Gypsum board also known as drywall is a building material used for ceiling and partitioning. Its suitable for residential and commercial uses.
There are different brands of gypsum board available in Kenya. Namely: Hada, Knauf, Gyproc, Daspros Hada boards are manufactured locally whereas most of the others are imported.
Standard size of boards is 8ft x 4ft, however for the thickness choose as follows;
Are you going to use it in a regular room, or a humid area like a bathroom or kitchen, or a space that needs to be fire-resistant?
For a regular room you can use the regular boards.
Choose moisture proof gypsum for areas or rooms with high humidity eg. Bathrooms and kitchens.
There is a type of gypsum that contains an additive that makes it more fire-resistant than panels of the same thickness. Examples: garage area, workshop and anywhere you want to slow a potential fire.