How do I acoustically upgrade an existing masonry wall?
Use Gyproc SoundBloc
board and Isover insulation within GypLyner IWL
or GypLyner UNIVERSAL
systems. Selection depends on a number of factors such as type of background, height of lining and performance requirements and board type. Please refer to the relevant sections of the White Book
for further information if required.
What backgrounds are in scope for Thistle UniFinish?
Thistle UniFinish can be used on most commonly encountered backgrounds in re-skimming jobs.
Can I plaster an Artex ceiling?
You could consider the use of Artex Easifix Smooth-It or overboard with suitably installed Gyproc plasterboard ceiling system (such as counter battening with timber or by using GypLyner UNIVERSAL). Alternatively you could consider Thistle UniFinish subject to conditions of background. Please refer to WHITE BOOK Chapter 07 Section 02 Page 07 for more details.
Do you recommend plastering over sanded lime backgrounds?
No, we would recommend instead drylining using GypLyner UNIVERSAL. Please refer to WHITE BOOK Chapter 07 Section 04 Page 02 for more details.
How do I dot & dab plasterboard to concrete columns and walls?
Providing the concrete is stable and free of release agents you could consider the use of our DriLyner BASIC system. Some concrete will need pre-treatment with ThistleBond-it applied in bands corresponding to adhesive dab location.
What wall lining systems are available and how would you select the correct type?
We offer a number of wall lining systems including DriLyner, GypLyner UNIVERSAL and GypLyner IWL for a range of applications.
How do you upgrade existing walls thermally?
This can be achieved either externally (EWI) using an insulated render system such as Weber, alternatively this can be achieved internally (IWI) using a frame system (such as our GypLyner UNIVERSAL) comprising of insulation within the cavity or through the use of an insulation backed plasterboard (installed in one of our DriLyner systems). Please refer to WHITE BOOK Chapter 07 Section 01 Page 02 for an overview of our British Gypsum wall linings range.