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External breeze block wall - board or plaster?

Discussion in 'Building' started by alexjb1989, 19 Dec 2019.

  1. alexjb1989

    alexjb1989

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    Hi all,

    In the bathroom I have just ripped the tiles off the external wall. Unlike the other walls, this was boarded with plasterboard and now I have ripped that off all I can see is the breeze block.

    The plasterboard was just glued to the wall. Is that normal?

    I will be re-tiling it eventually.

    To get it ready should I just re board it with plaster board then tile? Or should I render it... If so any tips on this?
    There is quite a gap between window sill and breeze block as you can see!

    Here are some pics

    Thanks everyone!

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZS9Y_1ySOkMYBNGtFMrfqlMJIGNdPDvf/view?usp=sharing

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZvmJdscX0_ENtCT_4bzp7rtWx37tEwAQ/view?usp=sharing

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Zv6WjrFsnfEy3d-mXgmT6K879GPb-dyD/view?usp=sharing
     
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  3. noseall

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    Yes. Plasterboards are adhered to the wall using board ahesive. Some 'dabbers' are better than others.

    Buy yourself a moisture resistant plasterboard and a bag of dry wall adhesive and stick it back on the wall - plumb.....

     
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  4. alexjb1989

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    What a gent. Thanks ever so much. The pictures really help to see how to put the board adhesive on. Thanks very much!

    Getting it nice and plum could be the tricky bit!
     
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    The getting it plumb bit- you may find it easier if you fix some spacers (batten or shims or anything) to the wall at the top edge so that when the board is pressed onto them it is square to the cill and in the correct vertical plane to line up with the rest of the room- gives you a guide as to how thick to dab and gives you a fixed plane to level to.
     
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    Use adhesive foam, its quicker and easier. Fill any deep holes and joints first
     
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    ….more unpredictable and of no use whatsoever for filling out or patching.

    Very limited application. And if you are renovating and the walls are a bit off, completely useless at getting plumb. (n)
     
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    The opposite of all that IMO :p
     
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    Its fine if you have a dozen blokes, with each one holding his plumb batten to the board whilst the foam stops misbehaving.

    Great for fixing foil sandwich inso' boards though.

    Always fill out the corners with dab so that you can fix the beads. Foam - no chance.
     
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    No, no, no.

    One bloke, a tin of foam, a water mister and 5 minutes and the board is grabbed and secure. One hour later you can skim if you like.

    No mess, no mixing no hassle. And you can run the foam around the perimiter.
     
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    I vote foam too. Nice to know a proper builder also endorses it!
     
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    Bodgers.:sneaky:
     
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    Bah humbug
    I've asked Santa to leave a can of Insta Stik under someone's tree this year. I hope he likes it. Ho ho ho
     
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