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Let’s talk finishing walls and ceilings 

You’ll understand why we get so excited at this milestone

This stage has the word ‘finishing’ in it for a reason. Finishing walls and finishing ceilings are all about getting you to the final (almost) stages of construction. Your bricks [will be laid by this stage, the roof will be on, and you’re officially ready for the walls and ceilings. Just imagine all the artwork that will have its moment of glory on these new walls!

Getting the plumbing and electrical in order

Just like everything in construction, we need to get a few things in order before we just start putting up walls. We need to make sure plumbing and electrical pre-wiring are taken care of. This can take around a week’s worth of time to place and run the cables according to the predetermined electrical plans. Understandably, everything needs to be in perfect position before the walls go up. After pre-wiring is finished, it’s over to our gyprocker to glow things up and install your walls, ceilings, and cornices over the course of about three weeks.

It’s all about no-crack plasterboard

No-crack plasterboard is some of the smartest technology in the market. It’s patented, precision-manufactured plasterboard lining that ensures:

  • A perfectly smooth finish every time
  • Laser-sharp edges – laser-sharp, not laser-tag
  • Improved acoustics – you would notice the echo-ing without it
  • Thermal insulation – the whole warm in winter, cold in summer spiel  

The best part? They come with a lifetime ‘no crack guarantee’ so you can sleep easy … you know those nights when you don’t have to play the whale sounds to stop your mind from repeating the shopping list? That’s how easy you’ll sleep. 

Dry lining with plasterboard VS wet plaster

When it comes to plaster, we stay away from the wet stuff. Plaster is not only outdated or old school, but it’s also extremely porous and absorbs moisture easily. Why is this bad? When wet, plaster takes a long time to dry. So, depending on the weather and environment, this can lead to cracking issues later down the line resulting in lots of call backs and redecorating costs. We know you wouldn’t want that. Plaster is also a lengthier process for painting as it often takes more than two coats of paint to cover the plaster, costing you more money in the long run.

Drywall plasterboard for the win

Drywall plasterboard doesn’t require sanding, is less prone to human error, and looks incredible every single time. It’s more stable and stands the test of time, avoiding cracking and cosmetic issues later. It also allows for easier decorating (mirrors, paintings, and TVs can be adjusted or removed with little to no damage) and is a much smoother surface to paint on! Best of all? It’s much less time-consuming it will keep the construction process moving quickly.

Joining everything in harmony

Once the walls go up, they’re soon joined by your ceilings and cornices—both of which are installed by specialist ceiling fixers (aka the ones who see the finer details in life … and ceilings). With this internal glow-up sorted, you’re well on your way to the lock-up stage which means sorting all the doors and locks before delivering all your expensive appliances and indoor materials.

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