Drywall mystery

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by Dauph, 6 Dec 2018.

  1. Dauph

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    Hi all,

    Having not worked in building for 35 years I am behind on modern techniques. A few times recently I have tried to fix something to a partition wall and been unable to get through the wall. It feels like there is some other sheet of something behind the drywall. It only happens in very new high rise buildings. I'm wondering if it's insulation or sound/fire proofing. Any thoughts?

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  3. rsgaz

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    Are they steel studs? They are annoying to drill because they tend to bend out the way or vibrate, so you're not drilling it. Pointy drywall screws will penetrate it though of course.
     
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    Concrete?
     
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    Are you in America?
     
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    were they calling it drywall 35 years ago

    ......or was it lath and plaster :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Before my time. Can't help you.
     
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