Above: Gib fixers need to follow best practices for correct sheet layout and back-blocking, according to New Zealand standards. This is crucial for a long-lasting finish with maximum crack resistance.
Quality gib fixing improves the look of your home and offers a beautiful result you can enjoy for years. Our specialist project managers and gib fixers are trained and experienced in the most effective techniques for a superb finish that lasts and is resistant to cracking. It’s a good idea to get one of our gib fixer specialists involved in your project early on. That’s because there are a number of crucial issues that architects and builders generally don’t consider. By having our specialist visit your site in the early stages of the project, you’ll avoid costly mistakes that can detract from the final result.
Many gib fixing failures are a result of not following the guidelines set out in the AS/NZS 2588: 1998 requirements for plasterboard installation. For example, a common problem is an incorrect gib board layout with respect to framing, ceiling battens or design issues.
During the initial visit, our specialist will discuss ceiling batten layout with you. They will likely recommend steel ceiling battens because these are more stable than timber battens. For your convenience, we’re able to install steel ceiling battens as part of the package. That means PBF can take full responsibility for the stability of the substrate (underlying layer) to which your plasterboard is fixed. In turn, installing the battens ourselves means we’re better able to guarantee a long-lasting, quality finish.
You can trust in our work. We’re recognised for delivering on our word and being in on time, out on time – every time. This straight-forward approach has consistently allowed the builders and homeowners we work with to achieve the best possible results.
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Above: This image shows an example of gib fixing and gib layout. There are 11 main considerations for gib fixing, and six have clearly been adhered to here … can you tell which ones?