Cracked asbestos artex ceiling

Witcross

New Member
Evening all,

We've got a dodgy bedroom ceiling that we've been struggling to make a decision about for a while.

It's badly cracked in multiple places and has clear sagging in others. We had a very similar issue in our other bedroom but were able to rip that one down and replace with plasterboard - this one however has asbestos artex.

In an ideal world we'd like to overboard but don't know if we'll be able to find anyone to agree to it, nor if we'll be able to afford it.

Any advice on what our best course of action is, particularly if we don't have the budget to pay for someone to rip it down and replace?
 

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Witcross

New Member
Are not the boards there ready to go in picture 2?
Yeah we've got the boards ready but our original plasterer didn't want anything to do with the job because of the asbestos. It's good to hear that others think this is a perfectly doable job!
 

Groove37

Well-Known Member
Were you based? Someone on here could possibly quote it for you but most are busy I should imagine if all else fails call @Casper the friendly bodger
 

The Apprentice

Well-Known Member
It’s do’able but not safe. When the joists are located r even when fixing the boards fibres can be floating round in the air or when cleaning up. If you’re happy to put your family at risk that’s up to you. Personally I’m with your plasterer on this one.
 

malc

TPF Special Forces
Yeah we've got the boards ready but our original plasterer didn't want anything to do with the job because of the asbestos. It's good to hear that others think this is a perfectly doable job!
Sounds like you had the local prima donna lined up for your job.
 
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