Commercial drywall usually is installed vertically standing, it’s easier to install and tape drywall seams after.
But on our recent drywall taping project on a 5000 sq. ft. condo on Wellington Street for Strathcona Construction we encounter different technic and at first were surprised with GC decision to install it two-sheets horizontally on walls plus cutting one of the sheets into two pieces.
After interesting debate we can see the point of the architect. Because the client is really concerned with the quality of finish he doesn’t mind spending more on getting a seamless wall. It is a visual trick that anybody can use on their own home’s project.
You cut one piece of drywall to make it 30’’ or so wide and install along the wall bottom. Than on top of it on the wall you install a solid regular 48’’ sheet and on top you put the rest of your bottom cut piece.
This way on a regular human body height on a long wall (and walls are really long at that condo) if you are using 12’ drywall you can see very few vertical seams, which makes the wall visually seamless.
Very smart decision and nice thinking about customer satisfaction.
On January 16th we delivered materials to a commercial site for drywall and taping services. It is located on the corner of Roncesvalles Avenue and Howard Park Avenue.
This used to be a Dominion Bank Building of 2 floors plus basement level and now will be renovated into office space for a company called GEOSCAPE Contracting: http://www.geoscapecontracting.com/
Here is what will be performed during the 10 labour days: 2nd Floor:
· Taping of new drywall (washroom and kitchen area)
· Hallway and Staircase from second floor to first floor —skim cote on plaster 1st Floor:
· Installation of corner bids
· Skim cote on the walls
· Taping of new drywall on ceiling
· Skim cote of plaster on ceiling Basement:
· Taping of all new drywall (walls and ceiling)
· Removal of construction debris in garbage bin
The project started on January 16th and will end on January 26th if there are no changes to the scope of work from owner. Before Images:
This is the second floor of the building before renovation.
Windows on second floor of building before renovation
Bottom Left Image: second floor ceiling
We started installation of ceilings on the first floor of the building:
Taping of new drywall on the ceiling area on first floor
As always I am taking some shots of the condition of site before renovation and will be updating you on the process of this work throughout the week.