1. W

    Ceiling like meringue

    Hi, I’ve joined as I’ve recently bought a house and the ceiling in the little bathroom looks like meringue. I’ve never seen anything like it before, has anyone else? My only suggestion so far was to cover it with a wooden board and create a fake ceiling, rather than try and chip/scrape it off...
  2. D

    Removal of large beam below ceiling

    Hi, There is a large timber beam spanning two rooms in my house, which appears to be decorative and not structural. However it's a bit of a monster (about 28 feet long and measures around 9" x 8"), and I really wanted to look for second opinions before I tackle removing it, especially as someone...
  3. H

    Snap/clap noise in kitchen/living room ceiling 2nd floor flat

    Could someone please help me identify this noise? After I bought a second floor new build flat from Bewley Homes UK in 2022, there has intermittently been a snapping/clapping sound. The noise happens all year round. We have done the basic tests i.e run taps etc. It has been really hard to pin...
  4. D

    Damp: Ceilings off chimney breast

    Hi, Hoping you can help guide me with some of your thoughts with a damp problem I’m having in two upstairs bedrooms off the chimney. This seems to have been more of a problem in one room than the other for some time although in our other room the paint was cracking around this area which makes...
  5. OwenF

    Ceiling binder - unsupported one end

    Hi. I’m up to speed with cut roof construction from previous threads. Looking for advice/opinions on specific situation. Existing garage ceiling joists 47x100: 6m span on wall plates either end. 400 c-c over 3m run Existing binders 47x125: at 1.5m spacing perpendicular to joists. One end...
  6. A

    Twisted joists upstairs ceiling

    Im about to overboard with insulated plasterboard an existing top floor lath and plaster ceiling. I just popped up the loft to check out the joists and mark up where the joists sit so that I can be sure to fix directly into them ... But we've got a problem... You will see from the photo that...
  7. L

    Garage leak through ceiling

    We've had issues with our garage ceiling since we moved into our new build Almost 4 years later now....I know....it's still leaking after being repaired numerous times, they are still repairing it...must be in the 15/16th attempt. I know it's hard to tell without seeing it, but here is some...
  8. M

    Drop ceiling construction

    I'm planning on creating a drop ceiling for our living room (1970s house), so that we can have a shadow gap + LED strips around the edge, install some LED downlights, soundproof insulation, and a couple of ceiling speakers. There's a bedroom above and you can hear the TV when it's loud. I was...
  9. Greg_0ry1

    Best coving material for bathroom

    I have nearly finished my downstairs guest toilet/bathroom and would like to give it a nice touch with ceiling coving. I know it’s not an issue reading previous articles on here but I am unsure which one is the most recommended due to humidity? I don’t want to have too much mess if I can avoid...
  10. 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...
  11. DaveFix

    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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 1

    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...
  15. 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...
  16. harry_01

    What type of textured ceiling is this?

    Hi, i am unsure what type of ceiling this is. This is in the UK.
  17. 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...
  18. S


    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
  19. 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...
  20. 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...