Install plasterboard expertly

Rigips panels are laid on the wall and ceiling in the same way, although it is usually a bit more laborious on the suspended ceiling because you always have to work overhead. If the stand or the substructure is once you need the following accessories:

Step-by-step guide to laying rigs

  • sheetrock
  • suitable quick bolts
  • small wooden wedges
  • cutter
  • a powerful cordless screwdriver
  • an edge planer
  • the longest possible spirit level
  • Highly recommended is also a plate lifter

1. Mount the first plate

Pick up the first plate with the plate lifter, press it in place and secure it to the substructure with a quick-release screw at a distance of about 20 centimeters or, depending on the position of the uprights. In which direction - longitudinal or transverse - you mounted the plates, you should have previously set, because the stand is built according to the plate length. The screws must be set at least one centimeter away from the edge of the plate. The first panel must not be flush with the floor or ceiling - here there must be a narrow gap which is later filled with acrylic or better with silicone. The same applies to the wall joints on the ceiling.

2. Mount the second plate

Cut the next plate. Rigips panels must be mounted in offset, that is, the following on the first panel must always be cut. To do this, measure the cut edge, use the cutter, which needs to be really sharp, to rip along a metal profile or spirit level and forcefully break over a sharp edge. Thereafter, the lower cardboard layer can be cut through. For composite panels you can also use a fine foxtail or the jigsaw. After cutting, the edge is chamfered at an angle with the cutter or edge planer. The mounting of the plate then takes place as in the first step.

Install plasterboard expertly: plate

3. Mount the remaining plates

Cut the remaining panels as well as in step 2 and assemble with staggered joints. Not all plates need to be cut, depending on the size of the plate used. Small one-person plates in the format 1500 x 1000 are not only easier to transport, but also easier to lay. As a rule, only every second plate has to be shortened here. Wall-high panel formats can also be installed vertically. After assembly, the plate construction can then be grouted and plastered or primed and papered.

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