Is fitting plasterboard (Gyproc) coving a DIY job or should I get a professional in ?

It is a medium to large kitchen (approx 16 mts) with plenty of surfaces to stand on ( don't know if that helps) advice please

Asked By: Empeedee - 11/14/2007
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...its not very difficult ..but did you know there is coving on the market that looks identical to gyproc but its core is polyurethane its very light and and can be fixed with panel adhesives ...back to gyproc ..its heavy and sometimes need a nail in the bottom until the adhesives have set will need a... More
Answered By: boy boy - 11/14/2007
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Yes that's a pretty easy job. Go for it!
Answered By: papercutfaint - 11/14/2007
it easy if you know what your doing just use mastic to do the coving.plasterboarding is easy again only if you know what you doing.
Answered By: dustbin31 - 11/14/2007
It's an easy enough job until it comes to the mitres. Make sure you get a mitre block with the coving! If you are dealing with long pieces you will need some help to avoid bending the gyproc, but it's not that difficult to do.
Answered By: Lemonpie - 11/14/2007
unless you are confident leave to an expert - you need to mitre ends using special mitre tool - mark depth on wall -mix wall adhesive and stick to wall may reqire pinning for lengths and remove excees adhesive with narrow putty Knife
Answered By: ian4u1962 - 11/14/2007
DIY, Do It Yourself. Its expensive to call in a builder to do this work. As long as you have the right tools and some help off someone, then you go for it, its not hard to do and satisfying to see the results. Best of luck. -x-
Answered By: Debbie - 11/14/2007
It's a fairly easy job. The mudding and sanding are a lot more difficult. If you can hoist the sheetrock and sling it about without killing or hurting yourself. You may want to ask a friend to help with that bit... More
Answered By: sporregar - 11/14/2007
its pretty straight forwad like poly just use the right adhesive and maybe a few pins to keep it up till dry and your there good luck john
Answered By: john taylor - 11/14/2007
Fitting the board is fairly straightforward if you're fitting it to battens. However, plastering it all over afterwards is a different kettle of fish ...!
Answered By: Timbo - 11/14/2007
you need to keep it level with tidy joints, but otherwise fairly easy. Go for it!
Answered By: proud walker - 11/14/2007
The mitres and an extra pair of hands are essential, mitres can be a nightmare, a pro will have it done in the time it takes you to figure out which way to cut the first 2 corners! lol
Answered By: stitched up - 11/14/2007
Get a brochure from b and q they are very good.
Answered By: gerard h - 11/14/2007
Invest in a mitre block. Worth every penny... More
Answered By: Pauline - 11/14/2007
Yes it can be carried out by DIY persons. You will need to obtain a mitre block for all angles, Paper templates are supplied with the coving but they are not reliable. Go to your builders merchants and ask for the mitre template follow the saw along the angle and so on. Use a caving adhesive suitable for the product... More
Answered By: topman - 11/14/2007
Yes it's easy... More
Answered By: Yatesman - 11/15/2007
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