Plasterboard is a widely used construction material, providing cost-effective sound insulation, fire performance, moisture resistance and mould resistance. Currently, a significant quantity of plasterboard is utilised as interior walls in challenging heavy-use environments despite its susceptibility to damage from human contact, moving furniture, and other objects. In high-traffic spaces where extreme impact damage is a risk, such as in commercial buildings, sporting facilities and healthcare institutions, a more robust solution is required. This is why every architect, designer and specifier needs to know about impact-resistant plasterboard. 

Specifying impact-resistant plasterboard for commercial applications: What, where, when & how walks architects, designers and specifiers through the ins and outs of specifying impact-resistant plasterboard. For background, we look at the relevant building code requirements and introduce the ASTM C1629 technical standard. We then define what “impact-resistant” plasterboard is and how it may be tested before discussing its architectural benefits and potential applications. Finally, we present a new multi-function plasterboard from CSR Gyprock that has been engineered to deliver exceptional impact resistance. 

Gyprock EC08™ Extreme is an Australian made, GECA certified, high-performance plasterboard with the highest level of specifications in the EC08™ range. It has been specifically designed and tested to meet the highest standards across a broad range of performance requirements, but with a focus on superior impact resistance in three key areas: hard body impact, soft body impact and surface indentation.

Download this whitepaper and learn about impact-resistant plasterboard, including how such products are tested, when they should be used and the relevant design considerations.  


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