Gyprock Impactchek is part of Gyprock’s specialty range of plasterboards. It’s reinforced core creates a high strength plasterboard designed for walls in high impact areas.
Gyprock Impactchek effectively reduces the damage caused by soft and hard body impact. The heavy duty lining paper provides a more scuff resistant surface, making this plasterboard ideal for high traffic areas.
Impactchek is also a fire and acoustic grade board and can be used in high impact areas where acoustic separation or a fire rated systems is specified.
Tested Impact Performance
The consistently high quality of Gyprock’s products is maintained by a continued focus on quality control and product testing. Internal testing to AS2588 is conducted in a CSR, NATA Accredited Laboratory. The impact testing summarised below was conducted externally by David Beneke Consulting.
Hard body impact
For this test, a 50mm diameter steel ball is dropped onto the board from increasing heights until failure occurs. Gyprock Impactchek provides the highest levels of hard body impact performance of all the Gyprock specialty (chek) range with only Gyprock EC08® Complete performing better.
Soft body impact
A weighted bag (27.2kg) is swung on a pendulum from increasing to strike the board sample until failure occurs. Impactchek outperforms all other boards in the Gyprock impact plasterboard range for soft body impact.
Gyprock Impactchek is not suitable where it would be in contact with water or a constant relative humidity above 90%. For wet areas, the following products would be more suitable:
Gyprock Impactchek is manufactured in Australia to Australian Standard AS2588 and the heavy-duty face paper is a violet colour.
Gyprock Impactchek is 13mm thick, and is manufactured as a 1200mm wide, 3000mm long panel. The long edges are recessed for flush jointing.
Impactchek is predominantly specified for commercial installations in areas where there is a higher level of risk of impact damage. In residential construction, door frames and window reveals are generally designed for a 10mm internal lining but Impactchek can be effectively used with the appropriate framing adjustment.
More information about impact solutions can be found under the Solutions tab.
Typical commercial applications:
- Retail walls exposed to bumps and abrasion
- Kids rumpus rooms
- Games rooms
- Any non-wet area wall where a higher level of impact resistance is required
Comprehensive installation instructions for Gyprock Impactchek 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.