How To Plaster - Materials - Dry Wall Screws

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Dry wall screws are the preferred method of fixing plaster board to timber frames rather than using clout nails.

Dry Wall screws are zinc plated steel screws that will not rust. They are self tapping, cross head screws usually supplied with the relevant screwdriver bit.

Dry wall screws come in a range of lengths ranging from 32 mm to 60mm. The correct length should allow the screw to sit with 25mm into the timber frame

Screws for metal framing are similar but only require a minimum depth of 10mm into the metal frame.

Screws should be scrim taped prior to a skim coat being applied to ceilings and flexible walls

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