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    How to cover Asbestos Artex


    We have a few Artex ceilings that have been confirmed to contain asbestos. A local builder said he would overboard and then plaster and didn't seem too concerned about the asbestos. Would you not have to make holes to find the joists, disturbing the asbestos if you were to overboard? They said they wouldn't want to plaster directly on top because the current cracks will come through. I just wanted to get a 2nd opinion?

    Asked by Beth on 27th Oct 2020
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    "Try and search Christopher Booker note book from The Telegraph. It makes a interesting read and may put your mind at rest. But you can put extra screws in where there cracks are and put fibre tape over the cracks and plaster over the artex."

    Answered on 28th Oct 2020 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
    Constantin Clapon

    "I will aply the glue pvi after bonding skim finish"

    Answered on 28th Oct 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Plastering Local

    "If this is confirmed asbestos then I would strongly advise using new plasterboard over the ceiling then plastering, this will avoid disturbing the artex""

    Answered on 3rd Dec 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Mptp Construction Ltd

    "Hi, normally it should be taken down and rebuilt with plasterboard."

    Answered on 28th Oct 2020 - Member since Apr 2018 - report
    LFE Builders

    "I use a strong magnet to find the fixings in the joist then mark them so you can over board without disturbing the artex"

    Answered on 28th Oct 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    KR Plastering Services

    "Overboard is fine. Minimal asbestos in artex 0.1%. Safest option."

    Answered on 28th Oct 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Plasterers in Worthing

    "The asbestos is so minimal.
    I’ve scraped back and skimmed 100s of them over the years and I’m still alive"

    Answered on 23rd Nov 2020 - Member since Jun 2019 - report

    "Yes overboard the ceiling and re-plaster them guys will have a mask on so they will not be bothered about one and two bits of flying asbestos"

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Jan 2016 - report
    SJH Plastering Cont.& Property Maint. Services

    "Hi Beth.. recommend overboard ceilings with 12.5mm plasterboard,
    not an expensive material and guarantees a good level base for
    2 coat finishing plaster. An experienced builder/plasterer will locate
    ceiling joists without disturbing the artex. Hope this helps, regards,"

    Answered on 28th Oct 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report

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