Black plasterboard

I had a built in wooden shower seat taken out of my shower. There was a bad smell and now the seat has gone the smell is worse and the existing plasterboard is dark brown and bits of mould. Should the plasterboard be replaced before retiring.

Asked by Gill on 17th Oct 2023
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"All rotten plasterboard shuld be removed all area cleaned with soap and water any rotten wood need to repleced"
Answered on 17th Oct 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Yes definitely . Plasterboard is not an expensive thing. It should be changed definitely . Living old plasterboard means more trouble in a few months time"
Answered on 17th Oct 2023 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"All moulded plasterboard or wood should be removed. In practice it's easier and cheaper in the long term to remove and renew the whole section before made waterproof and finished with the appropriate surface (tile or panel etc)...if only a small part is cut out and renewed then"
Answered on 17th Oct 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"If plasterboard is damaged by damp then definitely need replacement and probably some more work need to be done to make sure all is wright"
Answered on 24th Oct 2023 - Member since Sep 2023 - report
"yes rip out all damp start again or smell wil remain"
Answered on 2nd Nov 2023 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
"Yes and if possible I would use tile backer boards"
Answered on 24th Oct 2023 - Member since Oct 2023 - report
"You may want to consider having the issue assessed for potential leaks.
The shower enclosure and nearby areas should be contained with 'tanking' solutions and aquaboard is used over standard plasterboard to stop damp/water ingress from spreading."
Answered on 20th Oct 2023 - Member since Sep 2023 - report
"first you need to check where the damp come from ,and then replace plaster board
and seal well all the way around"
Answered on 20th Oct 2023 - Member since Jul 2023 - report
"Please ensure that the insulation is not wet and the studs as well dry before the plaster boards are being placed back. then prime the walls before skimming. hope this helps

Regards Teddy"
Answered on 25th Oct 2023 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"Definitely look at replacing especially considering the cost. you don't want to incur the time and expense of tiling and then in the future have to remove, reboard and then retile."
Answered on 30th Oct 2023 - Member since Oct 2023 - report
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