What is the FIS Drylining Working Group?

The FIS Drylining Working Group was formed to address issues that were common to those working in the drylining sector.

Next meeting – 19 March 2020, London

What do we do?

Bringing the supply chain together to be a driving force for change and to set members up for success.

What are the issues we are focusing on?

Improve quality and building safety

  • Reducing plasterboard waste
  • Getting a fully qualified and competent workforce
  • Updating standards
  • Looking at alternative ways to improve the health and safety of operatives on site
  • Focussing on innovation in the supply chain

The objectives of the group are to:

  • Develop technical standards as required
  • Promote best practice in the market
  • Educate and inform clients and specifiers about drylining work
  • Promote the products and skills of FIS members in this field
  • Shape the market so that the correct adherence to standards is recognised and adhered to by all to the benefit of clients
  • Improve main contractor relations
  • Monitor commercial and legal issues

The Chairman of the FIS Drylining Working Group is Gavin Palmer of Astins.

This group is open to all members of the FIS.

Previous meetings

19 March 2019

13th June 2019

5th November 2019

FIS is also supporting a working group focussed on managing penetrations in buildings, for more information on this activity, contact the FIS team.

For more information to support contractors and designers you can visit our Drylining Knowledge Hub here


Drylining quality checklist

This quality check list for drylining has been produced by members of the FIS drylining working group to help members assess risk during the project and provide a detailed quality check list throughout the installation process.

It has been  designed to encompass a wide and detailed range of question which you may choose to consolidate depending on the performance of the drylining, the evidence you have been asked or wish to provide and the known experience and competency of the teams.