Plasterboard or plaster?

Is it better to get plasterboard or plaster over brick walls in bedroom?

Asked by Ayesha on 8th Mar 2021
Expert Trade Answers
"Hi . It’s better to plaster using a material called hardwall.
This gives you a solid strong wall.
If you use plaster board ie dot n dab you end up with a hollow gap behind the surface.

The 1st solid option is more expensive."
Answered on 8th Mar 2021 - Member since Nov 2018 - report
"Plasterboard would have to be dot & dab on to the brick. Or your other option is to put a bonding coat over the brick then a skim coat. Both work equally as well.

Hope this helps."
Answered on 8th Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
"Morning madam
It depends if it just one wall I would used on coat bonding than skimming over it .
If the whole room then definitely plasterboard all over
I hope I have indicated you to what you need to know
Thank you"
Answered on 8th Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
"Traditional float and set is always best, dabbing plasterboard leaves hollow spots for potential holes ect, but that’s how most of it’s done these days entirely your decision"
Answered on 8th Mar 2021 - Member since Jan 2017 - report
"Hi Moisture resistant plasterboard would be ok to use on the bathroom walls"
Answered on 8th Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
"I would always suggest plaster over plasterboard the problem is not many can float and set these days and just dot and dab"
Answered on 18th Mar 2021 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
"sand and cement ruffing coat is always the best solution tried and tested honestly"
Answered on 31st Mar 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"If you fit plasterboard on your wall you have to skim anyway but this will depend on your budget and what is the purpose of that wall. If it will be a wardrobe then it is better to render and plaster the wall."
Answered on 10th Mar 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
"Getting the walls bonded then skimmed would be better than plaster board"
Answered on 8th Mar 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
"Plaster is more of a solid finish. But plasterboard is fine. Cleaner and dryer job."
Answered on 8th Mar 2021 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
"Plasterboard then skim it with multi-finish plaster over them too"
Answered on 28th Mar 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
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