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Plasterboard partitions: advantages and disadvantages, classification, quotes, applications

Plasterboard partitions are one of the popular types of partitions with many advantages such as: light weight, quick construction, fire resistance, soundproofing ability, easy to repair and renovate,... At the same time, the type of wall This compartment also has a limitation: it will become yellow if it is soaked in water for a long time.

Discover about plasterboard partitions
Discover about plasterboard partitions

To classify drywall today, we often base it on two factors:

  • According to structure (1-sided partition, 2-sided partition).
  • According to features (fireproof partitions, soundproof partitions, moisture-proof partitions).

The price of plasterboard partitions (including skeleton and plasterboard) ranges from 180.000 - 380.000VND/mXNUMX.2. The specific price will depend on the type of partition and the different suppliers. Currently, this type of partition is commonly used for the purpose of dividing and decorating interior spaces, soundproofing, heat insulation, fire protection, etc.

According to architect Jane Smith: “Plaster is a versatile and sustainable construction material that can be used in many different applications. It has good fire resistance, effective sound insulation and is easy to construct.” However, plaster still needs to be thoroughly inspected, achieving international standard certificates, national standard certificates, etc. to ensure project quality and safety for users.

Plasterboard partitions are popular in many projects that need to divide space
Plasterboard partitions are popular in many projects that need to divide space (Source: istockphoto.com)
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What is plaster partition?

Plasterboard partition is a space dividing partition system whose main parts are skeleton, plasterboard and putty layer, used to replace traditional brick wall partitions.

  • Skeleton: It is the main load-bearing part of the partition, usually made from metal connected to the construction surface with specialized screws. Currently, plaster skeleton systems are designed in a variety of sizes and designs to suit each project.
  • Plasterboard: This material also comes in many different sizes and thicknesses, and is screwed into the skeleton to form a partition.
  • Putty layer: A layer that is painted on the surface of plasterboard panels to increase the aesthetics of the partition.
Plasterboard
Plasterboard
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of plasterboard partitions?

Plasterboard partitions are increasingly popular in construction and interior design because of many outstanding advantages. However, besides the advantages, plasterboard partitions also have some disadvantages that need to be noted before use.

Advantages

Drywall has many outstanding advantages such as: quick and easy construction, light weight, fire resistance, sound insulation and sound absorption, easy repair and renovation,...

Construction is quick and easy

This type of partition is easier to construct than many other types of partitions because the plasterboard panels are manufactured in standard, available sizes, just need to be installed into the skeleton system, without creating noise or dust.

Light-weight

Plasterboard partitions are 7-10 times lighter in weight than traditional bricks and stones, contributing to effectively reducing construction load.

Drywall is easily constructed through the skeleton frame
Drywall is easily constructed through a skeleton frame (Source: shutterstock.com)

Firewall

Drywall is also highly appreciated for its ability to resist fire spread (up to 180 minutes), limiting the spread of fire in the event of a fire.

Soundproofing and sound absorption (depending on type)

Some types of plaster have good soundproofing and sound absorption properties, contributing to creating durable partitions and providing a quiet, comfortable space for users.

Easy to repair and renovate

Because it is installed through a skeleton system, we can easily repair and renovate drywall when there is a need to change the design.

Disadvantages

Plasterboard partitions have a limitation that users need to pay attention to: they easily become yellow and unsightly if exposed to a humid environment or are soaked in water many times over a long period of time.

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Classification of plasterboard partitions

Drywall is classified based on two main criteria: structure and features.

According to structure

Based on structure, plaster partitions include two types: 1-sided partitions and 2-sided partitions.

1-sided partition

This is a line of partitions with only 1 layer of plaster covered with a skeleton system, commonly used for decorative purposes, creating secondary partitions to divide space.

2-sided partition

Double-sided partition is a type of partition consisting of 2 layers of plaster installed on both sides of the frame

By feature

Based on features, we will have the following types of plasterboard partitions.

Fireproof plasterboard partitions

Fireproof drywall is designed to slow the spread of fire when a fire occurs. Some product lines can withstand fire up to 150 minutes.

Soundproof plasterboard partition

This type of partition is used to minimize noise, provide a quiet space and create privacy in typically installed areas such as offices, bedrooms, classrooms, libraries, etc.

Soundproof drywall
Soundproof drywall (Source: shutterstock.com)

Moisture-resistant plaster partitions

This line of drywall has good mold resistance, water resistance,... is a suitable choice for areas with high humidity such as kitchen spaces, bathrooms, toilets,...

Moisture-resistant plaster
Moisture-resistant plaster (Source: istockphoto.com)
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What is drywall used for?

