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The Canterbury earthquakes severly tested interior linings and bracing systems, and GIB® systems performed extremely well. In doing so they protected homes and people from more serious harm.
We are now helping to rebuild an even better Christchurch as GIB® plasterboard interior wall lining systems that are engineered for New Zealand conditions will play an important part in this rebuilding process.
Recent testing at Canterbury University shows how flush finished non-structural plasterboard partitions in commercial buildings can suffer significant earthquake damage, even at low levels of inter-storey drift. To see these tests in action please click on on either of these links below.
Below you will find specific information that will assist in the rebuilding required in Canterbury. We will be adding information in the future as we are continuing to investigate and determine the best ways to deliver GIB® plasterboard systems that are the most efficient and effective for specific applications.