Hi Folks, I have a little mystery for you. I have recently been re fixing some loose floor boards (bloody plumbers) in the back bedroom and have been reminded of an unusual fixture in the house. Above the ceiling plaster fixed to the bottom of the floor joists we have 1 inch mesh chicken wire/wire netting stretched over the entire area, any ideas why?
The house was built in the 1930s and the ceilings are plaster onto a metal mesh (not the chicken wire that is separate) with steel bars approx every 6 inches. At some time a second ceiling 2 inches below the original has been added in the ground floor rooms. That threw me when running a network cable soon after we came here. Having lifted an upstairs floorboard and drilled through the ceiling I could see, I could not understand why there was no hole to be seen from below!!! I then drilled up from below and could not see a hole from above!!!! Only when I used a 2 inch hole saw from above (not easy through the steel mesh) could I see the second ceiling layer.