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    Sturdy stud wall inspection


    How exactly do you inspect or check on the sturdiness of a stud wall as time goes on? Since it’ll be covered in plaster etc.?

    Asked by Carherine on 26th Feb 2021
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    AP Joinery Services

    "I have never known a stud wall to become loose. If it had then you would have to reveal the stud wall by ripping down the plaster boards."

    Answered on 26th Feb 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report

    You can try with small magnets to find screws or nails to find where your stud wall is."

    Answered on 26th Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    Haven properties

    "All stud walls should be nailed or screwed into the joists or noggins fitted between joists. A shake on the wall will simply give you an idea of the sturdiness of the wall. If it’s not good then sections of the plaster will need removing to facilitate access to re-fix the sole and head plate. But if a messy job but not too difficult"

    Answered on 26th Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report

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