Plastering Question

Pull down ceiling or patch and repair

I've recently bought a house that is 130 years old, the ceiling was covered in polystyrene tiles so I took them down to reveal a ceiling full of cracks and chunks missing, this is the orginal ceiling and I was wondering is it a better idea to remove all of the old ceiling and reboard and plaster or would a patch job be ok (removing the most damaged sections and replacing with new boards)? any help would be greatly appreciated

3 Answers

hi i think the ceiling has served its time best to pull ceiling down plasterboard and scim if you patch the rest of the old ceiling will go before long kind regards paul

Answered 24th Oct 2012

Paul Rowland Plastering

Member since 5 Apr 2012


Easy one to answer, remove the old ceiling and reboard & plaster it, that way you a 100% flat and smooth finish at the end.. its messy, and dirty work but worth it in the end.

Best of luck with the job and have a nice christmas

My regards

Answered 24th Oct 2012


Member since 9 Apr 2008

You'll regret pulling the old ceiling down - a seriously dirty job.
My advice would to be overboard the existing ceiling with 9mm plasterboard and re-skim.
The end product might be a little wavy, but would be free from cracks and nice and smooth , also retaining the character of the property. Much cheaper, and less hassle.


Jade Chappell Joinery & Renovation

Answered 25th Oct 2012

J Chappell Joinery

Member since 30 Jul 2008

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