Case Study

Residential Home, Ballycotton, Co. Cork

Architect
Kiosk Architects
Client
Privately Owned

Project Background

After learning about the unique features of Gyproc Habito, a super strength plasterboard that is five times stronger than standard plasterboards, architects, Kiosk Architects who specialise in large-scale, high-end one-off houses, knew that they could add value to their clients split level house located in Ballycotton, Co. Cork.

The Challenge

The client designed the house with every utility being controlled by a keypad system in each room and was also keen to have LED lighting situated in ceiling recesses and lighting troughs within the walls. He is also has a modest art collection some of which were very large and the Gyproc Habito plasterboard facilitated the fixing of the electronic, lighting and art installations due to its load-bearing capacity, but also gave the homeowners the option to move or install further pieces at a later stage without needing to worry about timber grounds. The homeowners were also insistent on high levels of sound reduction between rooms and here again, the Gyproc Habito plasterboard met their requirements.

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GYPROC-BallycottonHouse-13
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Residential Home, Ballycotton, Co. Cork
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Residential Home, Ballycotton, Co. Cork
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Residential Home, Ballycotton, Co. Cork

The Approach

Gyproc Habito and Gyproc SoundBloc plasterboards were combined on the partition systems to give optimum sound reduction between the various living spaces. The use of the Gyproc Habito plasterboard as the face lining on the partitions and some areas of the ceiling also facilitated the fixing of the various lighting systems. The use of the Gyproc Habito in the gym area of the home provided a robust solution in the event of any potential damage to the partitions. The Gyproc Habito plasterboard also facilitated the numerous flat screen TV’s which are in practically every room in the house.  The homeowner appreciated and valued the innovative technology of the Gyproc Habito plasterboard and was keen to use the product in this very innovative and technological home.