Dry Lining Advantages


Dry lining is a form of internal cladding. Dry lining contractors will dry line internal walls and ceilings in order to prepare them for wallpaper or paint.

Also called dry walling, dry lining involves finishing internal walls and ceilings with slim board material, such as plasterboard. The sheets of plasterboard are attached directly to the masonry walls to cover bare brickwork and leave a smooth finish. 

Traditional plastering sees a layer of plaster being applied to walls and ceilings. After dry lining or drywalling, no wet plaster finish is needed and lined walls and ceilings are ready for paint or wall coverings. 

Dry lining advantages

Quick and economical

Dry lining takes much less time than traditional dot and dab plastering. This not only cuts down on labour costs, reducing costs, but also cuts out the drying time, meaning your project can progress more quickly. 

Variety and choice

There are different types of plasterboard available for different rooms and purposes. Moisture resistant plaster boards are available, ideal for wet areas in the property such as bathrooms and laundry rooms. 

Energy efficient

Dry lining is recommended by most building contractors due to its thermal insulation properties. Dry lining contractors install thick layers of insulation and vapour barriers behind dry lining boards. This helps to insulate the rooms, and prevent condensation build up. 

Easy fix for uneven walls

An uneven wall is challenging even for highly skilled plasterers. Drywalling contractors are able to instantly provide a high quality, smooth finish to walls and ceilings for a fraction of the time and cost.