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Sunken Spots (Halogen)

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by gemsta23, 4 Jun 2008.

  1. gemsta23

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    Ok... HELP..... I am about to have a new kitchn fitted... I currently have an artexed ceiling with wat i call salford swirl on it (its not a smooth finish), however, i want sunken spots in the kitchen, do i have to have a false ceiling put in to do this?? OR can it be done on the original ceiling? Will i have to have the ceiling re-done so its smooth & then have the spots done??? Shall i do this before i have the kitchen put in or after??
    I hope someone can help..
     
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    I am not sure if this is an urban myth, but I have been told that artex contains asbestos fibres & should be treated with extreme care.Perhaps somebody could confirm or refute this.
     
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    Asbestos was used in certain products until 2000.

    But if its non-asbestos, it wont be a problem to fit halogen lights into it. Though there may be small gaps around the fitting, so if you want a sleek finish, sand down the artex just where the light will sit on the ceiling.
     
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    Thanks.... I didnt know about it containing asbedos... we've just sanded a full ceiling with not much of a mask on each!! OOoooppppss

    Thanks
     
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    Its true, some artex ceilings had about 3% asbestos.. :cry:

    More grim news here: http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/campaign/electrician.pdf

    The uneven finish will cause a halo effect round downlights. Either skim the ceiling smooth or sit the downlights on a bit of multifinish plaster and smooth it off with a wet sponge.
     
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