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Offline iamthedoctor

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« on: February 12, 2019, 01:14:22 PM »
I am converting the upstairs attic into bedrooms, I have all necessary permissions. I have just received a very high quote for plastering, I am considering doing this myself with plasterboard , has anybody had any experience doing it this way ? Also any idea where I could get the materials from? Not seen it at usual places brico etc.Thanks

Offline Brush Strokes

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Re: Plastering
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 02:45:56 PM »
It's a number of years since I last bought some plasterboard sheets, but I got mine from the local builders merchants. I recall the likes of Leroy Merlin selling them, but much smaller sheets than the builders merchants and not such good value for money. I also remember most of the sheets for sale at Leroy Merlin had all the corners damaged too.

When I bought mine, the builders merchants didn't have enough in stock, think I needed about 80 or so sheets, so they had to order some more in, but it wasn't a problem. Plasterboard doesn't seem to be as popular here as it is in the UK, not yet anyway.

Good luck

Offline Venatore

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Re: Plastering
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 09:49:47 PM »
Cartongesso is the name for plasterboard here. If you donít plan to skim with a coat of plaster then another option is to use jointing tape and caulk. Itís is less skilled and can produce decent results with
 Patience and there are tutorials on YouTube which will help. Boards with tapered edges will help but nothing beats a good coat of plaster.
Maybe you could fit the boards yourself and get the plasterer in to skim at the end.
Best of luck.

Offline Relaxed

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Re: Plastering
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 12:16:08 AM »
You might find plasterboard in a timber merchant (rather than a builders' merchant) because it's a 'sheet material.

But (referring to Venatore's post) the tape and caulk solution works: what doesn't work is trying to use 'normal' Italian plaster on plasterboard. (Trust me!)

There may now be some very fine grained plasters on the market which are compatible with plasterboard, it shouldn't be rocket science, but the regular gypsum which we are familiar with in the UK I have never found.

I'm not knocking plasterboard at all, and it is bizarre that it hasn't caught on in Italy.

Offline Lui

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Re: Plastering
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2019, 07:46:00 AM »
I don't know where you are but I've bought plasterboard from  De Sanctis  builder's merchants in Controfino near Castiglione Messer Raimondo. They always seem to have it in and will deliver, for a price if you can't haul it yourself. PM me for directions if you're interested and don't know where I'm talking about.