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Darren Mayes

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is it possible to put a new ceiling over an old one

The previous owner has papered over the bedroom ceiling in an attempt to hide the cracks which now seem to be more visible especially with the light on! (looks like a road map)

is it possible to fix plasterboard over the old ceiling or would the old plaster need to come down first?

must be a lot of dust and assorted cack up there along with the insulation..

Y3rdy 12th Jan, 2012 Plastering
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Hi
Sounds like a plaster and lath ceiling which most have paper over them to hide the cracks.
Yes you can over board you just need to find the joists.
But if the ceiling is sagging which suggests the plarser has come away from the lath’s id suggest replacing it.
I hope this has helped.
Thanks Darren

Darren Mayes 13th Jan, 2012
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