Make a healthy choice with Gyprock Sensitive. This moisture resistant wall and ceiling plasterboard contains powerful antifungal properties to resist mould and mildew making it the ideal choice for wet areas and the homes of asthma and allergy sufferers.

Category: Walls, Specialty Plasterboard
Range: Specialty Options
Store availability: Cabramatta, Katoomba
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The drive to create healthy homes led to the development of Sensitive plasterboard, with several important qualities to help protect homeowners and their families. The gypsum core is treated with a powerful but gentle antifungal agent, which penetrates through the paper liner to the subsequent paint coating. The core also contains a wax emulsion to make it highly resistant to moisture and humidity without compromising structural integrity, and the product is classified as low in volatile organic compounds (VOC), meaning it emits fewer chemicals than the acceptable Australian Standard.

Gyprock Sensitive satisfies the requirements of the Building Code of Australia for wet area wall linings in residential buildings.

Typical Applications

Gyprock Sensitive’s powerful but gentle antifungal properties and low VOC make it ideal for use in the homes of asthma and allergy sufferers particularly for areas such as bathrooms, bedrooms, laundries, ensuites and living spaces.

It is also suitable for use in commercial projects where mould can be a concern such as; showers/change rooms, laundries and kitchens, hospital ward bathrooms and soffits.

Because it is not subject to moisture movement and has extremely low water absorption characteristics, Gyprock Sensitive provides an excellent, stable substrate for ceramic tiles.

Product Options

Gyprock Sensitive is available in the following sizes.

Thickness 10mm
Widths 1200mm
Lengths 3600mm
Edge Profiles Recessed Edge for regular jointing,

Product Manufacture

Gyprock Sensitive is manufactured by CSR Gyprock in Australia to stringent product specifications.

Product Handling

Storage: Protect plasterboard and cornice from weather and moisture. Avoid products sagging by storing horizontally, supported on a level platform or full-width support members spaced at max. 600mm centres.

Health and Safety

Safety Data Sheets are important documents in the construction industry and assist in the continuing focus on occupational health and safety on and off sites.

Manufacturing Tolerances

Nominal Thickness 10mm ± 0.4mm
Nominal Widths 1200mm ± 3mm, 1350mm ± 3mm
Nominal Lengths From 3600 to 6000mm ± 5mm, typically in 600mm increments
Squareness Cut ends ± 3mm in the width of the board

Physical Properties

Nominal Board Weight* 7.9kg/m2
Thermal Performance:
0.04 – 0.05 m2K/W
Fire Hazard: assessed to AS/NZS3837 cone calorimeter test Average Specific Extinction Area (ASEA)
Group Number 1
Report Reference WFRA 45759
Combustibility In accordance with BCA Clause C1.12, Gyprock Sensitive may be used wherever a non-combustible material is required by the Code.
Total Recycled Content 4.9%

*Subject to reasonable manufacturing variance.

Installation Guidance

Install to manufacturer’s recommendations as outlined in the relevant Installation Guide.


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