AS/NZS 2588:2018 Gypsum plasterboard
- AS/NZS 2588:2018
- Valid from
- Information provider
- Standards New Zealand
- Standards New Zealand, Standards Australia
- Information type
- New Zealand Standard
This Standard provides manufacturers of gypsum plasterboard with specifications for the manufacture and performance of plasterboard used in domestic, commercial and industrial applications.
This Standard also provides a reference for the building industry and specifiers.
The changes in this edition include standardising and aligning the nominal thicknesses of gypsum plasterboard as adopted by the Australian and New Zealand construction industries, amendments aimed at simplifying the test method and improving reliability, and new test methods for water-resistant grade plasterboard aimed at simplifying ongoing maintenance of the standard.
This Standard specifies requirements for gypsum plasterboard internded for use in buildings as a lining material for walls, ceilings and partitions, and providing a surface suitable for receiving decorative treatments.
Note 1. Alternative methods for demonstrating conformance with this Standard are given in Appendix A.
Note 2. Prolonged exposure to heat where the surface temperature of the board exceeds 45oC will be detrimental to the performance of gypsum plasterboard.
Note 3. Speciality grades of gypsum plasterboard may have requirements which exceed this standard depending on the application.