Reply to post: Re: Forget the risk of fire spreading through the holes in the wall

Socket to the energy bill: 5-bed home with stupid number of power outlets leaves us asking... why?

Dave K Silver badge

Re: Forget the risk of fire spreading through the holes in the wall

The wooden frame should have bracing as/where required to ensure it is rigid. Plasterboard should never be used as a structural element in a house - mainly because it isn't a strong material. Also, the plasterboard is usually fitted considerably later in a house. You put the stud-work up, then all the utilities/insulation are sorted out before you put the plasterboard on. I certainly wouldn't want to work in a house if a major structural element of the walls was missing!

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