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fitting new ceiling in garage

Postby guitsax » Mon May 10, 2010 9:17 am

Hi I'm converting a garage into living space -- and need to fit a ceiling. What is the thinest battens that can be used to support ceiling board 9,5mm.
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Postby brithebuilder » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:04 am

Hi, your better off using galvanised ceiling channel from Knauf or similar screwed to the joists , with the board fixed with 25mm drywall screws. This will reduce the chance of cracking due to timber shrinkage. You really should be using 12.5mm board with the channels at 450mm centres.
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