Hardiboard & plasterboard on same wall, do I skim it all

29 Jan 2008
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United Kingdom
Hi All,

On one wall in my new bathroom the plan is to have the wall plastered for 2.5m then have 1m of tiles floor to ceiling (where the shower cubical goes).

In preparation for this I've bought hardiboard 500 for the shower cubical area, and was going to buy the green moisture resistant plasterboard for the remainder of the wall.

Should I use a plastic stop bead where the plasterboard meets that hardiboard and then skim up to that point, or should I skim the whole wall including the hardiboard?

The shower screen will be attached to that wall, so there's an obvious break in the wall where then boards change, and above the screen I can put a tiling bead to but up against the plaster bead.

Thanks for your help!
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