Gyprock vs Plaster – what’s the difference?

There are a few ways you can change your walls or ceilings and that is by using plasterboard/ solid plaster or by using gyprock. What is the difference?

When it comes to the materials Plaster provides a stronger finish, it’s less common in buildings these days, while it is considered *high end* it does cost more and uses more labour. Solid plaster gives a better sound barrier and when compared with gyprock it is much harder and stronger.

It is advisable to have solid plaster installed and applied by the team at Sydney Wide Plastering, if you don’t know a lot about plastering, don’t attempt the job yourself. Plaster does give a wonderful look and feel to any home and it just depends on the type of material you want used, plaster board is relatively cheap and quick to install.

Gyprock is far more common these days it can be applied to masonry and metal and timber framing, it’s faster to install, cheaper and can be cut to size. For help with your Gyprocking Sydney needs call the team at Sydney Wide Plastering.

How else is plaster used? Many ceilings can be created using Gyprocking Sydney – for example decorative ceilings use plasterboard – it’s used more often than solid plasterboard because for construction it’s lighter, easier to transport, cheaper to buy and made of 100% recyclable materials. These days when people are building a new home or renovating an existing home they choose plasterboard for these reasons and is a great way to redecorate your home, especially if you are looking for a decorative ceiling.

If you are considering taking on a home renovation including Gyprocking Sydney you need to decide what type or style of plaster you want to use, Now that you know the difference between the two styles and its uses and benefits make a list of the pros and cons of using both and let that be your guide. Plasterboard is usually the preferred choice due to its ease of installation and low costs, before you start it’s good to know which is best for you and your needs.