gyprock ceiling damage

What Causes Gyprock Ceiling Damage?

Gyprock is the most popular type of plasterboard used in ceilings in Western Australia. The drywall plaster Gyprock is used for making partitions and lining walls. Whenever this material is installed in a room, it brings life and vibrancy to it. One of the best things about using Gyprock plasterboard for a ceiling is that repairing it is not as expensive as if you used other materials.

Our team of experts is skilled in repairing Gyprock ceilings in Western Australia. All ceiling repairs are handled by us, and we finish the job ready for painting. You can count on us for everything from repairing water damaged ceilings, framing stud walls and installing suspended ceilings to installing insulation and fixing ceilings.

The Most Common Causes of Gyprock Plasterboard Damage

Unsecured nails

Over time, nails that are not well secured during the installation process will pop through your ceiling structure because of poor craftsmanship.

Water damage

Gyprock ceilings are commonly damaged in this way. This can be caused by a bigger structural problem that must be addressed first. Before beginning to address the actual gyprock ceiling repair process, these issues must be addressed first and foremost. For example, a leaky roof, defective gutters, malfunctions and breaks in overhead pipework, heavy impacts from upper floors, and other possible structural problems must be addressed.


Regardless of how big or small the crack is, you should seek the assistance of repair specialists. It is possible for even the tiniest crack to result in a butterfly effect that will eventually cause major damage to your ceiling as well as to your walls and foundation. There is no room for complacency. It is most common for cracks to develop on ceilings where there are traces of moisture.

Loose joint tapes

Joint tapes are used to install thicker joint compounds on Gyprock ceilings. Joint tapes, however, can sometimes come out or become visible, particularly when moisture is present.


Termites can damage gyprock ceilings. Early detection is the best method for preventing extensive damage. The importance of regular ceiling inspections and maintenance becomes evident in this situation. If you notice any damage to your ceiling, you can also check for signs of termites. There are several signs to look for, including bubbles in the paint, small holes, and crumbling or decaying boards.

Gyprocking of the Highest Quality in Western Australia

Rather than trying a DIY installation, it’s best to get some advice from a Gyprock plasterboard ceiling installation specialist since there are so many types of Gyprock products available. Long-term, this will ensure the longevity of the feature and save you a lot of trouble and money. In our approach to our gyprock installations and repairs at Southern Ceiling Repairs, we emphasise customer satisfaction and value our customers’ money. Get more information by calling   0433 653 333.