The growth in demand for specialist acoustic ceiling boards has surged since the introduction of Part E, according to British Gypsum, who have reported 60% year-on-year sales growth for their Gyptone board range.
Ceilings division manager Steve Wintle, says the biggest growth has been in Class C absorbers, which are now required for corridors and common areas in residential apartment developments.
“Gyptone QUATTRO 45 has been our most popular board because it has clean geometric lines that co-ordinate well with modern interior décor, and is available in 900mm wide boards, ideal for narrower 900mm and 1000mm corridors, as well the full width 1200mm boards.”
Gyptone QUATTRO 45 boards, which feature a regular pattern of full depth perforations, are backed with a special acoustic tissue to optimise sound absorption. They guarantee compliance with Part E requirements and feature modern styling, making them ideal for entrance areas and corridors.
Once jointed, they provide a clean, monolithic ceiling that can be redecorated, without affecting acoustic performance, to maintain pristine appearance for years to come.