There are situations where traditional plastering may not give the ideal high quality finish. Especially if you are looking for that high quality decorative finish. Where a smooth and attractive surface is required, you can’t really leave brick, cement or other walling and ceiling materials uncovered. In the past, a plasterer may be called in to seal off the surfaces to be followed by painting but as building techniques have evolved Dry-lining has become a better solution. Dry-lining implies cladding the wall or ceiling with a large selection of plasterboard types. There are a lot of benefits of dry-lining. With dry-lining you don’t need to wait for long due to the speed with which it can be applied compared to traditional wet plaster. Also it is easier to change dry-lining than plaster which means that the walls and ceilings are more flexible for spaces that may need to be changed due to new requirements. This is important in showrooms and shops where there are constant changes as consumer needs evolve. As plasterboard comes in a variety of sizes, it is important that you are working with the right specialists to deliver the perfect plaster boarding for your dry-lining.
Dry Lining onto Timber or Metal
As experienced dry-lining experts we adopt our own unique techniques when it comes to fixing plasterboard. Less experienced or skilled tradesmen may use the dot and dab technique which uses adhesive to fix the plasterboard. However this won’t work in some situations so we adopt other techniques such as screwing. This holds the plasterboard more securely while nailing (also called ‘Tacking’ in dry-lining lingo) which means plasterboard can be fixed securely to other kind of wall building surfaces like timber and metal. This is very useful for industrial or converted industrial buildings with exposed metal frameworks or joists.
We are experts at insulation systems using plasterboard to manage sound or even to make an area like workspace or meeting room warmer. The beauty of plasterboard is that is can be used for different purposes and has multiple properties depending on the type of board you want. Plasterboard insulation is suitable for schools, hospitals, retail spaces, showrooms and offices. They are fire resistant and prevent the rapid spread of fire, are highly durable and reduce noise levels. They can also be used in curved areas due to their flexibility and give a superior plaster finish. We can also install plasterboard products with an insulating layer on the back to increase thermal insulation.
Perfectly Smooth Finish
Our aim is to always get a perfectly smooth finish to the plasterboard and we take great care to counter sink our screw heads and flush fit nails using jointing tape and a joining compound which completely seals the joints between different boards. The final outcome is a perfectly smooth finish ready for painting and only an expert will know that it is a plasterboard Dry-lining wall.
Different Linings for Different Rooms
With dry-lining, different forms of insulation can be adopted for different rooms in a building. Insulation is more than just for warmth. Vapour barriers can be installed that reduce condensation and damp, fire retardants can help keep people safe while waterproofing is important for the wet rooms and ensures they do not retain water. This is the advantage with the flexibility of insulation. Another option is the acoustic dampening which insulates from noise for sensitive areas. This is why dry-lining is perfect for schools, retail spaces and medical facilities.