Please advise

Pond5

New Member
We are working on a couple of churches, timber frame construction in the late 90s. Being renovated , re boarded with 12.5 tapered boards. Self adhesive scrim tape on joints. . Last 3 halls later got hairline cracks on the edge of all boards in main rooms.

is there a different product or process that would stop this ?
thanks and go easy on me for my first post

joe
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
We are working on a couple of churches, timber frame construction in the late 90s. Being renovated , re boarded with 12.5 tapered boards. Self adhesive scrim tape on joints. . Last 3 halls later got hairline cracks on the edge of all boards in main rooms.

is there a different product or process that would stop this ?
thanks and go easy on me for my first post

joe
Why are you using tapered edge boards for skimming? They're designed for jointing really, apart from the fact that BG only make some of their boards with a tapered edge, the T***s.
 

Cockney1

Well-Known Member
We are working on a couple of churches, timber frame construction in the late 90s. Being renovated , re boarded with 12.5 tapered boards. Self adhesive scrim tape on joints. . Last 3 halls later got hairline cracks on the edge of all boards in main rooms.

is there a different product or process that would stop this ?
thanks and go easy on me for my first post

joe
For a fully detailed response, you need to explain in more detail.
 

Retired Spread

Well-Known Member
could be any number of reasons why joints have cracked but people need to understand that using joint tape only minimizes the risk of movement there's no 100% guarantee
 

MakeItSmooth

Well-Known Member
Takes a lot to keep movement in check when timber wants to move with changing humidity, etc.

As Cockney said need more detail about your situation.

Is it huge timbers or just softwood 2x4 studs?
 

malc

TPF Special Forces
We are working on a couple of churches, timber frame construction in the late 90s. Being renovated , re boarded with 12.5 tapered boards. Self adhesive scrim tape on joints. . Last 3 halls later got hairline cracks on the edge of all boards in main rooms.

is there a different product or process that would stop this ?
thanks and go easy on me for my first post

joe

if you want to make a decent job of timber frame then cover the studs with ply board, with plenty of fixings. this will give the wall strength then fit plasterboard.
 
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