Plaster & Plasterboard

  1. Trade Guide to Patching Plaster 

    Trade Guide to Patching Plaster 

    Patching plaster is an essential skill for any professional plasterer, allowing for efficient repairs and restoration of damaged walls and ceilings. This trade guide offers insights and techniques to help you refine your craft and tackle even the most challenging repairs. From assessing damage and selecting the right materials to mastering application techniques, we cover […]

  2. Boost Thermal Efficiency with Cement Board: Design & Material Tips 

    Boost Thermal Efficiency with Cement Board: Design & Material Tips 

    Maximising thermal efficiency is crucial for reducing environmental impact. While many focus on insulation and HVAC systems, the choice of construction materials also plays a significant role. Cement board continues to gain traction for its ability to enhance thermal efficiency when used in building design. This article explores how cement boards are used to boost […]

  3. Sustainable Cement Board Construction: Benefits and Considerations 

    Sustainable Cement Board Construction: Benefits and Considerations 

    Cement board offers a range of environmental benefits that align with the demand for eco-friendly building construction. As the industry seeks to reduce its carbon footprint and embrace sustainability, cement board emerges as a promising alternative. This article explores the eco-friendly benefits of cement boards, examining how they contribute to greener building practices. We delve […]

  4. How to Enhance Sound Insulation with Cement Board 

    How to Enhance Sound Insulation with Cement Board 

    Sound insulation continues to be an important consideration for all residential and commercial spaces. The ability to control and mitigate unwanted noise is key to creating comfortable and functional environments. A solution that has gained traction in recent times is the use of cement board.  For this feature, we look into how cement board is […]

  5. Fire Resistant Plaster: Enhancing Safety in Building Design

    Fire Resistant Plaster: Enhancing Safety in Building Design

    Builders are increasingly turning to innovative materials to enhance fire resistance. A material gaining prominence is fire resistant plaster. For this feature, we discover how this plaster provides a robust defence against the devastating effects of fire. What is Fire Resistant Plaster?  Fire resistant plaster is engineered to withstand high temperatures and resist the spread […]

  6. Eco-Friendly Plastering: Sustainable Materials and Practices for Green Construction

    Eco-Friendly Plastering: Sustainable Materials and Practices for Green Construction

    The construction sector is undergoing a significant transformation towards sustainability. An often overlooked aspect is the practice of eco-friendly plastering. This article explores sustainable plastering materials and techniques that reduce carbon footprint and create healthier interior spaces. What are the eco-friendly plastering benefits? Clay and lime eco-friendly plasters offer substantial benefits. Here, we explore how […]

  7. Choosing Plasterboard Adhesives and Sealants for Effective Bonding

    Choosing Plasterboard Adhesives and Sealants for Effective Bonding

    For plasterboard bonding, the proper selection of adhesives and sealants achieves a seamless finish and ensures longevity. This guide breaks down all the essential elements to consider. We provide an overview of the adhesive and sealant options and the critical factors influencing their performance. By the end of this article, you will be better prepared […]

  8. How to Choose the Right Plaster for Your Project

    How to Choose the Right Plaster for Your Project

    Plaster is an essential material for home improvement and construction projects. Whether you are patching plaster walls or creating decorative plastering designs, choosing the right type is crucial. With many types available, it can be difficult to determine which is best suited for your needs. This guide outlines the key considerations for choosing the right […]

  9. Ready Mix vs Traditional Plaster: Comparing Performance and Applications

    Ready Mix vs Traditional Plaster: Comparing Performance and Applications

    Plaster is a versatile material used for construction, decoration and repair work. Traditionally, plasterers would mix the plaster ingredients on site from bulk raw materials. However, ready mix plaster offers a convenient pre-mixed alternative. This feature compares the performance and applications of traditional plaster mix vs modern ready mix plaster products. What is traditional and […]

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