Renovation + Home Improvement
Nov 22, 2017 5:43 pm
I am not sure if this is suggested but to summarise it, basically I have a double brick house which is around 60 years old and we are planning to do a whole reno including of course painting. But however, I feel if we repaint it or render it, its going to take forever and cost alot of money and it will not look new (as we done the painting a few times before), so I am thinking, if it is ok if we add ALL the gyprock boards on the wall, ceiling in every single part, so that when we enter the houses, it would be like brand new/modern just like for all other apartments?
I mean I am not sure how much it would cost for the materials and what gybrock brand is recommended etc
And if given to do by professionals, how much it would cost provided its around 120 square metre in area?
Thanks in advance
Gyprocking on all walls and ceilng to make it more modern?2
Nov 22, 2017 6:53 pm
Gyprock is a brand. There are a few plasterboard products around. Nearly all are for the interior only, and some have different characteristics and features. I'm guessing from your description you have a house that has exposed brick throughout inside, some or all of which is painted - although I'm a bit confused about what you already have on the ceiling. Anyway, putting up plasterboard is an option and will modernise the interior, but you will lose a bit of the room size, as generally the plasterboard will need to be attached to battens.
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Nov 22, 2017 8:28 pm
Sorry for the confusion, but yes you are right, there are some exposed painting, some cracks and maybe tiny little bubbles and patches etc that are imperfect so by putting the Gyprock, it would make everything like it is new
I didn't know GP is a brand, I always thought plasterboard is GP.
I am aware that we will lose of the room size and we are happy for that given we want to make it more modern
If the size is 13MM for plasterboard, given it will be added on all 4 walls on a room, does it mean that I actually lose 52mm? Or actually more?
I am not sure if this is something that people do in my way i.e. where there is double brick on the wall or some old Gyprock and then put over the new ones on ALL areas in the house?
Your answer will be appreciated
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Nov 23, 2017 8:46 am
There is additional work and costs associated with plasterboarding walls & ceilings over brickwork.
New cornices, skirtings and architraves will be required. Also additional work required around window reveals, under lintels etc/
Power outlets, light fittings and light switches will need to be replaced (or brought forward)
If plasterboarding there may also be the option to add additional points or move some to better locations.
Providing a skim coat of plaster over the existing must be less cost than completely plasterboarding.
What about the external appearance of the house. Have you considered rendering the outside of the house
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Nov 23, 2017 11:31 am
Thanks for the feedback
Yes, that is what we intend to do including removing the skirting, architraves, cornices and replace new ones because they are as old as 20 years anyways
As it is already 20 years, we are happy to replace new light switches, and fittings and add power points anyway since our lights are old & not enough power points so we wanna change to something new and modern lights including downlights and I am aware that it requires rewiring, so not a problem
The otuside appearance is actually old but we are ok with it, as long as inside can give a feeling of new and modern, we really don't mind the appearance of the house outside and most likely to repaint the house outside will be fine
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Nov 25, 2017 12:52 pm
That sounds great
What about the original double brick where it has cracks on it. I mean if I add the gyprock, will it affect it even the cracks has been covered and behind it?
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Nov 28, 2017 7:49 pm
i do drylining all the time.
Drylining: attaching gyproc sheets straight to the brickwork with CSR masonry adhesive and masonry nails.
The nice sharp beaded corners and flat uniform substrate always adds value regardless of the cost.
drylining is cheaper than rendering. Especially as u have painted bricks, which cannot be rendered without first stripping all the paint. Someone mentioned just "skimming over the bricks". what magical affordable product would that be sir?
Using gyprock as a lining is like starting again. Drylinig is quoted per square metre. the variance in price between tradesmen is large but so ia quality of work.
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