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Lightweight Gyproc solution for Creek Harbour Residences

Gyproc lightweight systems are providing a high performance, fast-track solution for wall and ceiling linings at Emaar Properties’ latest groundbreaking island development – a massive residential tower complex under construction in the heart of Dubai Creek Harbour.

Providing a mix of luxury one, two and three-bedroom apartments and associated amenities, the development features four 30 to 35-storey towers and a central retail podium, bookended by two further 40-storey towers. It will overlook an iconic new tower – set to replace Burj Khalifa as the world’s tallest building.

Working alongside interior specialist, Al Etefaq Interior Decoration, Gyproc developed an interior lining specification based on the GypLyner IWL wall lining system in association with Gyproc MF ceilings, which has already been accepted for the first three of the six tower constructions.

The GypLyner IWL steel framed lining system is particularly suited to the towers’ reinforced concrete frame design, as it is constructed completely independently of the main external wall structure, allowing internal finishing to proceed ahead of external cladding works. The system is being braced back using a ‘C’ stud system for additional strength and performance, and was supported with full structural calculations at the consultant’s request.

The high strength wall lining will provide BS 5234 ‘Severe Duty’ impact performance and meet the project’s STC 52dB background acoustic requirement, whilst guaranteeing the 60 minutes’ fire rating needed to meet fire safety requirements for the high-rise towers.

It has been matched with the Gyproc MF – a durable, high performance concealed grid suspended ceiling system, to ensure total lining compatibility and integrity, whilst providing a durable, monolythic ceiling finish that will conceal ventilation ducts and other services concealed in the ceiling plenum.

As well as being much lighter than traditional blockwork alternatives, the Gyproc systems are quicker and easier to manoeuvre and install within the space and access-limited high rise environment, helping contractors, Al Basti & Mukta, to meet the client’s tough 2018 project completion date.

Valued at around AED 2.5 million, the Gyproc systems are being supplied to meet the demanding build schedule by Abu-Dhabi-based specialist ceiling and partition systems stockist, Gemini Building Materials.

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