Story: Building trades

Fixing Gibraltar board

Fixing Gibraltar board

A man installs the fibrous plaster wall lining known as Gibraltar board, around 1954. Plasterboard is the standard wall lining in many buildings. Once the plasterboard is in place, the next stage is for the plasterer to come and coat over the joins, corners and nail depressions to form a flat surface that can be painted.

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Carl Walrond, 'Building trades - Carpenters, joiners, painters, decorators and plasterers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 January 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010