Hi all. A question for my fellow joiners.
I have recently being asked by a customer to fix a bracket to a stud partition wall for a plasma which is a monstrous 5ft wide 35 inch high and 70kg's in weight. The only way I can think is to strip the plasterboard off one side of the wall. Fix more 4"x2" framework, re-plasterboard and skim the wall.
I can't think of any other options. Any joiners who have tackled this sort of task in a different way? If so please tell me.
Mainly due to wall having very old plater coving and plaster daedo rail, which i don't fancy trying to match back up to.
You are correct the only way world be to strip of the plaster board and re-enforce the stud wall. You will need to check though how strong the wall is in generall top and bottom as this needs to be solid as ive seen some poor fixings in these areas. I would also screw as against using a nail gun.
not a bad idea carpstu, provided that the fall of the joists is such that it lends itself to the relative desired position of the tv bracket. otherwise ply will be visible either side or at least one side of the tv. also i'[d want some through fixings similar to plasterboard toggles - screws alone i wouldn't trust to not pull thru the ply.
though personally i don't think i'd sleep comfortably at night unless i'd put more noggins and studs in :) can't really see any tenable shortcuts that would give the same peace of mind.