Box-room ceiling is still the original strawboard covered in woodchip
wallpaper. All other ceilings in the house have been covered with
plasterboard and I have just done the same here. Plasterboard is screwed
into the joists through the existing strawboard. However on the outside
wall there is no joist. It looks as if the strawboard was put up before
the walls were plastered so are supported at the ends. This option is,
of course, not open to me.
From what I can see there are several ways of approaching this:-
1) Ignore it, and hope that the screws into the adjacent joist are
2) Screw into the strawboard with some suitable type of fixing designed
for fixing to plasterboard.
3) Glue the end to the strawboard using something like No More Nails.
4) Screw into a new batten in the loft.
As far as I can see 1) is a non-starter, 2) looks a bit suspect, 3)
three might work but by preference would be for 4)
Am I missing anything? Is there anything else I should consider?
- posted 12 years ago