The greatest drawback to the plasterboard system however is the finishing. The plastering of joints and fixings followed by a 3-4 coat sealer and paint system. The finishing is labourious, messy, time consuming and is subject to the skill of at least three differing trades.
New builds tend to cope better with a plasterboard finishing system, however when refitting or renovating an interior space, the plaster dust, paint fumes, drying times and existing wall/ceiling frames can play havoc with building owners and occupiers bottom line.
ClimateLine was developed to capture the benefits of plasterboard as a versatile, low cost substrate while eliminating the plastering and painting processes. This is achieved by applying a tough thermosetting powder coating to standard plasterboard in a controlled automated factory environment.
No dust, no paint and no drying means ClimateLine is up to 60% faster and has a significantly lower disruption factor to existing premises or tenants. The tough powder coat finish lasts longer than the best enamel paints and is VOC free.
The revolutionary concept of powder coating plasterboard is a world first created in New Zealand by Climate. Many projects in Australia and New Zealand have been completed, including schools, offices, medical facilities, bathrooms, clean rooms and robe doors.