We've started working on redocorating our downstairs toilet - this has
quite a bit of pipework that we'd like to cover up. The previous
decorator had (badly) built simple boxes out of odd scraps of timber
covered with ply. Particularly difficult to hide away is the 10cm
diameter pipe that runs vertically up one of the back corners (soil
stack?), although the other corner also contains some old pipe work.
Our grand plan involves having a sweeping curve in each corner to
cover the pipework up (radius of about 35cm). How best to achieve
Thanks - Adam...
Make formers for the bend out of wood. Position these around once every 30cm
up the wall. Get wire meshing and attach to the formers and bend into shape
to give a consistent curve. Apply one coat plaster. Skimming could be
problematic on a curved surface.
Not very good for subsequent access, I'll admit! You'll probably think of a
My preferred would be to just bring the wall forward 15cm with plasterboard.
You might even be able to use a concealed cistern toilet then, which is much
neater looking and cleaner.
On 17 Feb 2004 06:28:38 -0800, adam email@example.com (Adam) wrote:
You can get plasterbord to bend if you dont need it too tight, wet it
slightly first and\or leave it stood against a wall for a bit, it'll
curve on it's own. Or you could use bendy MDF\ply, you can get it with
grooves on one side that allow it to bend.
Either way build a studwork frame behind curved at about the right
angle and secure whichever material you use to it. If you use
plasterboard and skim it it's fairly easy to iron out any slight
imperfections in the frame and board with a level coat of finish.
we did some work at Old Trafford football ground, we worked next to a
plasterer who plastered a curved wall, he even put a pattern in the plaster
and finished it off by putting a sheen in the plaster with a polisher.
Not sure how the wall was prepared. just wanted to let you know it is
possible plaster a curved wall, if you find the right plasterer.
Plastic sheet (1mm?) is pretty good for this sort of thing. If the perspex
or whatever is accurately cut and wedged between 2 battens, you should be
able to create a precise radius. Getting the plaster to bond to it might be
a problem but I guess you could etch the plastic with a strong solvent.
I'll get me coat.
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