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British Gypsum helps Restoration Man

A range of specialist British Gypsum drylining solutions has been used in the restoration of a Victorian water pumping station in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire.

British Gypsum helps Restoration Man

The transformation has been followed by Channel 4’s Restoration Man series, after its owners began to convert the old industrial building for residential use.

The locally listed building, which was built in 1886 over a 350ft deep bore hole, was used to supply water to the village of Cheshunt for nearly one hundred years.

Due to its solid brickwork construction and locally listed building status an internal wall insulation solution was required. Specialist drylining products were selected to improve acoustics, increase thermal comfort and protect against moisture penetration.

Gyproc SoundBloc plasterboard was used to increase sound insulation on the corridor walls on the upper floor and the walls between the bedrooms. Featuring a higher density core, Gyproc SoundBloc is more effective in reducing noise transmission, when compared to standard plasterboard, improving acoustic performance and creating a more homely living space.

British Gypsum Gyproc Moisture Resistant board was also used for its water repellent properties, while Gyproc WallBoard Duplex board, which features a vapour control membrane, was used to create a vapour-resistant barrier on some of the external walls.

The drylining system, which included easy-to-install metal components from the British Gypsum Gypframe range, was able to accommodate the necessary levels of wall insulation provided by Isover

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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