The lower walls of my daughter's house have been effected by damp. Some
years ago the walls were treated and the survey seems to indicate there is
not a current problem. However, some of the plaster is poor and I was
wondering about having it stripped off up to the height of the dado rail and
then get the walls lined with plasterboard (on dobs of plaster) and then
Will it be less likely to give problems if there is a chance of damp? Is
doing only the lower part of the wall practical? Would proper plastering be
the best solution?
We have a quote for £700 for plastering.
My personal preference is to avoid plasterboard - it's horrible on walls -
makes it a real pain if you want to fix anything heavy. It's a lot less
reslient than solid plaster as far as knocks go. But having said that, what
you describe (board on dabs of plaster) is exactly how most morden homes
are built so it must be OK. I don't think it will give any more or less
problems - if it were me, I'd go with real proper old fashioned plaster
unless budget or time is a problem.
But as another poster said, you really should check out the damp and cure
it totally if it exists or any patching up won't save you when the mushrooms
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