BEFORE YOU START
Matched linings or lath and plaster (plaster laid over timber) or, in some cases plasterboard, often provide structural bracing as well as a finish to a wall. In this case, an engineer or builder will be required before replacement. If there is any doubt when removing old linings consult a professional.
When plasterboard is required to provide bracing performance, this is now ‘‘Restricted Building Work’’ and must be carried out or supervised by a Licensed Building Practitioner.