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2.4m boards but 2.6m high ceilings - how do I fill the gap

Postby Ginge » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:35 pm

Hello All

First post so dont all shout (or laugh too loudly )

I want to dot and dab walls in upstairs bedroom.
I have already boarded the ceiling and have 2.4m x 1.2m tapered edge 12.5mm boards to do the wall.
Problem is my ceilings are 2.6m from floor to ceiling ie. leaving a 200mm gap if I apply a full board.
How do I get round filling in that 200mm gap ?
Is it a case that I apply the full board and then cut out 200mm strips and add them on top (with the intention of applying scrim tape and gett boards skimmed ) or what ?

I so wish I had employed a builder who could use a tape measure !
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:49 pm

Is it a case that I apply the full board and then cut out 200mm strips and add them on top - yes top or bottom.
OR find a supplier of 3.6 boards, fit false ceiling or deep skirtings.
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Postby rosebery » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:11 pm

1. Cut your boards but not 200 mm strips - far too thin! Use say 1300/1300 for the first boards. That will give you 2 x 1100 off cuts. Cut your third board at 1500 and use one of the offcuts on top. For the fourth piece use the second 1100 offcut first and put a larger 1500 piece above it. Work round the room that way. Make sure you use plenty of adhesive - particularly along the joins. Too many people D&D with too few dabs per 2400 board.

You'll probably end up using between ½ and 1 extra board than you originally anticipated but its cheap.

2. Put full board 100mm off floor. Cover up top 100mm with 127mm coving and bottom 100mm gap with skirting.


PS No 2 is a joke of course as its the "bodge it and scarper" method!!!
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