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Internal or partition walls can be moved or knocked through in your property, which can alter the area design and create a substantial open plan room design for a generous living area or a kitchen diner. When moving or knocking through interior walls, it is vital to understand both the kind of interior wall that it is, and whether or not it's a load bearing wall. Internal walls may be brick or block partitions, timber stud partitions, or even prefabricated wall panels. There are no shortcuts when it comes to ascertaining whether a wall is load bearing or not, it is advisable to engage the services of a structural engineer if you are unsure or can't view original plans for your premises. Load bearing walls can be moved, but this may also be more expensive and involves adding additional load bearing methods, such as steel lintels. Moving or knocking through internal walls will often entail demolition of the existing wall, replacing or repairing the new walls, replastering and moving electrics. It may also necessitate alterations to the floor, as in some cases the floors between rooms aren't entirely level, and knocking through interior walls can expose this. Generally moving interior walls won't require planning permission, but you will need to conform to building regulations for insulation and sound proofing. Consulting a structural engineer will ensure that any internal wall changes that you intend on doing will keep your house structurally sound.

Average Plasterboard dry lining cost in Barnet

The average cost of Plasterboard dry lining is £850. Costs vary based upon the materials and the tradesman hired. The upper price range can be as high as £977.5. The material costs are in most cases around £212.5

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Plasterboard dry lining installation cost in 2021

Labour cost £595
Material cost £213
Waste removal £43
Time frame: 1-2 days

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Barnet

The London Borough of Barnet is a suburban London borough in North London, England, forming part of Outer London. It is the second largest London borough by population with 331500 inhabitants and it covers an area of 86.74 square kilometres (33 sq miles), making it the 4th highest. It borders Hertfordshire towards the north and 5 other London boroughs. These consist of Harrow and Brent to the west, Camden and Haringey to the south-east and Enfield to the east. The borough was formed in 1965 from areas of the counties of Middlesex and Hertfordshire. The local authority is Barnet London Borough Council, based in Hendon. The borough covers a group of hills on the northern edge of the London Basin. The bedrock is chalk which is covered with clay. Some of the hills are formed from glacial till deposited at the farthest extent of glaciers throughout the Anglian glaciation. A lot of the borough is within the Metropolitan Green Belt, and it features a large quantity of parks and open spaces. Additionally, you can find substantial locations taken over by cemeteries and golf courses, and part of Hampstead Heath, Hampstead Heath Extension and Golders Hill Park. Barnet describes its 16 main open spaces as 'premier parks', 9 of which achieved a Green Flag Award for 2008 to 2009. The borough has 67 Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation, eight Local Nature Reserves, and it's jointly responsible with the London Borough of Brent for the Welsh Harp (Brent) Reservoir, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. These are listed in 'Nature Reserves in Barnet'. For all your residence upgrades, ensure that that you utilise trustworthy professionals in Barnet to make sure that you get the best quality.

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ZNS CONSTRUCTION LTD

2 review(s)
Based: in Twickenham, TW14 0PT

ZNS Construction is a family owned honest, reliable, reputable building and construction company. We take pride in our work and believe the best form of advertising is through client satisfaction

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Rosa P., KT1
5

House Extensions in Kingston upon Thames

no-price

ANDREA PLASTERING

1 review(s)
Based: in Luton, LU2 9BU

I am a professional plasterer with over 15 years of experience in all aspects of plastering work. Skimming, float and set, rendering,pebble dash, plasterboarding the walls and ceilings,removing chimneys and load bearing walls,tiling,painting and de...

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Ian S., HP3
5

Interior work | Plastering in Hemel Hempstead

Accent was slightly difficult on phone but he turned up when he said he would and did the job with no mess.

F-POPESCO

1 review(s)
Based: in Bedford, MK42 8RN

Make sure to check my website for details. It will be very much appreciated. Sincerely, Florin Popescu

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Queenie O., MK41
5

Painter | Interior in Bedford

Mr Popesco was excellent- the contact was quick, he fitted in to my schedule easily. Very good quote and the work was ma...

