Dry Lining Contractors serving Wiltshire, Bristol, Swindon and nearby areas

AB Drylining offer plaster boarding services to residential and commercial clients. Plaster boarding is used to make interior walls and ceilings. We use plaster boards as an alternative to plastering which takes considerably longer to apply and dry. With our expertise we can drywall an entire house (depending on size) within one and three days.

Plasterboards used in dry lining are versatile and available in a variety of dimensions to accommodate every space. They can be placed strategically to help protect from moisture, sound and fire.

Our contracts are delivered on time and on budget. We take pride in our work and ensure that every step is taken to give our clients the best finish possible.


  • Quick install and maintenance

  • As well as providing separation and privacy, these walls can offer sound proofing, insulation and are fire resistant

  • Wide range of performances achievable

  • Quality 100% Guaranteed and all projects completed on time!

Why AB Drylining

  • We take pride in our work from start to finish

  • Competitive prices with high quality finish

  • A reliable and friendly service

  • We work closely with our clients

Should you plaster or dry line?

Did you know there are a lot of different techniques used in the plastering process? Plastering has a lot of history and has evolved over time. Dry lining is a popular option for those that do not want to go with wet plastering, which is considered to be more traditional.

When people think of a plasterer what they are usually thinking about wet plastering. Your contractors show up and start applying wet plaster to the desired area. You then need to wait for the plaster to dry and so you’re waiting to decorate it. Cup of tea anyone?

It would be better if you could have the plasterboard readymade and dried so that it need only be applied to an unfinished surface. That is dry lining. Its faster, less messy and decorate-ready.

Wet plastering isn’t always necessary and a more efficient process like dry lining can be used. There are plenty of cases however where wet plastering is your best choice. Which option is best for your project will depend on a number of things. Call our experts and get the advice you need to put your best foot forward.


What is dry lining used for?

Dry lining is a plastering process that is used for applying plasterboards to any space quickly, cleanly and in a cost efficient way. It is used to save time and money and protect from moisture, acoustics and fire. It is often used just to improve the look of a property and prepare it for decorating.

How effective is dry lining?

Dry lining is very effective when done correctly and under the right conditions. It can make the difference of days saved, not to mention the cost.

How much does dry lining cost?

The average room in a house costs around £500 to dry line and skim.

The Dry Lining Process

Numerous sheets of plasterboard are readymade and dried so that your contractor need only fit them on to the desired surface area. The area is usually masonry or more common brickwork, but anything that needs covering can be considered.

If your project involves the use of wooden or metal stud partitions the plasterboard can be fitted directly on them. They are fitted using screws, nails or even a drywall glue.

Sometimes added insulation is requested and so we add a layer of insulation behind the plasterboards to improve the energy savings of your property. It serves to fill cavities and make the dry lining more robust.

When the plasterboards are in it is time to secure the joints with a compound and tape. A primer is used to finish, levelling out surface porosity. Once the boards are sanded where needed you are almost ready to decorate.

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