British Gypsum has launched an innovative wall solution designed to provide greater durability as well as improved design and installation flexibility.
Lifestyle Wall has been created through the development of a new plasterboard, Gyproc Habito, which with a reinforced core and is five times stronger than standard plasterboard, the company claims.
Gyproc Habito is installed like standard plasterboard, but allows users to fit items such as shelves and TV brackets without specialist fixings or pattressing. A single no. 10 wood screw can support 15kg of weight.
Sarah White, residential market manager at British Gypsum, said: “With the average homeowner living in the same house for more than 15 years and commercial spaces more regularly changing use, builders and contractors are being asked for products and solutions that give much greater flexibility. With this in mind, we’ve created Lifestyle Wall, a new standard of performance that is truly flexible and adaptable.
“The super strength of Lifestyle Wall means fixtures and fittings can simply be screwed straight into the wall wherever the end-user or installer chooses.”
While suitable for all substrates, the core strength of Lifestyle Wall means it can also withstand repeated bumps and knocks making an ideal offer for busy rooms like halls, kitchens or playrooms, or high traffic corridors or staircases.
To achieve Lifestyle Wall performance, standard plasterboard should be replaced by Gyproc Habito which is available from 1st September 2015.