The advantages of plasterboard for drywall construction

Drywall panels in a building under construction

One of the most widely-used products in modern construction is plasterboard, also known as drywall. This material is made from gypsum, sourced right here in Tanzania and manufactured by Knauf. Plasterboard was first invented in the 1940s and is now one of the main components for ceilings and walls in modern houses. It is flexible and easy to shape to fit any design. Here are some other advantages of plasterboard for construction.

Easy to installDrywall is lightweight and simple to install in buildings. This reduces the risk of injury to builders and makes the installation quick and safe.

Affordable – Plasterboard is the most affordable building material for walls and ceilings. It is cheaper than bricks and cement. It is also a high-quality building material that has added benefits of sound insulation and fire protection.

Environmentally-friendly – Plasterboard can be reused after processing. It does not contain any hazardous chemicals and creates a healthy living environment.

Fire-resistant – Knauf offers fire-resistant plasterboard for better protection in the event of a fire. The small crystals in the gypsum contain water, which helps to keep the plasterboard cool and moist when heat is applied to the surface. This slows down the spread of flames and can save lives in the process.

Moisture-resistant – Knauf also manufactures moisture-resistant plasterboard. This material is ideal for use in coastal areas, such as Dar es Salaam, where high humidity and moisture in the air can rot wood and other building materials. Plasterboard remains strong in these environments.

Easy to fix – Maintenance is easy when it comes to plasterboard walls and ceilings. If a panel gets cracked or broken, it can easily be replaced. Most plasterboard panels come in standard sizes, so a new panel will always fit the gap left by the old broken panel.

Sound insulating – Plasterboard is a good insulator, especially when it comes to sound. This helps to keep the interior of a home quiet and peaceful – blocking out external noise and sounds from neighboring homes.

These benefits of plasterboard for construction make it a good choice for Tanzanian contractors and homeowners. Consider using Knauf drywall for your building and reap the rewards of German quality with locally-sourced materials.


Knauf is a German manufacturer of gypsum plasterboard that has operations in Tanzania. We use local materials to produce high-quality drywall products for the construction industry. Knauf takes pride in the quality of products and services that we provide to customers.

We have a world-class team of researchers that have developed ecologically-sound structures and earthquake-resistant systems and materials. These construction solutions are internationally patented and are now available to Tanzanian contractors.

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