Drywall might be a relatively new concept in India but can play a pivotal role in revolutionizing the construction technique.
What Is Drywall?
Drywall is made of three components: the gypsum plaster boards, studs (which hold the plasterboard together) and the specially designed Drywall screws. Since the manufacture of these walls does not involve water, so there is no drying period and hence it explains the origin of its name.
Advantages Of Drywall
- The main advantage of drywall over normal mortar-and-brick wall is that it results in huge savings in structural cost.
- Drywalls are light-weight and easy to install thereby reducing the long man hours that are needed to construct brick walls.
- The technique can come especially useful where the projects are running behind the schedule. Drywall technology has become crucial and even a winning point for builders for completing their high-rise structures.
- Drywalls also have strong acoustic properties, which make it ideal for new-age construction projects, as compared to the traditional walls.
- These walls are more environment-friendly and fire safe.
- If designed properly, this innovation can also reduce decibel levels.
- Drywalls also simplify processes such as wiring or adding a new switchboard. Since they are made from plaster they can be easily cut to place the switchboard.
- Painting on these walls is also not an issue and can be done immediately as there is no waiting period to dry the wall.
Drywalls and other gypsum-based products are increasingly gaining popularity among Indian developers. Such products have been applied and installed in places like the Delhi International Airport’s T3 terminal, the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Gurugram, Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai, Statue of Unity in Gujarat and the Crown Plaza in Kochi, among others.
The rise in focus on environmentally sustainable green building construction materials that reduce the overall overhead expense is expected to boost the use of drywalls.