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Cumbrian Homes raising standards for house buyers in Penrith

Gyproc Habito - a new super strength plasterboard

New build houses often get a bad press when it comes to the quality of the internal walls, with many home buyers citing ‘thin walls’* as one of the disadvantages.

Cumbrian Homes recognised the issue and wanted something better for their customers – they’re now Britain’s first regional housebuilder to adopt British Gypsum’s new super–strength plasterboard, Gyproc Habito, as standard across their new development, Carleton Manor Park in Penrith.

“We see our role as a developer to bring the latest products and technologies to home buyers,” said Nigel Pallister, Managing Director, Cumbrian Homes. “When we came across Gyproc Habito, we knew we wanted it for the future homeowners at Carleton Manor Park and when we demonstrated it at the recent show home opening we knew we’d made the right choice. People were amazed to see the difference between standard plasterboard and Gyproc Habito.”

The new plasterboard is five times stronger than standard plasterboard, making homes feel reassuringly solid compared with standard walls and is a really durable material to work with on a building site. What’s more, when the homeowner moves in, DIY will no longer be a chore – Gyproc Habito can support 15kg of weight from one number 10 woodscrew, with no wall plugs or power tools required.

Many of the new homes on the Carleton Manor Park development will also be kitted out with Thistle Magnetic Plaster and two Sound Solutions - Silent Floor and Silent Wall - more fantastic innovations from British Gypsum. “At British Gypsum, we’re constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible,” said Paul D’Arcy, Innovation Team Leader. “We’re committed to raising the standard of home building by suppling higher quality products and we’re thrilled that Cumbrian Homes has partnered with us to become the first regional housebuilder to adopt Gyproc Habito as standard.” 

If innovative products like Gyproc Habito, Thistle Magnetic Plaster and Sound Solutions would work for your new development, contact Paul D’Arcy to discover what a partnership with British Gypsum might look like for you  Paul.Darcy@saint-gobain.com


Cumbrian Homes with Gyproc Habito and Thistle Magnetic Plaster

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