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Fixing plasterboard onto my internal garage walls

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by tigerboy2000, 21 Jul 2009.

  1. tigerboy2000

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    Hi there, first timer on here and also a DIY novice! so please excuse me if this question is stupid!!
    I am planning to cover the inside walls of my garage with plasterbaord. How do I do it? I guess I need to fix battens to the walls and then screw the plasterboard onto the battens? Is there anything i should know before I start? Any particualrs products i should use? I also want to lay laminate flooring in the garage - should i do this before I fix on the plasterboard or after?
    Any help would be great guys, thanks.
     
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    What you going to use the room for?
     
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    Are you asking how to fix plasterboard (wrong Forum) or if you need Planning Permission & Building Regulations approval to convert you garage into a habitable room?
     
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    Assuming that your wanting to make it into a habitable room, I'd be looing at insulating the walls before plaster boarding them :D
     
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    Assuming these are solid walls, then you don't want to use adhesive as the likelihood of damp will loosen the bond.

    Fix [treated] timber battens minimum 50 x 38 (eg tile laths) with plug and screws or Hilti nailed.

    Consider fitting a damp membrane and/or vapour barrier and insulation too, before boarding. Search the building forum for more specific details of " dry lining "

    Do the walls, then lay the laminate, then fix the skirting
     
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