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Small ceiling - stagger plasterboard or not?

Discussion in 'Building' started by simon2009, 22 Jan 2018.

  1. simon2009

    simon2009

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    New ceiling. Room is about 5m x 2m - battens running lengthways along the 5m, 40cm centres.

    Thinking of using 8' x 4' tapered edge plasterboard, trimming the length of the boards to the 2m width of the room and fixing across the battens. The end result would look a bit like a ladder in my mind, with 3 or 4 tapered edge joins across the room. I'm trying to avoid having any square edge joins to tape/fill.

    I know we'd waste a bit extra board. Also know the normal approach is to stagger boards... Does it matter for a room this small? Anyone see any problem at all please?
     
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  3. endecotp

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    Sounds fine to me. Just one layer of boards, right?
    No joints is better than staggered joints!
     
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  4. simon2009

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    Yes just one layer. To stagger I'd be making cuts/joints just for the sake of staggering. Thanks endecotp.
     
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