Construction of drywall-do it yourself

Most drywall works are usually tasks that require skill and a great experience. Often, drywall work is accompanied by engineering drawings and designs aimed at creating a finished product that has a certain appearance and ability to withstand various physical conditions, for example, niches, shelves or plasterboard buffets that need to bear weight, not to mention plasterboard ceilings, where the importance for the safety and durability of the ceiling, is very high.

Alongside all these, there are simple works that, in our opinion, every person, having a pair of good hands-or more, if you have help, can perform them.

The staff of the “Center for gypsum work”, wrote for you the complete guide to the construction of drywall. We are sure that strict adherence to the steps listed, can bring absolutely impressive results and the way to save money too.

Set the goal

Even before starting work and before planning, one should stop and think, whether we can perform the work. Entering complex work can cost you money, and even more serious, a waste of time and frustration. That is why we propose to examine each work for its own merits by asking deliberate questions:

Is there in the gypsum work some kind of safety element – if the answer is positive, seriously consider an invitation from an experienced professional? Installing a plasterboard ceiling, for example, requires a safety helmet with great responsibility and I am the last one to advise you to do it yourself for reasons that are clear to all of us and for the safety of the tenants in your home.

Design with plasterboard or simple plasterboard work-imagine what is the complexity of the work. Are there many angles, cuts and the like. If the answer is positive, you will require considerable experience in the field and it is often better to just hire a professional plaster man.

What experience you have – before each start of work, you should ask yourself whether you have the necessary knowledge. Guides of this type can certainly help you and guide you but at the end of the day, there must be an Outline between the requirements and the performance of the plaster installer. For example, gypsum work in the living room usually requires skill and professionalism since it is Cuts and finishes that require experience – unlike simpler gypsum work.

In general and for clarity, we are one of the adherents of the “Do It Yourself” method and love to learn new things ourselves. You can do certain gypsum work yourself, save a lot of money, and most importantly – be proud of your work. Despite this, all factors should be taken into account and if there is a sufficient safety concern regarding the stability of the wall, ceiling or any other gypsum work, as well as a fear that something may go wrong, we strongly recommend that you contact a professional to perform gypsum work. These are the kind of jobs that are very easy to get into but things can get complicated. This should be avoided.

Important points for reference

  • It’s time to emphasize that the use of gypsum for performing various works is intended solely for internal use. Gypsum is not resistant to external conditions and therefore we will use it only in closed places that are not exposed to weather hazards. Water-resistant panels can be used but these are not standard gypsum boards so the treatment may be slightly different.
  • Pipes, electricity, water, gas – before starting work, locate power points, communication lines, water or sewage. Check that there is no “collision” between the existing pipes and infrastructure and the drywall that you are about to establish. Also, during the work, you will need to drill holes in the wall and ceiling. You need to make sure that no infrastructure or transmission line is damaged from these works.
  • If you want to install points or power switches in the drywall, you should consult with a qualified electrician.
  • This guide refers to the construction of drywall in a place where it can be attached to strong and stable surfaces – a wall and ceiling made of concrete and/or blocks.
    Note-If you want to repair drywall and not necessarily build a new wall, we advise you to use the manual for fixing drywall.

Construction of drywall-the necessary materials

Having defined the goals and decided that we can build drywall, just before you run to the nearest building material store, let’s get acquainted with the materials and tools we need. In general, all these materials are cheap and very easy to get in the various construction centers and I’m not talking about “home center” and his friends. If you want to build drywall at reasonable costs, it’s time to get acquainted with those building material centers that are found in every city, usually in industrial areas. A short search on Google or gold pages will provide you with a list of businesses that hold all the necessary equipment in one place and at affordable prices.

Rails (also called track) – as a rule, rails, and stands, are used by us for the construction of the skeleton on which the gypsum boards will be assembled. The skeleton must be strong eno