Gypsum Boards in Kenya – Best Prices

Gyproc Moisture board

Gypsum boards in Kenya varies based on multiple aspects including, quality, size and technical specifications. Other terms used for gypsum board are plasterboard, drywall or Sheetrock. For commercial construction, architects are always keen to specify accurate requirements for gypsum based building materials putting into consideration factors such as fire resistance, moisture resistance, strength and durability.

Such technical specifications are not keenly adhered to in residential construction either due to budget constrains or lack of technical knowledge or ignorance from respective builders. At Gypsum Ceiling Supplies Ltd, we supply internationally certified gypsum boards in Kenya and East Africa. We also supply all related accessories including galvanized studs, galvanized channels, drywall screws, fiber tape, joint filler and much more. Some of the sizes available are;

  • 9mm thick gypsum boards suitable for ceiling systems
  • 12mm thick gypsum boards suitable for both partitioning and ceiling systems

Best Gypsum Board Brands in Kenya

Through our quality processes, Gypsum Ceiling Supplies three gypsum board brands in Kenya;

  • Gyproc Gypsum Boards – Size 2400mmx1200mmx9mm and 2400x1200mmx12mm. Available in regular, fire resistant and Moisture resistant (This is Most preferred Premium quality brand manufactured by Saint Gobain Thailand)
  • Knauf Gypsum Boards – 2400mmx1200mmx9.5mm and 2400x1200mmx12.5mm. Available in regular, moisture resistant and fire resistant (This is the second most preferred brand manufactured by Knauf Egypt)
  • Hada Gypsum Boards: 2400mmx1200mmx9.5mm and 2400x1200mmx12mm. Available in regular gypsum boards (Preferred because of its pocket friendly prices
  • Gyproc gypsum board by Saint Gobain is a trusted brand due to its superior quality in the international market.

Gypsum Boards Prices in Kenya at GCS as of 2023

The prices of gypsum boards is Kenya in 2023 are;

  1. Gyproc gypsum board 9.5mm KES 1380
  2. Gyproc gypsum board 12mm Ksh 1900
  3. Knauf gypsum board 9.5mm Ksh 1250
  4. Knauf gypsum board 12.5mm Ksh 1600
  5. Hada gypsum board 9mm Ksh 750
  6. Hada gypsum board 12mm Ksh 1400 (Note that 9mm gypsum board is preferred for residential and commercial ceiling systems because it is light in weight than the 12mm gypsum board.
  7. Gyproc Moisture Resistant gypsum board
  8. Gyproc Fire resistant gypsum board

Want to buy gypsum boards and all related accessories for your project? Call or visit our locations in Westlands, Kisumu and Eastern bypass. Get free estimates, free technical advise and free site visit anywhere in Kenya. Best deals, unbelievable discounts and free referrals to professional installers. Delivery options available! Call 0706200300

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Varieties of Gyproc Gypsum Boards From Saint Gobain

We offer a complete package of the Gyproc range of plasterboard systems which includes; The regular gypsum boards, the moisture rated gypsum boards and the fire rated gypsum boards. Bellow is a short description of each

Regular Gypsum Board Gyproc

Application

  • Suitable for most system applications where normal fire, structural and acoustic levels are specified.
  • Can be finished using Gyproc Fibre Tape or Gyproc Paper Tape and Gyproc Jointing Compound. Suitable for direct decoration.
  • British Standard BS 1230 – Type 1
  • European Standard EN 520 – Type A
  • American Standard ASTM C1396 – Section 5

Board color

  •  Ivory face paper
  •  Brown reverse side paper

Moisture Resistant Gypsum Board Gyproc

Gyproc Moisture Resistant consists of an aerated gypsum core with water repellent additives encased in, and firmly bonded to, strong moisture resistant paper liners that are green in color. Gyproc Moisture resistant is a plasterboard that is suitable for drylining internal surfaces

Application

  • Used as a base for tiling moist areas, such as bathrooms and kitchens.
  • Used for external soffits in sheltered positions.
  • Can be finished using fiber tape and Gyproc Joint Compound. 
  • Suitable for drylining internal surfaces, direct decorations such as bathrooms and kitchens. Perfect base for ceramic tiling in wet use areas.
  • European Standard EN 520 – Type A & H1
  • American Standard ASTM C1396 – Section 7

Board color

  •  Green Face Paper
  •  Green Reverse Side Paper

Fire Resistant Gypsum board Gyproc

Application

  • Used in Gyproc partitions, wall linings, shaft walls and ceiling systems to give increased fire protection up to 3 hours. Also used for protection to structural steel.
  • Can be finished using Gyproc Fiber Tape or Gyproc Paper Tape and Gyproc Jointing Compound. Suitable for direct decoration.
  • British Standard BS 1230 – Type 5
  • European Standard EN 520 – Type F
  • American Standard ASTM C1396 – Type X

Board color

  •  Pink face paper
  •  Grey reverse side paper

What is Gypsum?

Gypsum is a light weight material which is formed as the result of evaporating sea water in massive prehistoric basins. In terms of its chemical composition, it is Calcium Sulphate Di-hydrate (CaSO4.2H2O) and inherently contains 21% water by molecular weight. Extracted in different parts of the World including Kenya, gypsum has been with us for many decades in the construction sector across the World.

Gypsum merits includes fire resistance, moisture barrier thermal and acoustic insulation properties, durability and seamless finishes.

What is Gypsum Board?

Gypsum board is a name used by manufacturers to describe a specific board with a gypsum core and a paper facing on both sides. Standard size 2400mm*1200mm

Commonly known as drywall, gypsum board is the premier building material for wall, ceiling, and partition systems in residential and commercial construction. It is designed to provide a rigid surface when joints and fastener heads are covered with a joint filler. This product also provides sound control, fire resistance properties, economy, versatility, quality, and convenience

Gypsum board is a name used by manufacturers to describe a specific board with a gypsum core and a paper facing on both sides. Standard size 2400mm*1200mm

ASTM standards govern the manufacture of gypsum board and set strict criteria for strength, water resistance, and other characteristics. To produce gypsum board, crushed natural gypsum or synthetic gypsum is heated or calcined to dehydrate the feedstock. Next the calcined gypsum is mixed with water and additives to form a slurry which is fed between continuous layers of recycled paper on a long board machine.

As the board moves down a conveyer line, the calcium sulfate recrystallizes or rehydrates, reverting to its original rock state. The paper becomes chemically and mechanically bonded to the core. Gypsum board is then cut to sizes and conveyed through dryers to remove any free moisture.

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