The plumbers have been and we now have central heating. Due to the
concrete floors the pipework is all on the surface - in most cases
running just above the skirting (and will just need painting - what
sort of paint for hot pipes?), but in a couple of places runs at
high level along a wall, or has a vertical drop down an alcove.
I'd like to box it in to make it look neater. Along the high-level
run, I'll need a box about 2.7m long and 50mm*70mm in cross
section. Down the alcove, I just want to make the alcove look
50mm smaller - so I guess I want to be able to plaster the
work I do. I really don't know what to use - plasterboard? Ply?
Hopefully Dad's old(er) bench saw is coming my way soon, so I'll
not have to be cutting whatever manually!
I'd say it depends on how you envisage the finish - will it be like
woodwork (in which case use MDF, painted to match skirtings etc), or
like the walls (in which case, MDF could still be used but
plasterboard might be more suitable, especially if it's a large area -
then use emulsion/wallpaper as per the walls). The larger the area to
be covered, the more inclined I am to make it look like 'wall' - much
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