Gypsum boards come in a variety of thicknesses, lengths and widths. Most types are available in stores of hardware, but you may have to order sizes through a store of wood or construction supplies, depending on the habits of regional purchase order. Whichever type you use, follow the manufacturer’s specifications for the installation, which vary between the different types.
The horizontal lengths of standard drywall are 8, 9, 10, 12, 14 and 16 feet (2.4, 2.7, 3.0, 3.6, 4.2 and 4.8 centimeters). The lengths of 8-12 and 16 feet (2.4-3.6 and 4.8 centimeters) work well for housing construction, so most hardware stores you get them. Buy more feasible boards for your project. Longer panels mean fewer joints, which reduces the amount of finishing work later.
The standard width of the plasterboard is 48 inches (121 centimeters). Most roofs in new construction is 8 feet (2.4 meters) high, so that installers longitudinal fitted together, one above the other. This forms one long seam towards the center of a wall, which facilitates the finishing work. For walls 9 feet (2.7 meters), you can buy plaster of 54 inches (137 centimeters) wide, but most likely not be available in smaller hardware stores.
The thinner gypsum panels are more flexible, while the bulk gypsum provides higher sound insulation and fire resistance. The most common thickness is 1/2 inch (1.2 centimeters), which works well for most projects. The thicker wall is 5/8 inch (1.5 centimeters), so it is suitable for garages and construction sites that have special requirements for fire code.
The drywall quarter inch (0.6 centimeters) are thin and flexible, so installers use them on areas of curved structure, such as pillars or large saucer-shaped roofs. The appeals plaster having a thickness of 3/8 inch (0.9 centimeters) work well for plaster patches in areas because they do not protrude from the way they make drywall 1/2 inch (1 2 centimeters).
The fine plaster panels bend easily due to their flexibility, especially if the space beams is too large. Regional building codes often have specific requirements for the spacing of the beam, so contact your local building department to determine what restrictions governing the types of structure that must have your project. Typically, the beam spacing 16 inches (40 centimeters) in the center is enough to prevent sagging and tilting, but check with the manufacturer of drywall for specific recommendations for the panel size you choose.