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Gyproc Habito builds in hidden self build strength

Nick & Fiona Hanysz, self build project

York

The self build dream - where only the best will do for these DIY novices

Gyproc Habito plasterboard gave this self build family the ultimate, flexible living space

Nick and Fiona, from York, chose Gyproc Habito plasterboard and ThistlePro Magnetic plaster for their self build home, they talked to us about why they value these innovations so much. Teacher Nick said: “We’ve lived in old Victorian houses before that we basically destroyed with our bad DIY. With this in mind, it was really important to us that we chose the right products to use in our self build home.

A flexible, open living space that worked for the whole family was the inspiration for the Hanysz family to build their own dream home. “We wanted quality products that allowed for both strength and versatility, so we could be sure every room would continue to work for us over a long period of time. As soon as we saw Gyproc Habito plasterboard we knew it would suit us perfectly,” said Nick.

We have lots of pictures, but putting them up has been so simple because we haven’t had to bother with tricky fixings. In the past I would have been really cautious about putting anything on the wall, but with Gyproc Habito plasterboard we’ve put over 20 pictures up around the house using just a screwdriver,” Fiona added. Not only have the couple attached pictures to the wall, the interior of their home now features large clocks, televisions, lighting and even a giant surveyor’s stick which stretches from the ground floor up into the mezzanine level of the property.

Fiona is equally as delighted with the performance of the Magnetic Walls and is keen to share the benefits; “ThistlePro Magnetic plaster is fantastic! It’s really flexible; we can change the design when it suits us so it makes a great feature wall. I was really in favour of using ThistlePro Magnetic plaster as I love putting our daughter drawings up in the kitchen. The plaster goes right down to the floor so the whole wall is effectively a ‘living’ notice board and there’s also blackboard on the wall so it really is multi-purpose."

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