ceilings


the upstairs ceilings in my house have seen better days - 1930s house with lathe and plaster work - all the artex has been removed and all the ceilings are in a pretty sorry state (loose plaster and stuff), what would be the easiest way to repair with minimal mess, i was considering doing a plasterboard sized patch at a time and knocking all the old plaster off - using the lathes to keep as much filth in the loft as possible
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You could just plasterboard over the whole lot.
Rob Graham
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and fix straight into the old lathes ? - other problem with that is the ceiling "curves" in on the walls that are outward facing - must of been an old idea to make the ceilings higher - makes it difficult to just plasterboard over - its like coving but built in.
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But you'd need to skim the plasterboard anyway (ideally), and you'd make good the gaps at the edge with plaster (prior to skimming - not all at once).
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