If you’re renovating a kitchen or bathroom, it’s important to use a moisture resistant plasterboard to prevent water damage to walls and make them as durable as possible.
Here are three high performance moisture resistant plasterboards to consider.
Fold-a-Board plasterboard contains water repellent additives in its core, enabling it to resist moisture in rooms like kitchens and bathrooms. Not only is it moisture resistant, it’s also extremely easy to transport. As the name suggests, it folds in half vertically, meaning you can load it into your car instead of having to hire a large van.
Because it’s around half the size of average plasterboard when folded, it’s also easier to carry inside, especially to upstairs bathrooms. Finally, the smaller board is easier to offer up to the wall or ceiling and fix into place. This is particularly helpful if you’re completing the job alone, as traditional plasterboard would normally require at least two people to install.
Once in place, the board folds out to a height of 2500mm, and has a width of 600mm.
MR HandiBoard is a small, lightweight plasterboard, measuring 1220x600mm and weighing just 6.3kg/m². Although it doesn’t fold in half, its size and weight makes it easier to transport, carry and install than traditional plasterboard.
It’s also enhanced with water repellent additives in the core, making it ideal for rooms with intermittent moisture. As well as using it internal spaces like kitchens and bathrooms, it offers high performance moisture resistance in external soffits in sheltered positions.
Gyproc Moisture Resistant
If you’re looking for a full size moisture resistant plasterboard, Gyproc Moisture Resistant is ideal. Similar to the other options, it has a moisture repellent core, making it perfect for kitchens, bathrooms and external sheltered soffits.
However, at 2400x1200mm, the size of this board means you can cover large spaces more efficiently. Its greater dimensions and heavier weight do mean it’s better suited to those who work in pairs and use larger vehicles. It is also less suitable for DIYers than the other alternatives.