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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:53 pm 
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iv insulated my garage floor, tanked floor with KA tanking slurry, put a membrane down, built a frame and put down 50mm Celotex and covered with Weyrock flooring, I'm now wanting to insulate the walls, gonna go with 100mm Celotex, I'm also gonna make a cavity gap from wall to Celotex of about 50mm, hopefully this is right?

what I'm wanting to also know is I put up vertical lats that I put the Celotex in between what's the recommended gap between the lats? just wondering for the plasterboard that I cover it all with

Do you guys nail your plasterboard in place? was thinking about getting a nail gun especially when it comes to the ceiling


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600mm centres (maximum) for p/b fixings (400mm is better). Are you fixing anything else to the walls afterwards? Make provision for that behind the p/b beforehand.

Drywall screws for fixing the p/b, you can buy a drywall screwdriver with collated screws, it's quite rare to see p/b nailed anywhere these days, I've never seen it done with a nailgun.

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thanks Ayjay

no don't think ill be fixing anything to the walls afterwards but saying that maybe a radiator....

Should I line the inner walls with anything before I start putting the slats up against the wall? and is it recommended to put a couple of air bricks up the wall in a couple of places, there will be no window only 1 door way in so this would help with ventilation?

iv just looked up those drywall screwdrivers wow they are expensive :(


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graemeuk wrote:
iv just looked up those drywall screwdrivers wow they are expensive :(


Just use an 'ordinary' screwdriver and select a lower torque setting (experimenting with the first few screws will get the right setting), or simply don't whizz them in at full speed and stop before the head of the screw goes too deep, that's what I do. Doesn't take long to get the hang of it.


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Surely one of these is what you need if using a cordless screwdriver - As mike10 says, drop the torque down a bit and away you go. At under £3 for 2 it makes sense..

https://www.screwfix.com/p/drywall-scre ... Gwod4XMKkA


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Fit a vapour barrier over the battens before boarding, tape all joints.


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Thank you for that Cotswold builders so basically a vapour barrier over battens and celotex, just behind platerboard?


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