Saint-Gobain Gyproc gets Qatar Civil Defence approval


Gyproc lightweight systems are now approved for structural fire protection in new building projects in Qatar, following certification by the Qatar Civil Defence Department (QCDD).

The approval extends to the GypWall Classic and GypWall Quiet partitioning systems offered by Gyproc Middle East, which is part of the Saint-Gobain construction products group.

“Since opening our new state-of-the-art US$ 60 million plasterboard manufacturing plant in Abu Dhabi in April 2010, we have made it a priority to work alongside local authorities and other technical organisations to ensure that we not only meet the highest British, European and US performance standards, but we also have all of the necessary approvals to support local construction projects.


“We are delighted that we have now added the prestigious QCDD approval to our growing list,” said Paul Button, managing director, Gyproc.

It follows similar approval from the Royal Omani Police (ROP) Civil Defence, Fire Prevention Department in 2011, for Gyproc FireStop boards – a popular fire-safe lining product for ceilings, partitions and shaft linings.

Specifiers in Qatar can now use the latest Gyproc fire-safe products in a range of buildings from hospitals, schools and government offices to high rise developments requiring fire rated partitions and walls.

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