You want your home to look the best it can. We understand that at J & H Lynch, that’s why we offer an expert dry lining service that allows our customers to have clean, smooth, level walls and ceilings that are not only pleasing to the eye but practical too.
Our specialists get to know our customers and their needs before creating a solution that is right for them. If you need dry lining in Oxford, there’s only one company you need to call – J & H Lynch.
What is Dry Lining?
Dry lining (also sometimes referred to as drywalling) is a system of cladding internal structures in a property, like walls and ceilings to create a smooth, level surface for decorating. Hanging wallpaper or painting onto brick or the underside of floorboards seldom looks great. Dry lining creates a flush and level surface suitable for the application of all decorating techniques.
Normally a wooden or metal frame is constructed for dry lining material (often plasterboard) to be fixed to. This frame will create a cavity between the outer wall and the new inner surface that can be filled with thermal or sound insulation material, depending on the needs of the customer. For a full guide to dry lining, head over to the B&Q website here.
Do You Use Plasterboard?
Yes. Plasterboard offers a great value solution for dry lining and when used in conjunction with insulation material, can create a great looking, warm, and ready to decorate surface.
What About the Gaps Between Boards?
Don’t worry. We won’t leave your walls or ceilings looking like a patchwork of gaps, grooves, and protruding nails. Our experts offer a full taping and jointing service that creates a flush, smooth and completely seamless finish ready for wallpaper or paint.
If you want a super smooth and glossy finish, then the plasterboard can be skimmed with a plaster material. Speak to one of our experts for more details on the skimming solutions we offer or head over to our skimming page.
How Is Dry Lining Different From Plastering?
Traditional plastering is a far more technical process than dry lining. It takes a lot more time to complete and can be far more expensive, although it does often provide a longer-lasting and more attractive look. With plastering, walls need to be prepared and different coats of plaster administered with drying time between.
Dry lining, on the other hand, only requires a frame erecting and the fixing of plasterboard. Think about dry lining as a cheaper and quicker solution to plastering.
Here at J & H Lynch, we provide both plastering (head over to our plastering page for more details) and dry lining solutions. Give us a call today to find your perfect solution.
Can You Use Dry Lining to Cover Up Wall or ceiling Issues?
Yes. Any defects, holes, cracks, etc. in the wall or ceiling will be completely covered when a dry lining solution is installed. It is important, however, that any underlying issues like water penetration are dealt with before covering as plasterboard is seldom good in wet conditions.
Our experts will provide a full assessment of the walls or ceilings before undertaking any dry lining work and will advise on any preparatory measures that should take place.
Dry Lining in Oxford: Think J & H Lynch
Here at J & H Lynch, we are proud of the services we provide to our customers. The next time you need your home or property dry lining, give us a call or leave us a message in our contact us section. We promise you won’t regret it.