There are several gypsum products used as building material in construction works. It is used as surface materials. Its application is prominent in wall and ceiling construction. The use of gypsum can also be done at the field in the form of plaster. It is also manufactured as a prefabricated unit , like gypsum board which is bought at the time of installation.
Gypsum Products in Construction and their Applications:
• Gypsum Plaster Boards –Plasterboard are panels used as partitions and for the lining of walls and the ceilings.
• Used for Plaster for Decoration – The combination of gypsum powder with water makes gypsum plaster that support the formation of beautiful aesthetically pleasing linings for ceilings or wall. They help in molding as well as shaping.
• Used for walls and ceiling
• Gypsum plaster Blocks used as partitions and as tiles
• Used for self-leveling screeds
• Fiberboard with Gypsum
Advantages of Gypsum as a Building Material
A set of outstanding advantages is shown by gypsum as a construction material. Some of the main advantages are mentioned below:
• Delivers Smooth Surface – It is used as a plaster material if properly done would provide us with a smooth white finish , which is free of cracks as well as scars. This is a highlighting property when it comes to indoor finishing.
• Balance Indoor Atmosphere – It is of natural origin. They have a natural capability of balancing the indoor climate as well as humidity.
• It is environmental friendly
• It is fire resistant in nature
• It has high thermal and acoustic insulation
• It provides good aesthetic and functional features – The creativity of architects is boosted by the incorporation of gypsum products , within the budget. It provides a variety of stunning design options.
• Ease of Installation – Using gypsum products , for example , for an internal wall construction , we just need to fix the frame and fill up the joints. The full process is clean , easy and fast. Using gypsum plaster as a final finish reduces the work of additional painting. The white finish itself give a clean appearance.
• Variety of Gypsum Products – A large variety of gypsum products is available that meets several practical and aesthetic requirements. The choice of the right product is made with the help of unique packages that is given by the manufacturers with adequate technical assistance.