LEICESTERSHIRE LE12 6HX
Tel: 0115 945 1000
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Suppliers of: Dry Partition Panels, Plaster Boards, Gypsum Plasters, Lightweight Gypsum Plasters, Dry Lining Systems, Metal Framing Systems, Gypsum Building Plasters, Fire Resistant Plasterboards, Specialist Plasterboards, Insulating Plasterboards, Wall Lining Boards
British Gypsum, part of the Saint-Gobain group, is the UK’s leading manufacturer of interior lining systems. Our mission is to develop innovative products and services that help customers build better spaces to live, work and play. In every kind of building – from home to work, from the local supermarket to the local hospital – we help to create partitions, provide comfort, protect against fire and insulate against sound.
With over 100 years’ experience in plaster, plasterboard and ceiling solutions, we already have a multitude of high-performance products and systems. However, we’re pushing the boundaries in our current thinking and we have an ambitious innovation programme, driven by our customers, to deliver meaningful customer benefits.
Our research, development and test facilities are among the best in Europe. We’ve built five UK specialist manufacturing sites to satisfy the demands of the construction industry. However, all of this is insignificant without our customers. Therefore, we involve our customers in the full development process, from idea creation through to the launch. This ensures that our products and systems are tested in real situations by real customers. We also include the end user in our thinking, to ensure we capture ideas which will help them increase the enjoyment and usability of their spaces.
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Marketed under the Gyproc, Thistle, Gypframe, Glasroc and British Gypsum brands, our products provide the basis for the UK’s leading range of partition, wall lining, ceiling, flooring, insulation and fire protection systems:
Plaster: Our multi-purpose solution plasters for a smooth reliable finish.
Metal products: Stronger, reliable strength for guaranteed high performance
Ceilings: Aesthetic and acoustic properties delivering exceptional sound solutions
Plasterboard: High quality plaster board to suit your acoustic, fire and thermal needs
Fixtures and fixings: For guaranteed system compatibility from a trusted brand
Further Technical information is available on the BPi PDF / Video libraries or through the manufacturers own website
These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.
1 - White Book Home Spec Residential Specification Guide
Gyproc ThermaLine PIR, Acoustic ceilings, INTERNAL WALLS, INTERNAL FLOORS
Published [26/01/18]File size [19862 KB]
2 - British Gypsum White Book Health Sector Guide
Published [26/01/18]File size [8845 KB]
3 - British Gypsum Firebook
Published [06/12/16]File size [10326 KB]
4. British Gypsum Plasterboard Selector Guide Leaflet
plasterboard selector guide
Published [12/01/18]File size [1518 KB]
5. British Gypsum Domestic Technical Handbook Section 5 Noise
Published [12/01/18]File size [3080 KB]
6 - British Gypsum White Book Refurbishment Guide
British Gypsum plaster and drylining solutions
Published [26/01/18]File size [11826 KB]
7 - British Gypsum White Book Education Sector Guide
Selecting floors, ceilings, Partitions
Published [26/01/18]File size [8716 KB]
8 - British Gypsum SITE BOOK Full Publication
Published [20/07/15]File size [9782 KB]
9. British Gypsum High-Rise Multi-Occupancy Sector Guide
Published [26/01/18]File size [14180 KB]
British Gypsum Acoustic Ceilings Architectural Portfolio
Published [26/01/18]File size [18350 KB]
British Gypsum Eurocoustic Ceilings Range Brochure
Published [12/01/18]File size [618 KB]
British Gypsum Finishing Guide For Plaster Plasterboard
Published [05/12/16]File size [761 KB]
British Gypsum Glasroc F MULTIBOARD Leaflet
Glasroc F multiboard
Published [12/01/18]File size [372 KB]
British Gypsum Glasroc H TILEBACKER Brochure
tile backing board range
Published [12/01/18]File size [5329 KB]
British Gypsum Glasroc X Brochure
high performance sheathing board
Published [12/01/18]File size [3951 KB]
