This family home in Auckland has recently undergone a renovation involving the addition of a new 85m² extension including a master bedroom with ensuite, lounge area, guest toilet and study. The homeowners wanted to make sure quality, long-lasting materials were used throughout the home to minimise maintenance down the track. When it came to wall linings, 10mm Elephant Standard Plasterboard hit the brief, offering strength, enhanced bracing and a quality finish.
Elephant Plasterboard (NZ) Limited is a New Zealand owned company that has provided quality plasterboard solutions to the NZ design and construction industry for over 35 years. For this project, 10mm Elephant Standard boards were specified throughout the bedroom and living areas of the extension. Weighing just 6.9kg per panel, the boards exceed AS/NZS 2588 standards for gypsum plasterboard, while offering bracing and fire resistance — all in a slim 10mm thickness.
Elephant Plasterboard also supplied their 10mm Elephant AquaSmart boards for the ensuite and guest toilet. Designed for wet areas such as bathrooms, laundries and kitchens, the specially formulated AquaSmart board provides excellent moisture resistance.
Working with Elephant Plasterboard offered advantages throughout the specification and installation process. Elephant’s bracing calculator made it easy for the architects to meet design and bracing requirements, and installation was fast and straightforward.
“The builder was impressed with the light weight and strength of the board, making it easy to handle the sheets and install,” says the homeowner. The high quality surface of the boards also meant the painter could more easily achieve a Grade 5 paint finish.
Now enjoying the new extension to their home, the homeowners are thrilled with the durability and immaculate finish the Elephant Plasterboard walls have delivered.
Contact Elephant Plasterboard to learn more about their range of smart wall lining solutions.