Thistle Hardwall Advice

So, I've got a wall in my hallway that's back to brick. I'm going to hardwall directly onto the bricks but I'm stuck with that I do when it comes to the window. The windows are being replaced but i presume it would be better to do the hardwalling and plastering before the windows go on?

Do i put some angle bead on to the brick and then apply the hardwall or the other way around? Then do i do the internal edge around the window before the windows or should i do the main wall then do the internal edge once the new windows are in?

Any advice on the process i should be following would be great!

Asked by Robert on 1st Nov 2020
Expert Trade Answers
"Ideally wait until windows are fitted then hardwall walls and window reveals ate the same time rule off then once hard fit the beads and plaster. Failing that you can hardwall the main wall and hardwall a small return on the window reveals then bead ,plaster the main wall then once the windows are in hardwall the small return the the windows an plaster the reveals."
Answered on 1st Nov 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
"hi mate, dab some 10mm float beads on around window and hardwall up to them, float and setting is a required skill so i'd highly recommend getting a plasterer in to do it, good luck!"
Answered on 1st Nov 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
"Personally i would be using a sand/cement/waterproofer additive render for the base coat and not hardwall. Hardwall dries quickly and really has to be set the same day.

Let the new windows go in before plastering. Then dot/dab 12.5mm plasterboard to reveals, render to board edges, fix thin beads.
Then finish with a top coat of finishing plaster.
Good luck."
Answered on 2nd Nov 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
"Hi, if I was you I would wait for the window to be fitted before you hard walk and plaster and depends on how much it needs building out with the angle bead to make it look good I would put the hard wall on in dabs and then put the angle bead on and work from that.
I hope that’s helps many thanks.
Answered on 1st Nov 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
"Best doing the reveals after the windows have been replaced reduce the worry about damage once they have been replaced beads will be needed."
Answered on 3rd Dec 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
"First put the new windows and then the plaster that empties directly into the new windows."
Answered on 2nd Nov 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
"You would be best off doing the reveals after the windows have been replaced so you don't have to worry about damage once they have been taken out and back in and yes beads will be needed on the corners."
Answered on 2nd Nov 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
"Definitely, after the windows going you can put the beads up and put the windows in and the margins can be wrong I advise you to do hard walling and do plastering a bead Edging after"
Answered on 29th Nov 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
"Hi there, leave the angle beading last , when you're applying your finish coat which is multi finish then use the beading to get straight edge."
Answered on 2nd Nov 2020 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
"Whatever you do get your windows in first.
I have been to many a job where the customer wants the plastering done before the windows go in and I simply won’t be doing it as you’ll be called back to do the repairs.
Dot and dab reveals and float into the board edging with your hardwall and skim same day."
Answered on 23rd Nov 2020 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
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