Jan 02

Impactboard Plasterboard

Specialty plasterboard that has fibreglass strands within the product and a heavier paper liner meaning the board is much stronger than standard plasterboard. Impactboard is suitable for use in very high traffic areas where walls are subjected to being knocked.

Features and Benefits

  • Specifically designed for high impact areas.
  • High resistance to soft body impact.
  • Reduced indentations from hard body impact.
  • Equivalent acoustic performance to BGC Soundboard.
  • Stronger that standard 13mm plasterboard.
  • Same installation method as standard plasterboard.
  • Easy to joint and finish.
  • Easy to repair.

Impactboard is suitable for both residential and commercial applications and is especially recommended for high traffic areas such as entrance foyers, corridors, waiting rooms and many more. Impactboard should be considered when lining areas where the wall linings are subject to a lot of passing human traffic or lots of movement of equipment or furniture.

Impactboard is ideally suited for commercial applications such as schools, hospitals, airports and shopping areas and in residential applications for hallways, rumpus rooms and games rooms.

 

Thickness
(mm)
Width
(mm)
Mass
(kg)
Length (mm)
3000 3600
13 1200 11.5 x x

Impact Testing

BGC Impactboard has been subjected to a number of hard and soft body impact testing.
Impactboard was compared against other BGC Plasterboard products.

Impactboard is not intended to withstand deliberate damage or to be installed in areas where heavy moving machinery such as forklift trucks are used.

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Dec 30

INTRODUCING BGC ENVIROBOARD

BGC Enviroboard is a brand new plasterboard range from BGC Plasterboard. Manufactured using more recycled content than standard plasterboard, the products within the BGC Enviroboard range do not compromise on performance, giving you an interior lining board that can meet the performance requirements you require but is also more friendly to the environment than standard plasterboard.

Environmentally conscious products are rapidly increasing in demand as more and more people consider their impact on the environment when designing buildings.

The products within the BGC Enviroboard range have been developed to meet that growing need.

BGC AND THE ENVIRONMENT

BGC Plasterboard shares the general community concern for the environment and seeks to reduce its environmental footprint in all aspects of its operations.

Natural gypsum, the principal ingredient of BGC plasterboard is mined locally at Cape Cuvier, Western Australia, which is renowned for having some of the highest purity and finer gypsum particle size in the world.

BGC Plasterboard is lined with 100% recycled paper on both sides.

BGC Plasterboard has set prudent environmental targets for waste minimisation and energy and water use, and is an active participant in environmental reporting through the Energy Efficiency, Waterwise and Emissions reporting programs.

Through strict quality control systems, production waste is minimised and wastage is recycled back into new plasterboard.

GOOD ENVIRONMENTAL CHOICE AUSTRALIA

Good Environmental Choice Australia is an environmental labelling program which aims to provide consumers with the knowledge that the product they are purchasing has met certain environmental performance standard which have been developed and assessed in line with International labelling standards.

Scientifically recognised benchmarks for environmental performance have been developed against which products and services are assessed and evaluated to determine whether the product or service should be awarded the Good Environmental Choice Label.

BGC Enviroboard products have been certified by GECA which means that the products and their manufacturing environment have been evaluated and deemed to comply with the strict
guidelines set by GECA.

BGC ENVIROBOARD COMMERCIAL

BGC Enviroboard Commercial is 13mm thick plasterboard that can be used in wall and ceiling systems, ideal for the more demanding office or commercial environment.

At least 11% of the gypsum contained within BGC Enviroboard Commercial has been recycled and BGC Enviroboard Commercial uses 100% recycled paper liner which is green in colour on the face of the board to assist with identification.

BGC Enviroboard Commercial has been designed to be slightly denser than our standard 13mm plasterboard which will assist with the acoustic performance of the board.

THICKNESS
mm
MASS kg/m2 WIDTH
mm
LENGTH
mm
13 9.5 1200 3600

BGC ENVIROBOARD ULTIMATE

BGC Enviroboard Ultimate has been developed as a total solution interior lining. It is ideally suited for a vast array of applications including areas requiring fire ratings and wet areas such as bathrooms so is ideally suited in partition situations where an FRL (Fire Resistance Level) is required in conjunction with a wet area. Ideal choice for hospitality and health/hospital applications.

As well as having excellent fire and moisture resistance properties BGC Enviroboard Ultimate also has superior acoustic performance properties and impact resistance.

At least 11% of the gypsum contained within BGC Enviroboard Ultimate has been recycled and BGC Enviroboard Ultimate uses 100% recycled paper liner which is green in colour on the face of the board to assist with identification.

