1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Downlights in bathroom?

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

  1. 5oysterman2

    5oysterman2

    Joined:
    11 Jun 2016
    Messages:
    48
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    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
     
  2. footprints

    footprints

    Joined:
    21 Sep 2011
    Messages:
    3,924
    Thanks Received:
    765
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    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.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. Sponsored Links
  4. Iamchamps

    Iamchamps

    Joined:
    24 Sep 2016
    Messages:
    875
    Thanks Received:
    134
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    When mine was done it was skimmed first then holes for downlights.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. bobasd

    bobasd

    Joined:
    2 Dec 2017
    Messages:
    1,864
    Thanks Received:
    278
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    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?
     
  6. Sponsored Links
  7. 5oysterman2

    5oysterman2

    Joined:
    11 Jun 2016
    Messages:
    48
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Cheers for the reply. Wasn't sure which forum to post on, didn't think it would matter that much.
     
Loading...

Share This Page