How much space is required to encase steel sections?
It depends on which product and system is being used. We offer a choice of two systems depending on requirements, firstly the FireCase system which uses the Glasroc F FireCase board to form a frameless encasement around the beam or column, and secondly the GypLyner Encase system which uses Gyproc FireLine plasterboard mounted on a Gypframe metal framework.
With the FireCase system the space used could be as little as 15mm which is the Glasroc F FireCase board itself. The GypLyner Encase system requires more space due to the metal framework between the plasterboards and the steel section.