Advice needed on plastering bricked up doorway

9 Aug 2013
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United Kingdom
Hi folks, new to this forum so amy advice much appreciated!
Im about to start a lot of work on my house so will be posting here frequently I think!
First job is the kitchen door to outside is being bricked up (new kitchen put in) and I need to plaster the doorway over and the wall its in. House is 1908 non-cavity walls but no damp in kitchen so far. Outside will be old reclaimed brick with breezeblock on the inside. DPC is in place. My question is;
Am I ok to dot and dab straight onto the breezeblock?
Do I ned to PVA the breezeblock?
Should I use foil backed plasterboard or is regular board fine given there isnt a damp problem, althouh it is a kitchen?
I wont be skimming it just joint compound and painting (its a tiny section of wall).
Are there any building regs regarding plasterboard in kitchens eg fireboard, etc? This is next to the boiler.
I am a competent DIYer and worked as a chippy but never actually plastered straight onto newly bricked external walls. Any advice really appreciated guys,
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I'd bring it out flush with plaster or render if it was me, then skim the whole wall,,, you'd never know it had been patched having it done that way.

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