Plan a drywall

The drywall is the most commonly used interior design today. But due to the technical building standards, the drywall should be well planned. What has to be considered when planning a drywall, we have summarized below for you.

Interior construction with drywall

The drywall has long since replaced the masonry stone wall in the interior. If drywall construction is significantly cheaper and faster, basic rules must be observed. In particular, the sound insulation suffers considerably if the drywall is not planned exactly. But also later requirements must be considered when building a drywall.

To be considered when planning

In particular, in a new building, the technical standards should be adhered to:

  • Mount the drywall in front of the screed on the bare floor
  • Take sound insulation into account
  • allow for any payloads (especially in rooms such as the kitchen, where a high - required load is to be expected)
  • consider any electrical and plumbing installations

Drywall on screed

The drywall on screed has the disadvantage that the sound can spread over the screed unhindered. This is an important point, especially with a drywall projected for long-term use.

In certain rooms, such as the kitchen, bathroom and toilet, higher required loads are to be expected (kitchen cupboards, sanitary fittings, etc.). This must be taken into account when planning. In addition, there are generally higher payloads, because in these rooms, the walls are usually clad with tiles. For plumbing installations such as toilets and sinks additional wall installations are required.

Material selection during planning

Also depending on the premises different materials have to be used. For example, conventional plasterboard panels are completely unsuitable for use in wet rooms. Meanwhile, the selection of different materials in the drywall is extremely large, ranging from the classic plasterboard to completely weather-resistant EPS plates.

Material quantities in drywall during planning

Depending on the later requirements, the material requirement also differs. Thus, to achieve a higher load, for example, in the kitchen or bathroom, the walls in the drywall can be double-planked. The stand distance of 62.5 cm can be halved depending on the procedure, which is why the need for upright profiles then increases.

Many aspects have to be planned for a drywall. Basic requirements for the technical construction standards fall as well as individual requirements. For a large project, it is therefore advisable to consult an experienced drywall expert.

Tips & Tricks

In the house journal you will find many guides and instructions for drywall construction. For example, you can read here how to grind a drywall.

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