Gyproc AquaBead shortlisted ‘Product of the year’ for its health and safety benefits

Date: 08 November 2017

Gyproc AquaBead shortlisted ‘Product of the year’

Based on its tangible health and safety benefits as well as its properties to improve standards and build quality, Gyproc AquaBead was shortlisted for product of the year at the Housebuilder Awards 2017.

The British Gypsum team had a great evening at the Housebuilder Awards 2017 at the Intercontinental London – The O2 as they celebrated Gyproc AquaBead’s shortlist in the ‘Product of the year’ category.

Organised by Housebuilder Magazine, the Home Builders Federation and in partnership with NHBC, the Housebuilder Awards recognise innovation in the industry with a particular emphasis on tangible evidence of housebuilding excellence and quality. 

Gyproc AquaBead is the first of its kind; polymer based, water-activated corner bead. The product is more durable, safer to handle and easier to install than all other alternative products. Earlier this year it was awarded ‘Best health and safety product’ in the Housebuilder Product Awards 2017. 

The award recognised that Gyproc AquaBead is much safer to install and handle on site compared to metal based alternatives. Rigid metal beading is renowned for causing small cuts to installers’ hands due to its sharp edges. Also, both rigid metal beading and corner tape require metal snips to cut on site, while Gyproc Aquabead has no sharp edges and can be cut with scissors.

Other benefits of Gyproc AquaBead

The product offers considerable time saving to the installer and housebuilder in the initial installation process and in any necessary remedial activities. This boosts productivity and saves money on labour costs – it also helps housebuilders offer a better service to their customers by minimising post handover disturbance.

Housebuilder awards shortlist

If any repair work is needed, the process is much easier when compared to alternative products. If corner tape or a rigid metal bead is used, the entire corner needs to be removed, re-prepped and completed again – it is not possible to repair small sections effectively. However, damaged sections can be easily cut out and repaired with Gyproc AquaBead.

Improving standards and build quality

British Gypsum is working hard to introduce products, that can help housebuilders in their drive to build better homes without compromising on speed or quality. Gyproc AquaBead achieves a 38 per cent reduction in impact damage when compared to corner tape. On high time pressured sites where multiple trades work simultaneously, this extra durability can save money on remedial work. Equally, homeowners are likely to catch corners, particularly when moving large or heavy items of furniture in high traffic areas such as hallways. 

Being shortlisted in the Housebuilder Awards is testament to the quality and tangible benefits Gyproc AquaBead can give housebuilders to support them in their drive for house building excellence and quality. 

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