What Is Drywall

What Is Drywall?

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The Drywall is a product widely used in projects and reforms of walls, ceilings, finishes, primarily in the United States where this construction prevails by being quick to install, great finish, reduce waste, be easy to maintain and flexibility, to facilitate the gain of useful area and still allow for combinations of materials thermal acoustic.

What Is Drywall

But after all, what is Drywall?

Drywall is a type of construction system structured with galvanized steel profiles, covered by sheets of plasterboard, or plaster, shaped in plates with two magazines on each side.

The structure of the Drywall can be steel frame (galvanized steel) or wood frame (wood), in Brazil, where the Drywall is present since the 90’s, it is more common to use steel structures.

This system allows the installation of ducts, electrical, telephonic, hydraulic, and other, on the inside of the profile, while the finish is of plaster, between the plaster boards can be used materials that isolate the sound, and the ambient temperature, such as rock wool, which ensures a good thermal and acoustic insulation.

Drywall Installation

The Drywall requires specialized labor, despite it being very practical and fast to install, this represents a higher cost per m2, however, if we consider the construction time and the reduction in waste of material, this cost can equal or be cheaper than hiring professionals to perform the walls in the masonry.

In addition, the installation of Drywall leaves many room for error, the walls have a finish that is infinitely superior to the masonry wall. Reforms just cut the Drywall with a saw to make the internal maintenance of the pipes and tried again, no need to break any wall.

Where the Drywall can be applied?

You can use the Drywall in ceilings and internal walls are in humid areas such as kitchens and bathrooms, or in the dry areas of the house. For wet areas it is necessary to use the Drywall with green properties antifúngicas and waterproof, and may also receive inserts, ceramics, porcelain, mirrors and other coatings.

Flexibility and Specifications on Projects with Drywall

Many builders and architects are opting for to use Drywall to divide the environments in the interior of the buildings, including and mainly in residential, although the masonry is employed in the external walls, the internal divisions are made in the Drywall to loosen the plants and reduce the weight on the beams.

It is very easy to integrate the environments, and eliminate or move the walls of the place these are made in the Drywall.

However, at the time of designing the system, the Drywall is necessary to hire an architect to specify where they will be precise reinforcements in the structure to receive objects, furniture and appliances more heavy. Frames, picture frames and objects lighter can use dowels or tilting to its fixing.

Types of Drywall

There are several types of Drywall, starting from the colors: white, green, and pink.

  • White plate: white plate or standard is indicated for use in dry areas;
  • Green plate: With treatment, anti mold and waterproof, recommended for wet areas (bathrooms, toilets, kitchens and laundries);
  • Plate Pink: Fire Resistant, in its formula of composition it takes agents that reduce the action of heat and fire for a longer time, indicated to the stairs locked, emergency exits and areas with risk of fire.

In addition to these types of Drywall there are still plates, acoustic power absorption and reverberation of sound, which can also contribute to the renewal of the air, and are suitable for restaurants, bars and home theater’s. Plates flexible to the areas of curves, abóbodas, domes and decorative elements. In addition to the other plates special that you find on sites like Knauf.

Drywall and Sustainability

The use of Drywall is less impactful to the environment than the masonry common, because it reduces the leftover materials in the execution with the product, although almost 30% of the waste reforms of the new ventures are plaster and wood. However, the new resolution Conama No. 307 changes the classification of waste shall be considered to be fully recyclable.

Initiatives and studies of the Brazilian Association of Drywall made the change in resolution, after being proven the possibility of the use of gypsum recycled in cement production, so the waste Drywall can be a target more appropriate, and effectively reduce the environmental impacts.

Summarizing the Drywall is a plaster cast in plates covered by two magazines that facilitate its use, set in metal profiles or wooden. It is practical to use, earn area useful in environments having a thickness smaller than the masonry, if combined with other materials can provide acoustic solutions and thermal, can be used in dry areas and moist and also reduces the surplus and the impact to the environment!

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