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Preparing for artex removal with new skylights

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by jfsoar, 14 Aug 2019.

  1. jfsoar

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    Hi,

    I'm about to install two Velux windows between trusses in my kitchen, creating plasterboard light shafts around them. Once done I plan to have a plasterer knock down and skim over the artex in the rest of the kitchen ceiling.

    I'd like to keep the costs low and the job as easy as possible for the plasterer.

    I was originally planning to tape and joint the plasterboard in the light shafts (as I know how to do that, and although the sanding is no fun, I can't plaster myself), but on reflection I guess there's no point to doing this if the plasterer is coming out to skim anyway (?)

    How should I prepare the joint where the vertical boards in the light shafts meet the existing artexed ceiling? I was thinking to use square edged board and apply metal mesh angle beads.

    Is there anything else I should do to make the job easier?

    Thanks in advance,

    John
     
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    Just but the board up/square off at the edges and let the plasterer bead it. Sometimes there’s a bit of adjustment with roof light reveals to get all the angles right, which can dictate exactly what bead and where it goes, and he’ll know what to do.
     
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