What plasterboard is used for ceilings?
A 6 mm plasterboard is also used for ceilings in some cases. This thickness is usually much lighter than others, so it is highly suitable for dot and dab installations using adhesive.
What thickness plasterboard is best for ceilings?
For a standard wall, you should purchase plasterboard with a thickness of 12mm and for a ceiling, the preferable thickness of drywall is around 12.5mm. For a bathroom ceiling, you should choose a plasterboard with a thickness of either 12mm or 12.5mm.
Can I use 9.5 plasterboard on ceilings?
The most common plasterboard thickness is 9.5mm and 12.5mm. For ceilings is used 9.5mm thick plasterboard and for walls – 12.5mm.
Is it easy to plasterboard a ceiling?
Plasterboarding a new ceiling is much easier with two people, one to support the plasterboard and one to screw into place, but it can be done by one person with the help of some lengths of wood.
Can I plasterboard over an existing ceiling?
It is fine to plasterboard straight over the top of the existing ceiling.
What is pink plasterboard used for?
This board has glass fibre and other additives in the core to protect against fire in most domestic situations. Usually fire resistant plasterboard comes with a pink face which can be painted or plastered.
Is 9mm plasterboard OK for ceiling?
9mm plasterboard is ok for ceiling and a lot lighter to handle.
Should there be a gap between plasterboard and ceiling?
Staggering the boards makes for a stronger ceiling and prevents any cracks that may develop in the filler from running the full width or length of the room. Leave a 3mm gap between boards: this helps the filler to get a good grip. Once all the boards are in place, tape over them with perforated plasterboard tape.
How much does it cost to plasterboard a ceiling UK?
For plasterboard, applying this to a ceiling would cost about £400 to £500 for a small ceiling, with the price rising to £550 to £700 for a medium ceiling, or £800 to £1,000 for a large ceiling.
Can I paint straight onto plasterboard ceiling?
You can paint straight onto/over plasterboard in most cases, you simply need to cover the joints and any holes created by your fixings first. Being able to paint directly onto the surface of the new wall is convenient and saves time and money. You can also plaster over painted plasterboard at a later stage.