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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 5:05 pm 
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Hi. Our new-build property has a vaulted ceiling in the kitchen diner, with a narrow flat surface at the ridge, just wide enough for the standard light fitting which is currently fitted.
We are looking for a new chandelier or pendant light to hang in the space, however it seems that many of the ones we like have a fitting which has a wider diameter than our flat surface. Wondering what options are open to us - for example could we look at installing a slightly larger flat platform between the sloped surfaces on which to mount a larger light fitting. Any views on whether this could work / look ok? Any other bright ideas? Or should we admit defeat and just restrict ourselves in our choice of lighting? Thanks all!


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 6:26 pm 
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Pics of existing might help.

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I’ve added a photo of existing (had to blow it up to get within pixel limits sorry) but you can see the width of the flat surface at the ridge with pitched ceiling either side. Some of the fittings we are looking at might have 2-3 times the diameter.


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Picture from further away would also help.

Note: You can see what you are looking at / mentioning we can't. The more pictures the better.

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Thanks for your patience - have now worked out how to resize photos for this forum!


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certainly should be do-able, you'll need say 4 short lengths of timber screwed to the rafters either side and some plasterboard.

May also need to extend the cable to the new light fitting.

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I'd probably try a circular piece of ply the same size as the base of the new light and fix it at the correct height with a square section piece of timber between the ply and the existing ceiling.

How often does anyone actually look up there?

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