What Is Drylining?

What is Drylining, and why use it? At Tapper Interiors, drylining is one of the many services we offer. We use drylining in conjunction with our partition wall installation. If you are considering partition walls for your office, warehouse, or home, then contact our friendly team to discuss your options.  

What is Drylining? 

Drylining is a process to line internal walls. It involves fixing ready-made plasterboard sheets to an internal wall or partition. Because the plasterboard sheets are ready-made, the process is much quicker and cleaner than using wet plaster.

Drylining provides a smooth finish to a wall, making it suitable for painting or wallpapering, depending on your preference. It is mainly used on both walls and ceilings.

Drylining can provide both heat and sound insulation, making it the perfect choice for many types of buildings.

Where is Drylining Used?

Drylining is used in various types of buildings and industries. Depending on the industry, different types of plasterboard may be required.

If your wall is in an area where water is present, then a moisture-resistant plasterboard is required. These will withstand the damp conditions without showing signs of damage.  

For areas where there is a high risk of fire, then fire-resistant plasterboard may be required. These burn slower than standard plasterboards, which slows down the spread of a fire should one start.

There are also different thicknesses of plasterboard available if soundproofing or insulation is a priority. The standard thicknesses are 12.5mm or 15mm.

Drylining is used anywhere that there is an internal partition wall. At Tapper Interiors, we construct partition walls in many different building types, including but not limited to:

  • Commercial buildings
  • Factories
  • Warehouses
  • Industrial buildings
  • Schools
  • Universities
  • Museums
  • Hospitals
  • Residential buildings
  • Offices

Drylining vs Wet Plaster 

Drylining has many benefits over wet plaster; the main ones are;

Quicker – There is a lot less water involved in drylining – hence the name – which makes drylining not only quicker to apply than wet plaster but also gives it a quicker drying time. This means the wall is ready to decorate quickly.

Flexible – with various plasterboard and insulation options available, drylining is a flexible solution for your interior design project.

Although drylining is the best choice for internal partition walls, there are some downsides which you may want to consider.

Because they are lightweight, they are not suitable to replace any load-bearing walls, so the internal structure of your building will still need to be considered for any further alterations to your space.

They also have less load-bearing capacity for handling items like shelves or cupboards. This is something you should consider depending on where your partition wall will be and what it will be used for. Timber pattresses can be added at the construction stage.

If you have any questions about using drylining for your partition walls, contact us – we would be happy to help.  

Drylining from Tapper Interiors 

At Tapper Interiors, we apply drylining to all internal partition walls we construct. When discussing your project, we will explain the different options and requirements available for your building to ensure we are meeting all existing standards and preferences.

For more information on drylining or partition walls, contact our team today.