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Drywall & Plasterboard Fixings: Which is best?

July 16, 2019

Gypsum board, drywall and plasterboard are actually the same product. A gypsum interior that is covered with think cardboard is something they have for preventing the gypsum from breaking when installed or sawn. They sometimes confuse plasterers Melbourne. Nothing can be nailed into drywall or plasterboard as gypsum is a relatively soft material and it would not hold on, this is not recommended for commercial plastering.

What are Drywall and Plasterboard?

In America, plasterboard is called sheetrock. They are a different thickness but are the same product. The core plasterboard is just gypsum. Naturally occurring gypsum would be grounded into fine powder when plasterboard is made.

There are plastering services Melbourne that are both residential or commercial which can install plasterboard.

Regular plasterboard would be 12.5mm thick and it comes in sheets which are 2400mm long and 1200mm wide. There are also thinner and thicker types of plasterboard which are available. They can be as thick as 15mm and thin as 6mm but are not a solid plastering solution.

Regular plasterboard is available in standard sheets however it can also come in number of different products.

  • Fire resistant plasterboard
  • Soundproofing drywall designed for reducing the passage of sound through it
  • Moisture resistant
  • Damp proof board
  • Insulated board

Using special nails or screws, plasterers can install plasterboard. The wide heads are what help prevent the plasterboard from breaking.

Fixing Drywall and Plasterboard

Drywall screws have much deeper threads as compared to ordinary screws. These help grip the drywall. They would be installed through the drywall right into the wall studs to fasten to the walls. The wide heads enable them not to pop out as they are nailed into the drywall. When installing, both screws and nails should be used.

Plasterboard has not been designed for hanging heavier objects or pictures. There are various products that are available to allow for the heavier objects or pictures to be hanged onto the plasterboard.

Choosing Drywall and Plasterboard Fixings

When it comes to plasterboard fixings, they can fairly easy to choose. Firstly, weigh the object that needs to be hanged. The hardware store would have a weight limit on the package. However, in case they are sold in bulk, the assistant will help you choose. Normally, the weight needs to be higher as compared to the weight of the object.

Usual Plasterboard Installations

A picture rail might need to be installed on the drywall. This is where plastic plugs come into. They are required at intervals and would help bear the weight. The picture rail needs to be help at the height that one needs and a helper might be needed.

When installing skirting board, they need to be flat against the floor. Using a cutoff on the top edge, they can be made flat. Screws and even special glue might need to be used to ensure that the skirting board does not pop up.

Conclusion

There are different types of drywall and plasterboard fixings which are installed by plasterers near me. There is no one best fixing, it completely depends on the needs of the individual. Keep in mind to only use appropriate fixings and weigh the objects while working with plasterboards. 

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Don’t Run Out Of Hot Water

June 28, 2017

When you run out of hot water, you need it fixed fast. Preferably today! With our water installation services, we’ll do exactly what you want. Our plumber Doreen can offer a fast, friendly hot water installation and same-day emergency replacement. Heating the water for an entire house or building is quite a big job. That’s why we need hot water units to function as the “drive” behind the hot water in your bathroom and kitchens.

If your hot water heats up too slow, if you run out of hot water sooner than usual or if you find yourself jumping around under a cold shower which was supposed to be hot,  there’s a big chance that you’ll have to fix or replace some of your heating system.
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One thing is sure, when you run out of hot water; you need it to be fixed fast. Preferably same day. However, with our water installation services, that’s exactly what you get. We offer a fast, friendly hot water installation Macleod and same-day emergency replacement. Of course, we do a lot more than just fix or replace broken hot water units. Perhaps your family has outgrown your old hot water system, you’re finding it too expensive, or you simply need the temperature turned down now that you have a toddler in the house, we’ll sort out any of your hot water issues, quickly and efficiently.

It is very beneficial to choose the correct hot water system for your needs and to suit your home or building. It can be difficult to choose the right hot water system since there are so many options like gas, electric, solar, heat pump or instantaneous. Notwithstanding, we’ll assist you in finding the correct hot water system. Our plumber Mernda can look at the important factors such as, what type of energy do you use in your home, how big do you need the system to be and how many bathrooms and kitchens should it supply with water. Your available space is also a factor, since this will help our plumbers to decide where the hot water system should be installed.

WHY YOU SHOULD USE OUR SERVICES

Our team are professionals and specialists in hot water systems. They are fully qualified, professional plumbers and licensed gas fitters which means they can take care of your hot water system work from start to finish including any gas or gas piping related work. We work with most hot water system brands and types, some of our work includes:

1. Gas hot water system and tank repair, service and installation

2. Solar hot water system and tank repair, service and installation

3. Electric hot water system and tank repair, service and installation

4. Heat pump repair, service and installation

Furthermore, we handle all of the popular brands of water heaters including;

1. Rheem

2. Vulcan

3. Dux

4. Aquamax

5. Rinnai

6. Bosch

Our plumber Watsonia are all fully licensed, have the correct endorsements and trained in the correct installation of all varieties of hot water unit installation.

