The Benefits of Drylining
Dry-lining is the application of plasterboard directly to the internal brick (or block) walls. It is a system for cladding the internal faces of buildings, such as walls and ceilings. Finishing is only at the recessed edge joints. Therefore, there are no nail or screw holes. Dry-lining can be used in new construction to hide old brickwork
The Benefits of Dry-Lining Brick Walls
The dry-lining can be done simultaneously with the ceilings. This would increase the speed of application since the walls and ceilings would be completed at the same time. There would be no downtime waiting for workers to switch to do the work.
- Minimize Maintenance
Dry-lining brick walls minimize or completely eliminates cornice cracking. This is because the materials joined with each other are not different, and they, therefore, do not detach.
- Improved Acoustic and Thermal Properties
Dry-lining improves the thermal and acoustic qualities of the structure. The plasterboard is set slightly off the walls creating a slight air gap that allows the walls to breathe continually.
The plasterboard used in dry-lining is durable to wear and tear daily. In case of any damage, you can easily repair the plasterboard.
- Time tested
Dry-lining has been time tested, and time has proven to be durable. This is due to its effectiveness and durability.
- Structural Integrity
As the plasterboard is being placed on the brick or blockwork, the peace of mind that goes with the ‘Double brick’ home is maintained.
- Improved Finish
The plasterboard is manufactured in a controlled environment and is extremely consistent concerning surface finish and straightness. Hence, the finished product reflects those properties – the walls are generally straighter and do not show minor imperfections that is often the case with hand-trowelled plaster walls.
- Minimize the introduction of Moisture and Waste
Only glue and applicator are mixed when applying the plasterboard. There is no sand, cement, or lime required. The only waste produced is the offcuts of the plasterboard, which is more manageable than excess sand and render tailings. The fact that little or no moisture is introduced to the walls means that painting can be commenced almost immediately. This is an advantage over plastered walls, which often require several months to dry sufficiently before painting can begin.
- Smooth Straight Finish to Window Reveals
The finish inside windows and aluminium sliding doors reveals achieved by fixing plasterboard and an external metal angle trim piece around the window, which is then flushed to the plasterboard. The result is a straight smooth finish all-round the window, which will not chip at the joint between the window frame and the trim.
- Dry-lining hides pipes and wires that are unpleasing for aesthetics
- It keeps a property warm and cosy. This is by providing a cavity space for insulation
- It is easier to decorate than plaster
- Dry-lining allows properties to be changed more quickly to suit arising needs
Alkimos Building Services is your one ceiling and wall solutions, provider. For dry-lining solutions, our team of experts will guide you through the various options available. They will also offer free professional advice to help you choose the best solution for your home, office, or property. Our products are of the highest quality with exemplary services. Our competitive prices will ensure you get the best value for your money. It’s time to change your interior world around!
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