Dry Lining Boards: How to Make Dry lining Simpler
How to Make Details in Dry Lining Simpler & Quicker
Dry lining details have this nice habit of being able to be described as letter shapes. Starting with a simple bulkhead – that’s the “L” shape; to a beam casing – the “U” shape; or to a stepped profile – the “W” shape. That’s why we describe our V-Cut products similarly with these letter descriptions.
The machining of plasterboard developed in Germany and France more than 15 years ago as a means whereby plasterboard manufacturers could provide added value to their services. It was clearly logical not only to the manufacturers but also to the contractors using it that the process offered solutions that improved quality and productivity on sites and thereby offered better returns than normal.
With the V-Cut range of products there are many opportunities to improve site productivity and enhance margins. Less beading, taping and jointing mean faster installation as well as minimizing dusty site operations. As always, “time is money” as Benjamin Franklin said.
We have tested 3 installations with a simple “L” bulkhead – the traditional method; a flat packed v cut profile; and a pre-glued v cut profile. Our test showed a v cut profile was installed between 3 and 5 times faster than the conventional dry lining method. But we are not the only organization to test this. In Germany, an independent test demonstrated a v cut “U” profile (glued on site) was fixed 5 times faster than the traditional method.
So, in the best case, in the time it takes to install one 2400mm “L” or a “U” profile by the traditional method you could have installed 4 more using V-Cut profiles. That’s a persuasive argument for change.