Construction is one interesting sector that gets every building owner involved all the way amidst the experts entrusted to do the job. This is beyond monitoring the expenditure of the project but rather ensuring that the final output is as imagined and designed at its conceptual phase without compromise at any stage of the construction process.

Far from that, renovating a property can be quite financially overwhelming and usually matches up to the cost of setting up new property.

Yes, when it comes to the interior of your property, weighing down all possible options is a healthy construction rule. Today, let’s talk about a solid plastering and plaster boards, which is better and why?



Solid Plastering

Solid plastering is more expensive and labor intensive than plasterboard. After application, solid plaster requires close to 4 weeks before painting is done. It however gives better acoustic values than plasterboards so if you’re looking for a uniquely smooth finish only wet plaster can bring, you’re going to need to pay more and wait longer. This is why solid plaster is not so common in new buildings but was used quite frequently in older homes.

Solid plastering is more durable as compared to plasterboards. If well maintained, renovations on walls could be avoided for a long period of time. Plaster is used for unusual shapes such as rounded walls which would not be able to use plasterboard sheets.

Wet plaster provides a better airtight seal, therefore your interior will retain more warmth and restrict water ingress from external sources compared to when plasterboards are used.




A plasterboard is a panel of plaster set between two sheets of thick paper. Plasterboards usually come in color white in 1200mm x 2400mm size dimensions. They are commonly used on domestic projects there is no much emphasis on fire, acoustic, thermal, or moisture specification requirements. If you only require 30 minutes fire break between ceilings or walls, two standard plasterboards boards can grant this standard.

Plasterboards are lightweight and easy to transport, cut and patch up. This makes installations like wiring cables into walls simple to do. Plasterboards are commonly used in new homes as it is a cheaper finish and much faster to install.  Using plasterboards proposes that one can could build cheaper, and use exposed electrical and plumbing services that would not get damaged


Choosing either of the two gives the expected output. The guidance in which choice to make greatly depends on time and money. For further guidance, London Building Contractors got you covered.




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Posted on: March 9th, 2022 by London Building Contractors No Comments