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Plastering Garage Wall

Discussion in 'Your Projects' started by Fergus Dunne, 31 Jan 2019.

  1. Fergus Dunne

    Fergus Dunne

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    Hi All,

    Very new to DIY so been experimenting the last few months with doing my own job.

    I currently have a garage which has all walls plastered apart from wall on connecting to the outside as it is just breeze block.

    I am turning my garage into a Cinema room but first want to plaster this wall so it looks more like a room initially.

    The garage is quite cold at the moment as it just has a normal up and over garage door so am looking to either change that or cover the gaps some how.

    I have also bought some timber for battening the wall in prep for fitting some insulation (loft type) and then plaster boarding. What I am wondering however is will a lot of the cold be coming from this wall with it just being a bare wall so will need insulating or can I just use the dot and dab approach without battening or insulation.

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. Ian H

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    Dot and dab won’t add much insulation.

    If you heat the room you may end up with damp/mould trouble on that wall.
     
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  3. Fergus Dunne

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    Cheers for that.

    I did read up on potential mould and damp problems.

    So I am presuming doing the batten wall and insulation will not only make the room likely warmer but remove and any potential damp/mould from happening
     
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    That’s how I understand it. It will stop the cold and warm air meeting on the plasterboard.
     
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