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  1. B

    Repairing random rubble wall after chimney breast removal

    I have recently removed loads of chimney breast from the ground and first floor in my property. On the first floor and in the loft, the breast wasn't tied into the party wall so it was very easy to remove. Downstairs the breast was tied in to the random rubble wall and removing it was a...
  2. bettz1

    Best way to repair gap between sockets

    What would be the best way to repair the gap between a double socket and fuse socket the plaster has fallen out. I'm sure I repaired it before using ronseal ready mixed filler,but the gaps quite large and I had trouble getting the filler to stay in line between the plugs. I've got some...
  3. G

    Plasterboard to solid wall corner join

    Hi All, Re-doing the downstairs toilet, all decorated, ready to fit the toilet, but then a change of plan from the master...now a built in cistern is wanted... I've built the half stud wall, cut the plasterboard to size, but uncertain on the best way to plaster into the corner to make a nice...
  4. S

    Crack Repair Help

    Happy Easter all, I am currently redecorating my bathroom and I am trying to repair a crack in the ceiling. I discovered that the crack was due to the board moving and this was due to the original plasterboarder using a ridiculously small piece of scrap timber to increase the joist width and...
  5. C

    Fireproofing old 96-inch ceiling plasterboards

    Hi, I've just bought a house which has a 1960s bedroom extension above the original 1930s garage. The ceiling panels are standard 9.5mm-thick plasterboard, but there is no fireproofing, which is now required - naturally I want to protect the bedroom above as best as possible. I'm considering...
  6. Moonhead

    Plasterboard, AIB or something else?

    In our early 1900s terrace, the ceiling has come away from the joists (changes in temperature have caused the nails to work loose). I had a board up in the bedroom to see the extent of the damage and to be honest, I'm not completely sure what I'm looking at. I'm slightly worried that this board...
  7. cwhaley

    Skim Coat - Walls meet Ceiling

    I've battened out the walls in my extension and fixed boards to them with 2-3mm gaps. I'm pleased with the finish as they're all solid and level so I'm going to skim the walls. I have skimmed a few areas I dry-lined once (bay window and small storage room) and was happy with the results. I am...
  8. A

    batten and overboard a ceiling for skim

    Hi, I have a uneven ceiling that i plan on battening with 50x25mm roofing battens and then screw 9.5mm plasterboard reading for skimming. Can someone tell me if I need to batten along the length of each joist and pack out or is it better to fasten the battens perpendicular the joists and pack...
  9. cwhaley

    Battening Plasterboard

    I'll be plaster boarding my new extension next month. In another thread I posted on here, it seemed the general consensus was to batten rather than D&D. The walls are all flat and plumb and it does make it easier running conduit and pipework behind. I have since been very lucky to secure about...
  10. A

    Plasterboard over doorframes

    Hi all, We are currently week 7 into our garage conversion and the doors and windows have just been installed and plasterboard and plaster now completed by our builders. Whilst we were painting the room, we noticed the plasterboard and plaster actually goes over the door/window frames which I’ve...
  11. A

    Fixing a tv to the wall

    Hi everyone. I am trying to fit a tv to the wall and would very much appreciate some help. Upon getting a tv bracket and drilling into what i thought was a solid wall diving our living room and bedroom, the wall isnt a solid wall after all. I have 60mm of some material that is soft, plasteboard...
  12. B

    Need to increase room size of 0.2 m2, per HMO regulations

    I have a house that I have been renting out to sharer's. One of the rooms is 6.32 m2. Too small to be rented out by 0.2m2. I was hoping that replacing the plasterboard with a thinner plasterboard might do the trick, but honestly, there is still not much space. It was already optimally used. Can...
  13. marty3

    Use expanding foam to close cavity round window

    I am replacing plasterboard round a UPVC window. I have already added expanding foam round the window frame to close up any gaps. But I also want to close up the cavity round the window, am I safe to use a small amount of expanding foam for this?
  14. cwhaley

    Alternatives to Dot and Dab

    Hi all, won't be long before I'm plasterboarding my new extension. I was just looking for a few suggestions on the best alternatives to 'dot n dab'. The boards will be going on new blockwork (typical block/insulation/external brickwork). I don't want to use dot n dab. I know its tried and...
  15. Fishwalker

    Can you dot and dab plasterboard onto lath and stud walls

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  16. Fishwalker

    Hallway plasterboard job walls not level

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  17. D

    Replacing plasterboard and boarding to existing skim coat and joints

    Hey Everyone, So I have skimmed plasterboard before and can do that pretty well. But I had a partition put up and that was boarded and skimmed. I have had to rip a section out this weekend as I wanted to lay some pipework into the wall. As you can see from the attached picture I just ripped...
  18. S

    Plasterboard or tile backer board - experts needed??

    Evening, I am stripping and recreating my bathroom as my disabled daughter needs a walk-in-shower with supports, rather than just the over-the-bath shower we have at the moment. The bathroom is VERY small, so space is everything. I have stripped back all the tiles, plaster and render back to...
  19. R

    How to fill large gaps at bottom of plasterboard wall

    So I just had a new chipboard floor glued and screwed in after adding noggins and levelling the joists. There are gaps between the edge of the chipboard and the blockwork, up to 15mm. There is a gap between the dot and dab wall and the new floor of up to 40mm high amd 30mm deep and also the void...
  20. J

    Plasterboard ceiling with multifinish and mdf stair opening. can I joint them?

    I have to sort out a detail which seem very tricky. I have ceiling with multifinish which stops at the stair opening and then I have the stair opening itslef which need to be wrapped up with MDF to have a strong edge whcih carry over to the above flooring. I would like to have a seamless on...
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