Artex/asbestos ceilings and walls
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Hi fellow moneysavers!
We recently bought 'the worst house on the best street', just got the test results back... lots of artex ceilings and walls. Because the ceilings are old (1885, lathe and plaster) and may not be great at taking extra weight, we are considering skimming over the artex on the walls, but having it removed from the ceilings. Just a couple of questions I've not been able to get a clear answer to:
- Does skimming over artex on the walls meaningfully reduce the size of the rooms?
- If artex is removed from a lathe and plaster ceiling, what is left? I assume it would have to be replaced with something? Or just plastered over again?
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