THICKNESS
mm
MASS kg/m2 WIDTH
mm
LENGTH
mm
13 9.5 1200 3600

FIRE AND ACOUSTIC INFORMATION

BGC Enviroboard Ultimate has higher acoustic ratings than standard plasterboard and has excellent fire ratings.

STEEL STUDS AT 600MM MAX CENTRES

Side 1 – 1 x 13mm BGC Enviroboard Ultimate
Side 2 – 1 x 13mm BGC Enviroboard Ultimate

FRL STUD DEPTH mm 51 64 76 92 150
CAVITY INFILL Rw/Rw+Ctr
-/60/60 Nil 35/30 36/30 37/31 38/32 40/34
9kg – 50mm Polyester 43/33 44/33 45/35 46/38 48/41
30kg – 75mm Polyester 43/33 45/34 45/35 47/38 49/42
WALL THICKNESS mm 73 86 98 114 172

STEEL STUDS AT 600MM MAX CENTRES

Side 1 – 1 x 13mm BGC Enviroboard Ultimate
Side 2 – 2 x 13mm BGC Enviroboard Ultimate

FRL STUD DEPTH mm 51 64 76 92 150
CAVITY INFILL Rw/Rw+Ctr
-/60/60 Nil 40/34 41/35 41/35 42/37 45/38
9kg – 50mm Polyester 48/36 49/40 51/42 51/43 53/46
30kg – 75mm Polyester 49/36 50/40 51/43 52/43 53/47
WALL THICKNESS mm 70 83 95 111 169

STEEL STUDS AT 600MM MAX CENTRES

Side 1 – 2 x 13mm BGC Enviroboard Ultimate
Side 2 – 2 x 13mm BGC Enviroboard Ultimate

FRL STUD DEPTH mm 51 64 76 92 150
CAVITY INFILL Rw/Rw+Ctr
– /120/120 Nil 44/37 45/39 46/39 47/40 49/42
9kg – 50mm Polyester 53/45 54/46 55/48 55/48 57/51
30kg – 75mm Polyester 54/45 54/46 55/48 56/49 57/52
WALL THICKNESS mm 73 86 98 114 172

STEEL STUDS AT 600MM MAX CENTRES

Side 1 – 2 x 13mm BGC Enviroboard Ultimate
Side 2 – 2 x 13mm BGC Enviroboard Ultimate

FRL STUD DEPTH mm 148 172 204 320
CAVITY INFILL Rw/Rw+Ctr
-/120/120 Nil 50/43 51/43 52/43 55/46
9kg – 50mm Polyester – 1 side 64/55 64/56 65/57 65/59
9kg – 50mm Polyester – 2 side 65/55 65/57 66/58 66/60
30kg – 75mm Polyester – 1 side 66/56 67/57 67/59 68/61
30kg – 75mm Polyester – 2 side 69/58 70/59 70/60 71/63
WALL THICKNESS mm 200 224 256 372

STEEL STUDS AT 600MM MAX CENTRES

Side 1 – 2 x 13mm BGC Enviroboard Ultimate
Side 2 – 2 x 13mm BGC Enviroboard Ultimate

FRL STUD DEPTH mm 70 90 120 140
CAVITY INFILL Rw/Rw+Ctr
-/60/60 Nil 35/30 36/31 37/32 38/33
9kg – 50mm Polyester 40/32 41/35 41/36 41/37
30kg – 75mm Polyester 40/33 41/35 41/36 42/37
WALL THICKNESS mm 102 122 152 172

WARRANTY

BGC warrants its products to be free from defects caused by faulty manufacture or materials. If any of its products are so defective the Company will at its option, repair or replace them, supply equivalent replacement products or reimburse the purchase price. This warranty shall not apply to any loss or consequential loss suffered through or resulting from defects caused by faulty manufacture or materials. Fittings or accessories supplied by third parties is beyond the control of BGC and as such is not warranted by BGC.

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Dec 30

Flexible Plasterboard CurveBoard Design Freedom and Flexibility

CurveBoard is the ideal solution for creating curves on interior walls and ceilings, giving endless design freedom and flexibility. CurveBoard provides another option in the creation of interior spaces.

Designed as a complete plasterboard wall and ceiling lining system which provides a flat, blemish free and monolithic surface which is ready for decoration. CurveBoard is designed to bend to a tight radii without prior wetting.

