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Ceiling plasterboard - standard or Fireline?

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by Possom, 8 Jan 2019.

  1. Possom

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    If having the ceiling plasterboard of a small 1st floor bedroom replaced I could use either standard plasterboard (£2.50 / M2) or alternatively I noticed there is a Fireline plasterboard product (£4.16/M2). The cost between these will be nominal for a small room.

    Gyproc Standard Square edge Plasterboard - £2.50 / M2
    https://www.diy.com/departments/gyp...board-l-2400mm-w-1200mm-t-12-5mm/35759_BQ.prd

    Gyproc Fireline Square edge Plasterboard - £4.16 / M2
    https://www.diy.com/departments/gyp...board-l-2400mm-w-1200mm-t-12-5mm/35764_BQ.prd

    Presumably the obvious choice is therefore the Fireline poduct? Any comments? Thanks.
     
  2. HERTSDRAINAGE2010

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    Just over board the ceiling with 12.5mm plaster board.

    Andy
     
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    The ceiling was a lath and plaster ceiling, though with damage to the plaster. The plaster has already been removed, with the laths remaining intact. The laths are currently holding up the loft insulation.
     
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    If the laths are level then double board the ceiling.

    Andy
     
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    Why doubleboard??
     
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    Why double board?
     
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    Double boarding is done for 1hr fire proofing, also helps with sound transfer.

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    After 2 hours of a house fire, you wouldn't have anything left.

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