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What's the better option to clad panels to: plasterboard or plywood?

Overview:

Installing waterproof wall panels in shower. Two walls where panels are going; one solid wall and one a timber studded frame for either plasterboard or plywood to be put on. I do not want to just fix the wall panels directly to the battens as I want a bit more solidity to the wall.

Question:

Is it best for waterproof wall panels to be fixed to bare plasterboard or to plywood? I want to fix this to the timber stud before I order the wall panels.

Answers:

  • Written By Dan

    Unless it's a waterproof plasterboard then you're better using the plywood, simply because if you were to suffer water ingress for whatever reason, it would be better suited to cope with this, as opposed to plasterboard which will react and expand. Of course, our panels should protect against water ingress - but just in case you encounter a worst-case-scenario and do happen to have any problems, then this should help avoid a potentially more troublesome situation.

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