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Downlights in bathroom?

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by 5oysterman2, 4 Jan 2020.

  1. 5oysterman2

    5oysterman2

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    Afternoon guys. We are going to refurb our bathroom, & the wife wants ceiling skimmed over old artex pattern & downlights put in. We have a ceiling light already in place.

    What is the logical order to do it. Downlights first & then skimmed or vice versa.
    Not doing it myself, but I'm thinking downlights first, so hole from original light can be filled. Is this correct or not.

    Cheers for any replies
     
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    I would leave the Artex alone myself to avoid possible asbestos release.:unsure:
    Worth thinking about steam from the bathroom causing problems above as the lights seldom seal up fully.
     
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    When mine was done it was skimmed first then holes for downlights.
     
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    roughly speaking, yes, first skim and then downlights - but its not as simple as that.
    theres the cables and any conn boxes etc. that might need access to before any plastering?
    and the elec Regs for bathrooms.

    why not ask in the elec forum?
     
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    Cheers for the reply. Wasn't sure which forum to post on, didn't think it would matter that much.
     
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