To make things easier for you all it takes is a call so we able to discuss your individual needs, find the best solution and give you a fixed price over the phone.

We guarantee that your installation will meet the stringent criteria of all local councils and our Australian Plumbing Standards. This gives you peace and mind that you know you are getting an installation of the highest quality.

Have you fixed your hot water system, but still have leaking showers Melbourne there might be an issue underneath your showerbase or tiles. Please contact a professional.

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Award Winning Landscape Architect in Melbourne

September 26, 2016

Nathan Burkett Design is an award winning landscape architect Melbourne that has a reputation for designing and producing stunning gardens to a range of homes. The timeless gardens themselves are sustainable, functional and unique to you. Nathan Burkett completed a degree in landscape architecture at RMIT University in 2002 and won the RMIT award for Design Excellence in his last year. Offering exceptional landscape design, Nathan Burkett design aim to accurately match your brief and create an original garden that has individuality, functionality and is aesthetically stunning for years to come.

Nathan has a wealth of experience and an eye for detail, and has been working in Melbourne gardens and homes for a number of years. Not only does he specialise in design, he also works in the construction of the gardens and on maintaining the project. Each project he works on is focused around design principles and ensuring a high level of workmanship is applied. He produces stunning work and has a knowledge of Melbourne, growing up in the inner eastern suburbs.

Nathan Burkett’s work has been featured and recognised in the media around the globe. In 2010 Nathan was awarded the prestigious Allan Correy award for Design Excellence and in 2011 the Abode Garden of the Year.

If you are looking for the best landscape designer for you, please call 03 9095 8344 to discuss how we can assist you. Nathan Burkett offers a complete service that includes Landscape Design, Landscape Construction, Landscape Garden Maintenance and many more design related services. We offer a high quality, low fuss solution for busy people and create memorable gardens that are sure to impress. You can also contact us on info@nathanburkett.com.au or visit our website at www.nathanburkett.com.au to view our previous work.

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Precision Plumbing Provides Water Heater Installation and Service

February 1, 2016

 plumbing-300x200Diamond Creek, Australia – Dec. 20, 2015 – Precision Plumbing and Earthworks owner, Ben Farrell, provides 24-hour emergency services that includes repair, replacement and installation of water heaters. The plumbing service assists residential, business and commercial customers with inoperative water heaters or leaking units that flood the floors.

“We’re able to cater to all plumbing emergencies, including burst pipes, blocked sewers or hot water unit flooding,” said Farrell. “We offer competitive pricing and efficient services with the least amount of inconvenience.”

Water heaters can fail to provide service for any number of reasons, from rust and leaky pipe unions to transient current. Units that are 10 years of age should be considered for replacement, particularly if it’s in a location where a water leak would cause significant damage. Rusty water from galvanized pipes, rumbling noises, and any moisture near a water heater should be viewed as an early warning sign of potential problems.

Sediment build up at the bottom of the unit from minerals contained within hard water is common. It results in inefficient warming of water and corrosion that eventually eats through the casing. Rubber washers in unions and joints are also causes of leaks that can damage surroundings.

Water heaters are susceptible to rusting from within. A rusting water heater won’t show any outward signs for some time, but when the casing rusts through it can be a small drip or a virtual tsunami of water that floods floors and ruins carpeting.

Having sufficient water pressure is a major concern for performing tasks, but high water pressure is extremely detrimental to water heaters. The professionals at Precision Plumbing have the experience and expertise to remove and replace pressure gauges, valves and expansion tanks to alleviate damage to water heaters, pipes and appliances.

While transient current isn’t a common cause of water heater deaths, it does occur occasionally when electricity from other sources makes a leap to water heaters or pipes. While Precision Plumbing can’t alleviate electrical problems, the experts can identify them so they can be eliminated.

The 24-hour emergency services offered by Precision Plumbing and Earthworks extends to water heaters, burst pipes, drain clearing and replacing toilet cisterns. The company is fully licensed and offers free online quotes for customer convenience.

About Precision Plumbing and Earthworks

Owned by Ben Farrell, Precision Plumbing and Earthworks clears blocked drains, replaces and repairs water heaters and pipes, clears blocked drains and sewers and leaking roof repairs. The company serves the needs of residential, commercial and business customers in Diamond Creek, Greensborough, Eltham, Bundoora, Heidelberg, Rosanna, Montmorency and Ivanhoe.

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Owner: Ben Farrell

Website: http://plumberdiamondcreek.com.au

Email: info@precisionplumbingonline.com.au

Phone: 0421 134 184

Address: Diamond Creek VIC 3084 Australia