Plastering Around Sockets In Drylining


Postby dine58 » Fri May 08, 2009 11:32 am

As this is my first post I will take this oppertunity to say hello.

I am self-building a small extension on our house and have dry-lined an existing wall (on battens). I have cut holes for electrical sockets & switches, and put angle beads around windows & doors for the plasterer to come and work his magic.

What do I put around the sockets holes for the plasterer to skim up to?

I've looked at the project pages and the photos don't show anything around these holes.

I would appreciate any comments/advice. Please be gentle with me I'm a bit od a novice on forums & diy-ing.

Thanks
Rob
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Postby bd3cc » Fri May 08, 2009 6:14 pm

You could use dry-lining electrical boxes, or deeper metal boxes fixed the wall dependingon the thickness of the battens, or be very accurate in your cutting, so that when the faceplate is fitted it covers the edge of the plasterboard. If a metal box i would cut with a padsaw on the inside of the box to achieve this.
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Postby dine58 » Sat May 09, 2009 7:12 pm

Thanks for the reply, I will be using dry-lining boxes & I have already cut the holes. I think my question could have been worded better, :oops: .

I assume the plasterer will need a hard edge to plaster to (around sockets etc), so would he use the drylining boxes in-situ to plaster up against, would he expect the sides of the holes to be edged with some sort of edge trim, or will he use his skill/experience to achieve a good edge to the plaster around the holes.
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Postby ricky68 » Sun May 10, 2009 4:59 pm

he will plaster over the socket,he might cut the plaster out after.then again he might not,ever way its not a problem.
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Postby bd3cc » Sun May 10, 2009 11:56 pm

Fit the dry-lining boxes before the plaster comes, push the cables inside the boxes to allow him to sweep over them, and as he is only skimming it will be fine.
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Postby dine58 » Tue May 12, 2009 3:24 pm

As simple as that eh!

Thanks for your help
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