Drywall is a modern construction technology that replaces masonry walls, made of bricks or blocks laid with cement mass. The term means “dry wall.” It is the most used system in walls and ceilings in Europe and the United States and has been gaining space in Brazil for being a fast, economic and rational process.
Walls made of drywall are composed of a galvanized steel frame and high-strength gypsum board bolted on both sides. They have precise measurements and are designed to safely support devices such as doors, cabinets and shelves. They are more flexible than masonry constructions, allowing for creative solutions. At the time of assembly, the drywall means speed and cleanliness, since the execution generates little rubble. In addition, it provides a superior quality of finish. The wall offers a smooth surface and is ready to receive any type of finish, whether painting, tile, pastille or marble, among others.
Maintenance and retrofitting become easier than ordinary walls. The electrical and hydraulic installations pass through the interior of the walls, speeding up access. If a water leak occurs, for example, simply make a cut in the plate to allow the repair of the plumbing. Then the wall is closed with the same piece of sheet. A skilled professional runs the service in a day, sparing break-breaking, avoiding dirt and disturbances.
Another advantage of drywall technology is that it can be used without any problem in wet areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. In this case, green plates are indicated, resistant to humidity and with antifungo protection. For this, the waterproofing follows the basic procedure, the same for any moist area of masonry.
Even the walls being less sturdy, far from affording less comfort or protection. In addition to providing optimum acoustic insulation, the properties of gypsum sheets contribute to temperature control. This way, the environment gets cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. To complete, the drywall presents good resistance in case of fire. In areas that need more protection, special fire-resistant plates are placed.
How can drywall be applied?
It is a creative and modern solution that can be used in both corporate and residential projects. Check out some examples of their application below. In the images, see drywall projects signed by members of CasaPRO.
The walls of drywall are thinner than those of masonry. This allows the space to be better utilized, gaining useful area. It is great for setting up small environments, such as a utilitarian and discreet canopy in the office, or turning that space under the stairs into a closet.
When the project is for remodeling the property, it allows practicality, cleanliness and economy. A couple who foresees the arrival of children already know that they will need to adjust the property as changes emerge. You can build the baby’s room, reshape the room, or expand the kitchen with ease – which would be much more difficult with masonry walls.
Decoration and lighting:
Cuttings in ovens and walls are applied with decorative function. In addition, it is possible to create a differentiated lighting, which values the whole design of the environment.
Meeting acoustic requirements:
It is ideal for environments that require sound protection, such as concert halls, cinemas and auditoriums. It can be in home theater setup or in a placeholder to watch movie-quality movies. It is also a solution for homes or twinned environments, where noises generated by one neighbor can disrupt the other.
The drywall allows niches to be assembled, as well as shelves, countertops and panels. It is a solution not only functional but that meets aesthetic needs. Glass shelves or any other material are fixed between the gypsum boards to assemble shelves, it is possible to embed marble or granite countertops. Panels can house electronics or appliances, as well as hide details such as beams, wires, ducts.
Working as a partition:
The drywall offers the same strength and all the advantages of a masonry wall, however, its assembly and displacement are much more practical. Excellent for use as office partitions and other corporate environments, ensuring greater peace of mind when reconfiguring the environment.