As part of its drive to raise industry standards, FIS, formerly AIS FPDC, has added to its range of specialist literature with the introduction of a new best practice guide focusing on the installation of drylining.

FIS Drylining best practiceDesigned to offer guidance, rather than being used as a definitive technical manual, the Best Practice Guide: Installation of Drylining has been developed to help set the standard for high quality installations.

Drylining systems are an integral part of many fit-outs, offering fire, acoustic and structural performance, as well as making a major contribution to the overall appearance and quality of the finished space. However, a satisfactory installation can only be achieved when drylining is installed under proper site conditions, using the correct techniques, the right materials and to the highest standards of workmanship executed by trained installation teams who understand the importance of working to specification.

Split into sections, the guide covers everything from the initial tendering and planning stages through to the eventual installation. It offers a series of points to consider when carrying out the installation of all types of drywall.

FIS technical manager Joe Cilia said: “This best practice guide brings together years of experience, manufacturers’ data and the wide range of systems in a single document. We hope it will prove an invaluable aid to specifiers, contractors, clients and installers who need to understand the whole process from tender to handover.”

Chief executive of FIS, David Frise, added: “FIS is dedicated to raising industry standards. The publication is a best practice guide for the construction team and FIS will be encouraging all of its members to follow the principles that it sets out.”

The publication can be downloaded from