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    How do I know if a wall is dot and dab?

    Plasterers

    I think my wall might be dot and dab plastered but how would I know for sure?
    If it is dot and dab, how do I attach anything to it?

    Asked by Patrick on 25th Mar 2020
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    Phillipgap plastering.

    "Tap along the wall it should sound hollow in places where adhesive has not spread there are specific fixings to what you may want to hang."

    Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Sep 2014 - report
    J cairns plastering and taping

    "You need to get plasterboard fixings or butterfly fixings to attach things."

    Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2017 - report
    L&F PLASTERING CONTRACTOR'S LIMITED

    "Hello mate, best way to check is to tap the walls if they sound hollow then it's either dabbed or screw fixed best way to hang things would be high end plasterboard wall plug fixings.

    Hope this helps."

    Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Aug 2017 - report
    Scott property solutions

    "Good afternoon,
    If it's dot and dab it will sound hollow if you tap it.
    At your local DIY store they will have a good range of plaster board fixings.
    Hope this helps.
    Scott."

    Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    GFI Building Solutions

    "tap along the wall untill the sound changes, do you know what behind it as depending on the base you could go with a plug, as might not have the room for plasterboard fittings."

    Answered on 11th May 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    Jb plastering and Renovation

    "2 ways you can find out first is to tap it and it will sound hollow in places and 2nd is removing a light switch to see if you can see plasterboard."

    Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    RK Plastering Venetian &Polished

    "If you tap all round the wall you will hear hollow sounds and if you tap the around the edges it should sound soild. Thats the only way i can think of without busting a hole in the wall lol."

    Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    S Carr Quality Plastering

    "Just tap it all over it will sound hollow in places."

    Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    E + E plastering

    "Tap the wall it may seem hollow in places, you will need plasterboard fixings if it is."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Minworth Plastering

    "Introducing
    Minworth plasterers
    My advice to your inquiry is tap the wall if you hear a slight echo the that indicates the wall has been dot and dab i hope this short advice has been helpfull
    Kind regards
    Minworth plasterers"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Linnet Home Improvement

    "Tap along plasterboard you will definitely hear hollow places."

    Answered on 28th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report

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