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The Benefits of Plasterboard

Published3 Nov 2023
Written ByRebecca Fox

The Benefits of Acoustic Plasterboard

Plasterboard, also known as drywall or gypsum board, is an essential building material that has revolutionised the construction and interior design industry for decades. Commonly used for creating walls and ceilings, Decor Systems’ plasterboard is perforated for use as acoustic panels. In this article, we will explore the benefits of plasterboard, with a special focus on its role as an effective acoustic solution.

The Versatility of Plasterboard

Ease of Installation

Plasterboard is a great building material for its simplicity in installation. Our plasterboard comes with a kit that takes the guesswork out of installation. You can view a demonstration video below.

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Its lightweight nature and standardised sizes make it an ideal choice for easy installation and a high-quality finish. The ease of cutting, fitting, and mounting plasterboard allows for swift construction or renovation projects.

Fire Resistance

One of the key benefits of plasterboard is its excellent fire resistance. Plasterboard is inherently non-combustible making it suitable for use in almost any application.


Plasterboard is known for its durability and longevity. When installed correctly, it can withstand the test of time, even in high-traffic areas. Proper maintenance can extend its lifespan.

Plasterboard as Acoustic Panels

Plasterboard excels at improving acoustics by effectively absorbing and dampening sound, making it an excellent choice for creating quieter and more pleasant environments in various spaces. Its sound-absorbing properties, when used as acoustic panels, help reduce noise levels and enhance the overall acoustic performance of a room.

Sound Absorption

One of the primary benefits of plasterboard as an acoustic panel is their exceptional sound-absorbing properties. When used in conjunction with acoustic insulation materials, plasterboard can significantly reduce noise levels within a room. This is particularly valuable in spaces where quiet and focus are essential, such as offices, libraries, and medical centres

Aesthetic Appeal

Plasterboard offers a sleek, minimalist appearance that can seamlessly blend into any interior design. There are also ample options for customisation when it comes to Vogl Plasterboard ceiling tiles.

Firstly, Vogl can be painted or paired with a coloured background to blend into the other design elements.

Vogl was paired with a fuchsia pink backing on this project.

Our Vogl Colour blends coloured pigmentation into the plasterboard during production to create a homogenous coloured finish as seen in the image below.

Vogl Colour at the Mercedes Benz showroom in Brisbane, Qld.

Improved Acoustic Performance

Acoustic plasterboard panels help create a more pleasant and functional acoustic environment. By absorbing sound waves and reducing echoes, they enhance the overall acoustic performance of a room. This is particularly important in areas with high reverberation, such as restaurants, auditoriums, and conference rooms.

Energy Efficiency

In addition to its acoustic benefits, plasterboard can contribute to energy efficiency. Insulated plasterboard options provide thermal insulation, which helps regulate indoor temperatures and reduces the need for excessive heating or cooling. This, in turn, can lead to lower energy bills and a more sustainable living or working environment.

Easy Maintenance

Like standard plasterboard, acoustic plasterboard panels are easy to maintain and clean. This practicality ensures that your acoustic solutions remain effective and aesthetically pleasing over time.


Plasterboard is an affordable building material, which can help keep project costs down. Its efficient installation process further contributes to cost savings.

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