The modern and popular alternative to traditional two coat plaster systems. Dry lining is the application of plasterboard to surfaces from timber to masonry and metal. The use of specialist fixings according to the surface area ensures a tailored and seamless finish.

Tacking – Is the method used when dry lining timber or metal. Plasterboard is measured and cut to size before being fixed to timber ceilings or timber stud walls. This is a simple, yet effective system that can be carried out speedily.

Dot and Dab – The system used when dry lining masonry. More complex than tacking as it involves using plasterboard adhesive. The adhesive is applied to the wall using a hawk and trowel before the plasterboard is pushed onto the evenly spaced “dabs” and checked for a perfect fit.

Metal stud partitioning offers a sturdy framework for plasterboard to be fixed and is a quicker and cheaper alternative to using timber batons. Metal stud systems can be preferable because of their versatility, allowing insulation to be incorporated within a structure and for plasterboard to be applied when building a new internal partition wall or ceiling. This gives a cost effective solution when a client want to improve or upgrade existing walls or ceilings.

Our experts can advise on which metal stud system would be most appropriate for your requirements with strength, sound insulation and space and size key factors in determining the best choice.