I hate plasterboarding and as essexandy said i think its harder on your body than you give credit. Spend all day lugging clumbersome materials around generaly in small areas and by the time youve gone back and forth to yor wall putting dabs on you could be floating etc.
Though in domestics it does give you peace of mind regarding comebacks when the brick/stone works all shot etc also agree that s&c is loads better than bg backing coats but that involves cement mixer or big bath etc.
I think theres a need for a internal bagged s&c that can be knocked up with a mixer would be great for domestic refurb work etc.
well i never knew that andy!!!
where do you normaly buy that from mate?
Float and set ,but I'm old school ,old dogs and all that:huh:.in my experience spreads that prefer dot and dab can't usually float,I'm not aving a pop at anyone on here before you all come back at me lol
i disagree m8 that dry lining is harder on the body. when 2 coating yur working 2 suction and mabe putting 30 or 40 bags on a day.I'd much prefer a F&S finish in my own house.
From the point of view of doing the job I prefer F&S if using S&C but would rather D&D&S than Hardwall & set.
If using S&C then materials are cheaper than D&D, especially if you use the correct amount of adhesive.
I also think that D&D only tends to be quicker if thrown up, if you are as fussy with your boarding as you would be with your floating (assuming you are) then there's no time gain.
I also think that D&D is harder on the body. When floating the heaviest thing you're holding is a HAWKful of muck as opposed to sheets of board, some of which are up to supposedly a two man lift.