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Nomad
17-01-2010, 06:53 PM
Hi, folks are doing some kitchen improvements so it got me thinking. Yank walls out and do my cables, add insulation etc .. maybe get a cheaper but needs improvement house - for my whenever future :D

The wall behind paint / wallpaper is the gib isn't it?

So, some walls are not right angles, can you get special boards for the corners so they are a bit round?

Some places are curved walls, how is that achieved?



Cheers :D

somebody
17-01-2010, 07:23 PM
If you mean the corners where two walls meet, you usually get a product called Goldline which is a thin metal angle with paper stuck to it, that can be plastered in to the joint. That comes at a variety of angles, for both inside and outside corners.

For curved walls, people sometimes use thin MDF sheet which is very flexible, and just use several layers of it to get to the right thickness. Gib board doesn't bend very well (and can snap quite easily) so trying to use it for curves can be challenging.

Jen
17-01-2010, 07:25 PM
Are these external wall or internal curved corners? Seriously, unless this wall is a curved feature wall, then don't go there. Doorway arches and curves is soooo 70s.

Nomad
17-01-2010, 07:26 PM
Cheers for that.

The corner thing some call it "beads" :D

For the curved walls, they are flexible so how does one make it strong? Ie., if you lend at it, it is not going to wobble.

Nomad
17-01-2010, 07:28 PM
Are these external wall or internal curved corners? Seriously, unless this wall is a curved feature wall, then don't go there. Doorway arches and curves is soooo 70s.

Indoor walls :p

Yeah they are 70s with a centre point light bulb area in the main room :D

What I do in the future probably just be standard modern.

gary67
17-01-2010, 07:29 PM
Can you post some pics would make life easier to give you the correct information

Nomad
17-01-2010, 07:41 PM
Can you post some pics would make life easier to give you the correct information

Something like the picture in the middle. :confused:
http://www.curvedwalls.ca/

Just speculative really. Who's that Sinfield guy with the curly hair, he leans at the wall and falls over :p

But I just found this useful link:
http://www.josephfusco.org/Articles/Building_Round/Building%20Curved%20Walls.html

gary67
17-01-2010, 07:51 PM
To curve Gib board lean the sheet against the wall spray with water until damp then leave to settle itself into a curve usually over the weekend. Once it has started to curve naturally it is much easier to get it to continue to curve as you fix it in place. But it is best to keep it damp while doing this, by damp I don't mean soaking wet otherwise it might just fall apart.

Sometimes you need to apply a bit of weight to the middle of the sheet while it is leaning against the wall. Or you can suspend it between saw stools overnight for a slightly quicker method

R2x1
17-01-2010, 09:09 PM
Nature abhors a straight line.

Apprentices seem to be a bit shy of them too.

tutaenui
17-01-2010, 09:09 PM
for curved plasterboard see http://www.roundy.co.nz/

hueybot3000
18-01-2010, 06:48 PM
Something like the picture in the middle. :confused:
http://www.curvedwalls.ca/


A curved door :banana

Why would anyone want a curved door? :confused:

gary67
18-01-2010, 06:56 PM
Why not

hueybot3000
18-01-2010, 06:58 PM
builders nightmare?

R2x1
18-01-2010, 08:57 PM
Nope. Apprentice set it out as a straight door - - -

gary67
19-01-2010, 05:53 AM
builders nightmare?

Nah not really a bit of a pain to make but once made no more difficult to fit and hang than a normal door

Greg
19-01-2010, 07:46 AM
I've seen curved plywood sheets in furniture. Perhaps the curved wall has used plywood and covered with plaster, then painted/papered.

Anyway, gotta agree with Jen... sooo 70's.

Nomad
19-01-2010, 08:03 AM
Someone said a insulated house may be too hot in summer? Has this been true for those who have insulation in your homes?

We are not getting insulation but just wondering.

Not sure if they had extra heating as well. They know a friend who is a retired builder. Might of been of been summer. They said they had sweating flowing down their faces .. :D

Coaster
19-01-2010, 09:24 AM
Someone said a insulated house may be too hot in summer?
Another guy recons this is rubbish.

Nomad
19-01-2010, 12:19 PM
It could of been extra heating, not sure.

Folks know a retired builder who built his own home. They paid him a visit and found it very warm. It could of had extra heating not sure .... given his age.

gary67
19-01-2010, 06:13 PM
This house is very warm now and it is fully insulated but we get full on all day sun. However the house is easy to heat in winter as once the sun goes shut the curtains light the fire and toasty warm. It is definately warmer than our last house that was not insulated

Coaster
20-01-2010, 10:32 AM
Helpfull links:

http://www.consumerbuild.org.nz/publish/materials/materials-insulation.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Building_insulation