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More Plastering

Posted by slidersx200 , 18 December 2015 · 1,138 views

Still motoring along inside with the plastering

The finished porch ceiling has quite an interesting shape, a cool light fitting should finish this nicely!

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The "chimney breast" now has a neater form thanks to some edging beads and this room is almost ready for skimming

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We have a curved wall in the main hallway, similar to the master en suite, but formed in masonry

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The window reveals are looking much neater now that they are floated and the tapes are all covered

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The hallway and landing should have lots of little exciting moments as you pass through, mostly defined by the walkway to Bedroom 3

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And looking up through the void from below

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The site will go quiet until the New Year, but I'll continue to check that everything is drying out OK and open windows if necessary. The last two days were pretty bright and dry which seems to have helped enormously.

When they're back the plasterers will be creating a new detail, using a homemade tool. The only clue for now is that it started with a Pringles tube and I can't wait to see how it turns out!



Looking well Michael,

Things are fairly changed since the last time we were up.
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Random question in the wrong post,are you using any spotlights in your house and how does these work in the ceiling in consideration of airtightness.
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slidersx200
24 Dec 2015 09:49 PM
I think all, or at least most rooms will have GU10 down lighters and they are catered for differently depending on where they are placed.

Those upstairs and in the kitchen will be within a service void, formed inside the airtight envelope by fitting a dropped ceiling.

Those in the flat roof are inside a plywood box that has the airtight membrane taped to it and the cables fed from the back with tape/sealant closing the hole.

The downstairs ceilings are kept within the airtight envelope by way of a strip of membrane that surrounds the perimeter, the edges of which are plastered over to form a continuous barrier.
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slidersx200
26 Dec 2015 04:55 PM
Quote for internal painting of the walls and ceilings came in at £780 if all one colour, or £860 for two tone. This is for a 3650sqft house and based on 3 sprayed on coats, inclusive of masking and materials. Price for the garage was £230 (approx. 1600sqft), but I'm sure we'd get both for under £1000 if everything is (off) white.

That would leave the woodwork which I'm sure we could manage ourselves, tackling it room at a time and allowing £500 for all materials etc would bring the total to less than half of our original painting budget.
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Is this all 'wet' plaster work or have you used plasterboard on internal walls.
Looking good
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slidersx200
28 Dec 2015 12:03 AM
We have some stud walls upstairs where they do not coincide with a wall below. Everything downstairs is on a concrete block background with sand/cement "float" coat and final skim with carlite finish.
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