1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Polystyrene Ceiling Tiles allowed???

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

  1. Dave123456789

    Dave123456789

    Joined:
    20 Dec 2013
    Messages:
    310
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    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!
     
  2. OwainDIYer

    OwainDIYer

    Joined:
    5 May 2010
    Messages:
    4,417
    Thanks Received:
    666
    Location:
    Stirlingshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    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

    Dave123456789

    Joined:
    20 Dec 2013
    Messages:
    310
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    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?
     
  4. OwainDIYer

    OwainDIYer

    Joined:
    5 May 2010
    Messages:
    4,417
    Thanks Received:
    666
    Location:
    Stirlingshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
  5. Dave123456789

    Dave123456789

    Joined:
    20 Dec 2013
    Messages:
    310
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Oh no that is terrible mate lol

    Lining paper for the win??
     
Loading...

Share This Page