Polystyrene coving

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    We moved into our house a few months ago. Every room has polystyrene coving. We had a few decorators round to give us quotes to decorate the living room, and one of them said that the polystyrene coving was a fire hazard and we should remove it. However, none of the other decorators said this. If we were putting coving up, then we wouldn't choose polystyrene but we can't really afford to replace it all, and we are thinking that taking it down is going to leave a mess. So we are leaning towards just leaving it alone.
    Does anyone have any advice on this? Thanks.
     
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    Polystyrene is a fire hazard more so if painted with an oil based paint, you really would be better off to consider it's removal.

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    I think now all polystyrene products like coving will be fire proof as in it wont turn into a moulten mass of flames ?
    If the living room was on fire I doubt whether the coving would make much difference !!
     
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    The problem is with Polystyrene ceiling tiles covering the whole ceiling are a Fire Hazard

    a narrow strip of coving around a room is unlikely to be a problem
     
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