Step-by-Step Guide to Installing a Drywall Partition

If you want to quickly and manually make a redevelopment, then read the rules for installing a gypsum board partition. Installation of the partition is done quickly, and there is no difficulty in making it yourself, and you will see this by reading this step-by-step guide.

Layout of the room under the partition

In order to begin to mount the partition of plasterboard, it is necessary to pre-mark the walls, ceiling and floor. In the case of an ordinary straight partition marking is done with a plumb line.

The main task of the markup is to shoot vertical lines, through which the starting profile on the walls will be installed.

To build the correct vertical line on the wall, it is best to use the usual plumb bob, which is often used in construction.

The end of the plumb line is applied to the highest point of one of the walls where the partition will be mounted, the point is marked, then, when the plumb line ceases to do pendulum movements, mark the lower point along the tip of the plumb line. If the reference point from which you have to count is on the floor, then the search for a response point Look for the vertical in the reverse order.

Connect the two points to the line using a paint line. Painted in a dust-dyeing cord is pulled between found points on the wall and rendered as when shooting from the bow, slapping the cord against the wall.

Repeat the same on the other wall. On the ceiling and on the floor, too, it is necessary to repel lines connecting verticals on opposite walls.

If the partition is not straight, but the design curve will be used, draw this curve first on the ceiling, and Then, with the help of a plumb-line, move it to the floor.

In the case of constructing an interior partition, where it will be required to make a doorway, mark the space on the ceiling and on the floor with a plumb line.

Installation of the starting profiles of the partition

For the installation of partitions, special profiles are used, including the starting profiles, which differ in width. Starting profiles for partitions there are several standard sizes, this must be taken into account when you choose the thickness of the future partition. For a conventional interior partition is used, as a rule, profile of medium width, which provides sufficient strength of the partition and a place for filling it with insulating materials.

Starting profiles must be pre-glued self-adhesive damping tape in the place of fitting it to the wall, floor or ceiling - this is a prerequisite, which affects the sound insulation of the structure.

In the starting profile for the partitions make holes for the screws that will be inserted into the dowels, 6-8 mm in diameter with the frequency of 250-300 mm.

Apply a profile with holes to the vertical line, mark through the holes of the point on the wall. Do the same on the ceiling and on the floor.

At the marked points, make holes for the dowels. Dowels need a diameter of 8-12 mm and a length of 80-100 mm, depending on the quality of the substrate. For fastening Starting profile to the concrete slab can be used rammed metal anchors wedge type 60 mm long and 6 mm in diameter.

Plug the dowels in the holes so that they do not stagger and do not scroll. The profile is applied along the holes to the base and fixed with screws, which are screwed in dowels.

To fix the starting profiles in a bad masonry, it is possible to pre-pour a deep penetrating primer of Ceresite into the holes and let it dry completely during days.

When the frame from the starting profiles is ready, proceed to the installation of the rack profiles.

Installation of partition walls

Rack profiles for the partition must be selected according to the width of the starting profile. Rack profiles are installed vertically in the starting profiles of the floor and ceiling. The plumb bob should be checked for correct installation of the rack profile. Rack profiles are fixed in place, fastening them to the starting profiles with the help of "fleas" small screws, for this screwdriver is used.

The frequency of installation of racking profiles should be at least 600 mm, but can be installed and more often to ensure greater rigidity of the gypsum board, especially if it will be installed in the door.

In the place of installation of the door, two racking profiles are connected by a crossbeam from the section of the starting profile in the upper part of the future opening. From cross bar to starter profile on the ceiling, too, you need to install several sections of the rack profile vertically to strengthen the structure. All segments are connected by self-tapping screws for profiles.

The transverse sections of the frame when assembling the partition are made from the starting profile by cutting the back of the profile at the ends to a depth of 50-70 mm. The size of the length of the cross-piece needs to be measured on the back, as the sidewalls should overlap the sides of the rack section and to fasten with it self-cutters of the "flea" type.

All connections between profiles must be soundproofed with a layer of damper tape.

Construction of curved gypsum plasterboard partitions

When installing a curved section of the curtain, it is necessary to bend the starting profile to the desired radius and fix it to the floor and ceiling for each phalanx. When The dowels of a smaller size can be used frequently to fasten the curved profile.

The length of the phalanx of the curved starting profile should not be shorter than the height of the section of the rack profile, ie 50 mm. Response phalanges on the floor and on the ceiling should To coincide in one vertical, that the rack profile installed in them does not bend.

To create delicate delicacies in the form of niches and windows on the gypsum plasterboard, it is possible to use ceiling starting and guide rails profiles with connectors.

In modern interiors for architectural design, partitions made of drywall of complex shapes are used. The main task in this case is the correct construction of the skeleton of the partition, the correct installation of drywall on it is already a secondary task, although no less important.

Gypsum board partitioning

After installing the frame of the partition, you can immediately proceed to its plasterboard plasterboard. First you need to sew only one side.

Drywall is installed on partitions and walls vertically, it is desirable that the sheet drywall overlap the entire height of the wall, that is, with a wall height of 2500 mm set one sheet vertically and no pieces. Gypsum boards must be screwed to profiles with special screws with a countersunk hat, which must To be heated in a gypsum cardboard on 1-2 mm. The joints of gypsum boards should fall on the center of the sidewall of the side profile, and the gap between the sheets must be maintained about 5 mm.

For covering the curves of carcasses of partitions, it is necessary to bend the drywall with a wet or dry method, depending on the curvature of the radius rotation and the amount of the turning area.

Installation of drywall partitions, as you see, makes high-speed pace, only delays the drying putty physics, from which can not escape. The main thing in the partition is the frame from the starting profile, it guarantees the reliability of the whole structure, the inner filling can be the most varied, from the device of the doorway, to the whole art of the gaps and niches.

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