For additional noise reduction, use 5/8-inch plasterboard on all the walls.
When the charity bought it, the run-down dwelling was being refurbished with modern Spanish patio tiles and plasterboard walls.
Traditionally, plaster is a mixture of Portland cement, sand and water that is applied in layers to a base of wood or metal lath or perforated plasterboard .
New homes are built mainly out of materials such as wood for the frame and floors, plasterboard for the walls, and fabricated metal parts for plumbing fixtures.
The outer skin of a frame-house has two layers: weather boards or sheet material on the outside and plasterboard or something like it on the inside.
The outer walls are made of prefabricated wooden elements; the inside walls are of gypsum plasterboard , except for one living unit.
In the case of a condensation problem, you should have your basement insulated with some dry-lined, insulated plasterboard .
Alternatively, line the walls with additional plasterboard to increase the mass.
The inner paper layer of plasterboard encourages mold growth when inner walls become damp from inadequate venting of moisture or from leaks from walls, roofs, or plumbing.
If you have plasterboard walls you may be tempted to sound out the studs by tapping along the surface until the tone of the tap changes from hollow to shallow.