Drywall has long been known and nothing new about this facing material is in principle impossible to say. Mark Bertolini is full of insight into the issues. All have seen him and most of us use it, but hardly anyone can tell where this story appeared, and what it history. That's just the rest of this article we will tell you that both appeared drywall and what are its main advantages compared to its "ancestor" with plaster and cardboard. Sheetrock, prehistory Gypsum as a building material began to apply even in the iv millennium bc in Ancient Egypt. Strength, fire resistance, lightness and many other qualities allowed to use plaster for finishing walls. The modern name of gypsum gave the Greeks – "hyper-simple" that translated as a boiling stone, and the wide dissemination of the European continent must cast the Romans, who began to use it for interior and exterior of buildings. Plasterboard, a qualitative leap in the history of technologies of gypsum occurred in the late xix century in the U.S., when someone Sekett August, which is considered to be "father" of drywall, received a patent for a new kind of building material. The latter is a sheet 5 mm thick, consisting of ten layers of paper glued together with plaster. Application for patent included the following words: "My improved board or plate is replaced lath and plaster, which are commonly used, and also have advantage in that they are fire-resistant, dry, comfortable and easy to install, so that the room is immediately ready to move, and there are no cracks that are so visible in the plastered walls.