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    Overboarding - edge treatment

    Not far off at 6'2". Obviously designed for the maids to easily access off the stair case but I'll be moving it as part of electrical work
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    Overboarding - edge treatment

    Three very good/sensible options, thanks all
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    Overboarding - edge treatment

    Hello, After pulling down lath and plaster in a few rooms (for wiring/pipe access as well as the ceilings bowed) I'm hoping to just be able to overboard the hallway. The question I have is what do you do when you get to the lip at the landing floor? Do you cut the plasterboard slightly short...
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    What would you do?

    This is what I'm trying to understand. Some of the above comments imply that it's highly likely if one wall in the room is not up to scratch then all 4 must be in the same boat (as all done at same time, by same plasterer etc)
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    What would you do?

    Not sure if you're a pro or a DIYer but it's the time and cost of removing plaster from four walls of a 5m X 5m room, disposing of that waste, purchasing board and having delivered as I don't have a van, getting said board dot and dab onto the wall, scrim tape said board, moving 9x sockets and...
  6. M

    What would you do?

    It's preferable to avoid plasterboarding an entire room (time/cost), moving a large amount of sockets in the process if there is a viable alternative. As per my earlier comment, it wasn't like the walls were peeling off on their own accord. The chase has unveiled the poor skim but it's not poor...
  7. M

    What would you do?

    Sorry I think I'm causing confusion. To clarify there are two issues 1) lath and plaster gaps around an old door I've blocked up and 2) modern skim not properly adhered to wall. I think for 1) the option of overboarding is the simplest, and ripping out and plasterboarding is the most long...
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    What would you do?

    So is this something that will eventually just start falling off the wall on its own accord ie I literally have no choice but to take the bad skim off and get it done again? Unfortunately this house purchase has been a series of unfortunate events and shoddy work doesn't surprise me anymore...
  9. M

    What would you do?

    Of course now I should add after peeling away the easy stuff, what remains doesn't want to come off so potentially I was very lucky/unlucky and got a small poorly applied area
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    What would you do?

    One more thing, a ground floor room has been overskimmed at some stage in the last 15 years. When running a chase for electrics yesterday, I noted some of the plaster either side of the chase was quite happy to peel off in fairly large hard chunks. I assume an improper PVA mix to be the root...
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    What would you do?

    Thanks for all responses, seems a few options, apologies if I missed any: 1) Remove existing plaster and lath, new PB onto existing studs to make whole area fresh PB 2) Overboard with PB to the size of the large gaps screwed into existing lath and scrim edges 3) Apply EML/render mesh to the...
  12. M

    What would you do?

    Assuming render mesh and plaster ie not to overboard?
  13. M

    Hello

    No but I've had a few unfriendly ghosts!
  14. M

    What would you do?

    When in doubt, foam it out!
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    Hello

    Thankfully I'm doing it all solo (within regulations) and after 6 months of planning (whilst waiting for completion) plus this not being my first rodeo, have a very good idea of timeline. Sadly my to do list is already on 103 items and that's a long way from the decorating stage. However...
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    What would you do?

    Thanks both. Yes in general the plaster remains well bonded to the lathes, only came away when I got over eager taking away the door frame. Will check depths available for double boarding. What is the maximum depth you could consider for plaster (combo bonding and multi finish)?
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    Hello

    I don't believe I'll reach the lofty heights of "not bad" so let's say somewhere between shite and "can tell he doesn't do this for a living"
  18. M

    Hello

    Just another new joiner saying hi! Have bought an Edwardian house that I'm doing a full renovation on, rest of this year will be electrics/plumbing and general building but here and there and definitely next year I'll have to become a "good amateur" plasterer... Whatever that is! - Martin
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    What would you do?

    Hello, as per pictures I've plasterboarded up a doorway. To the sides there are areas where plaster has come off its lathes. Aside from ordering a very small amount of lime/horse hair mix... Is this something I can PVA then fill in with a bonding or one-coat plaster? Or anything else...
  20. M

    Patch up or start again

    Thanks both. No1 certainly the easier/cheaper option, so good to know it's acceptable
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    Patch up or start again

    Good spot! Hopefully now:
  22. M

    How to remove plaster coving without damaging lath and plaster ceiling

    As someone who has just taken down a few rooms with lathe/plaster and thick plaster coving I can tell you the above suggestion is the winner. You essentially want to cut where the coving meets the ceiling. Once done you can start to pull out the coving. Given the age of it, don't expect it to...
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    Patch up or start again

    As per pic below, started to take apart a doorway I intended to brick up only to find the whole (small) wall is lathe and plaster. In this instance, what would the professionals recommend? 1) apply timber batons to the inner door lining and then plasterboard just the door opening, followed by...
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