Brick or plasterboard?

When thinking about the construction of a new home or a reform, the doubt usually arises between the use of plasterboard or brick, the most traditional option. Each person must choose depending on their needs, so in this post, we offer you specific criteria to help you choose.

First of all, the transport of the material has to be taken into account. For example, let’s suppose a reform is going to be carried out on a high floor of an old building. In that case, it can be a problem to raise the plasterboard plates to the house, since they are of a considerable size, and it isn't easy to insert them in old elevators or take them up through very narrow stairs. On the other hand, with bricks, their small size allows many trips to be made. However, you have to think about their weight and the number of materials needed for their installation.

The execution of both is quite different. In the case of partitions, they generate much waste that will have to be removed. In this same aspect, the plasterboard creates less bulky and heavy rubble since they are whole boards. The latter also has the advantage of speed and ease of execution. Of course, it must be taken into account to place it separately from the ground to avoid humidity (a problem that does not appear in the other type). Bricks take longer to install, and it can be a bit complicated to put them correctly; in addition to that, their installation site must be planned very well. Finally, these have an excellent resistance capacity that plasterboard does not provide. Finally, it should be mentioned that the most significant advantage of plasterboard is the finish, since it is smooth to paint, not like brick, that needs a layer of plaster for the correct finish.


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