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Overboard t&g ceiling or drop first ?

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by Licklieder, 20 Jul 2020.

  1. Licklieder

    Licklieder

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    I'm considering options to sort out the bathroom ceiling in my partners flat before renting it for a year or so before selling.

    currently, it is what appears to be wood T&G. lord knows why it wasn't plasterboarded when it was flipped 10 years ago - though judging other aspects of the work done it was done on a minimum budget by a master bodger (think sockets held in place by paint - because fixing the back boxes is just too much like hard work)

    As a result of the extract fan not working or being up to much (another thing to fix), the t&g above the shower has warped, creating a nice gap for all the bathroom steam to migrate through. The ceiling is not level either - being approx 1/2" higher at one side than the other.

    Is this the sort of thing that can be overboarded & plastered with a skim coat or is it going to be best to drop the ceiling first - something i'd much rather avoid if i can

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    With the damage above the shower which no longer looks flat , I would be bringing the ceiling down , you might get lucky and find plasterboard above which you may get away with just skimming

    Have you popped out a spotlight to have a look?
     
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    well, i had a look. seems that the ceiling is MDF t&g - guess the last people who flipped it couldn't work with plasterboard or were willing to pay. didn't see any plasterboard beneath. guess it means it has to come down then. pot lights need replacing with modern LED IP rated ones anyway - would mean that i get to see whatever mess of wiring is hidden behind it.

    All subject to 'management' approval ofcourse....
     
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    Do you need management permission to make decorating choices in a flat you own?
     
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    by 'management' i mean my partner....
     
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    Seems I was a bit slow on the uptake there......

    Use the old trick "would you look what happened when I touch it, guess it will have to be changed....."
     
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