making good the plaster work around a window

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Hi,

I've just had a new window installed. It was a complete install, so the old wooden frame had to be removed etc. This means that the plaster work around the window now needs to be done. (I've uploaded a photo here http://www.diynot.com/network/tfman/albums/19985/74556])

I decided that it would be good practice to do it myself. I just want to double check that my current plan of action is reasonable.

1) Construct some wooden battens (each probably 3-4 inches wide) and attach these to the wall around the window.

2) Attach strips of plasterboard to the battens. These would be both along the face of the wall and along the reveal of the window.

3) Various other preparation to the plasterboard, such as angle beads.

4) skim coat the strips of plaster board

(I will also probably remove some of the current plaster at the same time, and redo this also, as some of it is looking a bit crappy.)

Is this a reasonable approach to take? How would a professional go about this job. Any tips/hints would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance
 
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It seems a fair plan, you could possible if the the reveals are not to deep on a good surface dot'n'dab them.
Any joints in the boards will require joint taping, and make sure you get your timbers level and plumb. The thin coat beads will also require squeezing/pinching this will help when it comes to plastering the bead.
 
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Hi,

Thanks for the response. I'm sure not dot 'n' dab will work on the reveals, as they are quite deep. I might give it a go. I'll see how I get on.

The window is in the kitchen. Does this make any difference when considering the preparation of the plaster? I mean in terms of the higher levels of air moisture in the kitchen. (Sorry if this is a stupid question)

Also, i forgot to mention that I also had a door installed at the same time. It's a kitchen door that goes into a conservatory, so it is an external door that is actually indoors. (I hope that makes sense) Anyway, there is a gap at the top of the door which I also need to make good. Here is a link to a photo of it http://www.diynot.com/network/tfman/albums/19985/74764. Any advice on how I should approach this job would be much appreciated.
 
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