Plasterboard in kitchen

  1. 18th Sep 2016, 09:48 AM #1

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    Two of my kitchen walls are lined with Masonite (the other two are fibrous plaster). I’m planning to replace the Masonite with plasterboard.

    Query – should the bit behind the sink cupboard be done with Wet Area Board, or is the ordinary stuff OK there? I’ll be re-using an old sink with rear upstand – splashback Lamipanel.


  2. 18th Sep 2016, 09:54 AM #2

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    Ordinary gyprock is fine, it’s not a shower recess. Not that I’d use plaster there anyway.

    I had a life, but my job ate it…


  3. 18th Sep 2016, 10:08 AM #3

    Plasterboard in kitchen

    Thanks, Godzilla. Do you mean no wall-lining is needed there? As far as I can see, the existing cupboard backs straight on to the studs – but since the original builders took a few shortcuts, I didn’t know that that was OK practice. seems


  4. 18th Sep 2016, 10:56 AM #4

    Plasterboard in kitchen

    Plasterboard in kitchen Originally Posted by Slowrenos

    Thanks, Godzilla. Do you mean no wall-lining is needed there? As far as I can see, the existing cupboard backs straight on to the studs – but since the original builders took a few shortcuts, I didn’t know that that was OK practice. seems

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    Put the plasterboard there. Some early homes were done without lining, vermin saw that as an invitation to the kitchen.


  5. 18th Sep 2016, 11:24 AM #5

    Plasterboard in kitchen

    Ah-ha! Memories of v. small mouse on stovetop about a year ago – disappeared without trace as I was looking for a waddy.


  6. 18th Sep 2016, 07:05 PM #6

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    Sorry should have been a bit clearer, I would use plaster behind your cabinets, I wouldn’t use plaster even the green version in a shower recess.

    I had a life, but my job ate it…


  7. 18th Sep 2016, 08:39 PM #7

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    Can see now that I misread your post. All OK. Off to draw up plasterboard diagrams.


  8. 19th Sep 2016, 09:32 PM #8

    Plasterboard in kitchen

    Behind the sink you should use Villaboard, but alternate if you want to use plaster go for the Blue Aquachek, regular stuff is no good if it gets wet or damp in the future from a leaking tap etc.

    Gyprock Aquachek plasterboard – Gyprock

    Mieux vaut prévenir que guérir


  9. 19th Sep 2016, 10:54 PM #9

    Plasterboard in kitchen

    Thanks, Metrix. Blue Aquachek sounds like the go.


  10. 20th Sep 2016, 07:39 AM #10

    Plasterboard in kitchen

    Also make sure to seal it well with undercoat,

    Mieux vaut prévenir que guérir

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  11. 20th Sep 2016, 08:02 AM #11

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  12. 20th Sep 2016, 09:32 AM #12

    Plasterboard in kitchen

    Normal plasterboard is normally ok, it usually comes down to how well the bench and splashback is sealed off and how much water is being splashed about. If tapware is through the wall then I would use villaboard.


  13. 20th Sep 2016, 01:42 PM #13

    Plasterboard in kitchen

    Food for thought. Tapware is be through the wall.

    Used Lamipanel over Boral’s Wet Area Board (which is plasterboard) in the bathroom. Not really worried about it there – the waterproofing guy seemed very thorough.

    But Villaboard’s obviously the safest.


  14. 20th Sep 2016, 07:06 PM #14

    Plasterboard in kitchen

    Villaboard is the best long term, while your ripping it off, can you move the taps from wall to benchtop ?

    Mieux vaut prévenir que guérir


  15. 20th Sep 2016, 10:00 PM #15

    Plasterboard in kitchen

    I prefer them on the wall. I want to keep as much of the house’s original 1950s character as possible – and that includes an old sink (and red & green buttons on the taps!) So wall it is.


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