I don'the doubt it DCIM but the point was made that drywall somehow unravels after 5 years. I was simply adding context
The US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand most of Europe have been using drywall for decades?
Never heard anyone saying that drywall needs redone after 5 years?
Then again some plastering(Skim) can look tired after a few years too if not prepped right.
Jointing is easier and we see lots American Females getting involved as part of normal DIY. Its ready to paint when its hard and generally more idiot friendly, which makes it popular.
Plastering is more skillful as you're only getting one hit with prep & timing a big factor and of course there's no sanding to "Snag" it, which like the old felt roofing before torch-on actually goes against it in popularity.
Generally I would have to say drywall is on the way up and skim is on the way down because its easier and more versatile. Touché du la Nat!!
out of 20 sites we got on the go im a chipie not plasterer by the way
the house bashing companys (wimpey,persimmon,barratts) all dry line
the better house builders (crest .royaltons, milgate) all skim coat even wimpy do it on there bigger houses