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My ceiling has come away from the joists.

the ceiling is too far away in some places to just screw it back on - it's 5 cm away in some places. do i need to replace the entire ceiling or is there a cheaper simpler method?

3 Answers from MyBuilder Loft Conversion Specialists

Its cheaper and easier in the long run to replace the whole ceiling. I have tried all methods in the past but the best looking and best finish usually is to rip it down and start again. Post the job on this site and you will get a good local trades person near you to do the job.


Answered 16th Nov 2011

shipley is correct..............
for best results and for the long term,rip the old one down and replace with nice new flat boards & skim.



Answered 17th Nov 2011

I agree with the gent from Shipley Elec. But the big question is why has the gap appeared. Graded joists fitted correctly should not distort this much.
Has the plasterboard become damp from a leaking roof or pipe?
A good carpenter will be able to diagnose your problem and offer cost effective solutions.
Good luck.


Answered 17th Nov 2011

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