DIY Forum

 

Ultimate Handyman Ultimate Handyman Ultimate Handyman Ultimate HandymanUltimate Handyman on Pinterest

 

DIY Forum/Home improvement advice forum

 

 

A-Z CONTENTS | DISCLAIMER | DIY VIDEO | HOME | SAFETY FIRST | FORUM RULES

It is currently Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:33 pm
Visit Thermo worx


Time zone: Europe/London




 

 


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:37 pm 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:31 pm
Posts: 14
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 3 times
I am planning a small shower room / toilet in a corner of a bedroom.
Need to build two walls, about 1.8 meters long each. Timber frame, I think. One will house a door.
Floor is a solid concrete. Existing walls are brick.

How do I join the timber frame to the existing plasterboard ceiling?

Also, how can I make the ordinary plasterboard ceiling suitable for shower room?
Any sort of DPM to be painted over? or do I HAVE to take it down and fix a proper bathroom type plasterboard?


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on DeliciousShare on Google+
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:28 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:51 pm
Posts: 7351
Has thanked: 363 times
Been thanked: 1311 times
One of the new walls will span the joists, these are an obvious fixing point.

The other new wall is likely to be between two joists - either fit noggins where required or use Redidrivas and some Gripfill on the top plate and ensure that the corners of that top plate are well fixed to the other new stud wall (the one spanning the joists) and at the opposite end against the brickwork.

_________________
One day it will all be firewood.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:27 pm 
Online
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:47 pm
Posts: 655
Location: East Riding of Yorkshire
Has thanked: 12 times
Been thanked: 176 times
:withstupid:

I agree with ayjay. Initially you may want to set out the new stud walls on the floor, then transfer them to the ceiling using a level and straight edge or plumb-bob. This would then enable you to establish the fixing points for the head in the existing joists or new noggins.

A good bathroom type quality paint would do on walls or ceiling. Although it would be prudent t tile walls effected by the chower. Ywoud also need to provide an extraction fan to provide air changes as specified by building regulations.

davyp1


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:51 pm 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:31 pm
Posts: 14
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 3 times
so this means that I need to remove the ceiling plasterboard - at least a part of it where the new walls will be - and fix the top plates of the new wall to the joists in the ceiling and perhaps create additional joist for the wall which will go parallel to the joists?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:10 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:51 pm
Posts: 7351
Has thanked: 363 times
Been thanked: 1311 times
michaelp wrote:
so this means that I need to remove the ceiling plasterboard - at least a part of it where the new walls will be - and fix the top plates of the new wall to the joists in the ceiling and perhaps create additional joist for the wall which will go parallel to the joists?


No. You can screw straight through the p/b with a 4" screw. Mark the position of the top plate and have a poke around between the marks to find the joists - you can use a thin screwdriver or a bradawl or a hammer and nail, any holes you make will be covered by the top plate.

It's not essential to have a joist for the other wall, a couple of noggins is best if you have access to the floor above, (it can be done from below but probably not without showing afterwards) - the other method I suggested is perfectly good enough for a short stud wall.

_________________
One day it will all be firewood.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:17 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:04 pm
Posts: 7644
Location: Fife
Has thanked: 953 times
Been thanked: 1775 times
Gripfill on the top plates and dovetail some screws or nails in and it'll be fine,trust me.
I set a top plate in the wrong position last week that was held up with gripfill and removing it was a nightmare the next day,had to patch the ceiling as it pulled the boarding away when removing.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 


Similar topics
   

Time zone: Europe/London


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


 

 

 

News News Site map Site map SitemapIndex SitemapIndex RSS Feed RSS Feed Channel list Channel list
ultimatehandyman privacy policy

Contact

 

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

phpBB SEO