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DriLyner Basic

Drywall masonry lining system

DriLyner Basic lining system provides a straightforward solution for fixing Gyproc plasterboards directly to masonry backgrounds using gypsum adhesive dabs.

DriLyner Basic is suitable for fixing a wide range of plasterboards to non-plastered masonry substrates.

  • Minimal loss in room space due to a typical 15mm drylining cavity plus the thickness of the Gyproc plasterboard and any finish applied
  • Allows minor surface irregularities to be taken out within the drylining cavity formed by the gypsum adhesive dabs
  • Services can be incorporated with a reduced level of chasing

How much Gyproc DriWall Adhesive will I need?

Each bag will fix approximately 2 boards when using the DriLyner system.

How do I dot & dab plasterboard to concrete columns and walls?

The DriLyner BASIC system is ideal for concrete surfaces that are stable and free of release agents.

For smooth concrete surfaces, use Thistle Bond-It to provide a key for the Gyproc DriWall Adhesive. Use a roller to apply it in bands where the adhesive will be applied; you will be able to see it while dot and dabbing as it’s green in colour.


The concrete background should be reasonably dry and protected from the weather. Brush it down to remove dust before applying Thistle Bond-It or adhesive.

You can use Gyproc Sealant as an alternative to drywall adhesive when working on smooth concrete backgrounds. This also helps to minimise air gaps between boards, improving acoustic and thermal performance. Apply it to the perimeter of the wall, and around any service penetrations or openings.

For more advice on dot and dabbing, see our in-depth article. You can also refer to the DriLyner section of our Site Book for specific installation guidance.


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.

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