1. A

    HELP, ceiling doesn’t look like it’s attached to anything.

    Hi all, So I have an not level ceiling so today I planned on removing it, sistering joists to straighten it up and then plasterboarding. The ceiling is lath and plaster that has since been over boarded, so a lot to come down. So here I was in the attic trying to kick the ceiling down and then...
  2. D

    LED Strip Tape on Ceiling - Sticking Plasterboard to Plasterboard

    I'm about to put up a new ceiling and would like to fit LED strip tape around the edge, about 25cm from the wall. The strip tape will sit behind a silicone diffuser such as eBay item https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/266101406404 The diffuser has a depth of 8mm, so I'm thinking of using 9.5mm...
  3. J

    Repairing/replacing/covering a lath and plaster ceiling

    We recently bought a house, currently unoccupied, and we just removed the wooden ceiling in one room to reveal a layer of insulation, and under that a damaged lath and plaster ceiling: There are quite a few spots where the ceiling is damaged. I assume the damage occured before they put up...
  4. D

    Damp stains and leakage in a newly built house

    Hi there, Since we moved in to a newly built house we noticed annoying damp stains, patches and the paint crumbling in a living room floor are - you can see it from the staircase. We've been trying to establish the potential cause of the issue and we failed. Had a plumber testing our boiler...
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    Expanding Damp Patch on Bedroom Ceiling

    Hi, I moved into a new property about 4 months ago, soon afterwards i noticed a small brown mark in the corner of the ceiling but thought nothing of it, recently I noticed that the patch has grown considerably and is damp to the touch. It seems to have become more severe since we had our boiler...
  6. S

    Plasterboard Repair

    Hello I have a plasterboard to repair above a window on the 1st floor Please see photo The plasterboard just ends on the windows. It is not screwed into anything where it touches the window. The plasterboard moves when you on push it by the window About 8 inches before the window and above...
  7. harry_01

    What type of textured ceiling is this?

    Hi, i am unsure what type of ceiling this is. This is in the UK.
  8. K

    Insulation of ginnel ceiling/floor.

    Hi. Hope you are all well. Got a problem and can’t stop thinking about it, so would like to pick your brains! I’m laying tiles in bathroom which is just above ginnel. Before overboarding realised the whole thing is uninsulated so air from outside can easily make its way straight under the...
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    Hello I have had the artex ceiling removed by an asbestos contractor. See photo Should/ can I remove the lathes on the ceiling in preparation for a plasterboard ceiling. Should I point the walls before plastering
  10. T

    Re-painting Bathroom ceiling (flaking paint)

    Hi all, Some of the paint of my bathroom ceiling has started to flake off, so I figure that's a useful prompt as any to re-do it. Just a quick few queries - would it be okay to remove the flaking paint, and then paint over the whole ceiling again (with Dulux Easycare, or similar) or do...
  11. R

    Kitchen top shelves - uneven ceiling

    Dear Forum Members, I am planning to install additional MDF shelves on top of the existing kitchen cabinets, and I have noticed that my ceiling is uneven: The existing cabinet is installed correctly - I've checked the top of it with spirit level meter. Therefore I 'blame' the ceiling. I've...
  12. A

    How to cover cracks on ceiling

    Hi there, I have started my first renovation and will be living in the property myself, so attention to detail is paramount to me. In the lounge, I am going to be leaving the centre of the ceiling exposed but there are some white areas around the sides and through part of the middle (I'm not...
  13. bettz1

    How to deal with a screw pop

    Hi we've a few of these around the house and I think there called screw pops? What's the best way to deal with these,as I'm wondering if I fill over them will they just come back again? Is it worth taking the screw out?
  14. C

    Fireproofing old 96-inch ceiling plasterboards

    Hi, I've just bought a house which has a 1960s bedroom extension above the original 1930s garage. The ceiling panels are standard 9.5mm-thick plasterboard, but there is no fireproofing, which is now required - naturally I want to protect the bedroom above as best as possible. I'm considering...
  15. A

    batten and overboard a ceiling for skim

    Hi, I have a uneven ceiling that i plan on battening with 50x25mm roofing battens and then screw 9.5mm plasterboard reading for skimming. Can someone tell me if I need to batten along the length of each joist and pack out or is it better to fasten the battens perpendicular the joists and pack...
  16. Fishwalker

    Hallway plasterboard job walls not level

  17. K

    Primer / mist coat came off in patches when removing wallpaper

    Hi, We recently moved into a new house and stripped a bedroom of really thick wallpaper that had also been painted. On taking off the wall paper it has also removed some of the primer / mist coat from the plaster in some quite big patches on two walls (see photos). We want the end finish to...
  18. K

    Help - Anyone, ceiling tiles are asbestos ?

    I'm in Spain ... ceiling with water damage .. need to repair ceiling tiles & plaster after fixing leak .. I'm worried these ceiling tiles may be asbestos insulation tiles .. this extension was done in the mid 70-80 's in Spain .
  19. J

    How best to attach this light fitting to the ceiling?

    I bought this light fitting second hand and it didn't come with any fixings. As you can see from the photos, the screw holes are not on the sides of the ceiling mount unit so buying the usual metal bracket for this wouldn't work. Should I screw the fitting directly into the ceiling using Rawl...
  20. S

    painted ceiling gone wrong