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reboarding an artex ceiling

Postby london1962 » Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:23 pm

Hi there, have finally decided to reboard a badly artexed 1950's ex council house.It was originally pre-cast reinforced concrete so has some steelwork in places where there would normally be wooden joists:
1.What is the best plasterboard to use, 9mm 0r 12.5mm with or without tapered edges?
2.How do I locate the wood to fix to, would I have to lift floorboards upstairs?(bearing in mind that when central heating system was installed 2/3 years ago flexible plastic piping was used as couldn't drill through steelwork and I don't want to put a hole in the piping).
I have a plasterer coming to skim my finished efforts and will possibly be able to get his ideas on the subject, but I would like as many opinions as possible.
Many Thanks
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Postby damo » Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:08 pm

hi, ide use 12.5mm on the cielings and 9.5 on walls but the better way would be to get your plasterer to put a coat of bonding over all the artex then he can overskim that, its the way ide do it.
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