Plasterboard (also known as Wallboard) is applied directly to either wood/metal partitions/stud work or solid substrates (Solid walls, brick, block etc)
Plasterboard is screwed or nailed or in some cases bonded to the wall by Drywall Adhesive. Once the boards are in place the only finishing that is required is at the joints of the plasterboard and the fixing points. This is made by using a drywall joint compound and jointing tape. There are different levels of finishing available. Once boards are dry and have been primed they are ready to be decorated – some sanding is normally required.
Drywall is an alternative to plastering, however Gypsum boards are made up from plaster cores with thick lining paper each side. This does make them very vulnerable to dents, scratches and moisture. People often underestimate how fragile plasterboard is and treat dry lining as they would a solid wall.