300 Janadel Avenue

Halfway House



Click here for directions

Saint-Gobain launches Habito a revolution in drywall

Johannesburg, 31 May 2016 - Leading interior building solutions group, Saint-Gobain Gyproc, last week introduced an industry-first high strength drywall into South Africa. HabitoTM features technical benefits previously unseen in the drywall category.

As opposed to rules pertaining to traditional drywall, such as not hanging anything too heavy or using doorstops to prevent indentations from door handles, HabitoTM is a building product solution which is unsurpassed in strength and durability.

The superior load bearing quality of this new drywall allows for 15kg weight per screw used – which means 150kg can be safely mounted using only 10 screws. It absorbs knocks and bumps and dramatically reduces wear and tear. Fixtures can be changed without causing unnecessary damage to the wall.

Installation of HabitoTM is straightforward and requires a simple score and snap method. This board can be marked with a chalk line, cut using a blade runner, jigsaw or Stanley knife and the edges finished off with a jigsaw. HabitoTM is then installed using HabitoTM Ultrasteel studs and Gypframe™ UltraSteel tracks and HabitoTMHigh Performance Screws are then used at a low screw gun revolution through these HabitoTM boardsand Ultrasteel studs. This High Performance Wall System is then completed by using Rhinolite Multipurpose plaster for plastering the board.

To affix heavy items onto a HabitoTM wall, no wall studs, battens, noggins, anchors or brackets are needed. Items can be screwed directly onto the wall. Fischer Butterfly screws are recommended for affixing very heavy items such as kitchen counters and standard chipboard screws are recommended for use when mounting medium weight items such as a television. HabitoTM High Performance screws can be used when mounting lighter fixtures.

With the strength of brick and the benefits of dry wall, HabitoTM Drywall brings both unique builder opportunities as well as home improvement options. HabitoTM provides the perfect solution particularly for interiors in high traffic “wear and tear” areas or where home or business owners are likely to want to redecorate often – move paintings, heavy fixtures or shelving as often as needed or be assured that long term affixed items will stay as is for years to come. HabitoTM Drywall is also suitable for installation in other sectors such as retail, as there is no need for pattressing, or in education and healthcare, where acoustics and durability is essential.

To add to an already extensive list of benefits, HabitoTM also creates an effective buffer against excessive noise creating a more peaceful and comfortable environment. Furthermore, by using HabitoTM together with insulation, indoor temperature can also be regulated.


All Saint-Gobain Gyproc products come standard with a product warranty that gives customers the quality assurance that Saint-Gobain Gyproc products have been tried and tested and are backed by over 85 years of experience and industry knowledge.

For more information about HabitoTM , go to


Download our brochure on HOW-TO INSTALL HABITO DRYWALL

installation-brocure-habito.pdf - 2.18 MB


Dowload our HABITO brochure 

consumer-brochure-habito.pdf - 3.4 MB

Gyproc customer service Toll free 0860 272 829

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By closing this pop-up and continuing your visit, you agree to receive cookies from us. For more information, please refer to cookies in our legal notice.