Forum Thread: Veneer Brick What to Choose?

At the moment of thinking about the execution of a new house , a reform of the existing one or changing the distribution of some part of the house, the doubt often arises between the use of partition walls called "seca" of plasterboard or plasterboard, which is as it is usually called, or the use of traditional brick partition walls, that of a lifetime. I intend in this post to compare both options with objective technical criteria, to provide the necessary criteria for each one to choose according to their needs.

Once in the work, we must assess the execution of the partitions, which will be very different depending on the material chosen. In the case of choosing to choose Veneer brick partitions we must take into account the large amount of waste that is generated such as remains of mortars, pieces of veneer bricks, sacks and debris in general that must be removed from the work at some point. In fact, it is desirable to remove the debris as they are generated, without accumulating them, as it may be the case of stepping on them or even having to move them apart to be able to settle well, as well as the risk they cause. to possible cuts, trips, falls, etc ...

In this aspect, the "dry" partition system with plasterboard, plasterboard , brings a lot of advantage to the traditional brick partition, since the generated debris is much less bulky and heavier than the other system, since the plates are Place whole, except the upper parts and side encounters. Nor are accumulations of mortars generated that sometimes it is necessary to chop them to be able to remove them. In short, we work in a cleaner pit. Even the removal of debris is more comfortable, since the very shape of the cuts of the plates allows transport to be more comfortable and less heavy, being able to remove more amount of wasted material in fewer trips.

Surely, the most advantageous aspect of the execution of plasterboard partitions is the speed of execution and the ease of it , although it requires a more specialized tool to make cuts to the plates, nail profiles and screw, which is a little more expensive acquire, but it is quickly amortized by the speed of execution and the time that is gained with this system. Once the partition has been redesigned and the channels or support profiles are placed, the plates are placed very quickly, leaving a surface that is practically ready for painting, if only the joints and screws are needed.

Obviously, all that glitters is not gold, since in the dry partitioning system it can be extremely easy to execute the general area of the wall, but it can get a little more complicated in the singular points , which must be well executed to avoid posterior lesions in the septa.

Some aspects to take into account in the execution of the system can be, for example, to take into account before running the partition if it will be necessary to load weight in it, such as hanging shelves, furniture or simply sanitary ware, sinks suspended, etc ... In this aspect, the resistance of the brick avoids the need for prior planning of these aspects, but in the case of the plasterboard, the areas where hanging loads are to be reinforced must be reinforced. In addition, once the partition is finished, it will be necessary to use special tacos for plasterboard, a bit more expensive than those used for traditional brick partition walls.

Another aspect to keep in mind is to leave the plates lifted from the floor surface , that is, they should not be supported, but suspended on the lower profile, so that they can not rise moisture that may occur on the floor due to the use , as puddles for spills of liquids or simply the fact of scrubbing the surface of the ground with water. Obviously, this is a problem that does not arise in the case of brick walls, as the baseboard itself limits the plastering of plaster, which never reaches the surface of the floor, thus preventing the humidity from rising and getting to see stains in the walls.

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