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What is this bathroom ceiling material, I want to screw a light fitting into it but I don't know what screws to get

Postby samuelbryan » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:01 am


We have just moved into our new house and need to replace the bathroom light fitting but I am unsure of this white material situated between the plaster and a thin layer of what looks like chipboard?

Also with the identification of this material can someone point me in the direction of which screws and/or plugs to use to ensure a fairly heavy light fitting will be secured to the ceiling?

Bathroom Ceiling Shrunk.jpg

Thank you so much,
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Postby stoneyboy » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:25 pm

Hi samuelbryan
Looks like a piece of chipboard has been fitted above the plasterboard and the light position. Try putting in a wood screw and see if it holds.
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