Bothasig, Cape Town, 7441 Germiston, Johannesburg, 1401

Drywall installation

SA Drywall specialises in drywall installation. Drywall partitioning, gypsum ceilings, suspended ceilings and bulkhead ceilings. We pride ourselves on superb quality workmanship. Every one of our drywall installers is trained professionally. We will deliver on our promise of excellent workmanship.

We offer our customers a complete solution. All our drywalling projects come complete with skimming, painting, skirting and cornice. The finished product requires no further attention.This approach makes the most sense and makes your life easier.

We do residential, commercial and industrial drywall installations. Bathroom drywall installations. Garage drywall installations. Bulkhead ceilings for your reception area. Gypsum ceilings for your home. Suspended ceilings for your offices. Drywall partitioning for your warehouse. Whatever your requirements, we will give you great service. We currently operate throughout the Western Cape.

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Drywall installation tips

A drywall installation can be done by anybody with the right guidance. For the DIY enthusiast it shouldn’t be a problem. And now you can too, even if you’re a newbie. Here is a simplified process you can follow.

Let’s say you’re installing drywall partitioning. Your first job is to measure the length and height of the proposed area you want to build the drywall. For example. A height of 2540mm x length of 4800mm equals 12.2 square metres. Plasterboard or gypsum boards normally come in 2.7m or 3m or 3.6m lengths x 1.2m wide. We will therefore use the 2.7m x 1.2m size and we will require 8 of these. They also come in different thicknesses. For partitions, you will use the thicker 12mm plasterboard, because you want your wall to be a strong as possible. The drywall must be able to withstand knocks and bumps. Please note that you need these drywall sheets delivered to your site unless you have a flat bed truck.

Drywall installation tips continued

Now you must assess the structure which you will attach your drywall partition onto. Is the floor made of concrete, wood or steel? This information will ensure that you buy the right fasteners (drywall screw for timber; 13mm wafer head screw for metal and 6mm hammer screw for concrete) for your drywall tracks. The tracks are secured to the existing walls, ceiling and floor to form a frame. Then the studs are connected to the frame in a vertical position every 600mm. Plasterboards are then screwed onto the tracks and studs forming a solid partition.

Next, you need to visit your local hardware store and buy all the tools and materials for the job. Tools will include a chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, cordless drill, pencil, tin snips and utility knife. Materials will be the gypsum boards as well as the aluminium tracks and studs with appropriate fasteners, skirtings and cornices.

Drywall installation steps

For the installation. Step1: Draw a chalk line from the existing wall across the ceiling. Step 2: Draw another chalk line from the existing wall across the floor. Make sure these 2 chalk lines are perfectly aligned using a spirit level. Attach the 76mm track to the ceiling using the appropriate fasteners. Next use a level and attach a 76mm track to the floor from the ceiling down to the ground. Now attach your studs to the tracks every 600mm. Then secure your plasterboards to the studs. Now tape up all the joints and skim with Rhino-glide. Apply primer and paint with white PVA.

For more information on DIY drywall installation, watch this drywall installation video by Gyproc South Africa