Plasterboard question

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by JohnnyBravo, Nov 13, 2023.

  1. JohnnyBravo

    JohnnyBravo New Member

    Hi. I’m building a metal stud wall in the garage to make a utility room. I’m painting over the existing brick walls (not dry walling the whole room). My question is how do I seal the joint between the new plasterboard wall and the brick walls? They meet at a 90 degree angle.

    Also, the outer side of this plasterboard wall will be 2m from the garage door, making it like a mini garage.

    Do I need to do anything special to seal the exposed side?

    How should I seal the gap between the plasterboard and the concrete floor (I’m using skirting board on the inner side)?

    Can I use normal plasterboard or should I use moisture resistant? I plan to use waterproof paint to match the brick.

    Last edited: Nov 13, 2023
  2. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    If there’s no moisture coming through the walls then normal plasterboard is fine, if there is, then you’ve a larger problem than building a stud wall.
  3. JohnnyBravo

    JohnnyBravo New Member

    there’s no moisture coming through the walls. It’s just exposed when the garage door is open.
  4. BuildingMad

    BuildingMad Screwfix Select

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