Options for covering hole in ceiling after fan removal

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by gblades, 13 Apr 2015.

  1. gblades

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    I had a fan in the bathroom which was just a square box which was pushed up through a square hole in the plasterboard. It was only held up there by friction so after starting to decorate the bathroom I have decided to replace it.

    I would like to fit something like http://www.screwfix.com/p/manrose-in-line-shower-fan-kit-chrome-100mm/71740 instead.

    From what I have read I think the traditional method of fixing something like this would be to fit a couple of struts across the beams in the loft and then fix a square of plasterboard to them using dry wall screws. Then use 'drywall compound' to level and apply the texture.

    Does that sound correct?

    What is the 'drywall compound' they refer to? Any brand names?

    Are there any other suggestions?

    Here are a couple of photos from below and in the loft:-
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/49ispniwj6cqzec/2015-04-13 19.43.35.jpg?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ak9827plkr330de/2015-04-13 19.44.44.jpg?dl=0

    Thanks
    Gareth
     
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    I use wickes dry wall adhesive. It makes a brilliant general purpose filler and adhesive. It's around £9 for a 25lg bag.
     
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