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Deflection Head FAQs

Expanding Your Knowledge on Deflection Heads and Drywall Installation

Understanding the nuances of deflection in building structures is crucial for the longevity and integrity of walls and partitions. Drywall Pro-Cut’s expertise in creating precision-engineered deflection heads aids in accommodating the natural movement of buildings, ensuring that your walls remain crack-free and stable.

The Engineering Behind Effective Deflection Heads

The design and manufacture of deflection heads are rooted in a deep understanding of architectural physics and material science. Our FAQ section provides only a glimpse into the meticulous care and technical knowledge that goes into each of our products, including the deflection heads that are essential for modern construction projects.

Custom Solutions for Unique Construction Challenges

Every building has its own set of challenges, and Drywall Pro-Cut is equipped to provide custom solutions that address the specific deflection needs of your project. Whether you’re working with unusual load-bearing dynamics or need deflection heads that can withstand particular environmental stresses, our team is ready to create a product that meets your exact requirements.

Pro-Cut Deflection Heads: A Synonym for Quality and Precision

When you choose Drywall Pro-Cut for your deflection head needs, you’re opting for a product that is synonymous with quality and precision. Our commitment to excellence ensures that every deflection head we produce not only meets but exceeds industry standards.

Integrating Deflection Heads into Sustainable Building Practices

As the industry moves towards more sustainable building practices, Drywall Pro-Cut remains a leader by ensuring our deflection heads contribute to the overall energy efficiency and sustainability of your projects. Our products are designed to help you build not just for today, but for a more responsible and environmentally-friendly tomorrow.

Discover the Full Range of Drywall Pro-Cut Advantages

Beyond deflection heads, our expertise extends to a wide range of drywall products and services. We invite you to explore our full range to discover how Drywall Pro-Cut can enhance the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of your construction projects.


What is a deflection head?
A Deflection Head is utilised to allow for movement (up, down, or both) within the structure at the head of the partition. This movement (or deflection) is created by live and dead loads on the floor or roof above.
What is deflection in drywall?
The bending of joists, trusses, or rafters that occurs when a structure is overloaded is known as Deflection. Deflection movement causes a variety of interior building consequences. Deflection usually results in unattractive cracks in the drywall along the inside corners of the wall where it meets the ceiling, or along the filled out joints between the boards.
Where can I find deflection heads?
Here at Drywall Pro-cut, on line we sell BG/Siniat/Knauf Deflection Heads made in full. That is, we cut the board strips ( usually, Glasroc or plasterboard ) and screw them at the correct screw-centres to the metal head channel for you ( 50mm, 70mm metal etc whatever is your specification ) in whatever lengths you choose. We can also fix the fire strip onto the metal channel as well to your requirement. This saves so much time and money on site, ensures quality and your adherence to the specification.

We can also simply cut the board strips to length and width for you to fix yourselves on site. However, we firmly believe the more work

What is plasterboard made from?
Plasterboard is basically an inner layer of gypsum sandwiched between two outer layers of lining paper. Gypsum is made up of crystals containing a small amount of water (known as water of crystallisation).
Are drywall and plasterboard the same thing?
Yes. Drywall is also known as plasterboard, wallboard, sheet rock, gypsum board, buster board, custard board, or gypsum panel.
What is the best way to cut plasterboard?
In our opinion, wherever possible, by using machinery in a factory controlled environment and then delivering it to site.

However, if you must cut on site the best technique to cut plasterboard in a straight line is to draw a line with a pencil first, then place a spirit level or other metal straight edge on top of it. While scoring along the line with a sharp craft knife, keeping the straight edge firmly in place.

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