Australia's plasterboard pioneer, Gyprock ™, celebrates its 65th year in the industry and stakes its fair claim as Australia's leading plasterboard manufacturer.

Over the years Gyprock™ products have helped to build some of the nation’s most prominent public buildings, including the construction of Parliament House in Canberra, the Melbourne Recital Hall and the restoration of the Sydney Opera House. 

"2012 is an incredibly special year for Gyprock™ and a time to reflect on just what we have achieved, an opportunity to look forward to the future and the growth of our business," says Ian Hardiman, Lightweight Systems General Manager.

Achievements overview:

  • 1947: Gyprock™ introduces plasterboard to the market
  • 1968: The launch of a revolutionary base coat product known as Base Coast 45
  • 2008: The first Australian-made plasterboard to be certified by GECA was launched known as EC08™ with ReCore™ technology
  • 2011: Gyprock’s premium 10mm plasterboard product Superchek™ joined EC08™ with a GECA certification, raising the bar for residential plasterboard through an environmental solution with a unique point of difference
Hardiman says that Gyprock™ is consistently evolving its practice, with focus on sustainable building products.


"As a company we are well positioned to assist the Australian building and construction industry to tackle the changes and challenges that lie ahead. We are looking forward to supporting the building trade for the next 65 years and beyond."