British Gypsum Green Deal Brochure
Published [12/01/18]File size [1121 KB]
British Gypsum Guide To Domestic Building Renovation
Published [12/01/18]File size [2912 KB]
British Gypsum Gypframe Metal Studwork
Published [11/09/17]File size [238 KB]
British Gypsum Gyproc Habito - Installation and Fixing Guidance
Published [16/05/16]File size [1001 KB]
British Gypsum Gyproc Habito 1
British Gypsum wall and partitions
Published [12/01/18]File size [144 KB]
British Gypsum Gyproc Soundcoat Plus Brochure
Published [12/01/18]File size [266 KB]
British Gypsum Gyproc ThermaLine Laminates Range
Gyproc ThermaLine laminates
Published [06/12/16]File size [621 KB]
British Gypsum Gyproc Thermaline PIR Brochure
Published [12/01/18]File size [975 KB]
British Gypsum Gyproc WallBoard 4TE Brochure
Published [12/01/18]File size [417 KB]
British Gypsum Gyptone Access Hatch Guide
Gyptone ceiling boards
Published [08/08/16]File size [293 KB]
British Gypsum Gyptone Access Hatch Trap Guide
Published [08/08/16]File size [487 KB]
British Gypsum GypWall Extreme
GypWall EXTREME combines Gyproc plasterboards, Gypframe metal and Rigidur H advanced
Published [25/07/16]File size [863 KB]
British Gypsum Off Site Solutions Brochure
Rigidur H is a gypsum fibreboard that combines gypsum
Published [26/01/18]File size [693 KB]
British Gypsum Plaster Selector Guide
THISTLE PLASTER SELECTOR GUIDE
Published [09/01/18]File size [827 KB]
British Gypsum Thistle Plaster For Non Residential Buildings
Published [08/08/16]File size [1680 KB]
British Gypsum Thistle Spray Finish Brochure
Published [12/01/18]File size [2283 KB]
British Gypsum Thistle Unifinish Product Brochure
The plaster that works without PVA
Published [12/01/18]File size [1764 KB]
British Gypsum White Book C01 Introduction
Published [12/01/18]File size [1846 KB]
British Gypsum White Book C02 Technical Performance
Published [26/01/18]File size [5053 KB]
British Gypsum White Book C03 Steel Encasements FireCase
Published [26/01/18]File size [3910 KB]
British Gypsum White Book C04 Partitions Section
Published [26/01/18]File size [19888 KB]
British Gypsum White Book C05 Specialist Partitions Section
Published [26/01/18]File size [6057 KB]
British Gypsum White Book C06 Floors and Ceilings Section
Published [26/01/18]File size [10120 KB]
British Gypsum White Book C07 Linings Section
Published [26/01/18]File size [8280 KB]
British Gypsum White Book C08 Finishes Section
Published [26/01/18]File size [3020 KB]
British Gypsum White Book C09 Sound Absorbing Solutions Section
Sound Absorbing Solutions
Published [26/01/18]File size [7371 KB]
British Gypsum White Book C10 Products Section
ceilings, wall linings and partitions, provide thermal comfort, protect against fire, shield from impact and insulate against sound
Published [26/01/18]File size [11538 KB]
British Gypsum White Book C11 Glossary Index
Published [26/01/18]File size [716 KB]
British Gypsum joins the Get It Right Initiative
The initiative helps to lead the industry towards a more productive tomorrow.
We are pleased to announce that we have joined the Get It Right Initiative (GIRI) in a move that reaffirms our commitment to help raise standards across the construction industry.
Having been a supporter of raising performance across the sector for a long time, we firmly believe in sharing advice and tips regarding best practice to eliminate errors on site. We are also an ardent supporter of the benefits of training and through our renowned site manager training courses, we are helping to lead the industry towards a more productive tomorrow.
Formed in 2017, GIRI is an initiative looking to generate change across the construction industry by reducing the amount of costly mistakes and errors that happen on a day-to-day basis. Broadly speaking, errors continue to cost global economies significantly, with annual costs due to avoidable error estimated between £10-25 billion. Working with its members, GIRI helps to identify construction activities that generate the most losses through error, and develop tailored strategies for error reduction as well as to address the cultural change required to implement these strategies.
