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iaink

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 6:07 pm Reply with quote

What should the batten spacing be for 12.5mm plasterboard? 600 or 400 centres?
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 10:29 pm Reply with quote

Short answer, 400mm centres.

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 11:01 pm Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 7:30 am Reply with quote

Just re-read this & can now see I got the wrong end of the stick icon_redface.gif (it was late!) ; 400 mm centres as Roughcaster says.
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 5:05 pm Reply with quote

450mm is acceptable if using 1800mm (12.5mm thick) long boards.
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