... is 2400 x 1200 x 9.5mm plasterboard? That is what you use for ceilings,
isn't it? Just wondering whether me and the missus will be able to put it
And what is the best thing to use for fixing? Screws or nails?
Lidl I think did a cheap "lift".
Failing that two pieces of wood made into a "T".
Women tend to be very poor at lifting much above their head re
trapezius & triceps muscles. It's where male & female differ most
significantly and will fatigue just as you say "wait, not yet...
Get her to slide the T-piece under.
Indeed it may be worth making two up, one for each of you.
The lifts are pretty cheap, you can hire or make.
Basically imagine a "sealant trigger gun", only long enough to reach
your ceiling so quick to hold a board up.
There are smaller sheets of plasterboard available, although might not
be economic. It is an awkward task so having the missus run around
with a T-piece or tool is actually a lot easier than doing it on your
own. Just don't expect her to be able to hold it above her head for
long because fatigue will set in before it's fixed :-)
As others advised make up a couple of simple "T" shaped supports
from 2x1 timber. Make them slightly longer that the room height
so that the wedge nicely in place. I have boarded ceilings with
help from SWMBO and it worked well with her operating the wedges.
I would say screws, as long as you have a power tool to screw
them in with, just be careful not the drive them right through
the plasterboard. Nails are ok when fixing to solid timbers, but
if fixing to battens with any amount of bounce its screws every
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