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Gap between plasterboard wall & ceiling?

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by houstonwehaveaproblem, 15 Feb 2020.

  1. houstonwehaveaproblem

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    919B4946-BEC0-4F4D-BF2D-4467F8EA8162.jpeg Have just removed the plasterboard ceiling in a room that had coving fitted.

    there is a gap hidden behind the coving where the wall plasterboard didnt meet the ceiling board.

    i want to replace the ceiling board with new and have the whole room replastered.

    whats the best course of action with the ceiling board? The max gap is 40mm 919B4946-BEC0-4F4D-BF2D-4467F8EA8162.jpeg
     

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    Are you saying there is a 40mm gap in wall plasterboard or in the ceiling plasterboard?

    If ceiling plasterboard then simply butt up the new plasterboard to the wall plasterboard
     
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    Yes 40mm gap at the top of wall
     
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    Clear the plasterboard from the top of the wall so you can slide your new board in.
     
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    There will still be quite a gap
     
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    Screw a length of 40mm batten alongside the existing to take up the end of the board.
    The existing ceiling will have been sheeted right through to the room next door before the wall was built.
     
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    Would insulated plasterboard be thick enough to cover the gap?
     
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    If its 40mm yes.
     
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    Thanks

    i do need to insulate it for noise so im wondering if i should just fit that.

    Is fitting it the same as normal plasterboard?
     
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    Dot n dab.
     
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    Its going on the ceiling
     
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    Sorry, normal way! Longer screws.
     
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    No prob. Thanks for the help.

    i think this is the way forward to clear that gap.
     
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