Earlier this week I made the trip to the capital for a afternoon with a TV favourite of mine, George Clarke along with the people from British Gypsum's Rooms Made For You to chat about their new product the Lifestyle Wall. I'd actually met for team earlier in the year (you can read about it in this post if you like!) and was really impressed with their range on products. Not being the most technical person I've basically described the products since as 'some magical kind of plaster!'
This time however we were focussing on their lifestyle wall and it really is a brilliant product. Since moving into and renovating our home I've come across plenty of moments when I've not been able to put up frames, shelves or mirrors in a room because the wall isn't thick enough to take the strain. Or if it is it needs raw plugs and drills and by the time I've thought about all thats involved I've usually added it to that 'one day' list that never really gets done.
With the Lifestyle Wall product this is all being changed, it's a reason George Clarke is endorsing as it really is a leading technology in the building world. The product is in fact a plasterboard with a reinforce core making it five times stronger than standard plasterboard. We were shown just how much weight it could take in the picture above, simply screwing in a screw and hanging a large weight like that mirror can be done easily and fuss free.
The lovely Kerri-Anne demonstrating putting up her frame
We were put into two teams to screw individual frames into the plasterboard and it was amazing how quickly and easily this could be done. What was noticeable too was there was no dust that you would get from a drill and once the screw had been taken out you could barely see where the hole had actually been.
What I love about this product is that it opens up so many DIY ideas for me now that I might usually have thought too much of an effort. Even something as simple as putting raised shelves in our bedroom to something like storing larger objects on the wall like TV's or bikes (the where to put the bike is a constant 'thing' in our home!).
What do you think? Is this something that would change the way you think about DIY in your home?
in association with Rooms Made For You