24 Jan Avoid Gib fixing disasters
Gib fixing disasters can be avoided by selecting competent Gib fixers ….Every now and then we receive a call from a homeowner who is desperately unhappy with the Gib Plasterboard finish in their home. The complaint is that they can see cracks or humps in their gib board wall or ceilings and they cannot get the previous gib fixer company back (or do not wish to).
A typical scenario is that I or my specialist Gib fixer project manager inspects the property and makes a number of recommendations.
To correct visible plasterboard joins or cracks recommended remedies usually require Gib fixing and Gib stopping or skimming work to reduce the appearance of the defects. In many cases the gib fixer need to fix the gib again (after gib board is removed). In most cases this also means repainting the Gib board of that particular wall or ceiling.
The main cause of these failures is normally that the gib fixer, builders or architect has failed to give due consideration to AS/NZS2589; 2007 for Plasterboard installation or best practice for gib fixing according to plasterboard manufacturers.
The work of an Auckland Gib fixer simple enough however if it is a long lasting quality finish you need there are many factors that need to be considered here is an outline. Failing comply with one or more of these is likely to result if ongoing plasterboard problems.
Gib fixer disasters can be minimised by following these Gib fixing steps
*Each one of these remedies requires repainting.
These issues are covered in detail in AS/NZS2589; 2007 for Plasterboard installation (gib fixing) and AS/NZS 2311:2000 for painting. Except for a pre-lining moisture testing requirement these issues are not part of council requirements.
Also please read Gib fixer rules 1-4 these are the finer points related to longevity and issues of glancing light and finish quality.
Gib fixing considerations written by Arjen Bloem managing director of Plasterboard Finishing PBF and Auckland Gib Fixer and gib stopping company. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us by completing this contact form or please feel free to call me direct on Auckland 09 5206616.
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