Here's a step by step guide of how I installed a stud wall for a customer yesterday. This is going to make a large walk-in wardrobe with long length shelves and rails
|Setting out. Always tricky in a old house. In the end I went square off the wall with the window as it looked right.|
|The outside frame up. It's essential to get this level. Cut the uprights long enough to wedge the head and sole plate in place.|
I screwed these in but I also used a grab adhesive to stick them to the walls, floor and ceiling
|Next add the studs that will form the door opening. |
Make the opening a couple of mm bigger than the frame you're going to fit
|Add the other studs. so that no spacing is wider than 400mm (16"). |
Also cut out the sole plate where the door is.
|Add noggins at to carry the plasterboard joint (1.2m). |
Also add the head to the door and an upright to carry the plasterboard
|Here I've added extra noggins as I know I've got to fit a large shelve and hanging rail later|
|Extra noggins give you a solid fixing later in a job|
|Plasterboard one side of the stud wall|
|Plasterboard the other side, making sure no screws are left sticking out|
(you can add insulating between for sound proofing if you want to)
That's as far as I can go for now.
Now I've just got to wait for Sean the plasterer to come and then I can finish off all the trim work (architrave, skirting), hang the door and then add all the shelves and rails that the customer wants.