Speaking on the announcement, David Hall, National Technical Academy Manager at British Gypsum commented: “We’re pleased to be part of GIRI and look forward to working with the initiative, with the aim of reducing the cost of mistakes within the construction industry, with courses that deliver training to members that will make a difference. We’re looking forward to setting up bespoke courses that make a difference in reducing costs on site. We represent only one part of the construction process, and as such it’s essential all members come together with a focused objective to change the culture in our industry for the better.”
The construction sector remains one of the few industries that believes snagging to be a necessary requirement. Error is currently a culturally accepted part of the build process but the GIRI’s new multidisciplinary approach will look to find solutions by bringing cross sector representation to the table.
Together GIRI and British Gypsum, along with member organisations will work to identify areas for synergy across the sector to reduce errors. As a company that already delivers site manager courses around best practice, we will work with GIRI to identify issues with workmanship in building its systems whilst on site. Additionally, working with GIRI, we will offer bespoke training designed to address these issues and to help further raise standards and get tradespeople qualified in an effort to address the nation’s skills gap.
As a member of the initiative, we will also offer our expertise when it comes to industry guidance, regular articles and reports on best practice. The company will also welcome the opportunity to share knowledge in the GIRI ‘Chatham House Rules’ context through its member only forums and conferences.
Building Better Homes: Process, Innovation and Attitude Count
British Gypsum recently hosted the Housing Forum’s Innovation Forum entitled: “Building Better Homes: How process, innovation and attitude all make a difference?”
Hosted at British Gypsum’s head office at East Leake, Leicestershire, the Innovation Forum was chaired by Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive for The Housing Forum and featured a panel of experts from the HCA, Waterloo Housing Group and NHBC who addressed key issues facing the regional housing market.
Housing forum agenda
On opening the forum Shelagh Grant highlighted four pertinent issues facing the housing market – quality, innovation, affordability and supply – and outlined some of the work The Housing Forum and its partners are actively engaged in to address these issues. She touched on the recent government initiatives to support housing, in particular Theresa May’s announcement earlier this month of a £10bn extension to the government’s Help to Buy scheme, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid’s promise that the government will bring forward a green paper on social housing, the £2bn boost for affordable housing and the long term deal for social rent.
Housing forum, Richard Hartshorn
Following the opening address Richard Hartshorn, NHBC Regional Director, East kicked off the day’s presentations focusing on industry capacity and quality issues in home ownership and public sector markets.
Providing a key indicator of house building activity in the region, Richard provided statistics on house registrations in 2016 which he pointed out were at their second highest since 2007, with growth in 7 out of 12 regions.
Richard continued by sharing NHBC’s registration and completion statistics for Q2, 2017 while also addressing some of the main issues the housing market currently faces such as the continuing rise in building costs, the shortage of skilled traders and a struggling supply chain.
Continuing along this tread, Caroline Cormack, Head of Home Ownership & Supply, Midlands, from HCA covered affordable and home ownership programmes in the East Midlands with particular emphasis on supply. She highlighted HCA’s purpose “to create a better, fairer housing market that delivers 250,000 homes per year” and commented, “we will lead on the important matters of diversity, skills and sustainability”.
Housing forum, David Kowal
Concluding the event, David Kowal, Market Development Manager at British Gypsum gave delegates an overview of the innovative products and solutions British Gypsum has brought to market which can help build better homes. David presented case studies on the work British Gypsum has been doing with regional property developers such as Cumbrian Homes and how this has helped differentiate them in the market.
He highlighted ways British Gypsum can work in partnership with housing associations, local authorities and developers in order to improve customer and tenant satisfaction levels. This was linked with the importance of the relationship between housing associations and contractors and how it can either stifle or encourage best practice. This is particularly relevant for housing associations and councils when it comes to managing Renovation Maintenance Improvement (RMI) work and maximising resource and budgets.
Housing forum tour
The day’s session concluded with an interactive tour of British Gypsum’s Technical Training Academy where delegates saw first-hand the latest innovative products that British Gypsum has brought to market including Gyproc Habito plasterboard, Thistle Magnetic Plaster and Thistle DuraFinish plaster.