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Where can I buy foil-backed pasterboard...

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Where can I buy foil-backed pasterboard...

Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:29 pm

... in the Almunecar area?

Alternatively, what do the Spanish use for wall insulation?

Cheers,
James

 

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Re: Where can I buy foil-backed pasterboard...

Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:43 pm

So no-one uses foil-backed plasterboard in Spain then?

How about ordinary plasterboard?

Come on one of you Brit-builders, surely you wouldn't build a partition wall out of brick when plasterboard is so much simpler?

A Spanish builder did some work on our house last year and part of the job was to insulate an exterior wall from the cold. His solution was to build an inner wall out of thin red bricks leaving a cavity behind, which he filled with large sheets of 25mm thick polystrene. He then proceeded to render this new brick wall with about 15mm thick of sand/cement mix, with embeded vertical steel bars for support. On top of this he rendered the entire wall in blanco (the white cement mix). In all it took him about a week - just to insulate an exterior wall.

Why couldn't he have simply used timber studding fastened to the existing wall, then fasten foil-backed plasterboard directly to the studding, leaving a dry cavity in the process. Then a simple job of taping and filling. Job done in a couple of days at most.

 

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Re: Where can I buy foil-backed pasterboard...

Post Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:42 pm

Hi
I'm miles away from you but do you have a Leroy Merlin near you as they sell plaster board I found my supplier just by driving around if you look out for the small units that sell plaster ceiling parts ie coving and tiles they normally sell it or look for a merchant that has a Big Mat sign they should be able to oder it for you

 

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Re: Where can I buy foil-backed pasterboard...

Post Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:05 pm

Hi 10am,
Thanks for the info. I was beginning to think I'd have to have some sent down from UK.

My nearest Leroy Merlin is probably Malaga, which is a good hour and a half away.

Can anyone tell me if the Leroy Merlin in Malaga sells sheets of plasterboard?
And if so, what is the largest size?
And is it foil-backed?

Cheers all.

 

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Re: Where can I buy foil-backed pasterboard...

Post Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:30 pm

Hello

Leroy Merlin does sell plasterboard, at least the one in Alicante does. Foil backed is another matter, my hubby is a builder and has never seen foiled backed in Spain anywhere. Thats not to say you cannot get it but he doubts it. Most builders supplies sell plaster board too.

Kabab

 

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