I guess the walls are plaster lath
. Make a small inspection hole and ensure there is no build up of loose sand and plaster.
type of screw of torque drive RELEVANT PRODUCTGeotextile Plaster lath
falls off a lot easier than plastered brick as the wooden lath strips tend to bounce between the timber studs and the vibrations loosen the plaster.
I cleaned the exterior plastic strips from any construction debris, rolled the top edge onto a plaster lath
strip, and pulled up and secured the 1 x 4 furring on the side walls.
Drywall used to be nailed to wooden studs and ceiling joists much like plaster lath
had been nailed in the past.
If the skirting is on plaster lath
then it will get damaged and require a plaster repair.
Holes in plaster lath
or old sand and lime plaster can be repaired but once they start to crumble they will need to be replaced.
In my example I am fitting the pole to a timber facing but the principle is the same for plasterboard, solid walls and plaster lath
as long as you use the correct fixings.
Removing a non-load-bearing timber partition wall is a messy job, especially if it has a plaster lath
Fix the timber in a box shape over the pipes using the appropriate fixings for the type of wall - brick, plasterboard or plaster lath
- and cover the frame with plywood or plasterboard.
Checking the 1911 census, Anthea found that the house passed to James Burrell who described himself as a builders' merchant dealing in cement, plaster paris, plaster laths
, plasterers' hair and sanitary pipes.