What is Dry lining ? Dry lining is a popular way of adjoining plasterboard to surfaces including masonry, wood or metal. Fixings are used which are appropriate to the surface the plasterboard is to be attached to.
‘Dot and Dab’ is the technique often adopted when putting a dry lining onto masonry surfaces. An adhesive is used to attach the plasterboard to the wall. This adhesive is attached to the wall in a solid perimeter dab to help with air loss and around any electrical sockets and door openings.
The plasterboard is then carefully pushed onto the dabbed adhesive and checked for level and line. Tacking is often regarded as a more straightforward process and involves dry-lining onto timber or metal stud walls and ceilings. Once the plasterboard has been cut to size, it is adjoined to the timber or metal ceiling or stud walls with drywall screws. This plasterboard can then be skimmed or taped and jointed.
The former involves our plastering contractors skimming over the entire surface to create a smooth finish. With joint taping, the tapered edges of the plasterboard are taped with jointing tape and then filled with joint filling compound, along with any screw holes. Joint cement can then be applied and sanded to a smooth finish.
The Benefits Of Dry Lining Plasterboard is relatively quick and clean to work with and so there are commercial benefits to taking this approach, to both the client and the plastering contractor. It is a versatile method which also benefits from the fact that the board is quite light in weight. There are different types of plasterboard.
Acoustic boarding comes in an array of thicknesses depending on your requirements. This application is also used in conjunction with sound-deadening insulation to provide a sound proof room. Moisture resistant plasterboards are generally used in areas where moisture needs to be controlled.
Moisture boards come in a range of sizes and thicknesses. Fire boards are also available in thicknesses to suit your needs. This fire resistant board is used to meet regulations regarding how fire retardant boards must be. These are put in buildings between floors (for example in between flats with timber joists), and around RSJ’s.
Standard wall boards are used in general applications with basic requirements. For example, between standard stud walls, where no specific fire or sound-proofing regulations apply. Duraline plasterboard is a high impact resistant plasterboard and only comes in 15mm thickness.
This is generally used on partitions and walls where there is a higher risk of impact. These help protect corridors and similar environments. Types Of Buildings Which Benefit From Dry Lining We are able to work on commercial new build and refurbishments which require the use of dry lining. Based in Nottingham, we dryline and carry out all other aspects of commercial plastering across the UK.
Several projects at present incorporating dry-lining or drywall work are for property development businesses as well as commercial end users including offices and showrooms. We can work for housing associations, commercial property managers, facilities management organisations, shop and office-fit out and construction companies. Clinics, hospitals and schools can also place contracts with us.