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False wall - do I need a sole/base timber

Discussion in 'Building' started by AustinSpacious, 24 Sep 2021.

  1. AustinSpacious

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    See pic - ignore wires :)

    Looking to build a false wall along where the C/H pipes are to cover them up and create a nice flat wall to probably place a fridge and some tall units or shelving.

    My question is, if I were to batten this block wall to attach plasterboard can I get away with just uprights and cross members and nothing touching the floor?

    Ideally, this would have been done before the floor was laid and I could have run the base timber along the concrete subfloor, but hey nothing is ever simple.
     

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    You need something to support the board ends top and bottom
     
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    Could I get away with a low cross member but one that doesn't actually touch the floor?

    I think that because the eng. wooden floor is floated, I guess I'm trying to avoid using it to support anything. Alternatively I could lift the floorboard nearest the wall and trim it down so that I can run a base along on the concrete. But was trying to avoid doing that.
     
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    You're fixing this frame to a wall aren't you?
     
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    Yes. But I’m just trying to understand if the false wall needs to be supported on the floor or if the wall is enough?
     
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    It's screwed to the wall.
     
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    I guess this one of those walls woody were you will need Xray vision when drilling into it!
     
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    I mean, a simple yes or no would have sufficed here, but that’s great thanks
     
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