Quality finish plasterboard attic

Quality finish plasterboard attic

12 October 2017



Plasterboard is great for finishing the attic due to long service life and appearancePlasterboard is great for finishing the attic due to long service life and appearance for walls and attics ceiling using durable materials. It is possible to make the surface smooth walls, applying drywall sheets for finishing. After arrange the interior of the attic in any style to your liking. Drywall can trap heat inside the building, it is better than plastic and other cheap materials. Finish of this material can withstand low and high temperatures, and it is possible to attach the mirrors, wall cabinets and shelves without much difficulty.


Installation: How to sheathe plasterboard attic

Plasterboard is ideal for decoration of different spaces. It is worth it's not expensive. You can insulate the walls with additional materials, which will be located between the walls and lining of the drywall. Make insulation from noise. This material is easy to assembly and does not require special care.

Garret can have increased moisture content. You should consider this factor and purchase moisture resistant gypsum board to finish.

First, preparatory work. The roof should be free from defects and to pass water. Repair of the roof, if necessary, so that later you are not worried about the entry of water into the attic. And you do not have to trim again. This will save you time and money.

Check the condition of the beams. They should not be damaged by external factors.

Before starting the installation finishes should soak the walls and ceiling with antiseptic, if a house is built from wooden beams. After a dry room.


When the skin of the attic should be drywall cut holes for ventilation and lightingWhen the skin of the attic should be drywall cut holes for ventilation and lighting

Rafter installation takes place in several stages. Such a method is common. If the room is small for decoration, and the distance between the rafters is not more than 75 cm, you can not use the frameless lining.

Step-by-step instruction:



  • Acquire drywall sheets;
  • Sheets are cut to size;
  • Attach trim to the special glue;
  • Fasten drywall to the rafters;
  • Fix it with glue and screws.

Plasterboard should be 12.5 centimeters thick. If you are thinner, they can succumb prigibaniyu in some places.

Inside corners are strengthened perforated area. Then we take the plaster and close up the seams and places of fastening screws from the rafters.

Finishing the attic floor plasterboard with their hands

To finish the attic many use wireframe mode. He is reliable and you have the opportunity to warm the room by using special materials. You do not have to use additional heating devices in conjunction with heating systems. Still it is possible to make acoustic insulation, if you live close to the roadway.

Stages mounting frame:

  • Making the measurements of the room;
  • We buy all the necessary materials and tools;
  • We make installation of furring;
  • Along the perimeter of the guide frame mount;
  • Fasten the rack with screws for metal;
  • Fix a cross;
  • Route wires;
  • Laid in the frame of the cell insulation.

To finish the attic with the help of plasterboard is recommended to bring two or more peopleTo finish the attic with the help of plasterboard is recommended to bring two or more people

To finish you need to buy drywall, hardware and metal profiles of the required number.

Then do the installation batten. All begin with the walls. Her markings transferred to the ceiling and floor. It should monitor the vertical position of the rack.

It is worth remembering: metal rails are fixed in at least three points. The distance between the points should not be more than a meter.

Racks are fastened by screws for metal guides in the frame structure. The distance should be 40-50 cm between them. crossmembers frequency should correspond to the length of the drywall sheets after cutting out. Before plating the attic drywall should carry out all the necessary communications - wiring, heating system. In the framework of the cell should be laid mineral wool. It is used as a heater. This material does not deteriorate when exposed to moisture and rodents.


If the humidity in the attic of a large, should tighten the entire structure gidroparoizolyatsionnoy membrane for greater protection.

After attic sheathed gypsum board of desired thickness to finish no flex on impact. Thin sheets amenable to swelling during operation. Therefore it is not necessary to save on supplies, then you do not have to change the trim again.

Sheathing attic GCR

The principle is similar to the lining of the attic drywall installation process finishes in all other areas.

To do this, you need to buy: drywall sheets (FCL), building level and measuring tape, hammer, screws, metal profiles.

Before the start of finishing the attic drywall need to purchase a ladder screws, level, screwdriver and other toolsBefore the start of finishing the attic drywall need to purchase a ladder screws, level, screwdriver and other tools


Plasterboard (GCR) has a gypsum core. All the plane of the sheet other than the end edges are finished cardboard. This material has improved properties, as there are special ingredients in its composition.

For attic finishing drywall sheets suitable type of gypsum plasterboard. They are water-resistant.

Sheathing attic floor takes place in several stages:

  • Plasterboard sheets is cut;
  • Fasten their profile in the region of 20-25 cm;
  • First, do trim a single sheet;
  • Then carry out installation of the cut sheets;
  • We produce finishing.

The horizontal joints should be offset from each other by 1/3 of width of the sheet. If this occurs during installation, replace the whole sheet to cut the sheet.

Sheathe the attic can be your own hands quickly and efficiently. To do this, you need to have all the necessary materials, tools and follow the installation instructions.

Finishing the final touches attic floor

Before finishing costs to complete most of the work: to close up the seams to hide the fastener cap, strengthened corners, primed and ready to putty plaster walls and ceiling.

At the final step you need to perform putty and paint drywallAt the final step you need to perform putty and paint drywall

After sanding is necessary putty walls to remove excess putty and make seams invisible. So you can achieve a perfectly flat wall surfaces.

Gruntuem surface to paint lay down easily on plasterboard walls and not absorbed it. At the end of the primer to dry and give the start to hang wallpaper or painted with a roller.

Tips for finishing plasterboard attic (video)

You are free to arrange the attic floor, using for finishing drywall sheets. Thus, you get straight walls, will hide all communications and can pokleit wallpaper. Finishing the attic depends on your taste and design style of the room, you will choose from ready-made options or will design their own.

Self attic finishing drywall (photo process)

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