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The White Book

Welcome to the British Gypsum White Book

First published in 1972, The White Book is recognised as a reliable source of information for anyone specifying partition, wall lining and ceiling systems within the construction industry. It is a comprehensive guide to finding solutions using British Gypsum products and systems.

How can I access White Book Content?

  • Use our White Book System Selector- find the right spec you need based on your requirements
  • Order a hard copy of the White Book- so you have a a copy to hand
  • Why not try our interactive White Book- with videos, page turn, easy page navigation and snippet select and download functionality
  • Download the full PDF- access on the go and no need to weigh your book bag down
  • Or access key sections below- we have split our chapters up so you can download key sections quickly and easily

White Book Interactive version

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White Book - Interactive

Access the interactive version- for full functionality open with Adobe Acrobat

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Access the Full PDF

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White Book - Section C02 - Technical performance

Technical performance

This section provides guidance on the technical performance and principles of system design.

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White Book - Steel encasements

Steel encasements

This section contains steel encasement systems that provide up to 180 minutes of fire protection to structural steel columns and 120 minutes for structural steel beams and joists.

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White Book - Partitions


This section contains a full range of lightweight partition and wall systems for use in new and existing buildings. They cover all applications, from simple space division to high performance walls.

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White Book - Specialist partitions

Specialist partitions

This section details specialist systems where robust, lightweight, curved, fire or blast resistant partitions are required.

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White Book - Floors & Ceilings

Floors and ceilings

This section details floors and ceilings systems which cover a multitude of performance requirements in all sectors.

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White Book - Linings


This section contains our wall and roof lining systems, covering all applications, from a basic wallboard lining through to high performance linings designed to meet thermal and sound insulation, fire protection, or impact resistance requirements.

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White Book - Finishes


Essential to all our high performance systems is our full range of finishing products.

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White Book - Sound absorbing solutions

Sound absorbing solutions

This section details sound absorbing solutions which both provide reverberation control and improved aesthetics.

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White Book - Products - Introduction


In every kind of building, we help to build ceilings, wall linings and partitions, provide thermal comfort, protect against fire, shield from impact and insulate against sound.

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We develop and provide effective solutions that meet the ever-changing needs of the industry, whilst providing benefits for both the construction industry and the end user.

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White Book - Section C11 - Glossary & Index

Glossary & Index

Glossary of terms used in the White Book plus index

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White Book - App

White Book companion app

Use the White Book companion app to view helpful videos from the White Book

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