What are the standard sizes of plasterboard?

The standard plasterboard sheet size is 120 cm in width and from 180 to 360 cm in height. The sizes are designed to support the standard stud spacing, which is 60 cm. Plasterboard can be found in different widths depending on the manufacturer.

How big is the taper on plasterboard?

Tapered edge plasterboards are most commonly manufactured in 1200mm widths to suit the 600mm stud spacing which is common in domestic housing.

What size is 4×3 plasterboard?


What is the difference between tapered edge and square edge plasterboard?

Tapered edge plasterboard is commonly used for walls. Its narrower edge profile makes joining or skimming easier. Square edge plasterboard is a more common choice for ceilings or textured finish applications, as the seams between the sheets are less visible.

Why does plasterboard have a tapered edge?

Tapered edge plasterboard is most commonly used for walls and features a narrower edge profile, making it better suited for either jointing or skimming. Plasterboard with a tapered edge makes it easier to achieve a seamless finish between sheets, providing a sturdy, even base upon which to plaster.

What thickness plasterboard should I use?

For a standard wall, you should purchase plasterboard with a thickness of 12mm and for a ceiling, the preferable thickness of drywall is around 12.5mm. For a bathroom ceiling, you should choose a plasterboard with a thickness of either 12mm or 12.5mm.

Tapered edge plasterboard is for jointing and skimming whilst square edge plasterboard is best suited for textured finishes.

What is tapered plasterboard?

To avoid seeing any joins in the plasterboard wall, a tapered board is used when the wall is to be painted. This means the thickness of the board is reduced very slightly as one gets towards the edge.

How thick is a sheet of plasterboard?

Plasterboard comes in several thicknesses including 9.5mm or 3/8 inch and 12mm or 1/2 inch. Large sheets of plasterboard are traditionally 8 ft x 4ft or 2.4m x 1.2m but smaller sheets, called plasterboard laths are available for easy transportation and ease of handling.

What are the different types of plasterboard?

Types of plasterboard and when to use them. In this guide you will learn about the different types of plasterboard that are available including normal wall boards, water resistant plasterboard, fire proof plasterboard, sound reduction or acoustic plasterboard and also impact proof plasterboard.