My dad has been a great help with the renovations (my family loves this sort of thing) and bought us/himself a plasterboard lifter and screw gun. Made the whole process a lot faster and less frustrating (thought it was still very frustrating!).
We bought all our sheets from Bunnings and spent just under $1000 on the Gyprock alone. We sized up each room and bought different sized pieces like a big jigsaw. In the kitchen the sheets were hung vertically ready to square set the ceiling, in the bedrooms/toilet we hung the traditionally (horizontally) and later installed cornice.
|Kitchen ceiling was the first to go up|
|Bed 2 ceiling and the start of the walls|
|Bed 3 ceiling and part walls|
|Bed 2 all hung with a semi clean floor|
|Bed 3 all hung with a dirty floor|
|Kitchen hung with a wet floor.|
|Kitchen showcasing our new window|
After the Gyprock was hung we had the opportunity to clean up and the mopped floors looked all nice and shiny (though the photos don't show the scratches and holes everywhere). We covered almost every available surface with plastic during the plastering stage, but as you can imagine, it didn't stay clean for long...