Fold-Fix (Falt-Fix) Plasterboard Jointing

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V-Cut Limited now brings modern methods of construction to drywall and, along with its own product development programme, it collaborates with Vogl in Germany. As part of this collaboration, we are delighted to bring to the UK market our partner’s Falt-Fix (Fold Fix) method of creating bead-less plasterboard joints and profiles. Whilst VCut plasterboards already…

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Insulating Boxes for Wall Sockets & Outlets

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The NHBC is the UK’s independent body looking to raise standards in residential construction and to provide consumer protection via its warranty scheme. Towards this aim, the NHBC issues technical guidance information for house builders. This blog demonstrates how V-Cut’s socket boxes help to meet the NHBC standards.  The NHBC’s technical guidance 6.3/07 on sockets…

Cutting a dash at Heathrow

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Building Products reports on how a special cutting technique has enabled substantial areas of plasterboard to be a visual focus of the interiors of the new T2A, just opened at Heathrow, which is changing perceptions of the airport. BAA’s £2.5bn investment in the redevelopment of Heathrow T2A and T2B will  … read PDF

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Plasterboard Margins

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Buildings come in all shapes and sizes and indeed it is that one simple attribute that brings variety in its most basic form to architecture. But shaped buildings invariably complicate the regularity of the layout of the modular accessible suspended ceilings and the solution is often to remove that complication with a plasterboard margin. Plasterboard margins…

Flush Recessed Skirting Boards

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The modern trend towards recessed skirting boards no doubt lies in the beauty of the flush appearance between the plasterboard wall and the skirting board. This detail has been achieved using a number of different methods many of which rely upon an extruded aluminium profile for the effect. Indeed there can be some additional benefits of…

Curved Corners

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There are often situations where sharp corners onplasterboard partitions, whether for functional or aesthetic reasons, are an undesirable part of thedesign. V-Cut Flexiboards not only make it easier to create curved corners for drywall but also to very tight radii. Traditionally, the only way to get a tight rounded corner on a stud wall has…

Fire Rated Curved Walls

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V-Cut Flexiboard offers opportunities to build dynamic curved walls with tight radii including a fire rating. One of the frequently asked questions we receive is will our Flexiboard provide a fire rating. The simple answer is we do not know but as we are removing a part of the board to enable it to flex…

Plasterboard & Glazed Wall Interfaces

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V-Cut provides an economic method of creating a flush and seamless interface between drywall and glass partitions without resorting to extruded or moulded profiles. The design offers limitless variations. Most modern open floor commercial office areas include some sort of cellular division for meeting rooms or managers’ offices. It’s not uncommon that the internal walls…

V-Cut Edge: Bead-Less Technology

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V-Cut plasterboard eliminates the need for corner and stop beads. Wherever there is plasterboard or drywall invariably there are metal beads and, in more recent times, plastic beads.Corners, abutments, upstands, coves, recesses or bulkheads, whether for suspended ceilings orwalls, all normally require beading because such details involve cut boards and cut boards needtape and jointing. So…

Baffling Sounds

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Hard surfaces do not make for a comfortable living and working environment. That’s because sound bounces and without any porous absorptive surfaces it keeps bouncing (known as reverberation), effectively echoing, to a point that is uncomfortable. Modern offices accommodate the need to reduce echoing by introducing perforated metal tiles or absorptive mineral fibre ceilings that allow…

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