Plasterboard specialist CSR Gyprock has opened a brand new concept store in Preston, VIC following their acquisition of local internal linings company Picton Hopkins & Sons.

The new Gyprock Solutions concept store comprises of an interactive showroom, convenient drive-through warehouse and an expanded product portfolio, including access to Gyprock’s complete range of plasterboard, cornices, compounds, adhesives and accessories. The store also stocks a wide range of associated building products such as insulation, power tools, safety gear and access equipment, making it the internal linings destination for local tradies and avid DIYers.

Picton Hopkins is one of Victoria’s oldest family-owned businesses specialising in fibrous plaster mouldings and offering a comprehensive range of moulded architectural features such as cornices, roses, panels, caps and corbels.

Brett Arthur, General Manager of the Picton Hopkins locations, including Gyprock Solutions said they were happy to bring Picton Hopkins into the CSR family of brands. Describing the acquisition as a continuation of CSR’s long partnership with Picton Hopkins for over 60 years, he added that they looked forward to introducing customers to a wide range of new services and products such as their new Price Match Guarantee on all tools and accessories.

Designed to deliver a superior customer experience, the new store offers three transaction counters to help move customers through the space quicker; a dedicated zone for customers, the Customer Lounge, complete with an express phone charging station and coffee machine, offering customers a place to catch up on paperwork, grab a free coffee or plan their next big project; and a comprehensive Solutions Centre containing a full library of brochures from all their suppliers, large display boards with easy-to-follow descriptions of CSR products, and four custom-built wall displays, showcasing the use of Gyprock in residential and commercial systems.

Located at 138 Bell Street in Preston, the new Gyprock Solutions store will also offer a number of new services such as online shopping, plus a selection of pick-up and delivery choices, including a convenient ‘Grab n Go’ option for smaller orders, to assist busy tradies with getting their supplies faster.

Gyprock Solutions is one of the many Gyprock endorsed Internal Lining Specialist (ILS) outlets. Gyprock also operates a national chain of company-owned Gyprock Trade centres.