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    Moisture resistant plasterboard

    Plasterers

    Is it essential that I use moisture resistant plasterboard in a bathroom? I understand there are a few other options such as aquapanel, or is that just a brand name?

    Asked by Jenny on 31st Mar 2020
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    Reilly roofing and plastering

    "Use the green moisture board in wet areas like round baths and shower normal plaster board is fine elsewhere."

    Answered on 2nd Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Brimble and son

    "You can use either plasterboards in your bathroom. Aqua panel is like a cement type board and moisture board is plasterboard."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    CMC Plasterering

    "Hi Jenny, some people have used normal plasterboard, but for me always use the product that it's intended for. So yes use the green moisture board for any wet areas."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
    BH Plastering

    "Standard plasterboard just crumbles when exposed to moisture so I'd always advise using green board where moisture will be present. Aqua board is a concrete board and is used around shower and bath areas."

    Answered on 17th May 2020 - Member since Apr 2016 - report
    GFI Building Solutions

    "moisture resistant plasterboard would be my 1st choice, and aqua panels are just as good"

    Answered on 6th May 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    Ward construction

    "It isn't essential its generally used in new build properties. Most bathrooms have tiles where water is in close quarters ,I would only add I'm replacing a wall soon in my own bathroom and will be using standard plasterboard. Hope this clears up this issue for you"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
    JK Plastering

    "In the bathroom you should use moisture resistant plasterboard
    (Green). It has more resistance to steam and water in every day use.Water proof is aquapanel witch is fibre cement mix board.But nothing is 100% water proof any way. BTW green board can be plastered, and aquapanel can't be."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Paul lannen

    "Yes it’s important to use a anti moisture plaster but only where it’s necessary, for example where the bath/shower or wash basin will be !
    The rest can be used with normal plaster
    Hope this helps
    Paul"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report

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