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Benzine

posted on 7/3/22 at 02:06 PM Reply With Quote
Internal partition wall?

I have a large landing area in my house and I'm looking to make a temporary (year or 2) partition for an office area. Obvious choice would be timber stud walls etc but as this is temporary I don't want to plaster etc, and would like to be able to disassemble easily enough. Any ideas on a locost way of doing this?

Unfortunately it'll have to look nice due to swimbo, otherwise I'd be firing paslodes at OSB like there's no tomorrow already

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Sam_68

posted on 7/3/22 at 02:50 PM Reply With Quote
You couid try doing a seach on eBay for 'office dividers' or 'office partitions'
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McLannahan

posted on 7/3/22 at 02:52 PM Reply With Quote
I'd still go for a timber frame and plasterboard it. Still about £11 a sheet in my local place - not gone up too much yet!

Paint the plasterboard - or wallpaper even easier/neater?

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roadrunner

posted on 7/3/22 at 03:14 PM Reply With Quote
Have you looked at 3mm ply boards that are already papered.
They use thousands of them in the caravan industry.

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Sanzomat

posted on 7/3/22 at 04:16 PM Reply With Quote
Plasterboard on timber studs will almost certainly be the cheapest way to make a partition. Rather than plastering it you could go for the tapered edge boards (same price as square edge most places) and just fill the joints and screw holes. A bag of easifil goes a long way and if you aren't the best at spreading it sands easy!
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mark chandler

posted on 7/3/22 at 06:25 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Sanzomat
Plasterboard on timber studs will almost certainly be the cheapest way to make a partition. Rather than plastering it you could go for the tapered edge boards (same price as square edge most places) and just fill the joints and screw holes. A bag of easifil goes a long way and if you aren't the best at spreading it sands easy!


That’s what I did, then to make it look very neat pasted up backing wall paper over it before painting, same texture over it all.

Make sure you put a bit of scrim in the joints to stop cracking.

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Benzine

posted on 8/3/22 at 12:41 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for all the ideas everyone!
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