Plastering Question

Overboarding lath and plaster ceiling and recess lights

Hi all

I'm planning a refurb to my flat. First floor Victorian flat with access to the loft. I'm pretty sure is lath and lime plaster is pretty level however can see obvious patch work. I would like to put recessed lighting however due to the high window nib I cannot baton out and drop the ceiling so either remove or overboard. I'm choosing the latter. My question is because is lime I'm scared that it will crumble when sparky does first fix. I know normally wiring should be done before plasterboard. In this case can overboard be done first then sparky first fix, then skim to avoid ceiling falling down? Many thanks in advance.

2 Answers

YES ,HE CAN DO ALL FIRST FIX IN THE LOFT ,IF IT WAS DOWNSTAIRS WOULD BE MORE TRICKY

Answered 19th Feb 2012

substructure

Member since 7 Jun 2008

i would be more inclined to overboard first before spark comes in as lath and lime plaster will start to flake and crumble when poked about.

Hope this helps

Answered 20th Feb 2012

A.J Plastering and Tiling

Member since 23 Dec 2008

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