I am renovating my 1900 terraced house & would be grateful for some expert advise.
The origanal plaster was well shot & falling away in lumps exposing the brickwork on the front external wall.
this is a solid wall with my front door & 1 window.
I want to dot & dab plaster board to ease decoration but have a few questions for all you experts.
1. when using tapered edge plasterboard how to you join & fill the non tapered edge if you only plan to tape & fill the tapered edges?
I see the american/canadian diy shows never plaster their drywall, just fill the joins & screwholes.
2. Will i need to use a foil backed board as its an external solid wall?
no damp issues but have some exposed brickwork.
3. as the plaster has been patched in places in the past i have a very uneven surface to work off. the are areas with render, plaster & some with bare brick. can i just add extra adhesive when dotting & dabbing to bring it all level?
If i was to use insulation backed board like celotex pl3000 will the insulation react with the pvc insulation around electric cables?
Should they just be capped?
Also just a word of warning, steer well clear of crystal double glazing, long story for another post.
DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!