There are instances where traditional plastering may not give the desired high quality finish. Especially if you are looking for that high quality decorative finish that transform the look of the property. Where a smooth and attractive surface is required, you can’t really leave brick, cement or other walling and ceiling materials uncovered. Previously, a plasterer may be called in to seal off the surfaces to be followed by painting. However, building techniques have evolved and dry-lining is regarded a better solution. Dry-lining implies cladding the wall or ceiling with a large selection of plasterboard types. 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. In addition, 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 and requirements change. 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 with Timber or Metal
As successful and experienced dry-lining experts we adopt our own unique techniques when it comes to fixing plasterboard. It is common to use the dot and dab technique which uses adhesive to fix the plasterboard. However this won’t work in a lot of situations so we adopt other techniques such as screwing. Screwing 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 option is useful for industrial or converted industrial buildings with exposed metal frameworks or joists.
We are experts at creating insulation systems using plasterboard to manage sound or even to make an area like workspace or meeting room warmer. It is really great that plasterboard can be used for a variety of drywall tasks and has multiple properties depending on the type of board you want. Plasterboard insulation is used for schools, hospitals, retail spaces, showrooms and offices. They prevent the rapid spread of fire, are highly durable and reduce noise levels. Due to their flexibility, they can 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
We overall aim is to always get a perfectly smooth finish to the plasterboard and 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 experienced eye can tell it is a plasterboard dry-lining wall.
Different Linings in Different Rooms
With the dry-lining process, various 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 benefit that comes 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 option for schools, retail spaces and medical facilities.