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Old 17-08-2008, 12:07 PM
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I've heard of these replacement ceilings for kitchen and bathroom. My Kitchen has the most horrendous pine tongue and groove orange 1970's ceiling and I'm wondering if this might be the best alternative/
Anyone have any experience?
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Old 17-08-2008, 6:01 PM
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I've heard of these replacement ceilings for kitchen and bathroom. My Kitchen has the most horrendous pine tongue and groove orange 1970's ceiling and I'm wondering if this might be the best alternative/
Anyone have any experience?
They are quite expensive and you can't flush mount halogen lighting on it as it will burn.

Why don't you take down the t&g panels and put up a plasterboard ceiling?
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Old 17-08-2008, 7:17 PM
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You could just paint it - mine too was that bright orange 70s pine, I rubbed it down a bit and just emulsioned it, looks fine.
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oh no it has to go, it's all bowed and split from bath overflows by previous owners!
I was told that it was ideal for spotlights to go in so that's funny.
Thanks, I thought it was an easier option than plaster board but obviously not!
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oh no it has to go, it's all bowed and split from bath overflows by previous owners!
I was told that it was ideal for spotlights to go in so that's funny.
Thanks, I thought it was an easier option than plaster board but obviously not!
Ive got two friends who've recently had kitchens and bathrooms fitted, both with these new plastic ceilings with sunken spot lights - they look really good and a nice and easy to clean.

I think they were fitted by the kitchen company - i'll ask them who and post again.
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ive got upvc cladding on my bathroom ceiling, best thing i ever did, its been maintainance free for the last 5 years!
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2 for 1 against, any more?

i'm terrrible at making descisions btw
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not sure if you can put spotlights on these plastic ceilings or not if in doubt contact manufacturer they will give you all info you need

have seen them fitted and they look good
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I'll even things out then!

Ideally i would avoid having any ceiling voids as you can get condensation probs. I had been thinking about plastic cladding myself for our bathroom ceiling..until i was advised otherwise.

I would either tart up the existing pine cladding or tear it down and get it plastered. Per square metre the cost of a plasterer will be cheaper.

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I have had plastic ceiling in the bathroom for 3 years. It's great but I have a fan on the wall for the steam after having showers and baths. I have not got spotlights on the ceiling.
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oh no it has to go, it's all bowed and split from bath overflows by previous owners!
I was told that it was ideal for spotlights to go in so that's funny.
Thanks, I thought it was an easier option than plaster board but obviously not!
I got the info from the instruction leaflet on the panels they sell in B&Q - other manufacturers may be different regards the halogen lights.

They are expensive though, these panels, and board would be much cheaper - just make sure you use the proper paint for it.
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I have plastic cladding with low voltage down lighters in my downstairs loo for at least 5 years with no problems.

Andrew B - My bathroom, with a shower, has also had a plastic ceiling for at least three years and I've never had any condensation problems.
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Wickes do 4" cladding complete with all of the rails and connectors for fixing and is NOT that expensive.



You need a lightweight wooden frame structure to fix to and you CAN fit halogens without worry. The void would be better ventilated if at all possible.



I find the best way of fixing the plastic to the framework is with a staple gun. Very discreet way of fixing but plan it well. The last peice is a bvgger!!
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I can heartily sympathise with you as we had this in a room in our previous home, it was horrible, like yours it split and bowed and as someone has said earlier i would avoid any voids due to condensation. We had it ripped out and plasterboarded and it was the best thing we did.
You can then have an inexpensive striplight if you want one ( can only be mounted on certain surfaces) and save on the leccy too.
I would imagine that if you had condensation behind a plastic ceiling the problem would eventually show itself elsewhere when some damage had been done.
Some things are best done in less modern types of materials IMO
When we get round to it we will be doing our kitchen ceiling in this house which has the same type of ceiling but it has been painted, this one will be plasterboarded too once it is pulled down. I can`t believe we have had two houses with this awful stuff in
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We've just plasterboarded over the pine cladding in our kitchen. Dh nailed the cladding up before my FIL added the plasterboard. We're just waiting for the plasterer to come in and finish it off. We were wondering whether to remove the cladding on the roof first but decided against it, as we had unforeseen work to be done (walls had to be taken right back as it had been tiled to the ceiling). We had loads of pine cladding. It was all over the walls and it made a mess when it came off, and there were holes in the wall behind it, so we plasterboarded over that as well. I've got a kitchen coming next week and the plasterer had a 3 month waiting list for big jobs. Taping he can manage between jobs, but plastering he can't, so not much choice other than to plasterboard so much.




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Thanks jackieb, that's exactly what my ceiling looks like.Yours is such an improvement!
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Incredible Jackie. Same as mine was too. Walls & Celings.

I built a shed out of my pine. Looks pretty good too.

Actually removed the last bit of pine today. Celing was the first to remove. Neighbour kept his and painted it white.Yuk!

Just waiting to box in some beams and then will get plasterer in.
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We've had the plasterer in today, and he's coming back tomorrow. It's so much lighter now.
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Hi, I have 2 plastic ceilings, bathroom and kitchen.

this is the company I used

www.pvc-cladding.com

and mention mse if you like as I know it might get a little extra discount.
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