Need garage ceiling reboarded - what profession does this?

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    I have a small, single part-integral garage and the plasterboard on the ceiling is crumbling away. I need the plasterboard pulled down and new plasterboard attached (or just overboarded if that's a possibility).

    Which type of tradesman do I need to do this. I'm not too bothered about having it skimmed as i'd probably just want it painted afterwards. It's really attaching new plasterboard sheets to the garage ceiling that i'm after.
     
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    what kind of plasterboard is there at the moment?i think because your garage is integral you may need to use fireline boards as protection and for building regs if there is a room above, get a good plasterer in that knows what hes doing
     
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    It just looks like a normal single-skin plasterboard at the moment (judging from the lumps that have fallen off!).

    Regardless of what is there now, i'd like the 'correct' plasterboard attached to comply with the necessary building regulations.

    That's why i'm asking the question on here as it'll be easy to get a handyman to do it but I would never risk that.

    The garage is part-integral and it would be good to have some some of insulation between the new plasterboard and the roofspace (it's a flat roof).
     
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    My bathroom is above the part-integral garage.
     
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    being as its in your garage and the boards already up are crumbling i would guess there's a fair amount of damp so the best option in my opinion would be to use moisture resistant board.
    i would strip down the existing ceiling as this would give you the opportunity to put in some insulation and also make putting up a new ceiling much easier as you can see what your fixing to.
    i think im right in saying one skin of board would suffice as regards building regs but i would suggest you check this.
    as regards installation this type of work is classed as drylining and most plasterers and even some joiners will do this although to be honest its not difficult to do yourself although you will need someone to help hold the boards up.
    a couple of things worth noting if you decide to do this yourself- if the joists you are fixing to are over 450mm centres you must use use 15mm boards so they dont sag, less than that 12.5mm boards will suffice.
    also use 32mm drywall screws for single skin at 200mm centres
     
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    AS suggested Check the regs . Firelined a good idea if you live above the garage
     
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