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Looking for a modern replacement for plasterboard and masonry? A new innovative alternative will simplify the job

If you are renovating an apartment or a house, you usually automatically reach for classic masonry or plasterboard when you are renovating the walls. In both cases, the construction work is often a lengthy process. There is a third, relatively new and innovative alternative. This is Austrotherm’s Uniplatte prefabricated all-purpose structural board.

The design possibilities of Austrotherm Uniplatte are almost limitless. Simple and quick handling will significantly reduce the work time on any project. The lightweight boards can be cut quickly and accurately using common working tools. They are suitable for both renovations and new construction. In addition, Austrotherm Uniplatte, the universal construction board, is also suitable for the sanitary sector. This board scores points wherever it is subjected to high pressure or moisture stresses. For example, in the floor area, whether in the basement, under floor heating or in the bathroom. However, the thermal insulation board is also well suited for walls of various constructions.

“Uniplatte is actually a non-absorbent, surface-treated thermal insulation board made of extruded polystyrene, covered on both sides with a special mortar reinforced with a fibreglass reinforcement grid. This makes them an ideal substrate for tiles. Their exceptional moisture resistance also makes them an ideal material for bathroom or wellness area renovations. They can easily be used for partitioning, partition walls and ceilings, design-unique built-in washbasins, shelves, storage areas or shower enclosures and even circular tiles. It is also used to clad bathtubs or partition toilet modules,” says Martin Trešl, Managing Director of Austrotherm CZ.

With its flexibility, the material has also proven itself well in the underpinning of pitched roofs, covering louvered louvres, balcony partitions or insulating balcony floors.

“It is suitable for creating a subfloor layer for floors, creating various storage spaces, levelling the subfloor for gluing tiles, covering wiring and many other modifications,” adds Martin Trešl.