Advice on this project

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Hi,

I removed an old faux fireplace and am attempting to plasterboard over the area on the chimney breast.

(see pic)

the top half of the wall has plaster and I want to basically butt up to this with plasterboard, and then skrim the gap.

I then intend to do patch repairs on the sides with board and compound, sand the whole thing and apply a lot of paint.

I am confused on how I cut the main board for the front of the chimney breast.

initial idea is to cut the board as wide as the plaster at the top. This will give a continuous width down the wall.

however, I have angle beads for the plaster board. These seem to poke out, so if I add these, this will protrude out meaning the corner of the breast will suddenly change.

Do I cut the board a little shorter to make allowance for the bead? If so, how much? Very difficult to judge.

Or, do I just bead the whole thing, plaster above included so it’s one line?

I was told in the shop that you don’t need to be a plasterer to cover joins and angle beads so it doesn’t necessarily have to be entirely skimmed by a pro (although I am sure this will look the best, I’m on a budget)

Any advice or comment appreciated here.

I hope this makes sense.
 

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