British Gypsum has launched a new wall solution targeting the homeowner to offer installation flexibility and greater durability.
Lifestyle Wall has been created through the development of a new plasterboard, Gyproc Habito, which with a reinforced core, is considered five times stronger than standard plasterboard.
Gyproc Habito is installed like standard plasterboard, but allows homeowners to fit items such as shelves, curtain poles, picture hooks 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, explains: “When buying a home, customers are asking for products and solutions that can be changed over time to suit their lives. With this in mind, we’ve created Lifestyle Wall, a new standard for walls which 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 homeowner chooses.”
The core strength of Lifestyle Wall also means it can withstand repeated bumps and knocks in busy rooms like halls, kitchens or playrooms.
Sarah continues: “By giving the benefits of easy fixing, housebuilders can now offer their buyers walls that give them so much more. Plus, as it’s a single, easy to install system, there’s no need for multiple products, which streamlines both the supply and the installation process for housebuilders.”
To achieve Lifestyle Wall performance, standard plasterboard should be replaced by Gyproc Habito.