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    Spotlights on the old Artex ceiling


    Hello, I’m buying a house. It has Artex ceilings ( May have asbestos as the house is from 70s) I want to have spot lights installedIn the living room and kitchen and the ceiling plastered and skimmed. Do I have to get the ceilings plastered first and then lights installed? What are the safety considerations around making holes in a ceiling that possibly contains asbestos.
    The bedrooms above have carpets and floorboards underneath ( as I was told)
    Thank you

    Asked by Farida on 23rd Nov 2020
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    Paul McSherry

    "As advised below have asbestos issues resolved firstly, an electrician should wire your spotlights as there is no knowing how much damage could be done by the electrician then lastly the plasterer."

    Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Electrical copperheads ltd

    "Drill from above with a bag underneath with water in it"

    Answered on 4th Jan 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report

    "Firstly get an asbestos firm into test the ceiling and take full advice from the asbestos company
    Don’t take any chances"

    Answered on 24th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    WK Electricals Ltd

    "Get in touch with your local authority who will recommend a specialist asbestos company to go verify before any disturbance to the Artex ceiling please."

    Answered on 15th May 2022 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    A.S Electrical

    "Need to ring the council, building control, health and safety immediately explaining asbestos issue,
    They're very helpful and will help to carefully dispose asbestos,
    Once the asbestos cleared, to the satisfaction of building control, and health and safety then installation of Downlights can be discussed, when all is safe."

    Answered on 24th Nov 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report

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