CurveBoard Plasterboard:

  • provides design flexibility and freedom
  • enables construction of contoured walls or ceilings
  • allows bending to small radii
  • has recessed edges on long edges to provide a continuous surface once flushed
  • saves time and money on installation requiring curved surfaces
  • lightweight and easy to install
  • can be easily applied to timber or light-steel framing
  • can be easily finished in a number of finishes

Product Description

CurveBoard flexible plasterboard enables the creation of curves on internal walls and ceilings. CurveBoard is manufactured as 6.5mm thick plasterboard enabling the plasterboard to bend to tight radii without prior wetting.

CurveBoard is purpose designed as a complete plasterboard wall and ceiling lining system which complies with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

CurveBoard provides a flat, blemish free, monolithic, smooth surface ready for decoration.

CurveBoard can be fixed to timber or CFS (Cold Formed Steel) light-steel framing using plasterboard screws or nails.

Applications

CurveBoard is suitable for creating curved surfaces on internal walls and ceilings.

CurveBoard is available in a sheet size of 3600mm x 1200mm x 6.5mm.

Advantages

  • Provides flexibility and freedom to construct contoured walls or ceilings
  • Allows bending to small radii
  • Has recessed edges on long edge to provide a continuous surface once flushed
  • Saves time and money on installations requiring curves
  • Lightweight and easy to install
  • Can be easily applied to timber or light-steel framing

Performance

BGC CurveBoard must be installed in accordance with the requirements of Australian Standard AS 2589:2007 – Gypsum Linings – Application and Finish.

Wetting of CurveBoard is only required when an extremely tight radii is required or where temperature and humidity are very low.

Horizontal Fix Convex

Framing

CurveBoard may be fixed to timber, CFS light-steel framing or furring channels, which satisfy the BCA requirements and which have been plumbed true and straight.

Timber – 

Timber framing must comply with the requirements of AS1684.1, AS1684.2, AS1684.3, AS1684.4, AS1720.1, AS1720.2 or the BCA.

Light-Steel –

CFS light-steel framing must be in accordance with AS4600 Cold Formed Steel Structure Code, AS3623-1993 Domestic Metal Framing and AS1397-2001. CurveBoard may be fixed to CFS steel framing but must not exceed 1.25mm BMT.

Fasteners

BGC recommends the following fasteners are used:
For Softwood – 25 x 2.8mm
For Timber Framing – 32mm x No.6 Type W
For Lightweight Steel Framing and Furring Channel up to 0.8mm thickness – 25mm x No.6 Type S Needle Point.
For Loadbearing Steel framing 0.8 to 1.2mm thickness – 25mm x No.6 Type S Drill Point
Always ensure that screw guns are adjusted to the appropriate depth.

Table 1 – Maximum Curve Radius & Minimum Curve Radius

Sheets Installed Vertically
Application Min
    Radius
Max
    Spacing
Convex 250mm 250mm 125mm
Concave 450mm 450mm 150mm

 

Sheets Installed Horizontally
Application Min
Radius
Max
Spacing
Convex 250mm 450mm 200mm
Concave 450mm 650mm 200mm

 

Installation

Fasteners should be positioned 10-15mm from edges of the sheet and the head should be slightly below the surface of the plasterboard. Care should be taken to avoid damage to the face of the sheet.

Two layers of CurveBoard  are recommended for most applications with the 2nd layer staggered by at least 200mm to avoid joint alignment.

CurveBoard may be attached horizontally or vertically depending upon the framing support and application, however BGC Plasterboard recommend fixing in a horizontal direction which enables CurveBoard to bend easier.

The maximum stud spacing will depend upon the radius required. Additional studs are usually required to support a tight radius. Please refer to diagrams for recommended spacing.

Finishing

CurveBoard can be finished with several different finishes depending upon the function of the space, lighting and the desired decorative surface required. Finish Levels 4 and 5 are used as detailed in AS2589:2007

The use of a preparatory sealer over the entire surface is recommended prior to application of finish.

Storage and Handling

Care should be taken to ensure edges of CurveBoard are not damaged when handling.
CurveBoard should be delivered to site immediately prior to installation to reduce the risk of damage.
CurveBoard should be stacked flat, up off the ground and supported on equally spaced level gluts.

Warranty BGC Plasterboard

BGC warrants its products to be free from defects caused by faulty manufacture or materials. If any of its products are so defective the Company will at its option, repair or replace them, supply equivalent replacement products or reimburse the purchase price.

This warranty shall not apply to any loss or consequential loss suffered through or resulting from defects caused by faulty manufacture or materials.

Fittings or accessories supplied by third parties is beyond the control of BGC and as such is not warranted by BGC.

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