Future-proofing built in

Ensuring your home is up to scratch for your family, and for generations to come, starts with getting the basics right
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View of the living area in this house designed by ICR Consulting which features timber laminate flooring, couches, recessed lighting.

Many a rule of thumb has started in the building trade and then gone on to wider usage measure twice, cut once' is just one that springs to mind.

Good preparation in conjunction with quality materials will always ensure a successful result, says Kevin van Hest, managing director with Elephant Plasterboard NZ Ltd.


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View of the living area in this house designed by ICR Consulting which features timber laminate flooring, couches, recessed lighting.

"Elephant Plasterboard is a particularly smart option when choosing wall linings for your home, as it is around 8% denser than other locally produced or imported plasterboards. This means improved fire resistance and higher bracing ratings, along with greater noise control," says van Hest.

The density of Elephant Plasterboard products means they can withstand greater fluctuations in both temperature and humidity, reducing the likelihood of expansion and contraction the primary causes of peaking and cracking.

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View of the living area in this house designed by ICR Consulting which features timber laminate flooring, couches, recessed lighting.

"Elephant Standard Plus Plasterboard has a 30-minute fire rating on internal timber walls, offering peace of mind as well as a quality finish," says van Hest.

For more, contact Elephant Plasterboard NZ Ltd, phone (09) 818 7706, fax (09) 818 7702, freephone 0800 Elephant (353 742). Email: info@elephantpb.co.nz. Website: www.elephantplasterboard.co.nz.

Sep 29, 2009
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