Previously, we discussed the requirements of Fire Performance on plasterboard walls and ceilings as guided by The Building Code of Australia (BCA). In addition to fire rating, plasterboard systems and installation are also required to comply with Acoustic Performance as set out by the BCA. Acoustic performance helps to ensure occupant comfort and privacy, certain […]
If you’ve heard of the term “plaster of Paris”, you might wonder how it came about. Plaster of Paris is also known as gypsum plaster, which since ancient times have been prepared from the abundant gypsum found near Paris. Interestingly, it is also related to one of the earliest fire codes in which Louis XIV […]
Suspended and grid ceilings offer attractive features and practicality with a wide variety of design options to suit the style and needs of different industries. Suspended grid ceilings are perfect for concealing ducts, plumbing, wiring, or cables while ensuring easy access for maintenance when needed.
Lighting is an important element when it comes to construction design and can affect the overall atmosphere and ambiance of an area. Before the start of a construction project, it is crucial to consider how the overall appearance may be affected by ‘Glancing Light’ issues and thus the required Level of Finish for walls and ceilings.
Industry Associations, including the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries (AWCI), periodically prescribe standards for plastering and recommend levels of desired finish of walls and ceilings prior to decoration. So, what are the differences between the three Levels of finishes, and which is the generally accepted default level for a commercial fitout? Here in Australia, […]