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Re: Building a stud wall
Reply #3 - Mar 17th, 2017, 11:15pm
 
It's  a lot less work plasterboarding over the existing plaster but the wall will gain over 25mm in thickness which may be a consideration.

Assuming the existing wall is brick or block, a compromise option is to cut back 200-300mm of plaster round the opening and overlap the plasterboard dabbing it onto the brickwork. Done properly this shouldn't crack and would be much cheaper. The only potential problem is that it is very hard to perfectly patch plaster a wall, and you may see some unevenness particularly if you have a light shining across the wall.
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Reply #2 - Mar 17th, 2017, 1:39pm
 
Thank you Woodsmith - would you recommend taking off the current paint and plaster and sticking the plasterboard directly to the brick underneath? or just sticking it onto what you can see currently?
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Reply #1 - Mar 17th, 2017, 11:09am
 
You can do it either way but if you want to guarantee not to get cracks forming round the old opening it would be best to plasterboard the whole wall.
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Building a stud wall
Mar 17th, 2017, 10:11am
 
Hi All,

I am due to move into a new house in a few weeks, we are looking at closing up a gap in a wall where it had been previously knocked through. This is to create two separate rooms.  Please see photo of wall as it is currently

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My question is, do I build a timber frame to fill the gap and plaster board flush to the wall gap, then skim over the board, or alternatively build a timber frame in the gap and cover the entire wall (including the pillar at the top) in plaster board - my thought process is that this will reduce the risk of cracks appearing around the edges of the current gap. Any advice would be great.

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