plasterboard

  1. Rob broom

    Bathroom plasterboard suggestions please.

    Hi. Quick question about bathrooms and tiling! I am currently working on the walls of a new bathroom! I will use moisture resistant plasterboard in the ceiling and tile backer boards on the stud walls! I would like to dot n dab a 40mm insulated plasterboard against a block wall. Can I use...
  2. J

    Walls or floor first

    Hi, I'm renovating my upstairs bathroom and have taken the walls back the the brick, and replaced the ceiling with PIR + new plasterboard. I will be replacing the existing floorboards with 18mm plywood but I'm unsure whether I should: 1. Plasterboard the walls, then underfloor plumbing, then...
  3. E

    MDF tongue and groove panelling in bathroom

    Hi everyone :) we are installing MRMDF/moisture resistant mdf T&G panelling on 3 walls of our bathroom floor to ceiling, they are 2 new stud walls and 1 single skin brick wall with old plaster in bad condition. We are having plasterers in for elsewhere, but is there any point plastering the...
  4. L

    How to rectify this godawful plasterboard bodge?

    Yet another issue to solve in the house that I've bought :LOL: It doesn't look too big in the photo, but this is a pretty large protuding plasterboard bodge that's somehow been fixed into the wall of our lounge. Originally I was seeing if I could smooth over the edges with polyfilla (see the...
  5. G

    Victorian reno asbestos panic

    Hello everyone. This has probably been discussed previously but have not found any informative posts making me feel a bit better. (panic) So as many other fellow DIYers, I have purchased a nice Victorian terraced house built in the 1920s.The big renovations have started today and boy is the...
  6. G

    Outbuilding conversion

    So I got a single skin outhouse with a dpm below concrete and I’ve tanked it for good mesure. Plan was to 2x1 batten out walls at 400mm apart with a dpm strip behind & not touch the floor with them. Then 50mm PIR celotex over the top to create a small cavity (taping joints) then foil back...
  7. A

    Studs on partition wall sticking out of plasterboard and causing shadows

    Hello, I’m currently in the process of redecorating a property I’ve had for less than 6 months and decided to tackle the lounge. One of the outside-facing walls has a partition made and after I’ve painted it white I’ve noticed that the studs behind seem to be pushing through and causing the...
  8. HausXw

    How do I finish fire resistant studwall along staircase?

    So based in the UK, doing a full-house renovation at a typical Victorian semi-detach. UK fire regulation means we need to build this firewall along the staircase. question is how do I finish the plasterboard bordering with the staircase as I assume they will crack from day 1? Do I put end...
  9. D1l1th1um

    drywall anchor - correct size for curtain rail?

    Hi, I've got some newly-fitted 12.5mm plasterboard and want to hang a couple of curtain rails up. The rails have three fixing points on each side. The poles are only around a metre long, each. The hollow anchors I bought say they're for a minimum of 8mm thickness. (B&Q M4 32mm). My plasterboard...
  10. CrazeUK

    Wall mounting a TV on dot and dab

    Hi all. This has been coveted in similar ways a number of times. My other half lives in a flat that has dot and dab plaster board walls. Some time ago I decided to use reclaimed pallet wood to make a feature wall. The wood is secure with nails on 5 1.5" x 2.5" buttons running vertically...
  11. V

    Can I butter the wall up for plasterboard?

    Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum and am currently doing my house myself. The problem came when I tried to plasterboard the kitchen, since the walls in kitchen are uneven and some places have lose plaster. I'm trying to avoid using dot and dab just to save some space in my not-that-wide...
  12. D

    Plasterboard Loft Room

    Hi all, I'm in the process of refurbishing my loft conversion which is really dated (no idea when it was built). I've removed the existing plasterboard walls and ceilings, removed the mineral wool insulation (in some areas there was barely any), and stripped it back to the exposed rafters...
  13. R

    30mm gap between plasterboard and ceiling - board up or fill?

    Hello DIYNot board members! I am putting up an extra layer of plasterboard over an existing plasterboard wall, and while leaving 1/2 inch gap between the floor and the new plasterboard arrangement, I'm left with 30mm gap at the top (between the new plasterboard and the ceiling): The purpose...
  14. R

    repairing paperless face of plasterboard?

    So the stringer of my stairs was buried in a wonky plasterboard wall, and I want to put quadrant molding on top of it. I decided to sand back the dot and dabbed wall through the skim and paper face of the plasterboard by 5mm total, then put expanding foam into the gaps by the stringer and...
  15. B

    How to deal with gaps between plasterboard and adjacent finished wall?

    Hello. I'm preparing to do my first proper bit of skimming, which will be onto new plasterboard. I've got a situation in a couple of different places where the adjacent wall has already been plastered, but there are gaps in the corner where the plasterboard meets the finished wall. I'm not sure...
  16. P

    How long before I can dot and dab over a hole filled in with a cement and sand mix, please?

    Hello, I'm wanting to follow some advice given on here (huge thank you to JohnD!) to fill in some deep gaps/holes on a Thermalite wall with a sand and cement mix. After I've filled in the holes, I intend to dot and dab plasterboard across the wall and then skim over it with plaster. Please...
  17. T

    Attaching sink to plasterboard wall. Is this the wrong wall plug?

    Hello. I purchased a new sink online and plan to fit it tomorrow. It will be put on a plasterboard wall, but the fittings it arrived with look wrong. I have attached an image of what it came with, but there were zero instructions included. Is this type of fitting for a masonary wall? If it...
  18. S

    Plasterboard Repair

    Hello I have a plasterboard to repair above a window on the 1st floor Please see photo The plasterboard just ends on the windows. It is not screwed into anything where it touches the window. The plasterboard moves when you on push it by the window About 8 inches before the window and above...
  19. T

    Does dot and dabbing plasterboard onto brick need screws too?

    Hello. I have used dot and dab to put some plasterboard onto a brick wall so I can tile it. Is it possible to tile onto the board without screwing the board into the wall? Does dot and dab hold some decent weight? I'm only putting subway tiles on
  20. R

    How to repair bathroom wall?

    I moved the bathroom door frame which meant I need to build out part of the bathroom wall to be level to the frame. I’m thinking of renovating the bathroom soon - is it worth going ahead and overboarding the existing plasterboard with additional standard 9mm board to bring it flush to the frame...
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