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Advantages and disadvantages
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Advantages

drywalled room
  • It is readily available at most builders merchants and DIY stores
  • It is easy to cut
  • It is flexible and sag resistant
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  • It readily accepts paint
  • It is quicker to put up than plaster
  • Can be recycled

Disadvantages

drywall room
  • Many people are put off by the hollow thump made when you tap it
  • It is a quick, cheap fix, which some people do not like
  • It has a lack of texture and character
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  • It cannot be moulded
  • Finding a place to recycle it can be difficult – most end up in land-fill
  • Plasterboard can easily be damaged