Jul 29, 2018 5:03 pm
I'm sure I've seen this type of thing- can anyone give the pros and cons?
I don't like traditional skirting boards, I would like my gyprock walls flush to the floor.
I was thinking of standing the gyprock on timber that is the same thickness as the gyprock. (So the wall doesn't get damaged from careless vacuuming, spilled water etc) as in this quick Sketchup modelling:
I was thinking the timber would be around 50-60mm. Will it work?
Re: gyprock on the skirting not behind.2
Jul 29, 2018 7:53 pm
It'll be tricky getting the Gyprock level and flush and staying that way, especially taking expansion/contraction into account - not impossible, but difficult. Traditional skirting boards can (and do) hide a multitude of sins, and the real reason they're used is because they make things much, much easier.
An easier alternative to what you're proposing would be to use a proper flush skirting board system. I've only seen fully-flush systems available overseas (which isn't to say that there aren't some available locally that I don't know of), but there are a couple of shadowline profiles available in Australia - just Google for 'shadowline skirting' and you'll get a few hits. Gyprock will work much more easily with these than with a butt joint to a simple timber batten.
Re: gyprock on the skirting not behind.3
Jul 29, 2018 8:07 pm
Thanks algernon - the shadowline skirting is exactly what I'm after! The shadow gap is a nice addition.
I was concerned about the butting up of gyprock and timber. This is a better solution.
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