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    Replacing a ceiling


    Can I save the original features when replacing my ceiling?

    Asked by Susan on 13th Nov 2021
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    "Yes ! you can keep everything ,when you take the old ceiling down and you need to install new sheets you need to check first if the old frame it's in level if not you gest have to check if its possible to drop the ceiling in. level looking at the space between window detail ( top of the window) and ceiling an if allow you to drop the frame in level if you don't have one you can build a British standard frame or an European standard doesn't matter that much important that you have a metal frame NOT a timber one because in time you will have problem 400ctr stud simple or double install the sheets ( plasterboard ) you can do only the joint or you can do full skim because usually in the kitchen area requires full skim as a fire barrier protection as a flame retardant!"

    Answered on 18th Nov 2021 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    brent perkins

    "If I was you don't worry about having a ceiling just pull down the old ceiling and skim the joists it would make a nice look flat ceilings are so yesterday"

    Answered on 15th Nov 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Master plaster

    "Yes leave an inch of the original ceiling up away from
    The features cut round it then take the ceiling down and reboard it"

    Answered on 15th Nov 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Palmer plastering

    "This depends on what kind off features you have up on ceiling if you can take them off with out damage then yes and if you are going to skim over what’s there but if you are over boarding then I would say no"

    Answered on 15th Nov 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    A.B Plastering Services

    "I use a DeWalt multi-tool to gently cut away coving or any original features. Doesn't always work the way you want it but the blade vibrates at a speed that usually doesn't damage detail. It's tricky at times."

    Answered on 15th Nov 2021 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    C1 Plasters

    "Depends on how bad the ceiling is and whether what you are after saving is cracked or damaged all ready without actually seeing it it’s hard to say. But definitely not an impossible"

    Answered on 15th Nov 2021 - Member since Sep 2019 - report

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