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.
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.
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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