Plasterboard partitions are a versatile material with many popular applications such as: space division, fireproofing, soundproofing, moisture resistance, interior space decoration, protection and concealment of wall defects. ,…

Drywall is used to divide space
Drywall is used to divide space
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How much does plasterboard partition cost?

Below is the price list of plasterboard partitions including skeleton and plasterboard, updated in May 5. The prices below do not include costs of accessories, construction, transportation, etc. Prices may change from time to time or from different suppliers.

Price list for 1-sided plaster partition using Vinh Tuong frame

the size Reference price
6.2 cm thick plasterboard, U frame, wall 52 About 320.000 VND/m2
7.4 cm thick plasterboard, U frame, wall 64 About 350.000 VND/m2
8.5 cm thick plasterboard, U frame, wall 75 About 380.000 VND/m2

Price of 1-sided plasterboard partition (material price only, excluding frame)

Standard plasterboard 180.000VND/m2
Moisture-resistant plasterboard 220.000VND/m2
Water-resistant plasterboard 190.000VND/m2
Fireproof plasterboard 250.000VND/m2
Sound-absorbing plasterboard 240.000VND/m2

Price list for 2-sided plasterboard partitions

Type of partition Supplies Reference price
Standard 2-sided drywall Regular skeleton, Boral or Knauf 9mm plate 280.000VND/m2
Vinh Tuong double-sided plaster partition Vinh Tuong skeleton, 9 mm Gyproc plate 300.000VND/m2
Soundproofing 2-sided drywall Regular skeleton, Knauf, Boral panels, insulated foam panels 290.000VND/m2
High quality soundproof double-sided drywall Vinh Tuong frame, 9mm Gyproc sheet, glass wool 340.000VND/m2
Plasterboard partitions are highly appreciated for their quality and reasonable price
Plasterboard partitions are highly appreciated for their quality and reasonable price
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Certificate in plaster in the materials industry

In the materials industry there are a number of important certificates for plaster.

  • International standard certificates (ASTM C1396, EN 520,...) include technical regulations of gypsum panels such as weight, size, durability, sound insulation, fire resistance,...
  • National standard certificate (QCVN 16:2017/BXD,...) includes regulations and requirements on the quality of plasterboard in construction.
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9+ beautiful plaster compartment models

Beautiful plaster partitions are partitions that meet the following criteria:

  • Beauty: Beautifully designed, suitable for the overall interior style.
  • Performance: Divide space effectively, meeting usage needs.
  • Quality: Good materials, careful construction, ensuring durability and safety.
  • Creativity: There are unique highlights, expressing the homeowner's personality.

Refer to the following 9 models to choose the plaster partition that suits your lifestyle and purpose of use.

Beautiful plaster partition model - Model 1
Beautiful plaster partition model - Sample 1 (Source: istockphoto.com)
Beautiful drywall model - Model 2
Beautiful drywall model - Model 2 (Source: freepik.com)
Beautiful plaster partition model - Model 3
Beautiful plaster partition model - Sample 3 (Source: istockphoto.com)
Beautiful plaster partition model
Beautiful plaster partition model - Model 4 (Source: freepik.com)
Beautiful plaster partition model - Model 5
Beautiful plaster partition model - Model 5 (istockphoto.com)
Beautiful plaster partition model
Beautiful plaster partition model - Model 6 (Source: freepik.com)
Beautiful plaster partition model - Model 7 (Source: freepik.com)
Beautiful plaster partition model - Model 7 (Source: freepik.com)
Beautiful plaster partition model - Model 8
Beautiful plaster partition model - Model 8
Beautiful plaster partition model - Model 9
Beautiful plaster partition model - Model 9
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Related question

Is it difficult to construct plasterboard partitions?

Construction of drywall is not too difficult, but it is still necessary to ensure proper construction techniques. Below are some basic steps in the process of installing this type of wall:

  • Prepare tools and materials for installation.
  • Install the skeleton.
  • Install plasterboard.
  • Handling of joints.
  • Sanding, painting.
  • Building comptele.
Install the skeleton before installing plasterboard
Install the skeleton before installing plasterboard

>>> Learn more: A-Z Plasterboard – price, advantages and disadvantages, classification.

How are plasterboard partitions different from traditional brick walls?

Plasterboard partitions have more and more differences compared to traditional brick walls. To better understand, you can refer to the following information table:

Characteristics Drywall Traditional brick wall
Reliability ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Easy to construct ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Flexibility ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Aesthetics ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Fire resistance ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Soundproofing ability ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Moisture resistance ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Weight Low High
Cost Low High

With flexibility, ease of construction and many other outstanding features, plaster partition is a suitable choice for all interior projects. Please leave a comment below or contact the phone number immediately 0981535059 for advice on new types of partitions on the market today.

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