Unit Learning Outcomes
Be able to select resources for fixing of dry lining boards.
Dry lining resources
- tapered edged boards
- straight edges boards
- dry lining rails
- dry lining battens
- joint tape
- scrim tape
- joint finish
Dry lining tools
- drylining autofeed screw drill
- plasterboard knife
Select appropriate resources for a given task involving the fixing of dry lining boards, including materials, components, fixings, tools and equipment.
Be able to identify amount of dry lining board required for a given task.
- measuring area
- selecting board size
- calculating number of boards
Use appropriate calculations to determine quantity, length and area of dry lining boards for a given task.
Be able to fix dry lining boards.
Preparing to dryline
- removing any screws or nails
- removing any obstructions
- clean background down
Drylining using battens
- fix horizontal battens to background using screws and plugs
- fix plasterboards to battens
- cut boards where required
Drylining using dot and dab
- fix dabs of plaster adhesive to wall
- place board in position
- check plumb
- cut boards
- continue until wall finished
Finishing board surfaces
- fix scrim to straight board joints
- skim coat boards
- fix jointing tape to tapered boards
- fill joints using dry wall jointing system.
Prepare background ready for receiving dry lining boards.
Mechanically fix dry lining boards to either metal stud or wood batten backgrounds.
Fix dry lining boards using the dot and dab method.
Skim coat the dry lining boards.
Fill the tapered joints using dry lining techniques.
Know about the environmental impact of dry lining.
- mining of raw materials
- gypsum as a controlled waste
- off cuts and landfill
- plasterboard waste recycling skip
- using modular sizes to reduce cutting
Identify the raw materials used to produce dry lining resources.
Outline the impact on the environment of dry lining resources.
Identify alternative methods of working to reduce the environmental impact and carbon footprint of dry lining activities.