- 22 February, 2018
- Top Tips
Get your materials sorted
You can either use 75mmx50mm or 100mmx50mm of sawn timber. You will need a head plate (fixed to the ceiling joist), a matching length floor plate (fixed to the floor), two vertical studs (that are spaced out evenly and fixed to the ceiling and floor plates).
Don’t overheat your wires
If you are fitting slab insulation between the studs (for better sound and heat insulation), make sure that you run them inside PVC conduit clipped to the studs or noggins and pass them through notches rather than holes, to save them overheating.
Fitting your plasterboard
Once all the framework is in place, it’ll be time to cover it with your 12.5mm thick plasterboard.
You can fit your plasterboards sheets vertically or horizontally, it is up to you. If you choose vertically, make sure to position each width so that the joins align at the centre of a stud. If you go horizontally, you should nail the bottom row of boards to the frame and stagger the vertical joints. Either way, make sure you start at the doorway and work outwards at either side.
If you are struggling with the size, you can use 1220mmx600mm handy boards which are easier to manage but take more time to fix, taking longer to complete the wall and also leaving it with a patchwork-look.
Whatever materials you need for your wall, we have you covered. Pop into one of our branches today to let us help you.