Style & materials 10/28/2021

Plaster or plasterboard walls?

Plaster or plasterboard walls?
Each wall has its own specific characteristics and consequently a dedicated door model. Broadly speaking, we can divide masonry types into two categories: plastered walls and plasterboard walls.
Plastered walls are composed of bricks covered with plaster and are the most common construction method, while plasterboard walls are more 'light' composed of a metal structure where plaster and cardboard panels are mounted.
Both of these construction methods are valid, the choice of one rather than the other depending on the different case histories of architectural projects. For this reason, there is no one process that is more correct than the other. To help you understand the differences, we will try to present their advantages.

Plastered wall:

  • Advantage of the external finish
  • Increased impact resistance
  • Ability to support structural loads
  • Can be drilled for mounting brackets etc.
Plastered wall:

Plasterboard wall:

  • Ease of laying
  • Fire-resistant material
  • Thermally and acoustically insulating
  • More economical than plaster

Guide: How to install a plasterboard wall frame

Sliding or hinged doors for each type of masonry naturally have different technical characteristics, so keep in mind what type of work you intend to do.
If you need a solid, durable and sturdy partition where you want to hang furniture elements then we recommend plastered masonry, otherwise if you want to make a more economical but thermally and acoustically effective wall, plasterboard is for you.  You could, for example, divide the kitchen and living room with plasterboard to create 2 separate rooms that can communicate through a plasterboard wall door.
Plasterboard wall: