fixing ceiling cladding to joists.

10 Mar 2006
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:) I am completely renovating the bathroom in my bungalow. The ceiling was very uneven, as some time previously it used to be separate toilet and bathroom. I have removed all the plasterboard ceiling.
Can i now fit the white plastic t+g type cladding directly onto the ceiling joists, or do regulations state that i must replace plasterboard or similar, and fit the cladding underneath this ?
* there is no room above -- ( bungalow ).
Any advice greatly appreciated.
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No problem, but you must have insulation and vapour barrier above (if you haven't already) Whats behind there, is it felt/sarking board or just the roof tiles?
:LOL: Thanks for that Deluks. The original fibreglass insulation will be replaced as I fit the cladding ( it all came down when I removed the plasterboard ), also very shortly will be having more installed to bring up to current standards (250mm i think ). The roof itself is felted & tiled.
Can I make a nuisance of myself, whilst I have you ( checked your record, you seem to be very knowledgable & helpful ).
Unfortunately, the asphalt floor is 22mm out of level ( over 2.6m ). Am I correct in thinking that this is too much of a descrepancy to use a self levelling product i.e. should I mix sand/cement/10mm chippings to get near enough level, then use self levelling product ?
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I fit these types of ceillings quite often in bathrooms. I would STRONGLY advise that you re board your ceilling before you fit UPVc cladding.

im sure there will be a fire hazard issue here but noseall or softus will be along shortly and clear that bit up.

I would also advise you to use the hdf ceiling boards made my parador. Far better and they dont collect the condensation like UPVc.

think i may have a piccie of a bathroom i did with these fitted. Will post if i find it.

Here you go


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