British Gypsum has become the first plasterboard partition system manufacturer to achieve a BES 6001 ‘very good’ rating for its metal profiles, extending its responsibly sourced product offering.

The certification for Gypframe comes 18 months after the company became the first UK plastering and drylining manufacturer to be awarded a BES 6001 ‘very good’ rating for a core range of its gypsum-based products. It means the company can now offer certification for the vast majority of its constituent components in its GypWall systems, consisting of metal framing, plasterboard and plaster, with a ‘very good’ standard.

The certification, which now applies to all British Gypsum UK-manufactured Gyproc plasterboard, Glasroc specialist boards, Thistle plasters, Gyproc cove and Gypframe metal profiles, will enable customers to receive more points and credits for these products as part of BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method for buildings) and the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH).

Paul Campbell, commercial marketing manager at British Gypsum, said: “Sustainability is a priority for almost every building project and as such, construction professionals are under pressure to demonstrate sustainable practices and procurement.”

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