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Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by 45yearsagasman, 28 Apr 2017.

  1. 45yearsagasman

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    Kitchen fitters removed a stud wall to open up kitchen to make a kitchen/family room. Unfortunately, there's a 9mm difference in the surfaces of the (now) two adjoining walls. What methods do you professionals use to overcome this situation? It's a fairly modern house, built very late 90's. Any advice would be appreciated. I hope I've explained the situation sufficiently for you to understand, but I'm only a plumber:)
     
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    If the edges aren't too messy, how about a vertical length of decorative stripwood moulding?

    I had something similar after knocking through. A length of 35mm x 6mm and some no nails gave a nice line to work to from both sides for decoration.

    I guess it depends if you're happy to make a 'feature' of it.
     
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    Thanks CB, that will probably be the best option.
     
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    Fair enough for the suggestion above but if you go that route a length of Bolection moulding might pick up the 9mm difference or use two pieces of moulding/pencil round to kind of build a Bolection lip.

    In such situations we most always pick up jogs by plastering to a flat surface, level with the high side.
    This gives the option for a flat run of units or worktops or decorating through both rooms - no jogs.
    This suggestion also relies on clean kitchen walls - no units etc - to work to?
     
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    Agree with Vinn, plaster it out evenly/flat, to the same plane as the high side, giving you a "flat wall" all the way across. Any joints in the plasterboard at the old wall junction would need to be taped as well.
     
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    Excellent suggestions, and thanks to all.
     
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