Gyprock's Flexible Plasterboard features in AWCI winning project

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13 November 2009

CSR Gyprock's Flexible Plasterboard has been put to good use in the elaborate curves and arches of Brisbane's Cloudland Nightclub, which was named the best Commercial Development Project under $1,000,000 at the recent Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries (AWCI) Awards. The plasterer responsible for the project, Daniel Dotta, and his company Featuroom, also received the People’s Choice award. The AWCI awards program attracted nearly 250 of the industry’s best to the event on the Gold Coast.

The Cloudland project makes extensive use of Gyprock™ Flexible Plasterboard. “There were a lot of curves, parabolic arches, domes and circular work which isn’t really supplied by other brands,” commented Daniel. “Featuroom is a new direction, which incorporates modern design elements of architecture,” says Daniel. “We try to push the boundaries of using plasterboard and lightweight construction in order to bring modern design into the residential house,” Daniel implements products from plasterboard manufacturer Gyprock in many of his projects, including the Gyprock™ Flexible Plasterboard which is specifically designed for curved wall and ceiling systems.

With years of experience in the plasterboard industry, Daniel hopes that manufacturing companies begin to adopt the eco-friendly approach that Gyprock is currently incorporating into its products.

Gyprock’s EC08™ plasterboard range has been certified by Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) with the highest level of recycled content found in the Gyprock’s™ list of fire grade and standard plasterboard products. “We’d like to adopt an eco-option as products develop, especially the use of EC08™ in interior set outs as a method of recycling materials,” says Daniel.

Gyprock EC08™ can also be recycled rather than add to the growing waste problem – an important factor in gaining the GECA certification. Gyprock Commercial Marketing Manager, Rob Ferrari said: “Recently, we have observed increasing interest from designers and specifiers who are eager to improve the sustainability of their developments.”

“This is an influential direction for the industry to be taking and is also positive news for the environment.“At Gyprock, we pride ourselves on keeping up with the needs of the marketplace and pioneering the way with latest building practices,” said Rob.

Each year, the AWCI hosts the Awards in order to recognise the quality workmanship of its members and non-members in the building and construction industry. With strict criteria for judging, the AWCI carefully examines the producer’s performance in terms of detail, difficulty and overall appearance.

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