A drywall is a high performance lightweight interior wall system consisting of a GI steel frame, encased in gypsum plasterboard on either side attached with self-drilling drywall screws. The joints are then taped and finished with gypsum jointing compounds.
Drywall can be used to partition any interior and are the preferred choice of construction for a range of applications, in homes, hotels, hospitals, schools, theatres, and industry. They are strong and robust (drywall of up to 15 metres high have been built) and can typically last the lifetime of a building unless they are subjected to abuse or alteration.
Consumes 95% less water than masonry construction.
Drywall can be built three to four times faster than conventional masonry (brick/block) walls. Masonry construction is not only laborious, it also needs a lot of water curing. Drywall, as the name implies, is a water-free process and hence can be put up much faster, which means your project/home is always delivered on time.
2.Drywall Speed of Installation
Speed of Installation 3 to 4 times faster than masonry construction.
Drywall are easy to put up and need less labour. In masonry construction, the wall needs to be `chased’ after it has been constructed to provide for services like electrical wiring. Service management for a drywall, on the other hand, is a planned activity. Service slots are provided in the system, thus making the process easy and less time consuming.
Light Weight8 to 10 times lighter than masonry system.
3.Drywall Light Weight
Drywall are eight to ten times lighter than masonry walls, reducing the dead load of the structure. This assumes significance especially in high-rise structures, resulting in not only structural cost savings, but a reduction in the burden (both ease and cost) of moving up heavy material. Studies have shown that drywall lead to structural cost savings of as much as 15%.
Flexibility in creating and dividing spaces according to your needs.
Drywalls are very flexible when it comes to creating and dividing spaces, allowing easy customisation of interiors. Their versatility allows you to maximize the usable area within a given space.
In terms of fire protection and sound insulation
- Acoustic comfort: Drywall deliver high acoustic performance, capable of delivering sound insulation levels of up to 70dB+. Drywall systems work on the principle of mass-spring-mass. Masonry walls work on the principle of mass; every 5-6dB increase in sound insulation requires doubling of mass. Thus it is difficult to deliver acoustic comfort without increasing the thickness of the walls and consuming precious floor area.
- Fire safety: Drywall can be built to give fire resistance of up to four hours for stability, integrity and insulation, giving occupants enough time to vacate the premises.
- Thermal comfort: The thermal insulation provided by drywall are five times better than brick or block walls because of their low thermal conductivity (K-Value). Low thermal conductivity and high thermal resistance means lower electrical consumption as it reduces the load on air-conditioning units.
Drywall Aesthetic Appeal
Aesthetic Appeal Seamless and crack free surfaces, allowing ease of decoration via paint, tiles or wallpaper.
Drywall provide a high level of finish as plasterboard have paper liners on the surface that are suitable for any decoration. As a result, you get smooth, crack-free and undulation-free walls.
Green Product which is recyclable and is made of environment friendly material.
Drywall are made of gypsum plasterboard, which is 100% recyclable and has low embodied energy. Drywall are also water-free, thus saving precious natural resources.