The most common method of drylining involves erecting a stud structure
and then filling the space between the studs (600mm wide) with
Personally, I don't like the idea of having a non uniform insulation
and also having to cut the Celotex boards (sized 2.4m x 1.2m x 50mm).
I was thinking of glueing the Celotex boards to the wall first (=
continous insulation)...and then erecting the wooden structure over
Apparently with the above method, there is the problem of the studs
"denting" the Celotex boards...so, I thought of using some spare
floorboards instead of normal studs.
The wider width of the floorboards (about 170mm) increases the area of
contact against the insulation...therefore they should minimize any
"denting". I've also thought of using some sort of buffering material
(e.g. folded plastic bags) between the "studs" and the insulation.
There is plenty of Floorboards available...I like the idea of
reuse...the boards seem to be stronger than normal studs and I like
the idea of having larger areas to fix cabinets, boiler etc.
The void between the plasterboards and the insulation is only 20mm but
that's exactly what I was looking for = no waste of valuable space and
enough void for most purposes
Can you think of any negative points against this "wacky" idea?
- posted 12 years ago