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Lathe plaster strip between floors on stairs

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by jacko555, 22 Feb 2021.

  1. jacko555

    jacko555

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    Pic shows hallway wall, after wallpaper stripped.

    Between ground and first floor, the walls have beams running the length of wall, like a course of brick, but wood, as a base supporting the first floor joists. That is an internal wall.

    House is 100+yrs old.

    Here is a pic looking up the stairs at the wall.

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    The previous occupant made a poor polyfilla repair decades ago before papering, which was obvious through the paper, and now the orignal lime plaster is blowing /crumbling around the filler.

    House was empty/unheated (stat was set to 4 Celsius) for several years before we moved in.

    I assume the blowing only here is due to brick/wood expanding/contracting at different rates as temp and humidity fluctuated.

    My gut feeling is remove the plaster and lathes, infill with plasterboard and skim/feather this into the original plaster (that is solid)?

    Or would it be preferable to remove the plaster/filler on the lathes, and reapply plaster on to them? I dont think so due to the wood/brick expansions differences.

    Please advise and thanks for the help
     
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  3. KenGMac

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    jacko555, good evening.

    Best way is to remove the Lath and replace with Plasterboard. you will need to install timber battens to act as a support for the P/Board, then skim and feather in.

    Ken,
     
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  4. jacko555

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    Hi Ken,

    Many thanks, appreciate the help
     
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