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Can I Screw Plasterboard Directly onto Block Wall Without Battens?

Postby JeraXO » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:59 pm


I've been trying to find out if I can screw plasterboard directly onto a block partition wall without having battens in between?

I know the 2 main methods to fix plasterboard to masonry is either dot and dab or mechanical fix onto battens. Both methods will add additional gap between the wall and plasterboard, which seem unnecessary in my case.

The wall I want to fix onto is reasonably flat, with some damage to the existing plaster, but I need to block off a un-needed doorway, so I though would be easiest just to plasterboard over the whole wall and block off the door together.

Can I fix the plasterboard directly to the wall with say hammer-in screw fixings at appropriate spacing? I couldn't find any posts describing this method, so presume its not standard in any way, but i don't see how this will be any different to screwing to timber frame.

Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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