Gyprock Aquachek's core, face and back are treated to make it resistant to moisture and humidity without compromising integrity. It is specifically designed for use as a lining in wet areas of residential or commercial buildings.
Because Aquachek is not subject to moisture movement and has extremely low water absorption characteristics, it provides an excellent, stable substrate for ceramic tiles.
Gyprock manufactures other plasterboards with moisture resistant properties that may satisfy a wider range of performance requirements:
Gyprock Aquachek is manufactured in Australia to Australian Standard AS2588 and the heavy-duty face paper is a blue colour.
Gyprock Aquachek is available in 10mm and 13mm thicknesses and in 1200mm and 1350mm widths. The long edges are recessed for flush jointing.
In a horizontal setout, the 1200mm sheet width suits standard 2400mm ceiling heights and 1350mm suits 2700mm ceilings. In commercial applications, plasterboard is often installed vertically to cater for higher ceilings.
Gyprock Aquachek 10mm
Aquachek 10mm is part of Gyprock's Residential Select range of plasterboards, predominantly used for walls and ceilings in wet area installations, where door frames and window reveals are generally designed for a 10mm internal lining. Aquachek satisfies the requirements of the Building Code of Australia for wet area wall linings. Refer to the Australian Standard AS3740 – Waterproofing of Wet Areas in Residential Buildings for additional requirements.
More information about wet area solutions in homes can be found under the Solutions tab.
- Toilet rooms
- Ceilings of walkways and verandahs
Gyprock Aquachek 13mm
Aquachek 13mm is part of Gyprock's Residential Commercial Select range of plasterboards, generally used for wet area walls in environments where a more robust lining is desired.
More information about wet area solutions in commercial buildings can be found under the Solutions tab.
- Showers/change rooms
- Rest rooms
- Commercial laundries and kitchens
- Hospital ward bathrooms
Comprehensive installation instructions for Gyprock Aquachek can be found under the Resources tab and include:
For assistance with installation, try searching for a Gyprock plasterer, builder or repairer under the Locations tab.