STEVE DECORATING

2 review(s)
Based: in London, EN1 2AP

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Abdul C., N12
5

Painter | Exterior in London

At first visit, I liked his manners, Just the right quote. Steve is pleasant and friendly. He just gets on with his work...

ALLEN & BARROW BUILDING SERVICES LIMITED

1 review(s)
Based: in Luton, LU1 2SJ

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Derfel L., SG6
5

Roofing | Flat | Replacement in Letchworth Garden City

Very responsive, gave quick comprehensive list of priced options.

SEBASTIAN KARAKET

2 review(s)
Based: in H, HP2 7AT

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Richard C., LU2
4

Painter | Interior in Luton

Made appointment to view job but did not bother to turn up and made no subsequent contact

VLADALY LIMITED

2 review(s)
Based: in Middlesex, TW7 4QR

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Liza M., N18
3

Painter | Exterior in London

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A&M PLASTERING & RENDERING

1 review(s)
Based: in Wembley, HA9 7SE

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Maurice L., UB9
5

Building work | Wall Rendering in Denham

Struggled to make appointment. Quotation not provided. A waste of time for both parties

DRESSAGE ELITE PLASTERERS

1 review(s)
Based: in Slough, SL7 1AE

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SHANE D., HP5
5

Ceiling | Plasterboard in Chesham

good bloke good clean tidy job 1st class

BAYSON BUILDERS AND PLASTERING

1 review(s)
Based: in Brentwood, CM13 2RP

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Mary S., CM22
4

Painter | Interior in Bishop's Stortford

Scott's attitude is get in, get out, spend the least amount of time he can get away with. No care was taken to protect t...

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How much plasterboard do I need?

How Much Plasterboard Do I Need?

Although many people especially contractors have a tough time estimating the number of drywall or plasterboard needed to complete a project, it’s a rather simple task if all factors are taken into consideration. If you’re able to follow the same procedures taken by professionals to count dry wall sheets, you’ll be in the right direction. Let’s have a look at the procedures to follow!

lTake Square Footage Measurement

• Measure the square footage of the area where the plasterboard will be fitted.

• Multiply the height by the width of each wall or ceiling area.

• Add all quantities to obtain a total square-foot amount.

lCalculate Drywall Sheets

• To calculate the number of drywall or plasterboard sheet is very simple once you’ve gotten the total square footage.

• To get started, simply divide the total square footage of area by 32 (that’s if you are using a 4 by 8 sheets) or you can also make use of 48 to make the division (only if you’re making use of the 4 by 12 sheets).

• The answer you get after the division will give you the full number of plasterboard sheets that’s required to complete the project.

We’d recommend you include an extra 10 to 15 percent of whatever you calculate to take care of the possible odd cuts and wastages. This implies that if your total area is 1600 square feet while incorporating 4 by 8 sheets, simply divide 1600 by 32 which equals 50 sheets, now take 10% of 50 which equals 5, then add back the 5 extra to the 50 sheets earlier calculated to get 55 sheets. If you wish to estimate the cost, simply multiply the number of sheets gotten by the price per sheet. Do not forget to include delivery charges and local taxes.

How to cut plasterboard

Cutting a plasterboard is a relatively simple process requiring only some basic tools. Unfortunately, the lack of knowledge serves as big deterrent for many people who wishes to put it to good use. Plasterboard can actually be sawn using an ordinary timber saw that’s fine-toothed to get a cleaner edge. However, the basic tools you may also need includes a sharp knife (Stanley Knife), pencil, a fine sandpaper, a straight edge and measurement tape as well as a wall board saw. Let’s have a look at the cutting process!

• Firstly, you need to put the plasterboard sheet flat on a firm surface.

• Use the tape measurement to measure the cut you wish to make.

• With the help of a pencil, simply mark out the part you wish to cut on the plasterboard’s front side.

• Once marked, place a spirited level over the marked spot on the plasterboard sheet you want to cut.

