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GIB Technical
GIB Technical
on Plasterboard Systems
Technical Support & Development Engineers

A team of experts in areas of fire, noise, wet areas, bracing and seismic matters throughout New Zealand. To get in touch, call the GIB Helpline on 0800 100 442.

20 October 2019

How to Minimise and Manage Fastener Popping

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A look at how fastener popping occurs and what can be done to minimise and manage the occurrence of unsightly visible screw heads. 

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20 September 2019

Assessment and Remediation of Plasterboard Water Damage

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A look at what to consider when assessing water damage to plasterboard and how to replace and finish water-damaged board. 

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26 August 2019

Fixing Plasterboard to Steel Framing

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A look at the challenges and appropriate fasteners to use when fixing plasterboard to light and heavy gauge steel framing. 

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18 July 2019

Considerations for Ensuring a Quality Plasterboard Finish

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A look at how imperfections can be avoided during the finishing process, and how clever paint colour and finish choices can help achieve a blemish-free look.

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24 June 2019

Lighting and Installation Considerations for a Quality Plasterboard Finish

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How to minimise imperfections in plasterboard walls and ceilings with well-considered design, installation and lighting.

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21 February 2019

Top-Down Fire Resistance

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The performance of top-down fire resistance can be assessed by considering wall and floor/ceiling test results. 

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