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Internal or partition walls can be moved or knocked down in your house, which can alter the area design and create a substantial open plan room design for a large living area or a kitchen diner. When relocating or knocking through internal walls, it is vital to understand both the sort of interior wall that it is, and whether or not it's a load bearing wall. Internal walls can be brick or block partitions, timber stud partitions, or even prefabricated wall panels. There are no shortcuts when it comes to deciding whether a wall is load bearing or not, it's always worth engaging the services of a structural engineer if you are uncertain or are not able to view original plans for your property. Load bearing walls can be relocated, but this will often be more costly and involves installing additional load bearing solution, such as steel lintels.

Moving or knocking through internal walls will generally require demolition of the existing wall, reconstructing or restoring the new walls, replastering and moving electrics. It may also require modifications to the floor, as occasionally the floors between rooms will not be totally level, and knocking through interior walls can expose this. Generally moving interior walls will not 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 plan on doing will keep your home structurally sound.

Average Plasterboard dry lining cost in Kent

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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Kent

Kent is sometimes known as the Garden of England and boasts a population of 1.6 million. This makes it the seventh biggest district in Britain for population size and despite this, only has a density of 1,170 people per square mile. Kent is found in the southeast of England, with Canterbury its only city. Additional significant towns in the county include Maidstone, Dover and Folkestone, with the unitary district of Medway included as well within the county. For all of your home improvements, make sure you compare quotations from trustworthy companies in Kent to get the right price for the project.

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WEATHERSHIELD ROOFING & BUILDING CONTRACTORS

52 review(s)
Based: in Wickford, SS12 9LA

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Chris J., SS15
17th February 2021
5

Roofline | Guttering in Basildon

Excellent response. Came to fix guttering ASAP. Would recommend.

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
4th February 2020
5

House Extensions in Kingston upon Thames

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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
5th May 2015
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.

Nicholas James Construction

7 review(s)
Based: in Bromley, BR1 3AX

From past fifteen years we have been established as the finest building and construction service provider to clients in Bromley and its surrounding areas.

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Jagdish K., HA3
4th October 2016
5

House Extensions in Harrow

Absolutely pleasant appointment. Very patient and polite, listened carefully to detail and more of my background and his...

STEVE DECORATING

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

Latest review

Abdul C., N12
27th May 2016
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
19th October 2018
5

Roofing | Flat | Replacement in Letchworth Garden City

Very responsive, gave quick comprehensive list of priced options.

VLADALY LIMITED

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

Latest review

Liza M., N18
15th August 2017
3

Painter | Exterior in London

No comment.

BAYSON BUILDERS AND PLASTERING

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

Latest review

Mary S., CM22
17th July 2018
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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18 May

Interior work | Stud Walls

Dover - CT16

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Dover - CT16

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ACO drain installation on semi detached house. There is an existing draining in place with a trench but this no longer works and water is settling. The area is directly to the back of the house and al...

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Gillingham - ME8

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How much is plasterboard?

How Much Is Plasterboard?

Do you wish to install plasterboard in the nearest future? If yes, then you’d probably want to know the amount it’s going to cost. Here, we’ll give you a detailed plasterboarding prices breakdown to help you calculate an estimate for your project.

A plasterboarding project including the cost of both materials and labour with the use of a high quality panels is about £4 to £5 per panel. Therefore, if you wish to calculate on the basis of a standard room about 12x12ft would cost about £500 to £600. However, this price can fluctuate significantly depending on the professional as well as the quality of the materials you wish to incorporate in completing the project. We’d recommend that you hire the services of a professional with accreditation as he would provide you with a detailed quote with no hidden charges or costs. To give you a clearer idea, we’ve taken the time out to put together some estimated costs of employing the services of a seasoned professional plasterer to supply and plasterboard your home or office. Let’s take a look!

• A 6 x 12ft room with panels and plasterboard should have an average cost within the range of £250 to £400 and duration of one to two days.

• The individual cost of plasterboarding or drywalling a standard 12 x 12ft room should have an average cost within the range of £500 to £600 and duration of one to three days. These includes 60% for materials used (£330), 30% for tradespersons (£165) and the remaining 10% for waste removal (£55) to give a total cost of £550.

• A 12 x 24ft room with panels and plasterboard should have an average cost within the range of £1000 to £1200 and duration of three to six days.

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 fit plasterboard

How To Fit Plasterboard

If you’re planning to renovate your house, then here is a must-read guide! Fitting of plasterboard is a crucial step when it comes to renovation. If you’re bringing down an existing lath and plaster for an upgraded surface or adding a new wall, a plasterboard is required for your project to be a true success. If you’re a novice with no prior practice or experience, you can protect your investment by hiring the services of a professional plasterer to guarantee the best results, the first time. However, we’ve put together this guide to give you an insight on how the plasterboard fitting process is done.

To get started, you’ll need a power drill, hammer, plasterboard nails or screws, broad knife, utility knife, measurement tape, pencil, ladder as well as a joint tape.

Before proceeding, you need to identify the number of plasterboard sheets needed to commence the project by measuring the height and width of the wall as well as calculating the square footage. If you possess a stud timber wall, the steps below will get you the best results.

• Measure the walls and mark the plasterboard where you’ll make the cuts. Start with a full sheet and cut pieces down in such a way that would fit

• Score the front paper of the plasterboard with utility knife. Fold the sheet to get a clean cut through the board and make use of the knife to the remaining paper.

• Place the first sheet against the wall and use an offcut to prevent the plasterboard from touch the floor.

• Make the plasterboard rest snugly against the wall in position and screw it firmly on each stud. Once done, fasten it at all the sheets’ edges and in a line down the stud to make for a firm connection. Follow the same process for the remaining plasterboard sheet till the wall is fully covered.

What is plasterboard?

What Is Plasterboard?

The plasterboard is unarguably one of the most common building materials across the globe. Sometimes referred to as gypsum board, gyprock, drywall or wall board, the plasterboard is mostly incorporated for ceiling cladding and interior walls in several homes and offices in recent times. However, despite its global acceptability, it’s a very misunderstood building material.

The plasterboard is manufactured using a gypsum core with a heavy paper covering both sides of the sheet. The measurement of a standard plasterboard sheet is a length of 2.4 metres in and a width of 1.2 metres, with a thickness of about 13mm. The board usually have either a bevelled or a bit flat edge. The bevelled edge makes it easy for the installers to use a plaster to smooth out the surface after nailing the sheets to walls and ceilings as well as taping the edges.

The plasterboard comes in different types. Although various manufacturers provide a unique name for their products, but they’re all included in one of the following categories:

• Water Resistant Plasterboard - This type of plasterboard are best suited to be used in water areas like bathroom, laundry rooms and kitchens.

• Acoustic Plasterboard - Due to its sounding proofing qualities, this type of plasterboard is preferred to be used in home theatres or noisy areas.

• Flexible Plasterboard - This is to be incorporated on curvy surfaces.

• Fire Resistant Plasterboard - Just like the name implies, this type of plasterboard is best suited for use in high fire hazard areas.

If you’re about to kick start some small renovations around your house or office, using a plasterboard to clad your walls is a very simple and worthwhile task. However, if you want to do major renovations or need to apply plasterboard to your ceiling, the best option would be to leave it to a seasoned professional.

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