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Lynco Facades – The Advantages of Dry Lining 

25.09.20

‘A Popular Choice for New Homes’

When it comes to finishing internal walls and ceilings you have a couple of options. Dry lining is a really popular choice for new housing. It involves plasterboard being applied to the foundation, and is quick, easy and much cleaner than traditional methods.

Using plasterboard is a modern way to create partition walls that can suit all and any installation.

At Lynco we can design, supply and install a wide range of high quality lining solutions. We offer wall lining systems from leading industry specialists like British Gypsum, Siniat and Knauf. And can provide our clients with the best possible advice to create the desired aesthetic, acoustic, thermal, and fire performance.

What Choose Dry Lining?

Dry Lining is the now the most efficient and cost effective way to plaster. By applying plaster boards or similar board materials it allows you to achieve a completely smooth and clean finish.  The most recognisable advantage of dry lining is how quick it can be.

Using plasterboards can greatly speed up this process and you can avoid the issues of cracking or surface problems that come with wet plaster. This method also completely eliminates the waiting period for wet plaster to dry. Which depending on the time of year, can take up to a few days.

In comparison, dry lined surfaces and partition walls can be painted and decorated as soon as it’s completed.

How Does it Work?

Our high quality plasterboards are available in a wide range of lengths, widths, and thicknesses. If needed, fibres can be added for extra strength and durability. We also offer moisture resistant dry lining, perfects for bathrooms.

Dry lining can either be fixed to the internal face of a wall and ceiling or it can be fixed to a secondary framework such as metal or timber. Each material will require a specialist fixing technique.

Once our dry lining contractors fit the boards, jointing tape can be applied to any edges or placed around screw and nail heads. The joining compound then used is typically a dry powder which requires some added water. Once dry again, it can be sealed and decorated.

This method is generally faster than wet plaster and it allows for a more light-weight construction. Dry lined walls are also easier to change, making buildings much more flexible.

The Benefits

Better Insulation

A popular benefit of dry lining is that it increases insulation and also stops condensation. This is because dry lining itself leaves a cavity behind the plasterboard. The vapour barrier can be packed full of insulation to keep your building warmer and prevent energy loss.

Easy Renovations

As we mentioned before, dry lining solutions are simple and effective. They can be applied to any surface allowing you to rapidly improve any room. Always leaving a smooth and professional finish, that’s easy to decorate.

Improved Acoustics

As specialist dry lining contractors we ensure that our plasterboard is high quality and comes in a range of choices. Sound proofing plasterboards can be installed to radically alter and improve the acoustics of any setting. Dry lining can create the ideal atmosphere for home offices, children’s room and relaxing wet rooms.

Can Conceal Pipes and Wires

Dry lining can make renovations much easier and because of its flexibility it can be used to hide unsightly wires, pipes and uneven walls. It’s a simple and effective solution perfect for loft and basement renovations.

Quick and Easy

One of the biggest advantages of this plaster method is its speed. Dry lining allows partition walls to be installed quickly and easily.

Cost-effective

When it comes to man power and time, dry lining is much quicker than the traditional methods. And the less time spent completing the project, the more cost-effective it can be.

It’s Lightweight

The plaster board used in dry lining is incredibly lightweight.  It uses less water in comparison to wet plaster meaning the end product is much lighter. The plasterboard is also less likely to develop cracks so you won’t need to worry about getting it re-done.