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Boarding ceiling

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by fattony, 29 May 2019.

  1. fattony

    fattony

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    Hi

    I’ve had to replace the ceiling in my small hallway (easier than patching loads of holes then skimming the artex) and I realised that this steel beam is actually sitting proud of the joists in a few places by a few mm.

    I think that when the house was built they boarded either side then skimmed over the lintel - it was plaster over the lintel which had cracked the full length.

    Using full boards I would have 1 join which I was going to tape and join but now I’m wondering if I should board upto the beam (leaving beam exposed) then double board over the beam which I can tape and join.

    Is there a better way or would a couple of mm bow in the board not notice?

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    If it’s really just a couple of mm then you may get away with it, but otherwise either pack the joists or double board as you say. Try and avoid a join along the beam line as it’s less likely to crack. Might also want to consider proper fire protection of beam with pink fireline board, depending on what it’s holding up.
     
  3. fattony

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    It’s not much, just sits proud by a 2 maybe 3mm but I was thinking I could put a Packer so the board has some support.

    The 1200mm finishes just after the beam but nothing stopping me having 2 joins so the first board goes middle of the beam and add one either side.

    Will pprobably go fire board, it’s a porch with a bedroom above

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