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can i plasterboard over a crappy wall thats a mix of tile , plaster and board then tile the new boards?

hi, i took the tiles off but underneath were more tiles and in some areas plaster over more tiles and some plasterboard , ha its a right mess, whoever did it was dodgy, do i have to taake all this off right back to the brick and get someone to plaster it fresh or can i just hide all this with plasterboard and put new tiles on this? please help

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it may seem like less work at first glance, but in the end covering up someone elses work ( in this case more then one someone else ) can lead to regret. you're slowly changing the original dimensions of the room and in a lot of cases its features are no longer square. i've done a number of renovations and there is always surprises. i prefer to remove the trash and get down to the original studs. in this way you can upgrade electric if you wish ( new work on top of old always seems to make your outlets and light switches deeper and deeper ) and you can insulate the walls or you can run things like phone lines and tv cables inside the wall. who knows you may discover something you'll be glad you caught now rather then after the work is complete.
May 11, 2017
Hi Chin We have been sticking ceramic tiles on plaster board for the last 50+ years to my knowledge. just use a waterproof adhesive and the shower tray needs to have a fillet of silicone between it and the tiles to stop the water getting down between the wall and the shower tray. in fact the silicone is used to seal all areas that water might get into.
May 11, 2017
I have to agree with pacman. I have found too many nasty surprises buried in other peoples work. From your description it does not sound like the people that did the work on the wall really knew what they were doing. Save yourself future problems. Fix it properly now, Good luck.
May 11, 2017
yes but first you must remove any loose debris from the wall then give the wall 2 coats of PVA sealer mixed with water and then stick your plasterboard sheet on with a suitable adhesive
May 11, 2017
of course been there, done that
May 11, 2017

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