A perforated plasterboard product from Gyprock was used for the ceiling during the renovation of a real estate office in Wembley, WA. Gyptone perforated plasterboard delivered a range of benefits to the office interiors including acoustic performance, noise reduction, visual impact and improved indoor air quality.

Being the first point of call for property buyers and sellers, a real estate office showcases its standard of service through its office surroundings. By ensuring excellent design and the use of high quality materials, these offices look to make the right impact on their prospective clientele.

Raine & Horne also sought to make a striking first impression by renovating their office. Gyprock’s recently launched Gyptone perforated plasterboard was used for the ceiling throughout the workspace.

"The office renovation aim was to create a space with visual impact that featured premium materials, which complemented the industrial look we wanted to achieve," says Terry Menage, director of Raine & Horne Commercial WA.

Gyptone Slotted Minigrid perforated plasterboard was fitted throughout the general office working areas, as well as the reception and boardroom to create a ceiling with high visual impact as well as a multitude of additional performance-based features.

Gyptone plasterboard is the ideal material for an office ceiling as it reduces echo and noise reverberation to allow private and sensitive conversations to stay within the room.

Gyptone’s acoustic performance and noise reduction features were a huge drawcard, said Menage. The plasterboard ceiling not only created a more comfortable environment for both staff and clients to concentrate and work in but also made the office calmer and quieter.

"Privacy is key in our line of work so creating a peaceful and relaxed environment where our clients feel comfortable is essential," he said.

Additionally, Gyptone’s Activ'Air technology was another advantage for the space with Menage explaining "the health of our clients, employees and co-workers is important; the ceiling technology is another added bonus giving us one less thing to worry about".

Gyptone’s Activ'Air is a patented technology that converts formaldehyde into non-harmful still compounds that permanently lock in the board and cannot be released back into the air. Activ'Air technology can reduce the concentration of formaldehyde by up to 60 per cent when installed in ceilings, thus improving indoor air quality for any busy office space.

Menage also loves the overall style he was able to achieve using Gyptone. "As part of the office revamp, we wanted a soft industrial style with a high-impact reception and boardroom area. To achieve and maintain the industrial look without comprising on quality, as well as providing flow between the softer feel of the reception area, Gyptone achieved this seamless integration, with the added bonus of a quality finish."