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Over boarding ceiling

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by Guitarguy, 12 Mar 2019.

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    Hi, I am taking down tongue & groove varnished cladding from the upstairs bedroom of mums house. I am wondering whether it is acceptable to screw new plasterboard onto the existing battens? These seem secure enough. Or do I pull them off and find the joists?
     

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    Personally, i would pull them off and find the joists. If you're overboarding its not a significant job to do that.

    I wouldn't want to rely on someone else having fixed the battens properly and the risk to the plasterboard moving or cracking later.
     
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    The fact that they’ve presumably been screwed to the joists should help you find the joists.
     
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