Gypsum board commonly known as drywall is the premier building material for wall, ceiling and partition system in residential, institutional and commercial structures. It provides a monolithic surface when joints and fastener heads are covered with a joint treatment system.

Gypsum board can be classified into two;

(i) Regular gypsum board; it refers to a gypsum board with natural occuring fire resistance from the gypsum in the core.

(ii) Type X gypsum board; its a gypsum board with special core additives to increase the natural fire resistance of Regular gypsum board.

Gypsum ceiling is a product of Gypsum board or dry wall, it has lots of advantage over many other ceilings;

  • gypsum ceiling provides sound control ( Accostics)
  • gypsum ceiling is versatile ( i.e. it can be used in many places and form)
  • gypsum ceiling has quality
  • gysum ceiling is convenience and
  • gypsum ceiling is fire resistant.


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