Renovating and Refreshing

To get the finish you really want for your walls, nothing beats removing old wall linings and relining with new GIB® plasterboard. Then, whether you are painting or wallpapering, you'll achieve a top quality job you can be completely happy with.

Why relining is a good idea

Rather than spending a lot of time and energy stripping back dated wallpaper and preparing the surface for a new coat of paint, consider completely removing those old wall linings and replacing them with new GIB® Plasterboard. Here is why:

  • 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, 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 remove and reline your walls

  • 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.            

Renovating gives you a chance to solve old home problems, 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-1980's homes)
• Crumbling, chipped corners and holes
• Outdated wall coverings and poor finish quality
• Unattractive or out of character skirting boards or ceilings trims

See what’s behind the paint and 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