Mostly used in the domestic scene. This type of ceiling is most common ceiling over the last decade. It is a cheaper version and used in flats, schools and town houses mainly. The gypsum board used is a 6.4mm board with either steel or timber brandering and the steel strips in between the boards. Finishes around perimeter walls will be covered by a cornice.

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Key facts

  • Subject to loading detail, suspension should not exceed 1200mm centres
  • The suspension must not be out of plumb (vertical) more than 25mm for each 150mm of plenum depth and in no case should exceed 500mm to a 3000mm depth
  • Whenever the above is exceeded and/or when the hanger suspension is more than 2000mm long, then a sub grid is recommended. Should suspension be vertical, then a 4200mm drop would be acceptable using hanger strap
  • In no case should suspension be from other services in the ceiling void
  • A hanger suspension point within 400mm from the wall angle or shadow moulding must be installed on main tees and cross tees
  • Two steel pop rivets with a shear strength three times that of the maximum allowed ceiling load is to be used
  • When securing wire to tee, it should be wound tightly around itself at least three times
  • Should the ceiling mass exceed 20kg/m2, a sub grid is required and a consulting engineer should recommend suitable suspension


Gyproc RhinoBoard is manufactured according to the ISO 9001 Quality Management System and the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. RhinoBoard is a plasterboard and consists of an aerated or foamed gypsum core encased in, and firmly bonded to, special paper liners. RhinoBoard is used as lining/cladding for ceilings, drywalls and drylining. RhinoBoard is non combustible and it is used as a lining in fire rated drywall and ceiling systems. The face (unprinted) surface should receive all decoration (i.e. gypsum based plaster, paint, vinyl, etc.). Do not decorate the printed surface. Do not expose standard RhinoBoard to contact with water. It is not recommended for use in industrial kitchens and industrial bathrooms or exterior applications.


  • Fire resistance
  • Non-combustibility
  • Thermal insulation
  • Sound insulation