Replacing Linings


To get the finish you really want for your walls, remove old wall linings and reline with new GIB® plasterboard. Then, whether you’re painting or wallpapering, you'll achieve a top-quality job quickly and effectively.

Why relining is a good idea

  • it gives you the opportunity to check behind the walls for unseen problems that can affect the ‘health’ of your home, e.g. dampness;
  • it allows you to fit insulation and if not previously done, you can reposition or add new power points;
  • it gives a ‘new room’ feel;
  • you avoid hours of hard labour trying to fix up an old wall, e.g. properly removing old wallpaper, patching, and dealing with nasty surprises.

Basic steps to removing and replacing linings

  • Preparation
  • Remove linings
  • Install insulation and/or power points
  • Install plasterboard
  • Plastering
  • Sanding
  • Installing cove
  • Decorating

Click here to view our step by step video.

By relining, you can solve the problems of old homes, including:

Health & Comfort

• Draughty & cold rooms, no insulation
• Mildew, mould, dampness condensation


• Insufficient power points, TV, phone outlets, light switches etc.
• Noise problems
• Low hot water pressure or noisy plumbing


• Cracked joints in walls or ceilings due to unreinforced joints (common in pre-1908's homes)
• Crumbling, chipped corners and holes
• Outdated wall coverings and poor finish quality
• Unattractive or out of character skirting boards or ceilings trims

What's behind wallpaper?

In many older homes, it’s not unusual for the wall linings to have been painted or wallpapered over and over again. Until you start work, it’s nearly impossible to know exactly what you will uncover. Click here for more on what you can expect to see