Plasterboard is a staple product in most types of build — it's cost effective, fire resistant, easy to work with, non-toxic, repairable and readily available. The downside of plasterboard is the laborious and time-consuming finishing process.
Plaster compound is used to cover board joints and fixings, requiring multiple layers, each with drying times of up to 24 hours before sanding and painting. Painting requires a sealer coat plus two top coats for a quality finish, with drying times between each coat. The final result is a smooth monolithic wall and ceiling, however, this aesthetic comes at the cost of time. It has required two or more trades, many hours of drying time and often requires a callback to repair popped fixings or joints created as the building settles.
When there's a need for speed in a build and prefabrication is the desired model, slowing the build down with laborious and time consuming finishing processes is a counterproductive decision. Climate offers a solution.
ClimateLine is a powder coated plasterboard that once fixed requires no further finishing. Since 2006 it has been used in prefabricated buildings across Australia and New Zealand, increasing productivity and output of each build:
- Temporary Workforce Accommodation: In 2015 ClimateLine was selected as the wall and ceiling lining for 500 one bedroom/bathroom units because it enabled the prefab builder to achieve the production output required to meet deadlines and output targets. Read more here
- Temporary Housing for Christchurch: In 2011 the pre-finished lining was used by NZ Transportables to produce 40 prefabricated two-bedroom accommodation units used as relief accommodation after the Christchurch earthquake, helping to deliver the buildings as soon as possible. Read more here
From prefabricated granny flats, bathrooms, offices and medical centres, ClimateLine has enabled a faster build and contributed to the overall value prefabrication delivers.