Plastering Question

How do i safely remove just one plaster wall without effecting the ceiling or the adjoining walls?

I just want to insulate the exterior facing wall as this is where the cold is getting in- the walls have all been done recently before I moved in so I want to only do as little as possible.

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Hello Neil,
To avoid disturbing the ceiling and adjoining wall, I would run a 4 inch angle grinder along the top and down the sides to just the thickness of the plaster. Be careful not to cut through electrical wires which maybe running down the wall from ceiling. This can be quite dusty process. If you are confident, to reduce the dust you could hold a vacuum cleaner hose just behind the blade as you cut. This along with spraying the dusty air with water can minimise the mess. Then you can use a hammer and bolster chisel or a small SDS hammer action to remove plaster from brickwork with agitating the ceiling and other walls
PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN USING ANGLE GRINDER ESPECIALLY WHEN ON A LADDER
I hope this helps.

Simon Miller
Scope Renovations

Answered 22nd Sep 2013

Scope Renovations

Member since 3 Oct 2008

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