Gyproc FireLine is a fire resistant plasterboard that withstands fire for longer to allow for safe evacuation

The board's excellent fire resistance rating makes it ideal for lining walls and ceilings in commercial spaces like offices and shopping centres, as well as in low rise housing and new build garages.

Gyproc FireLine is a fire resistant plasterboard that withstands fire for longer to allow for safe evacuation

Gyproc FireLine is a fire resistant plasterboard that withstands fire for longer to allow for safe evacuation.

The board's excellent fire resistance rating makes it ideal for lining walls and ceilings in commercial spaces like offices and shopping centres, as well as in low rise housing and new build garages.

Key facts

  • Resists fire to allow for safe evacuation
  • Pink paper facing for easy identification

Installation

Effect of temperature:
Start decorating as soon as possible after the finishing system is dry. Finish jointing systems with Gyproc Drywall Primer before painting.

Effect of condensation:
The thermal insulation and ventilation requirements of national Building Regulations aim to reduce the risk of condensation and mould growth in new buildings. However, designers should take care to eliminate all possibility of problems caused by condensation, particularly in refurbishment projects.

Cutting:
Either cut the board with a plasterboard saw, or score the front face paper with a sharp knife, snap it over a straightedge, then cut the back face paper. Cut holes for things like socket boxes using a utility saw.

Fixing:
Fix the board with the decorative side facing outwards to receive finishes. Install fixings at least 13mm from cut edges and 10mm from bound edges. Position cut edges at internal angles wherever possible. Stagger horizontal and vertical joints between layers by at least 600mm.

Jointing:
After fixing the board, start finishing it as soon as you can to limit the risk of damage or UV degradation to the paper liner. You can finish the board using jointing systems that comply with EN13963, including the Gyproc range.

Full-surface finishing:
After fixing the board, start finishing it as soon as you can to limit the risk of damage or UV degradation to the paper liner. You can finish the board using plaster that complies with EN13279-1, including the Thistle range.

Painting:
Start decorating as soon as possible after the finishing system is dry. Finish jointing systems with Gyproc Drywall Primer before painting.

Wallpapering:
Decoration should start as soon as practicable after the finishing system is dry. Jointing systems should be finished with Gyproc Drywall Sealer before application of wallcoverings.

Snagging and minor repairs:
For minor damage and dents, check that the board core isn't shattered. If it's intact, fill the damaged area with Gyproc EasiFill 60, allow it to set, then apply a second coat if you need to. When it's dry, sand it to a finish before redecorating the area.

For a damaged core, broken edges or extensive damage, repair and replacement procedures differ depending on the number of board layers and fire resistance of the system; please contact our Technical Support Team for specific advice.

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