Title: How to screw plasterboard easily

Gypsum plasterboard can be screwed in a very simple manner with a corresponding substructure. As a substructure you can use drywall profiles or simple wooden slats or square timbers. Read more about the correct screwing of the plates here.

The important preparation and planning of the work

In order to fix and screw the plasterboard properly later, you need a suitable substructure, on which the building boards can be easily fixed. You have the choice between drywall profiles, which are available in specialist shops in various designs or from self-built wooden structures, which you can produce yourself, for example, with wooden slats or stable squared timbers. Only in a few cases are the plasterboard glued directly onto a wall. As a rule, they are fastened with screws to a substructure. The work is done in several steps:

  • First of all, a suitable stand is erected in the form of a substructure. To do this, you use wood or a standard metal framework.
  • Subsequently, the plates are attached to the substructure and bolted.
  • Subsequently, the reworking such as filling, priming and painting or wallpapering done.

What you should pay attention to when making the substructure

The substructure should be sufficiently stable and very securely attached to the wall. Obtain suitable drywall screws for installation in wood or metal (depending on what type of substructure you choose). If you still need to install electrical installations or install insulation materials, you can do this work before installing the panels.

What you should pay attention to when mounting the plasterboard to the wall

When installing, it is best to always use the largest possible plates to obtain as few transitions as possible in the form of joints. Be sure to avoid cross joints by placing the panels offset in height. Ideally, you should screw sufficiently large panels to the walls or to the substructure, which extend over the entire room height. When screwing the gypsum plaster boards, you should pay particular attention to the fact that the screw heads are completely sunk into the plates, so that you can easily fill the resulting holes with putty and make them invisible. But do not screw in the screws too tight to avoid damaging the plates.

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