Cover walls with gypsum plasterboard or reposition them

Walls can be very well clad with plasterboard. Similarly, you can easily create extra space with lightweight partitions made using plasterboard. The drywall can be realized very easily.

Cover walls optimally with plasterboard panels

The so-called plasterboards are used in interior design in various ways, for example, for wall cladding. This cladding can be used to equalize and at the same time insulate uneven masonry walls or uneven surfaces. Anyone who attaches special importance to soundproofing can even double-coat a wall with the panels and additionally apply a layer of insulating material between the individual layers.

Build partition walls indoors with plasterboard panels

Also, the installation of new walls with plasterboard is very popular because the structure can be done without extensive bricklaying and can be set up in a simple manner with relatively little effort and above all clean relatively soundproof and heat-insulating walls. The construction of the walls takes place in several steps:

  • First, the structure must be planned thoroughly (width and height of the wall, should a door be installed?).
  • Then you have to determine the material requirement (do not forget the material for the substructure).
  • Then you have to buy the materials and pick them up or have them delivered.
  • Now the substructure has to be set up. This can for example be done with a framework of metal profiles.
  • Thereafter, the metal stud is provided with the plates, in which the plates are screwed with screws on the metal profiles.
  • Before applying the second side, insulating materials and electrical installations must be installed in the wall.
  • If the plates are completely screwed on, they must be filled and sanded off.
  • Finally, the walls are primed and painted or papered.

After the construction of the walls

After the construction, the walls can be treated as normal wall walls. Note, however, the strength of plasterboard walls, which may be slightly lower. This is especially true if you want to hang shelves or furniture on the walls. If these higher loads have to be withstood, you should use thicker plasterboard. When attaching furniture such as shelves to the wall, use suitable cavity anchors with sufficient load-bearing capacity.

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