Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by iaink, 21 May 2008.
What should the batten spacing be for 12.5mm plasterboard? 600 or 400 centres?
Short answer, 400mm centres.
If using 12.5mm boards on a partition constructed from 4” x 2” timber, 600mm stud centres with an intermediate noggin is perfectly OK in a domestic environment. I wouldn’t even bother considering 9.5mm boards but if you’re using 3” x 2” timber, go for 400mm stud centres as suggested.
Just re-read this & can now see I got the wrong end of the stick (it was late!) ; 400 mm centres as Roughcaster says.
450mm is acceptable if using 1800mm (12.5mm thick) long boards.
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