I need to build an internal wall (non load bearing) in a basement room to
create a bathroom area. This will be between two parallel walls and will be
approx 2-3m in length by 3m height. In the middle I will need to position a
doorway into the new bathroom area.
What I need to find out is the most cost/time effective way of building the
An influencing factor is that I already have enough bricks in the basement
to build the wall. Only problem is my brick laying skills aren`t exactly top
dollar. I could do it but it would take me ages and the wall would probably
end up being wonky.
I would need a fair amount of mortar if I went this route but presumably it
would be far cheeper that building a stud frame & then
The positive side with a stud frame/plasterboard is that it could probably
be built quick..
But building a stud partition is very quick and almost free by most DIY
standards. You'll need about 10 3m lengths of 75x50 and 6 sheets of
plasterboard. You'll also need some nails. That lot will be about 50 quid.
The expensive bit is doing the door, frame and furniture, which you'll have
to do with the brick wall anyway. I suppose you'll need some way of getting
the plasterboard home, though. My minibus with roof rails means I never need
to think about such things.
Plasterboarding is much simpler than the wet plastering you're intending to
do on the brick wall. There's not normally a need to insulate an internal
wall, although it can be beneficial in some circumstances.
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