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Installing a New Roof

Hello, my name is Liam. I live in a rural community which is located about 200km away from Alice Springs, Australia. Life in the Outback can be hard, so the entire community needs to look after itself. Since I moved out here from the big city, I have learnt lots of cool skills that I didn't know before. One of these skills is roofing. When my neighbour's roof began to leak, he called me over and we worked together to install a new one. He taught me lots of cool tips and tricks which I have written about below. Enjoy!


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3 Ways Plasterboards Will Help Slash Your Construction Costs

Plasterboards, also known as drywall or sheetrock, are commonly used in construction today due to their barrage of construction benefits. If you are planning to build, plasterboards will not only make your construction process easier and faster, they will also ease your building costs as well. In this article, find out how plasterboards can help trim labour costs which usually amount to a large chunk of any construction budget.

Plasterboards mean less physical work

One, plasterboards reduce the physical toll that is associated with any regular construction process. The tiresome processes of mixing mortar and rendering walls for hours on end are completely eliminated. Instead, one thin piece of engineered plasterboard is fitted. This simple substitute means less people are needed for the job. In fact, smaller boards can be fitted by just one person while larger boards just need two people. Considering that attaching a single plasterboard takes minutes, a pair of workers can fix up an entire domestic house in a day or two.

Plasterboards reduce the number of processes in construction  

Another way plasterboards reduce labour costs has to do with the reduced processes involved in their application. When you choose to build with plasterboards, all you need to do is build a wooden or steel framing, install the plasterboards and apply the finishes. This means that even for larger houses, the overall workload is still not comparable to what would take place in a traditional build. As a builder, this means you can use less labour and still complete the house in time, or you can use the same labour force and complete the build within a fraction of the time. Either way, you stand to save on labour costs for your plasterboard build.

Plasterboards will reduce construction time

One of the major highlights of plasterboard construction is how quickly a house can be put up. This time economy is achieved because drywall does not need the drying and curing time allowance that bricks and stones need. In total, this reduces the construction time by weeks. Consequently, you get to save on maintenance costs that would otherwise have been needed to monitor and water your property during that time. In contrast, your plasterboards can be sanded and painted as soon as they are installed.

With less labour costs, you can now afford to pay less to build your home. Alternatively, you can maintain the same budget and build a bigger house than you might have thought possible!

Contact a company like Betaboard to learn more about the uses for plasterboard in construction processes.