Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:32 PM
In France this year, in a pottery holiday, our host had 2 plaster bats approx. 24" x 18" x 1 3/4" which we used for wedging and reclaiming clay. When I enquired about these, she told me she bought them at the DIY centre for about €3! I couldn't resist at that price, and went along to the nearest DIY centre. These are plaster panels (Carreaux de platre) that the French use for constructing internal walls - the same product is not available in the UK. I bought one, €3.50 and packed it in the boot of the car for the journey home. You couldn't even buy the plaster of Paris and make your own for that price. No good for US members, but I'd recommend anyone in Europe travelling to France by car to consider this. I got mine from Brico Marche.
Translation from another French site:
Length (in cm): 66
Product Width (cm): 50
Thickness (cm): 7
Full tiles in natural smooth plaster facings for the realization of partitions distribution of septa against dubbing in dry rooms. Tongue and groove profile for easy mounting
€ 4.75 / Unit