Density and variable weights, partitions are deposited as a wall structure, starting from the top. The risk of collapse in one piece is thus avoided.
With a thickness of 5 to 10 cm, the light partitions can be made of plastered bricks, timber and plaster, slag, plaster tiles, honeycomb panels or gypsum plasterboard.
Their removal can be done without prior study since they are not supposed to have a structural role. But beware: in some old buildings, they have sometimes become carriers over successive transformations. In doubt, it is better to consult a specialist...
To preserve the decorative elements
To preserve the old moldings and cornices adorning the ceiling, use a grinder and make a clean cut before attacking the wall with the mallet.
Begin demolition at the two top corners of the wall at both ends with a hammer and, if necessary, a mason's pick.
Measure the thickness of the plasterboard wall and draw a mark with the chalk line to define the part of the partition to keep.
Use a plaster hand saw or electric saber saw to cut the partition cleanly to the right of the parts to be kept.
Finish clearing roughly the top of the partition over its entire length.
If the piece to be demolished is important, support beforehand.
Evade the opposite corner of the mallet, working from top to bottom.
In the lower part, you can work back to the partition for ease.
Starting from the top, break the plaster tiles to the cattail across the width.
Then demolish the partition little by little in successive strips.
Use a flat chisel to remove the remains of plaster still hanging on the walls.
All that remains is to bag the rubble and evacuate it.