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    Can I use plasterboard walls in a bathroom?


    Recently I have had renovations in my bathroom, which included the installation of a plasterboard wall which is right by the bath. Tiles were fitted to the plasterboard with an adhesive it seems to have been done very neatly and correctly but I am concerned if plasterboard is okay to use so close to the bath without waterproofing beyond the tiles themselves.
    The last thing I want is a structurally unsound wall of tiles right next to my bath.
    Is this usual to have tiles fitted to plasterboard walls like this or should I bring this up with the bathroom fitter who fitted the wall?

    Asked by Carol on 4th Nov 2019
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    Minworth Plastering

    "Yes you can use 12.5 plasterer boards were Necessary but please remember not to apply
    In shower areas only use green boards for tiles
    Kind regards
    Minworth plasterers"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Phillipgap plastering.

    "As a plasterer myself I would suggest either of two moisture boards sold in two sizes, HardieBacker board and aquapanel boards. They are sold in set sizes dependant on the project to be completed. There's a range of plasterboards on the market for any specific occasion e.g. fire, water, insulation and soundproofing."

    Answered on 6th Nov 2019 - Member since Sep 2014 - report
    DC.Painting and Property Maintenance

    "Moisture board plasterboard should be used in bathrooms.
    But in saying that a lot of houses are the same as yours with normal plasterboard fitted then tiled on top.
    Unless the water gets in a gap and as you say the tiles are fitted well you should have no issues.
    Hope this helps,

    Answered on 3rd Dec 2019 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    LB plastering & general building

    "Hi my name is Leigh from LB plastering.
    What they should use is the green plaster board.
    Which is moisture board and it's used for all wet areas.
    Hope this helps."

    Answered on 11th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    WorkSafe Renovations

    "As long as the plasterboard are the moisture ones, you shouldn't have a problem. The moisture plaster boards are usually a green colour. Just make sure that these were the boards used as they are mainly used in bathrooms and wash rooms."

    Answered on 9th Feb 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Axiom construction services Ltd

    "use moisture boards instead of normal plasterboard."

    Answered on 17th Jul 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    DnR Building Maintenance

    "Plasterboard should of been moisture board (typically green in colour) or should have been tanked before the tiling commenced.
    Hope this helps"

    Answered on 14th Jan 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report

    "That is fine providing your tradesman has used moisture board.
    I hope this has been some use to you."

    Answered on 1st Feb 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Lewis & Price

    "Yes, you can use green plasterboard in a bathroom as these are moisture resistant and the correct ones to use."

    Answered on 26th Feb 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report

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