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Polystyrene Ceiling Tiles allowed???

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by Dave123456789, 20 Feb 2015.

  1. Dave123456789

    Dave123456789

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    Hi (for my own house) in my bedroom - i have artex styled wallpaper on the ceiling which i hate!

    the ceiling is not best shape from what i recall hence my father putting the paper on the ceiling instead of the full plasterboard, skimming job.

    theres a lot of stuff in the room so i dont want to skim now either. not spend the money.

    but i have come cross these tiles Polystyrene tiles that i quite like that i can just stick on
    http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homeba...eiling-tiles---white---coverage-2-sq-m-412316

    but people are telling me they are not allowed as they catch fire etc.

    why do they sell them then??? mind you i could not find in b&q or wickes - only homebase.....

    your guidance is much appreciated!
     
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    The modern ones have fire retardent in them. However, that won't stop them giving off toxic smoke in a fire.

    If you ever want to sell or rent your house most surveyors will highlight them and advise their removal.

    http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/firefighter-risks-life-to-save-woman-95-1-5586537

    http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/...en_blaze/?action=complain&cid=11419589&ref=rc
     
  3. Dave123456789

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    hmm doesnt seem worth it then tbh - rent or otherwise

    i may have to suffer skimming or look into plain (lining ) paper for the ceiling...??

    any other suggestions?
     
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  5. Dave123456789

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    Oh no that is terrible mate lol

    Lining paper for the win??
     
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