Skimming over overdoor windows.

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  1. Yannis.sp

    Yannis.sp

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    Hello,

    I am looking for some suggestions. I closed up the overdoor windows with pb plank.

    I want to skim to bring everything together, (plasterboard,studding, etc) but I am worried for future cracks.. what's the best way to go about plastering over the timber battens(that are painted with gloss) and the plasterboard? Prefill gaps, use scrim tape on the battens, use mesh all over, blue grit? How would you go about it?

    Would you knock off old skim beforehand or go ahead with bonding coat?

    Any advice is appreciated.
     

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    the plasterboard would have benefited from a central, short stud of 2"x4" say.
    because the insert panel of p/b might flex with constant door opening and closing or any slamming - do you have teenage daughters?

    pic number one seems to show the wood frame to be recessed from the plane of the wall?
    has the Pvc frame been fitted with some kind of filler between its jambs and the wood frame?
    maybe i'm wrong but there also seems to be a jumble of pieced-in bits of p/b - where possible its best to have a single piece.

    why not post context pics from both sides of the doorway showing the whole frame, and the walls on either side? it might be necessary to skim a whole wall(s) to pull it all together
     
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    IME, teenage sons are far worse.
     
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    could be but thing with girls is that a refusal to let them go 200 miles to some kind of festival means instant floods of tears, and shouts of "You've just ruined my life - I'll never speak to you again." Doors all the way to her bedroom are slammed.
    5mins later, a tear stained face, that just breaks my heart, appears "Can I have a tenner for Maccies?" I give her twenty.
     
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    Thanks for your replies. There are single pieces of plank pb 19mm thick on a 2"×4" batten frame screwed inside the window, insulated with 75mm rockwool in-between.

    If I use thistle bonding on the frames it won't stick because they are painted gloss. Should I nail a wire mesh with clout nails and bonding coat over? Or a big sheet of scrim fibre glass mesh covering the whole lot including the plasterboard? Or just mesh on the painted frames?
     
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