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    Can I use polystyrene tiles on a ceiling

    Builders

    Is it legal to use polystyrene tiles on a ceiling? And if so, what safety steps or/and permissions should be taken into account? I want to avoid taking unnecessary risks. Thank you.

    Asked by Charles on 24th Jan 2022
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    L J D Joinery & Construction

    "Hi not recommended at all
    Massive fire risk
    What are you trying to achieve"

    Answered on 24th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Vila plus ltd

    "yes if the slab is only made of concrete.if it is made of wood it is not recommended"

    Answered on 31st Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    BBFM2021

    "Hi, do not use them they are not fireproof.. Would be better you scrape the existing condition, then plaster.."

    Answered on 14th Feb 2022 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    Jacklin roofing & building

    "It’s not ideal to use polystyrene tiles anywhere as they are a fire risk."

    Answered on 24th Jan 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Gary Birtwhistle

    "You can still buy them so I assume they're not a banned product. They are extremely flammable and ignite at relatively low heat so side on caution. They also UV degrade and may start looking shabby after a few years which is why they tend to be painted over. I'd suggest looking at better alternatives."

    Answered on 24th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    DDLK Construction Ltd

    "Polystyrene ceiling tiles and coving are not illegal and you can still go to stockists and DIY stores to buy them. Modern products contain a fire retardant additive and are not so high a risk. Polystyrene ceiling tiles and coving which have been installed for a number of years can be a major fire risk. So the short answer is Yes. - however, emphasising / Unfortunately polystyrene will begin to soften at relatively high temperatures approaching 100°C and at that point will begin to shrink. When heated further they will melt and at this point, they give off a gaseous and flammable product."

    Answered on 23rd Mar 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report

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