Drywall without drilling


Drywall walls have long been the technical standard in interior design. However, the associated stud frame is drilled. Since drywall is also popular with home improvement companies, the components are also often used after completion of the object. But then drilling is not always easy. Can a drywall be set up without drilling? Here is the answer.

At the latest in the 1990s, the drywall has finally prevailed as the preferred technique in interior design. But not only the craft swears in new construction projects on the cost-effective and fast to build plates made of different materials. Of course, home improvement have discovered the many benefits for themselves.

Building standards difficult to implement in existing buildings

However, the application at home improvement is more like building in stock. That is, the objects in question are usually completed. As part of a renovation, the technical construction standards for drywall can still be met. That would include the following points:

  • Fixing of the framework on the unfinished floor
  • no fastening of the framework on screed or even already laid floor coverings
  • Production of an optimal sound insulation on the raw floor

Laying on screed, possibly without drilling

These are the main problems that do-it-yourselfers have to deal with. Because the screed is already laid. Mostly also a high-quality flooring is installed, so that the drywall, for example, should be placed on tiles or other coverings or must.

But what about the attachment here? Side to the adjacent walls no problem. Different on the ground. In addition, underfloor heating systems are often installed, especially in newer buildings. With a dry wall on a floor heating, it quickly becomes clear that drilling on the ground is problematic.

But even with other floor coverings, drilling can be problematic; for example, in rental apartments or if a high-quality flooring is to be retained, because it is to be accomplished drywall a temporary solution. So can a drywall in principle be built without drilling in particular on the ground.

How it works with the drywall without drilling

As so often the answer is yes, but with certain limitations and above all a big but. The technical construction standards for a drywall can not be met in any way. In particular, the soundproofing is hardly to produce at all. You should always be aware of this before undertaking such a project.

Otherwise, there are now different approaches, how you can proceed without drilling for the drywall on the ground yet:

  • the soil profile is glued to the ground
  • They build a base made of aerated concrete

Glue lightweight wall

Gluing is relatively easy. The soil profile is simply fixed to the ground with the right glue. In particular, if laterally connecting walls are present, this solution is possible with low future load of the drywall. The actual hold comes from the side fasteners, the glued soil profile is more for fixing.

Drywall with a stone base

If the drywall is to withstand a bit higher loads, another option is available. They lay a vapor barrier, where the soil profile is to be laid. Then build a masonry base made of aerated concrete (aerated concrete). The stones of suitable thickness for the future wall thickness are simply walled up in an adhesive bed as a base. Subsequently, the actual profiles can be attached here.

Tips & Tricks

In the meantime, specialist retailers also offer drywall panels made of EPS, which function like a modular system and come with instructions. There are systems that can also be set up without drilling. These systems are even insensitive to moisture, so they can be built in a wet basement or a garage.

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