Here at R J Dean plasterers, we carry out all aspects of dry lining for both residential and commercial projects.
Dry lining can be used on internal walls and ceilings, including brick walls and uneven surfaces, as well as on internal stud walls. Dry lining can be referred to as either tacking or sticking. Tacking involves screwing plasterboard to either a timber frame or metal stud partition. Sticking plasterboard is referred to as ‘Dot and dab.’ Drywall adhesive is used to attach plasterboard to walls. Depending on the type of wall or surface the plasterboard is being fixed to, two standard thicknesses of plasterboard, 9.5mm and 12.5mm, can be used.
Dry lining can be used in bathrooms and kitchens, although moisture-resistant plasterboard or specialist tile backer board may be required to cope with condensation and moisture from the activities in these spaces.
Dry lining is indeed used for insulation, and R J Dean plasterers are experts in internal wall insulation (IWI). We use many different systems to suit individual projects, from listed building works to high specification PIR insulation installs. Some of the main benefits of insulated plasterboard include the following:
- Energy efficiency: Insulation makes interiors more energy-efficient, and it is useful for both walls and ceilings. It can be used to create better fuel efficiency within a building, thereby reducing energy costs. Energy efficiency makes drywall a popular investment for homeowners.
- Climate comfort: Insulated plasterboards help provide better comfort during the winters, as well as helping to keep walls cool in the summer. Plasterboarding can also be useful for addressing issues with dampness, condensation, and other potentially hazardous environmental problems.
- Sound insulation: A great benefit of plasterboard is mitigating the effects of noise pollution. Specific types of drywall offer excellent sound insulation, with minimal differences in overall thickness. Many varieties are designed to deliver multiple benefits at once, such as sound and moisture resistance.
- High strength: There are many varieties of plasterboard and steel frames designed to deliver very high strength, which is ideal for commercial and industrial buildings. High-density plasterboard is also useful for buildings such as schools, libraries, and other public spaces.
- Cost-effectiveness: Another reason people use dry lining for insulation is that it is extremely cost-effective. With a low price and a swift installation process, dry lining is considered one of the most essential parts of many construction projects.
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