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You would put up internal walls to divide a room, to hide pipes and wiring or to improve insulation.
Your work could also improve a room’s acoustics or smooth out uneven walls during renovation work.
You’d build the internal walls in houses, offices and shops using plasterboard panels. You might also install removable wall partitions, suspended ceilings and raised flooring.
There would be two stages in the work.
At the 'fixing’ stage, you would:
- Follow technical diagrams to measure and cut the plasterboard to the right sizes and angles
- Fix the panels to timber or metal frames - or ceiling joists - using special studs
- Cut panels to fit around doorways
- Cut openings for windows
To ‘finish’ the walls you would:
- Seal joints with filler or adhesive
- Tape over the seal by hand or with a taping machine
- Apply a thin layer of plaster over the tape (skimming)
- Sand the walls ready for painting and decorating
You’d need to follow building regulations and work safely.
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