• Cut a shallow mark into the plasterboard sheet using the Stanley Knife to cut along the edge.

• The cut should be slow and gradual to ensure you do not wander off the edge of the marked area.

• Once the shallow cut has been made, turn the plasterboard sheet on its edge and deliver a quick and sharp push towards the plasterboard’s back and on one side of the cut.

• Place the plasterboard sheet backing against a flat surface ensuring the line of the cut is over an edge. Once done, give a quick and sharp push towards the back of the plasterboard sheet and on the part of the board is reaches beyond the edge.

• Using a fine sandpaper, remove all forms of paper burrs.

The process of cutting plasterboard requires a lot of practice. If you lack the training and experience, the cutting process is best left to a proficient professional who can guarantee the best results the first time and save you some additional costs due to potential damages.

How to plasterboard a brick wall

How To Plasterboard A Brick Wall

Do you want to cover your brick wall with plasterboard? The key to success here is the preparation. You must ensure that brick wall is prepared well enough to receive the plasterboard. To get started, there’s the need to attach wood furring strips to the wall which serves as studs in a wood frame structure. This way, the plasterboard will be prevented from getting in touch with the brick. You can always hang pictures or any other forms of decoration in between the gap between the walls. Let’s have a look!

lAttach Furring Strips

• Get a 2 inch by 4 inch wood stud and apply a bead of construction adhesive.

• Using a masonry bit, drill a pilot hole through the wood stud’s base as well as the brick wall.

• Hit a 3 inch fluted nail through the hole using a sledgehammer

• Using a construction adhesive, bind a horizontal 2 inch by 3 inch stud to the upper edge of the wall.

• Using an adhesive, bind the length of a 2 inch by 3 inch stud on its wide side.

• Use a masonry drill to drill a hole on the wood stud and 1 1/2 inches into the brick wall.

• Hit a 3 inch fluted nail through the pilot hole.

lApply Plasterboard

• Hold a plasterboard sheet against the furring strips.

• Use plasterboard screw to hold the drywall sheets in place.

• Use fibreglass to cover the joints where the two plasterboard sheets meet.

• Use a thin layer of the joint compound on the tape. Once done, screw it using a 6 inch taping knife, then allow to dry overnight.

• Use a sandpaper to smooth the joint compound.

• Use a fresh coat of the joint compound to block the holes and joints. Once done, allow the compound to dry.

• Use a light sandpaper to smooth the final coat.

Plasterboarding a brick wall is a simple task but the preparation part must be done right to protect your investment. Therefore, we’d recommend you hire the services of a skilful professional, who can guarantee the best results especially if you lack enough training and experience to carry out a DIY project.

How to put up plasterboard

How To Put Up Plasterboard

Putting up a plasterboard is a vital process when it comes to home renovations. However as daunting as it may seem, with a good guide and regular practice you can master the skill within a small period of time. If you lack proper training and experience, we’d recommend you hire a seasoned professional plasterer for help so as to get the best result and also avoid additional costs due to possible damages.

Putting up plasterboard is way quicker than wet plastering and also significantly reduces the drying time that can slow down your renovation plans. With a plasterboard, you can delve straight into the decorating stage and achieve a smooth finish. Below are the steps required to put up a plasterboard.

• The first step is cutting the plasterboard to shape which be one of the most challenging parts of the process. This is because you’ll need to fit the board around things such as plug sockets and window sills. As a result, this involves cutting complex shapes rather than just a simple straight line. To get this done, simply mark out the cut required with the use of a tape measure, combination square and spirit level for a better precision. Once done, you can then use a plasterboard pad saw to cut along the marked spots.

• After you made the required cuts, the next step is putting up the plasterboard. And depending on where the boards are going to be put, this could be a very challenging task. If you’re going to put the boards on the ceiling or somewhere very high up, you’d probably need an extra pair of hands for help. To get this done, use the appropriate screws to secure the boards in place if you’re installing them directly on studs. However, if you’d be fixing them onto bricks or blocks, a drywall adhesive is your best bet.

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