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Newbie needs advice for fireplace arch

Discussion in 'Plastering Students Discussions' started by Alex Hunter, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Alex Hunter

    Alex Hunter New Member


    I’m new here :)

    I’m currently drylining a chimney breast and builder’s opening (cement boarding the inside of the opening).

    The fireplace/opening has a brick arch and I would like to retain this feature without having to square it off.

    I’m drylining the face of the chimney breast and will shape the plasterboard sheets to the front face of the arch. However I’m not sure how to finish the arch underneath? I’ve bought a plastic arch angle bead which I will attach onto the arch edge, but please can anyone offer advice on how to finish the arch return?

    Bonding cost and then attach the corner bead and skim or use plasterboard scored width ways to create a slight curve, then skim?

    Also is it ok to use plasterboard on the fireplace arch? Cement board would never bend!! Any other ways of doing it?

    Any advice would be gratefully received.

    Thanks Alex
  2. vfr12

    vfr12 Private Member

    @Marshy :love:. He is the man- competitive and goes always beyond expectations to satisfy his customers
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  3. Cockney1

    Cockney1 Active Member

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  4. Marshy

    Marshy Private Member

    Can you get some pics up @Alex Hunter ?? That would help. And take some of the customer if she's a milf aswell (y)
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  5. Alex Hunter

    Alex Hunter New Member

    @Marshy I’m the customer!

    That’s me in the picture. Read my profile
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  6. Alex Hunter

    Alex Hunter New Member

    :tonto:@Marshy @Cockney1 @vfr12 This is a serious question by the way! I know I’m female but come on! Are females not allowed on this forum?! :burlas:
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  7. JessThePlasterer

    JessThePlasterer Well-Known Member

    You could render the arch instead
  8. Alex Hunter

    Alex Hunter New Member

    Thanks for the sensible reply Jess!

    Change of plan now; as I’ve lined the inside of the opening with hardiebacker I need to put a closure plate at the top of the opening. This means that I’d need to ensure that the plasterboard came down to meet this closure plate (which is square). So unfortunately it looks like I’m going to have to sacrifice the arch....

    Also if I didn’t make sure the plasterboard on the chimney breast came lower than the arch you would be able to see the top of the cement board!

    I’m trying to upload a picture of the said fireplace but it’s proving difficult. :mad:

    For future reference Jess what would you use to render, I know it needs to be fireproof?

  9. Alex Hunter

    Alex Hunter New Member

  10. Danny

    Danny TPF OWNER

  11. JessThePlasterer

    JessThePlasterer Well-Known Member

    @Alex Hunter sand cement as standard. I had our bricky skin sides and build new arch on mine so the bricks gave a lip to board up to. Way easier and I love brickwork :)

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  12. zombie

    zombie Private Member

    Let him pay for a plasterer!!!
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  13. Vincey

    Vincey Private Member

    Small job but zombies right there’s more to doing this job , plasterers get paid for there knowledge and skill this is probably the most important part of that job , I’d definitely rip those boards back off , they shouldn’t be on there for sure
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  14. zombie

    zombie Private Member

    Tbf they look like cement boards which is correct...

    But if not then yes defo would need to come off!
  15. vfr12

    vfr12 Private Member

    Yeah, get @Marshy on board@Alex Hunter, I was genuine with my advice!
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  16. Marshy

    Marshy Private Member

  17. Marshy

    Marshy Private Member

    Course they are the more the merrier
  18. Fatarm

    Fatarm Trainee mod

    Just think Marshy if her first name was milf......would suit you just fine:LOL:
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