Frequently Asked Questions

What is Plasterboard (Drywall) sheeting?

Plasterboard also known as Gyprock™, is the manufactured product from CSR, Boral, Knauf etc. Gypsum is compressed between two layers of paper normally 10mm in thickness.

What is the difference between Fibrecement or Water Resistant Plasterboard?

Fibrecement is a compressed cement product also known as Villaboard™ and water resistant plasterboard has a wax coating on the paper face, both products can be used in wet area applications; bathroom, kitchen, laundry

Do you Supply only?

We supply and install as a service. We can also can just install, but do not supply plasterboard, insulation or plasterboard products directly. 

How long does it take for a quote?

  1. As we give a free quote, we have a high demand from builders and owner builders. We can measure on site or off plans,
  2. Off Plans:. We have a full time estimator and depending on his work load, may take from several days up-to two weeks.
  3. On-Site:. We can come out and measure once the project is near to lock up. This may take a few days to measure up and return your quote depending on our work load.

Note: As it can be difficult to communicate what is required over the phone: we like to call in and see you in person to help advise the best way to help you and see what needs to be done.

How much to do my job?

As above, we like to call in and see you in person to help advise the best way to help you. This way we can give an accurate cost to your job rather than a figure pulled out of the air. Too many times I have been told ‘it’s only a small repair’ on the phone, only to find it is much more work than described

How quick can we start my job and how long will it take?

Once you have accepted the quoted price, and depending on the job size and work load, usually only a few days for smaller jobs to organise labour and delivery of materials. Time estimated on site depends on the size of the job.

Can you give me a square metre rate?

We work on a square metre rate on most dwelling’s over 350 square metre based on the quantity of material delivered to site. As each item has a m2 rate, ie: walls , ceilings cornice, metal angles etc, it is hard to give an overall square metre rate as each dwelling is different and has its own requirements. That’s why we need to individually measure each job.

What does sound rating mean?

Sound rating is a system that has been tried and tested through CSIRO and the manufacture to determine, the effect of sound to travel through the plasterboard and how best to reduce the impact of noise.

Can I sound rate one room from the another?

Yes! But sound rating is complex and we need to know what noise you are trying to muffle. From road noise or people talking to a media room. Plasterboard and insulation are only part of the process and the manufactures supply us with approved systems that we must adhere to, to achieve a level of sound deadening to your requirement. Talk to us so we can advise and help you in the right direction.

What does "fire rating" mean?

Fire rating is a system that has been tried and tested through CSIRO and the manufacture to determine, the effect of fire on plasterboard and the integrity to withstand heat, smoke and flames.

Can I fire rate 1 side of a wall?

Fire rating is complex and generally an approved tried and tested system is used that we must adhere to. So behind a fridge, BBQ area, washing machine, gas fire place. Talk to us so we can advise and help you in the right direction.

Do you install external claddings?

Not generally, but our sister company JA Crockett is more than happy to help in any enquiry.