What is GiB fixing?

What is Fixing? What is GIB? GIB Fixing is a common term in the world of Interior Plastering. This term is used when you renovate your home, build a new house, or do wall decorations and paint. What does this mean, and how does it work?

What’s a GiB?

GIB board, a type of lining board, has a cardboard surface and a gypsum core for the Gibraltar board. You can have Gypsum with or without additives. Gypsum is usually extruded between thick sheets made of backer and facer paper.

GiB board is mostly used in the construction of interior walls and ceilings.

If you aren’t sure, Gypsum is a type of mineral that contains hydrated calcium sulfurate when it’s calcined into plasters of Paris.

After the rock of Gibraltar, it is called the Gibraltar board. GiB was once a brand name exclusive to the local manufacturer that dominates the New Zealand market.

It was eventually used in the country as a generic trademark.

Why use GIB Boards?

Answering the question “What is GIB fixing?” First, we must understand what a GIB is.

GiB boards are much more popular than plasterboard or drywall around the globe. Made from 100% recycled paper and natural Gypsum, this product is non-toxic and sustainable.

These plasterboards do not use fly ash (a derivative of coal extraction) as a bulk filler as it is environment-friendly, hence why it is considered the new standard of ceilings in Auckland.

GIB boards can give you a higher-quality finish. It’s not just cheaper than drywall but is also much easier to install in Auckland.

You can also choose different GIB boards for different purposes, such as fire resistance, water resistance, noise resistance, or impact resistance. GiB boards are one of the most important inventions in construction.

What’s GiB Fixing?

GIB Fixing is the process of installing plasterboard or GIB on a ceiling or wall. A GiB Fixer is the professional assigned to complete this job. They will also repair any damage, dents, or holes and give the ceilings or walls a smooth finish.

GIB fixing in Auckland will help you install plasterboards to your walls when renovating or building a new home.

It will give you the best finish when you decorate your home by having GIB-fixed boards done by professionals. Plasterboards can be attached using glue and screws. Use screws to attach the sheet around its perimeter and glue for the battens.

How does GIB fixing work?

Installation of GIB can be a tedious process. Once you have chosen the type of GIB you want, preparing the substrate is important.

Next, you will need to cut and attach the part as per the instructions. Plan the layout so that there are no joints at the ends.

Plasterboards should be attached at right angles to the battens.

Start at the ceiling-wall junction and apply glue daubs on the battens. You can support the sheets by gluing T-braces between junctions as you lift them.

Next, screw the sheet into place by attaching the center of the sheet to each batten. Back-blocking is necessary if you are unable to avoid the end joints. This is the last step in the GIB fix.

Back-blocking refers to creating an artificial taper at each end of the sheets to strengthen joints between plasterboards. You will glue strips of plasterboard to the back of GIB sheets using adhesives. 

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