Dry-lining is a system used to clad internal faces of a building like walls and ceilings. It requires less water and technical expertise compared to traditional plastering. There are situations where traditional plastering may not be suitable and cannot offer that ideal high quality finish. When it comes to drywall installation, drywall repair and other household finishing or basement finishing tasks, dry-lining needs to be done right. 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. With drylining there is a lot of flexibility and also a lot of benefits. For instance, you don’t need to wait for long due to the speed with which it can be applied compared to traditional wet plaster. It is also easier to change drylining 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 comes in handy for multi-purpose spaces like showrooms, shops, office spaces or schools where there are constant changes as requirements change. There are variations of plasterboards with different attributes. It is important that you are working with an expert that knows that they are doing to get the perfect outcomes
Repairing drywall Plaster
Nothing looks worse than a hole in a drywall or even a crack in the drywall. The only thing that comes close would be water damage. This is why you need a drywall expert to repair your plasterboard so that you get that smooth, flawless finish ready for priming and painting. Our team undertake repairs on a hole in the wall or cracks in residential drywalls. We also fix plasterboard damage that can result from moving in and out of a property whether by tenants on property owners. We also repair damaged drywall in shops, supermarkets, offices, retail spaces, medical centres, office blocks, commercial buildings and common use areas. Whatever the situation our qualified dry-lining experts can deal with the situation.
Using a variety of plasterboard specifications, our experienced team are experts at insulation systems using plasterboard to manage sound or even to make an area like workspace or meeting room warmer. We use a range of solutions that are damp and water resistant, acoustic or thermally insulated and not susceptible to fire thereby meeting the public safety standards for shared places or private residences. The beauty of plasterboard is that is can be used in different ways and has many properties depending on the type of board you want. Plasterboard insulation is suitable for schools, hospitals, retail spaces, showrooms and offices. We can also plasterboard products with an insulating layer on the back to increase thermal insulation.
Different Linings in Different Rooms
An advantage of dry-lining is that different forms of insulation can be adopted for different rooms in a building which means there is a lot of flexibility. Insulation isn’t 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. In addition, there is the option of the acoustic dampening which insulates from noise for sensitive areas. This is why dry-lining is perfect for schools, retail spaces and medical facilities.
Perfectly Smooth Finish
We aim 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 outcome is usually a perfectly smooth finish ready for painting and only an expert will know that it is a plasterboard dry-lining wall.
Dry Lining with Timber or Metal
Our team adopt unique techniques when it comes to fixing plasterboard and our experience shows. The amateurs may use the dot and dab technique which uses adhesive to fix the plasterboard. This won’t work in some situations so we adopt other unique techniques such as screwing. This way we hold 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 works well for industrial or converted industrial buildings with exposed metal frameworks or joists.