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.
- The White Book: Online version Click Here
- System Selector Tool & BIM Files: Click Here
- U-Value Calculator: Click Here
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 [18/07/18]File size [19748 KB]
2 - British Gypsum White Book Health Sector Guide
Published [18/07/18]File size [8844 KB]
3. British Gypsum Glasroc X Brochure
high performance sheathing board
Published [18/07/18]File size [3671 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 [18/07/18]File size [9834 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 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 Guide To Domestic Building Renovation
Published [12/01/18]File size [2912 KB]
British Gypsum Gypframe 50 FEC 50 Leaflet
British Gypsum Gypframe Metal Studwork
Published [18/07/18]File size [238 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 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 [10/08/18]File size [299 KB]
British Gypsum Gyptone Access Hatch Trap Guide
Gyptone access hatch trap
Published [10/08/18]File size [496 KB]
British Gypsum GypWall Extreme
GypWall EXTREME combines Gyproc plasterboards, Gypframe metal and Rigidur H advanced
Published [10/08/18]File size [863 KB]
British Gypsum GypWall Partitions Habito
Gyproc Habito® is the next generation in plasterboard.
Published [18/07/18]File size [1244 KB]
British Gypsum GypWall QUIET - Secured by Design
a lightweight, non-loadbearing twin framed acoustic separating wall
Published [18/07/18]File size [475 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 SITE BOOK CasoLine Curve
Concealed grid MF curved ceiling system
Published [18/07/18]File size [182 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 ThistlePro Selector Guide
Published [18/07/18]File size [430 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]
DELIVERING EXCELLENCE WITH WILLMOTT DIXON
DELIVERING EXCELLENCE WITH WILLMOTT DIXON
For over 150 years, Willmott Dixon has been delivering projects that create long-term, positive legacies of social, environmental and economic benefits. Committed to ‘Building Lives Less Ordinary’, the company prides itself on its drive for continued improvement, which is why it has sent a number of its staff to attend British Gypsum’s Site Manager training course.
As a sector-leading, independent business, it’s essential that Willmott Dixon can create and deliver true value for its customers, stakeholders and communities. In looking to achieve this goal the company has taken a leading role in the built environment sector delivering sustainable and responsible projects across the country.
To this end, Willmott Dixon was recently awarded The Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of Promoting Opportunity, recognising its work in leaving lasting community legacies, promoting social wellbeing and helping those from disadvantaged backgrounds into sustainable employment.
The business continues to identify suitable training opportunities and after evaluating the options, Graham Thornton, Quality Delivery Manager for the North at Willmott Dixon decided British Gypsum’s Site Manager training course was the most informative on offer. Graham recognised that the course could play an important role in the process of further educating site managers and the wider teams.
Speaking on his reasons for choosing this particular course, Graham commented: “The Site Manager training course is one of the most thorough breakdowns of what it takes to effectively fit drylining systems. After personally attending it and becoming aware of the course’s benefits it was clear to me that our Site Managers would also benefit from the training. Ever since then I’ve used the course to help raise awareness of how to install partition systems without faults.”
The Site Manager training course helps construction professionals to develop a better understanding of how to install interior systems. The course is accessible to construction professionals of all levels helping them to gain a solid overview of what’s required to ensure the company’s range of products and systems are specified, installed and maintained properly. Since first participating in the course himself, Graham estimates that he has since sent around 120 people on it.
Graham continued: “Sending people on this training is a big part of our efforts to raise standards across our operations. The course mixes elements of operational, design and commercial knowledge, which makes it accessible for so many people. I’d recommend it to anyone who is looking to take their technical competence to the next level. I’m more confident than ever that our people will be able to spot mistakes and be better prepared to plan for quality.”
Willmott Dixon has a strong, open and positive relationship with its supply chain partners, underpinned by outstanding collaboration.
Willmott Dixon has been able to use the Site Manager training course to improve staff’s overall on-site intelligence. It’s helping the company eliminate mistakes from its processes, with staff now more confident in calling out mistakes that may be made during the installation. This is underlining the company’s ‘obsession’ with quality, which is stated in its ‘Building on Better’ strategy. Similarly, through running the Site Manager training course British Gypsum is playing an important role in ensuring that product performance is not compromised at installation and that the added value is passed on to its supply chain partners.
