Interior Plastering Services

GIB Board Stoppers, Fixers, Suppliers Christchurch

Haydn Draper Interior Plastering. We are Christchurch Plasterers who provide GIB Stopping and Fixing as well as supply to residential and commercial customers.

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Our work plastering walls, ceilings and bathrooms.

GIB Stopping

Our experienced GIB stoppers provide high-quality stopping and finishing for all types of plasterboard surfaces.

GIB Stoppers

Gib fixing, plastering and stopping all relate to the various stages of erecting these wall panels, from nailing GIB to the framework, to taping and plastering the gaps between panels to give the finished wall a smooth finish ready for painting.

There are various grades from standard wall- board to water-resistant panels for wet areas,noise resistant panels, fire resistant panels, a versatile wall-board.

Other Interior Plastering Services

  • Bedroom, Kitchen & Bathroom wall renovations
  • Extensions wall & ceiling plastering
  • Installing fireproof boards

Gib Fixing

  • GIB board finishing
  • Drywall fixing
  • Fiber mesh
  • Installing fireproof boards

GIB Fixers

Our dedicated GIB fixers, install GIB board in accordance with the most successful GIB fixing techniques. We recommend getting our gib fixers involved early on to ensure a long term quality finish.

Crucial to a good- looking, long-lasting finish with maximum crack resistance is adherence to correct sheet layout and back-blocking. Many gib fixing failures are a result of not following correct procedures in plasterboard installation. There are a number of crucial issues related to the GIB fixing
• GIB board layout with respect to framing
• ceiling battens
• design issues.

During the initial visit, our specialist will discuss
ceiling batten layout
steel ceiling battens.
installing steel ceiling battens.

This assists you by leaving responsibility for the substrate to the GIB stopper and allows for a long lasting quality finish.

GIB Fixers Christchurch

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GIB Supply – The first project arriving on-site, ready for the next stage GIB fixing.

Gib Board Supply Christchurch

Interior Drywall Delivery

  • Ceiling and drywall supply
  • Plastering products
  • Building industry specialist supplier of plasters, compounds, screws, tools and drywall accessories.


  • Fast & Efficient Delivery
  • Experienced
  • Great rates
Call us today for a free quote from expert Christchurch plasterers!
Ph 027 756 5505

Plastering Terminology

Interior Plastering is also known as Gib Fixing and Stopping. Gib is short for Gibraltar Board used in NZ as wall paneling. It is fibrous plaster covered with a layer of heavy paper.


  • Stress Cracks: are caused by building movement overcoming the ability of the plaster to stay intact.
  • Lath: a thin flat strip of wood, especially one of a series forming a foundation for the plaster of a wall.
  • Lime Putty: CaOH is calcium oxide that has had its need for water satisfied and is turned into a paste which is the basic building block for traditional plastering.
  • Drywall: (also called “gypsum board” or “plasterboard”
  • Lime: a white caustic alkaline substance consisting of calcium oxide, which is obtained by heating limestone and which combines with water with the production of much heat.
  • Lime Cycle: limestone is burned into calcium oxide, stacked to lime putty or calcium hydroxide, mixed into plaster and carbonates into a limestone-like material.
  • Map Cracking: Wide cracking that looks like a road map; often seen in turn of the century lime plaster over Terra Cottar as well as developing over time in historic plaster ceilings.
  • Plaster: is a paste-like mixture of lime and/or gypsum, sand, and water, sometimes with fiber (hair or plant) added, that hardens to a smooth solid wall/ceiling coating.
  • Mud: plaster, mixture of earth and water, often containing some but not necessarily all of the following: Spanish moss, animal hair, sand, clay, and plant fibers, peat, straw.
  • Lime Plaster: a soft, malleable grayish-yellow paste, made from ground chalk and raw linseed oil, that hardens after a few hours and is used for sealing glass in window frames and filling holes in wood.
  • Gypsum Plaster: a soft white or grey mineral consisting of hydrated calcium sulfate. It occurs chiefly in sedimentary deposits and is used to make plaster of Paris and in the building industry.
  • White Coat: also called the Finish Layer, Setting Coat, or Putty Coat — this is a thin layer used to fill in the cosmetic defects of the brown coat resulting in a smooth white finish that is occasionally left unpainted. Its purpose is mostly cosmetic while providing an abrasion-resistant surface.
  • See also Plasterer
Call us today for a free quote from expert Gib Board Suppliers!
Ph 027 756 5505