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    Hi all,

    Just a couple of quick questions for the chippies:

    In the process of straightening and plumbing walls, is someone able to answer the following:

    1. Do all walls have to be perfectly straight / plumb prior to bracing being installed permanently (i.e. angle bracing, tension bracing etc) and

    2. Does the process of straightening / plumbing all occur in one go prior to plastering, or is it normally done on a wall-by-wall basis as you are going along?

    Cheers,
    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulDem View Post
    Hi all,

    Just a couple of quick questions for the chippies:

    In the process of straightening and plumbing walls, is someone able to answer the following:

    1. Do all walls have to be perfectly straight / plumb prior to bracing being installed permanently (i.e. angle bracing, tension bracing etc) and

    2. Does the process of straightening / plumbing all occur in one go prior to plastering, or is it normally done on a wall-by-wall basis as you are going along?

    Cheers,
    Paul
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    They only need to be as plumb as you want the finished job to be, if it's a bathroom and tiling will be involved then yes the walls need to be close to perfect.

    You will find it difficult to install tension bracing onto existing walls as you won't be able to get to the underneath of the bottom plate to fix the strapping properly, so angle bracing is what you will most likely be using, Tension bracing really needs to be installed before you lift the walls into position.

    No you don't need to straighten every wall at once if you can't do this, just work wall by wall one room at a time, the only reason it would all need to be done prior to plastering is if you were having the whole house plastered at once, Also every wall does not require bracing
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    Great thanks mate

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