Drylining Gem are a Worthing-based Drylining and Tacking company that has been working across Sussex for over 25 years.

Drylining and Tacking

We provide a friendly and professional service; highly competitive quotes and all our work is backed with a full guarantee. Our service is available for domestic and commercial properties. From tacking a bedroom ceiling to a full property drywall installation, no job is too large or too small for our team.

Gem Ceiling and Walls Specialist are one of the longest trading plastering companies on Checkatrade with over 500 reviews.

Very impressed with the professionalism of this company from start to finish, I found all staff most helpful and nothing was too much trouble. They had more than enough dust sheets to cover everything and done a great job ready for paint. Will be using them on other rooms
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Drywall and Tacking Work

This gallery to the left shows a large detached house that had been stripped of all its ceilings and plastered walls prior to a refurbishment. Gem were then called in to re-fit the ceilings and walls for the customer. We have shown several areas of the build to show all the different types of angles we usually end up having to work too!

Do you have a similar project coming up? Why not contact us and see what we can do for you.

What is it all about

Drylining refers to the practice of fitting new plasterboard to the ceiling and/or walls of a room and can be fitted in a number of ways, either by screwing into the ceiling /timbers or walls directly (tacking) or by a process on the walls called “Dot and Dab” where the boards are literally stuck to the surface using a plasterboard adhesive.

When a wall is dry lined, typically this uses a type of plasterboard known as tapered edged. When the boards are lined up, there is a “dip” in the middle, which allows you to then “tape and joint” the boards together using a jointing compound and a special tape. Once this has been completed and rubbed down this leaves a perfectly flat smooth area that can be decorated right over without the need for plastering.