British Gypsum has unveiled its new magnetic plaster product and one of its first uses has been to transform a former RAF bunker.

Thistle Magnetic Plaster provides a smooth high quality surface which attracts magnets to internal walls and ceilings, and it offers a durable base for decorative finishes. Thistle Magnetic Plaster is a retarded hemihydrate, pre-mixed gypsum plaster, which British Gypsum also say has no effect on phone, wi-fi and radios.

In one of its first applications magnetic plaster has been used to help transform a former Royal Air Force (RAF) communication bunker into a family home and guest house.

The bunker, which will include living space for the Brown family, and an adjacent bed and breakfast for guests, required a range of specialist products to create an interior as distinctive as the building’s history. After finding out about the new magnetic plaster, the owners opted to install it in the reception, kitchen, bedrooms and gym areas of the house.

The versatile Thistle Magnetic Plaster was created by British Gypsum to change the perception of walls from simple inactive space dividers into interactive, creative surfaces which can add value to a home. The plaster also offers a high quality, durable, smooth surface which you can expect from any Thistle plaster.

The plaster was applied to one wall in the kitchen in particular to transform it into a notice board, without the need to hang a whiteboard that could impose on the interior design of the room. The plaster was also used in the children’s bedroom, to create an interactive play space.

In the guest house, Thistle Magnetic Plaster proved particularly useful in the reception area and gym space. Jamie Brown, the owner, said: “A lot of thought has gone into the décor in each room and so the last thing we wanted to do was add unnecessary clutter, such as notice boards. As with all guest houses there are often notices and posters that we need to put up to inform our visitors of important information. With our new Thistle Magnetic walls, we can display information wherever we need, without it affecting the aesthetics.”

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