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15/08/2023

5 Worthwhile Benefits of Water Resistant Board in Construction 

When it comes to construction materials, making the right choice can have a significant impact on the safety, efficiency, and quality of a project.  While many builders opt for Villaboard, we prefer to use Water Resistant (WR) Board. In this blog post, we will explore the reasons behind our choice and the top benefits of using Water Resistant Board in construction based on years of expertise.

The risks of Villaboard and the importance of safety 

Villaboard, a popular choice among builders, may seem like a viable option. However, it does pose potential health risks. Specifically, the development of silicosis, a lung disease caused by inhaling harmful silica dust present in Villaboard.

The well-being of our workers and clients is our top priority, which is why we recommend using Water Resistant Board to avoid the risks associated with Villaboard.

5 benefits of using Water Resistant Board 

  • Lighter and easier to use: Makes this material easier to handle compared to Villaboard.
  • Reduced wastage: The ability to reuse cut-offs significantly minimises material waste, leading to cost savings and a more sustainable approach.
  • Cost-effective and easier installation: WR board is not only more affordable to supply but also simplifies the installation process, saving valuable time and resources.
  • Superior painted finish: With its smooth paper finish, WR board allows for a flawless painted surface, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of a project.
  • Reduced health risks: By opting for WR board, the risk of workers developing silicosis and other related health issues is significantly minimised, ensuring a safer working environment.

At CRA Construction, we are committed to safety, efficiency, and excellence in every project we undertake. The use of Water Resistant Board ensures that we deliver superior results while safeguarding the well-being of our team and clients. Of course, every project is different, but wherever we can, our preference is WR Board.

Contact us today to learn more about why we encourage the use of Water Resistant Board and how it can benefit your construction project. Also, if you’d like a quote for an upcoming project, we’re more than happy to help.

Kim Allen