned about items arrived in a damaged
condition. If any of your items arrive damaged; there's no fuss and no
hassle, simply contact us within 24 hours and we'll be happy to discuss
and exchange or a refund.
Get In Touch With The Pennyhill Team Today
If you would like to make an enquiry you can speak to a member of staff by
calling Pennyhill Timber on
01483 486 739
. Our office
opening hours are
Monday to Friday 7:00am to 5:00pm
and Saturday 8:00am to 12:00pm
. You can also get in touch with
our team using the internet, our email address is
Alternatively, you could visit our team of experts in person; our address
The Timber Yard, Lucas Green Road, West End, Woking, Surrey, GU24 9YB.