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10 Key Advantages of Dry Lining

What is Dry Lining?

Dry lining is the process of lining interior walls with plasterboard. Plasterboard is attached to the internal faces, creating an even surface that can be painted directly, without requiring a ‘wet’ plaster finish.  In the last 20 years, it has become the chosen method in most homes, offices and commercial properties. In many instances, it replaces traditional block work and plaster.  A cleaner, faster, better way to create the space you need… 

The 10 Key Advantages of Dry Lining

For all types of commercial property, including offices and stores, dry lining is a perfect and practical solution. Here are 10 excellent reasons why you should consider commercial dry lining if you are building or renovating:

1. It’s fast, efficient, & clean

Dry lining involves screwing plasterboard to a metal or timber framework. Plasterboarding provides the cleanest, fastest, and most convenient way to partition a store or office. In a few minutes, you will have your wall in place.

2. It’s easy to decorate

Unlike traditional blockwork, you can paint or decorate your plasterboard immediately after installation.

3. Easy insulation 

Dry lining provides increased insulation benefiting energy efficiency.  A brick or block wall is not an effective insulator. In contrast, dry lining leaves a cavity that can be filled with insulation material. One of the main benefits of dry lining is its ability to increase insulation and prevent condensation.

4. Hide pipes & wiring

Drylining allows you to easily hide ugly pipework and wiring within the walls.

5. Easy renovation

Drylining makes it possible to improve the look of individual rooms, offices, or commercial spaces as you wish.  The benefit of dry lining is that it conceals unsightly wires and cables and, more importantly, can rectify uneven walls immediately.

6. It’s more economical

As compared to more conventional methods, dry lining requires fewer man-hours and time. Plasterboard provides solutions for any requirement aqua boards, for example, are moisture-resistant plasterboards ideal for bathrooms or wet areas around your property.

Great options for all environments

It’s not one fits all though when it comes to plasterboard. There are various types that are suitable for different environments. These include:

7. Acoustic solutions

If you have a soundproofing or acoustic problem, Acoustic Plasterboard is the option for you.  Plasterboard manufactured for acoustic applications is manufactured with a denser core making it more resistant to sound transmission. This denser material allows the sound to dissipate as it passes through. 

8. Improving fire resistance 

Fire resistant plasterboard, can be installed to provide fire rating of up to an hour.  Both walls and ceilings can be covered with these boards.

9. Solutions for kitchens, bathrooms and areas of high humidity

For extra protection against mold and water, tile backer and aqua board can be used. Wet areas, such as bathrooms, kitchens, etc., or high humidity applications benefit from these products.  Foil backed plasterboard provides excellent vapour resistance. By acting as a barrier, the foil prevents moisture diffusion and creeping damp. 

10. Prevent impacts, vibrations and scuffs 

Damage from scuffs, vibrations, and impacts can be reduced with Impact Resistant Plasterboard.  Plasterboard that is impact-resistant typically has a higher density than standard plasterboard, as well as a number of different additives that enable it to be tough, durable, and increased load bearing capacity. 

The benefits of drylining
Drylining an office interior fit-out in Bristol

Contact Us for More About the Benefits of Dry Lining

As a leading office fit out and dry lining contractor in Bristol, Avent Interiors has a reputation for quality. For more information about our dry lining services, please call us on 0117 9960 950 or email us at We are happy to offer free quotes and surveys.