British Gypsum partition systems

Our systems comprise only of the highest quality components, designed to work together to deliver the level of performance required.

British Gypsum offers a range of lightweight high durability partition and wall systems. Our systems are non-loadbearing and constructed using modern, drylining techniques. British Gypsum metal framed partitions and walls can be used in all types of new and existing buildings, including private and social housing, apartments, healthcare, educational facilities, recreational and industrial properties.


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(2) M Phiri. Health Building Note 00-01. General design guidance for healthcare buildings. Department of Health. 2014.

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(4) Health facilities Scotland. Research Report: Evidence-based design. 2011.

    GypWall Extreme

    GypWall Extreme is our ultimate impact resistant partition, incorporating Rigidur H reinforced gypsum board with its extremely high levels of impact and abrasion resistance, in combination with high-strength Gypframe components, results in a range of partition systems with durability that will exceed expectations.

    The GypWall Extreme family of partitions have been tested to the extreme, comfortably surpassing all requirements of a full Severe Duty Rating in accordance with BS 5234: Part 2: 1992 with single layer boarding.

    GypWall EXTREME durable partition system

    Key benefits

    • Provides performance beyond a Severe Duty Rating from a lightweight, narrow-footprint solution
    • Heavy fixtures can be secured to a single layer without the need for additional pattressing
    • Reduced maintenance cycles due to a highly impact and scratch resistant board surface
    • Fully compatible with other British Gypsum systems, meaning GypWall Extreme can be specified in areas of the building that really need it.

    (The references in the image above refer to our White Book)

    Tested to the extreme

    British Gypsum has worked with a number of architects, contractors and clients to develop additional tests which more closely reflect real life damage in high traffic areas:

    1.  ‘The deliberate attack’
    2. Typical in schools is a requirement to protect against penetration through to the cavity as a result of deliberate attack. Using BS 5234 annex D methodology, a test was developed to replicate the surface impact and energy of an adult kick.

    3.  ‘The accidental impact’
    4. Glancing blow impact is a key trigger of unplanned maintenance in schools and hospitals.

    5. ‘The accidental abrasion’
    6. Schools and hospital walls suffer as a result of abrasion, either accidentally caused by equipment (bins, chairs, bags) or deliberately (e.g. keys).

      -Scratch test

      British Gypsum has developed a surface scratch evaluation which measures the material lost as a result of a repeatable cyclic gouge test.

      -Hardness test

      The JANKA ball test method from ASTM D 1037-99, measures the force required to push a steel ball into the board.

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    GypWall Robust

    GypWall Robust is a highly impact-resistant partition system for use where a more durable solution is required. All GypWall Robust systems utilise Gyproc DuraLine board to give enhanced levels of resistance to damage from everyday occurrences, such as school bags being knocked against corridor walls as pupils move from one lesson to the next. As a result, the system provides a lightweight, non-loadbearing partition ideal for all types of commercial, healthcare and educational buildings that experience high levels of human traffic.

    GypWall ROBUST Durable partition system

    Key Benefits

    • Achieves Severe Duty Rating to BS 5234 with only a single layer of Gyproc DuraLine plasterboard to each side of the partition.
    • Reduced maintenance cycles due to impact resistant nature of Gyproc DuraLine plasterboard.
    • Fully compatible with other British Gypsum systems, GypWall Robust can be specified in areas of the building that really need it, whilst other GypWall partitions can be used in lower duty performance zones for optimal project value.
    • Increased levels of acoustic performance are available when GypWall Robust is specified with Gypframe 92 AS 50 AcouStud – a commonly chosen solution for school classrooms and hospital consulting rooms.
    • Enhanced abrasion resistance can be achieved through the use of ThistlePro DuraFinish skim plaster; an ideal finishing solution for GypWall Robust.

    (The references in the image above refer to our White Book)

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    GypWall Secure

    GypWall Secure is a lightweight, non-loadbearing security wall, offering high resistance to determined attack making it ideal for cash desks, data centres and pharmacy stores.

    The excellent mechanical properties of the Glasroc F MultiBoard linings, combined with the stiffness and resilience of Gypframe Security Sheet, make GypWall Secure a formidable barrier to entry. It has a high resistance to ‘determined attack’ using hand tools, and good resistance to attack using power tools.

    GypWall SECURE Durable partition system

    Key benefits

    • If an increased level of security is required, additional steel sheets can easily be incorporated into the system
    • Enhanced fire performance through non-combustible Glasroc F MultiBoard linings
    • Floor area is maximised due to the system’s narrow footprint of only 70mm
    • Reduction of the structural load is achieved through this lightweight alternative solution to traditional masonry construction.

    (The references in the image above refer to our White Book)

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