Advise on uneven walls

Craigy7

New Member
Hi

I have recently got different trades in to help build an extension. On the final stretch in getting the internal walls plastered were the plasterers had to fix plasterboards with insulation, dot and dab I think they called it! Got the joiner around this week and he found that the walls had not been plastered evengly (please see attached photo). When questioned the plasterer he said he's to busy to return and we have had a falling out. Can you advise what product can be applied to make the wall even in readiness for the kitchen to be installed!
Thanks in advance
 

satan

Active Member
Is that a solid wall brick or block. Or is it a studded timber wall with plasterboard applied?
 

Rkes

Member
Bit of a mess.
Looks like the far corner kicks out.
Maybe hack the section that has kicked out off and re-do it.

The worktop could be scribed
May be difficult to tile or look a mess if it’s left.
Kitchens cost a lot, you want it right.
 

LarryTheLag

Well-Known Member
That is effing awful, didn't anyone have some common sense to check the finish is straight? Even I do that

Can't you get them back in? The joiner should be placing the worktop against the wall, get a small washer, pop a pencil in and trace the shape of the wall onto the wood

@lurpak get your superhero outfit on (the one we talked about the other night) and go get em :birras:
 
K

Keegan88

Guest
The wall curves in the corner that's obvious but we can't see the other end of the straight edge. That doesn't look like the other end would be sat on the wall to me so you're making it look worse than it is. Should it of been done better? Yes of course but you can probably just scrape off the plaster in the corner and make good
 

satan

Active Member
Probably every house is. Is it every 4th block they level up and the timber not straight on studding then it moves later.

Even if the plasterer filled and leveled the wall. It can still move later.
 
K

Keegan88

Guest
Probably every house is. Is it every 4th block they level up and the timber not straight on studding then it moves later.

Even if the plasterer filled and leveled the wall. It can still move later.
I was just taking the piss of the original post. I'm not sure what putting a pen behind the straight edge is meant to show or prove
 

satan

Active Member
That the kitchen fitter has got a bigger job on his hands than he thought. He wont be out of there in an hour. :D
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
I was just taking the piss of the original post. I'm not sure what putting a pen behind the straight edge is meant to show or prove
Which was exactly my point many, many posts ago. You need to see both ends of the straight edge to make an informed comment.
 

Feck this

Well-Known Member
How much is the gap 10mm over the first 150mm? That's nothing to get over.
O.k it shouldn't be like that and re-plastering is the only option to straighten.
But if fitter can't get over it and keep units straight he ain't much better. If it's a cnr unit going there they sit 125mm away from cnr anyways, so scribe unit back. W/k top scribe back. Tiles just build out and feather in you should be able to lose it.
I fit over a 1000 kitchens in council houses and private and it is very rare I had a straight wall. Some were atrocious.
Only problem he might have is with wall units as most don't allow for scribing, but you can normally nick a bit and you can pack others out and slowly lose it over the span.
A little cover up I've done for tiles before on a bad ski sloped wall was to form box in cnr from w/k to underside of wall unit and tile over. Somtimes needs must.
 
Top