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Tapered Edge Plasterboard

Post by Argyll » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:48 pm

Is tapered edge plasterboard only tapered on the long edge or is it also tapered on it's short edge? The reason I ask is I'm considering dot and dabbing over a badly damaged wall. The wall is more than 8ft high so I'm wondering if the plasterboard isn't tapered on it's short edge how do I fill in the gap. I've no intention to skim over.

B&Q only sell square edge so I need to go to Wickes in Stirling so don't fancy a 20 mile wasted trip.

It's been that long since I d&d I can't remember if the short edge is tapered.
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Re: Tapered Edge Plasterboard

Post by steviejoiner74 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:20 pm

It’s only tapered on the long edge :thumbleft:
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Re: Tapered Edge Plasterboard

Post by Argyll » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:25 pm

Cheers.

Presumably if the wall is higher than 8ft and you need to join the boards vertically you'd have to skim over?
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Re: Tapered Edge Plasterboard

Post by steviejoiner74 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:21 pm

Argyll wrote:Cheers.

Presumably if the wall is higher than 8ft and you need to join the boards vertically you'd have to skim over?
You can get 2.7 and 3m high boards fairly easily but if you are joining them on the short edge as you do when sheeting a ceiling them you still scrim/tape and fill the joint,it just takes a bit more work to feather it out.
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Re: Tapered Edge Plasterboard

Post by ahfix » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:37 pm

Local knowledge - MGM timber in Grangemouth (near arnold clark) or IBT near the (merc garage) have a better range than B&Q and are only a few mins away.
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Re: Tapered Edge Plasterboard

Post by Argyll » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:32 pm

I didn't know you could get 3m boards :thumbright:

Ahfix I haven't used MGM I normally use Thornbridge Timber up the old Laurieston Rd.
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Re: Tapered Edge Plasterboard

Post by steviejoiner74 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:26 pm

Argyll wrote:I didn't know you could get 3m boards :thumbright:

Ahfix I haven't used MGM I normally use Thornbridge Timber up the old Laurieston Rd.
I’ve used 3.6m board before.
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