CSR Gyprock® has introduced a new Commercial Installation Guide to its range of industry resources, which means architects, designers, builders and contractors now have a conclusive document to satisfy specific design and installation requirements in the commercial building sector.
The Commercial Installation Guide is a comprehensive collection of installation details to support Gyprock systems in commercial environments. Previously, two separate Gyprock installation guides; Steel Frame Wall Systems and Ceiling Systems, had supported professionals working in this sector, who would also refer to the existing Residential Installation Guide wherever shared processes were applicable. The new Guide amalgamates the previous two manuals plus common process details, meaning there is now one primary manual to refer to.
Tailored with expert know-how, the Guide updates existing content from the previous two manuals while also expanding into new areas. It provides detailed installation and maintenance information for the fixing and jointing of the full range of Gyprock® plasterboards in commercial construction, including walls, ceilings, columns, beams and wet area applications. Inspection procedures are also detailed throughout the manual.
Developed by CSR Gyprock DesignLINK Manager and Architect Angus Kell, the new Guide means that professionals in the commercial sector of the plastering industry now have a universal go to manual that provides clear information. Kell recognizes that a core proposition in a single document was required for the commercial segment.
“Previously the commercial proposition was covered by a number of manuals, which didn’t reflect what the market required and allowed room for subjectivity. Everything is now under one place for the commercial industry,” says Kell.
“Architects, designers, builders and contractors can now look at one manual and agree on levels of finish and the correct way to inspect the quality of work,” Kell continues. “It eliminates any sense of anxiety that may have previously occurred through people having to move around different books.”
Based on Gyprock’s knowledge and expertise in the internal lining industry, new penetration details have been incorporated into the Guide. This includes a fire-assessed solution for how to successfully install fire rated plasterboard around existing services. Expanded information has been included on glancing light, with an in depth analysis on how to inspect these situations to help remove the subjectiveness and client interpretation of these standards. Added details on partition and system maintenance have also been included in the new Guide.
While industry professionals will still need to rely on system specific guides as well as the Gyprock Red Book™ for fire and acoustic guidelines, the majority of commercial installations can be handled through this inclusive document.