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Bathroom ceiling

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Here is a couple of pics of a ceiling that I have almost finished in an ensuite bathroom.

The bathroom was artexed before and above the shower area there were mosaic tiles on the ceiling. It looks much better now.

Fitting the stud work for the planks and fitting the planks and the downlighters and the extractor was pretty easy and enjoyable, but fitting the damn beading around the ceiling was a nightmare. None of the corners were square and I am sure that my mitre saw is cutting 45 degrees one way and 46 degrees the other way :?

Fitting the beading on laminate flooring is much easier.

I'll post the before pictures at a later date.
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is it real wood ? or the upvc stuff

I have fitted the white upvc type stuff once, what a nightmare trying to lock 3m lengths together on the ceiling ::b

the stuff I was doing was called starline ? or summat :?
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yes the fence on my dewalt is not straight so will cut 45 from the middle of a length or 46 from the end of one
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At first I thought I was looking at the floor. But than as I looked at the rest of the pics I realized this was not the case. Nice job.

There is suppose to be a trick for doing corner molding if your walls are not square. For the life of me I don't remember what it is. The only thing I can think of is that angle tool. Not sure what it is called.
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tim'll fix it wrote:is it real wood ? or the upvc stuff

I have fitted the white upvc type stuff once, what a nightmare trying to lock 3m lengths together on the ceiling ::b

the stuff I was doing was called starline ? or summat :?
Its'mdf and coated, just like laminate flooring.

Diy peter fitted this in his office a few posts down.

The planks are only about 1.2m in length and were pretty easy to fit, but the beading was a nightmare!
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I was using the Bosch GFS 350 E

But for some reason if I cut a 45 degree one way and then another way and put them together the joint would be out be a mm or so :?

Fixing beading on a ceiling is a pain in the butt as well, it's much easier on the floor!
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ultimatehandyman wrote: Fixing beading on a ceiling is a pain in the butt as well, it's much easier on the floor!
I presume that the boards must be fixed in place and be rigid? (floating ceiling?) - if so, could you eliminate the need for a expansion gap, go close up to the wall edge, and then have the wall tiles cover any gap in the same way skirting would on a floor?
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Nope, you have to leave an 8mm gap all the way around and then you have to leave a 3mm gap between the beading and the wall for ventillation purposes.
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Nice Job UHM :thumbright:
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very smart indeed - looking for a solution for my bathroom - lath and plaster ceiling (and walls :sad: ) and inside the airing cupboard it is totally shagged - and as airing cupboard coming out, not sure what to do (I cannot plaster to save my life)

either clad it or get a man in!

BTW - Downlighters look well good - where did you get them?
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Hoovie wrote:very smart indeed - looking for a solution for my bathroom - lath and plaster ceiling (and walls :sad: ) and inside the airing cupboard it is totally shagged - and as airing cupboard coming out, not sure what to do (I cannot plaster to save my life)

either clad it or get a man in!

BTW - Downlighters look well good - where did you get them?
That type of ceiling is easy to fit, but the beading is difficult and it made it harder by setting up the saw in the garage and so for each piece I had to walk to the garage and then open the door etc. I'll post a tutorial soon on how to fit the ceiling, I wish I could remember the name of the stuff lol


The downlights were the cheap ones from screwfix and are all 12v, the one in the shower is a fan with halogen lamp in the middle, again all 12v.
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Thanks - I fitted some downlights (cheap ones from Wickes) in my last bathroom, but I think they would now not pass current regs and also went rusty within a couple of years :sad:
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She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.
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Personally I hate downlighters and they should be banned. They use too much electricity and get too hot with a normal hologen bulb and they are hard work if there is insulation above.

I much rather prefer a flourescent :lol:
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Don't think the ladies like flourescents too much - too much becomes visible!
Here is an interesting alternative to normal downlighters- http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro ... 7&id=42771
IP66. 12V. 40mm diameter LED Kit with IP66 rating for indoor or outdoor use. 4 fittings supplied, each containing 8 super-bright LEDs. Extendable with Add-on Kit.
5m cable per fitting, 10-way master junction box with 10m cable, 8 super bright LEDs per fitting
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