Renovation Advice for Homeowners | USG Boral

More Renovating Advice for Homeowners From the Experts At USG Boral

At USG Boral it really is Innovation Inspired by You. If you’re building or renovating, then our wall & ceiling products equals a job well done. We have the full range of plasterboard, plastering products & tools needed to complete plasterboard interior room renovations including curved walls and cornice, repairs to bathrooms and kitchens, and updates to living rooms, bedrooms and walk in robes (WIR) or your entire home.

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DIY for a job well done

Inspiration from renovating programs such as Ch7 House Rules High Stakes show that even in a challenging build - with the right products, tools & advice you too can achieve a job well done.

Our DIY range of products & tools is supported by a set of 6 x DIY videos to help guide you through your plasterboard DIY projects – including what products to use and how - to ensure you’re really pleased with the final result.

Proud Supporter of DIY’ers - We’re supporting contestants again on Ch7 House Rules High Stakes!

Series 8 sees the stakes get even higher with only 6 teams able to have their home renovated. So we’re proudly supporting the hard work of #houserules teams across the country as they compete to ensure it’s one of them. We’re building on our past experience supplying to this terrific series – we want to ensure our SHEETROCK® plasterboard features in the homes of these fabulous teams and our many wall & ceiling products can help ensure their renovations are a #jobwelldone. We hope to help make their and your home dreams come true @houseruleson7

Stay tuned for all the fun, laughter, sensational design ideas and renovating dreams & disasters as we proudly support those who build.

Bedroom/Bathroom

If you’ve always planned to renovate your home and want to DIY – USG Boral has the products you need and instructional video’s to show you how. It’s important to keep some things dry so with Wetstop™ in showers and baths and DIY plaster compounds & adhesives for jointing & finishing - your luxury bathroom can be a reality.

SHEETROCK® will ensure your plasterboard walls & ceilings and decorative cornice for ensuites & robes provide a stylish and quality finish every time.

FinalCote™ jointing compound now in a small handy-sized 4.8kg pail making it ideal for home renovators or handypersons to use on smaller plasterboard projects. Simple to apply straight from the re-sealable pail and easy to sand by hand, delivering a smooth finish excellent for painting - FinalCote is the complete plastering solution for weekend warriors and occasional tradespeople. Read more here


Living room

A comfy living room is the heart of the home and where you spend the most time but it must also be stylish and functional.

Prefer curves in your living spaces instead of walls with hard edges? USG Boral Flexiboard is jut the ticket – finished with our Sydney decorative cornice – the room can seem fluid, soft and more spacious – complementing any outdoor or ocean views.

Boisterous kids, loud movies & games hard on the walls & ears? Upgrade your plasterboard walls to resist impact and improve acoustic isolation within the home with Multistop® and SoundStop™ plasterboards. Improve the sound performance of the kids bedrooms or home cinema and create quieter areas for the study & master bedroom with renovating plasterboard solutions from USG Boral.


  • Multistop® is suitable for a wide range of wall and ceiling applications, and is ideal for high traffic areas requiring fire, impact and sound resistance.
  • Soundstop® is specifically developed to help control room noise levels and improve living comfort in the home.

Interior design

Change up your interior style with decorative cornice. USG Boral has a range of designs to choose from including cornice profiles to suit classic, modern and contemporary interiors including the smooth and very Australian ‘Sydney’, or the popular ‘New York’ decorative cornice profile for more of a New England ‘Hamptons’ style interior.

USG Boral New York cornice helps to create a sense of refinement, sophistication and space in a room, and to make renovating a little easier - USG Boral Sydney & New York cornice can be retro-fitted over existing 55mm cove cornice.

Read our Cornice Brochure or view the decorative range here.


USG Boral New York Cornice helps to create a sense of refinement, sophistication and space in a room. Plus, it makes renovating a little easier – both USG Boral Sydney and New York Cornice can be retro-fitted over existing 55mm cove cornices.

Learn more about DIY Cornice installation video.



USG Boral 3-Step Cairo Cornice (Metricon Somerset, Glen Waverley 2018)


DIY Plasterboard Repairs & Patching

If you have cracks or holes in your plasterboard that need patching – we have the DIY Repair products and video to show you how. Using one of our handy repair patches, follow these simple instructions to achieve a smooth finish ready for painting.

Read more here

Custom room - Studio or workshop?

You may be building a studio or rumpus room for teenagers, even just a place to escape (!) and need more than the standard acoustic performance from walls & ceilings. See our SoundStop™ plasterboard used in QuietZone™ walls & ceilings to reduce sound transfer to/from quiet areas, home cinema, studio or living room…😉 Read more on our QuietZone systems here.

And if you’re looking for a bright finish for your walls & ceilings - ASONA Triton Fabwall can add a colourful splash to custom interiors. And functional – these sound absorbing panels are designed to be seen but not heard - available in a wide range of decorative fabric finishes. You can even have them digitally printed with your favourite images.

Read more here

Bushfire risk

USG Boral also offers a range of fire rated solutions for workshops or sheds needing protection from bushfire risk. FireStop® plasterboard is used in the OutRwall® fire rated external wall system - a lightweight alternative to concrete or masonry, and Fireclad® fire rated external wall systems for fire-rated walls in multi-storey buildings as well as the protection of sheds, warehouses and industrial buildings in residential settings.

Read more here


All USG Boral products listed above are available now from USG Boral Trade Stores and hardware suppliers. Use our Store finder to locate a convenient USG Boral DIY and building products stockist near you.