As with all of its training courses, British Gypsum offers the Site Manager training course through its national network of Technical Academies. The company can also deliver training at external regional offices with the support of a mobile training rig which allows practical demonstrations to be carried out while combining theory in a training room environment. Whilst no substitute for the one-day Site Manager’s training course, the mobile training allows main contractors to work around their schedules and doesn’t require the same forward planning as with an offsite training course.
For more information about British Gypsum’s range of industry-leading training courses, please visit: https://www.british-gypsum.com/technical-advice/training
TRANSFORMING THE DELIVERY OF STEM EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
TRANSFORMING THE DELIVERY OF STEM EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM’S COLLABORATIVE TEACHING LABORATORY
Completing the new Collaborative Teaching Laboratory (CTL) facility at University of Birmingham posed a number of technical and programme challenges. However, close collaboration between Grimes Finishings Limited, the University’s Clerk of Works and British Gypsum’s technical representatives ensured the project was completed in record time, snag free and to the highest delivery standards.
In October 2017 Grimes Finishings Limited was awarded the Partition, Linings and Plastering package by construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall PLC for the new £40,000,000 collaborative teaching laboratories at the University of Birmingham Edgbaston Campus.
The University of Birmingham’s new 72,120 sq ft Collaborative Teaching Laboratory facility was designed to bring together practical teaching activities across a broad range of science and engineering disciplines. Set over three storeys, the high-specification facilities feature state-of-the-art wet lab, dry lab and E-labs.
On winning the contract, Grimes Finishings engaged with British Gypsum’s Technical team to identify the most suitable building materials for the project’s various requirements. As it was such a high performance and technical environment, the project had a number of varied challenges to overcome. These included the need for:
• Heavy and severe duty impact resistance in high traffic circulation areas and plant rooms
• High performance acoustic compartments within teaching areas and between the large number of plant and laboratory spaces
• High fire resistance and insulation performance around the many plant riser and laboratory spaces, creating safe fire escape routes throughout the building
• Thermal performance throughout the envelope of the building
Meeting stringent specifications
Working in close collaboration with architect’s Sheppard Robson, the Grimes Finishings’ site team engaged British Gypsum’s technical team to help develop the NBS specification and produce a project specific systems pack for the scheme. The pack incorporated various British Gypsum interior lining systems, including a number of its GypWall lightweight metal framed partition and wall systems. Designed to meet the most demanding fire resistance, sound insulation, impact and height requirements, the GypWall systems were the ideal solution for the project’s unique requirements.
GypLyner IWL was also specified to further increase sound insulation and to meet the stringent thermal performance requirements throughout the envelope of the building while CasoLine MF – a suspended ceiling system – was specified thanks to its high level of design flexibility. British Gypsum’s Thistle plaster products and Gyproc Joint Tape were also used on the project to deliver a superior finish.
Commenting on the process, Tony Fitzgerald, Senior Product Manager at Morgan Sindall, said, “It was crucial for us that the specification and project pack were followed to the most finite detail to ensure excellent quality and system performance throughout the high-performance space. Grimes Finishings’ full time dedicated quality control manager worked closely with the University’s Clerk of Works and British Gypsum’s technical representatives to ensure the highest possible installation quality throughout the process.”
Richard Grimes, Managing Director, Grimes Finishings Ltd., commented, “The project handed over successfully thanks to the collaboration between all parties and our commitment and dedication to quality. Our close working relationship and excellent technical support from the British Gypsum project team meant all the challenges of such a high speed and technical project were met head on and each one overcome, resulting in the project being delivered on time, snag free and to Morgan Sindall’s perfect delivery standards.”
Completing the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory at University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston Campus was amongst the most challenging builds the University had ever attempted posing both unprecedented technical and programme challenges throughout. The project handed over on time to the client on 6th August 2018.
For more information about British Gypsum, please visit www.british-gypsum.com, and for more information about Grimes Finishings, please visit https://grimesuk.com/.