Stud Wall Novice questions

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by Chrislawton, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Chrislawton

    Chrislawton New Member

    Hi,

    I am looking to build a stud wall for the first time and have trawled the various posts but can't find answers to all of my questions regarding fixings.

    I am using 75mm x 50mm timber and 12mm plasterboard. My questions are:

    1. What size of screws should I be using to fix my top plate;
    2. What size of screws should I be using to fix my sole plate;
    3. What size of screw and wall plug should I use to fix the side stud to a brick wall; and
    4. What size of screw should I use to fix the studs and noggins (I know some prefer nails).

    Any help is appreciated.

    Cheers

    Chris
     
  2. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    5mm or No. 10 screws I find are a good size for this kind of work, length depends on what you're screwing into. For 50mm timber, add on 1.5" or so, so around 90mm??
     
  3. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

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  4. Paulie1412

    Paulie1412 Active Member

    +1 for reisser screws, I use 100mm no5 for studding but 90s will work just as well and use a brown plug
     
  5. Chrislawton

    Chrislawton New Member

    Great, thanks both. Really helpful, will look into the Reisser screws now.
     
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    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

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