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    • Pc88
    • By Pc88 5th Aug 18, 6:34 PM
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    What is this under plasterboard in bedroom?
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    • 5th Aug 18, 6:34 PM
    What is this under plasterboard in bedroom? 5th Aug 18 at 6:34 PM

    I recently completed on a house and in the process of renovating the place. I discovered artex on the kitchen ceiling and I'm in the process of having that tested for asbestos.

    One of the bedroom ceilings has been plasterboarded but beneath the board, I can see what appears to be some white substance. Not sure whether that's artex too or whether its some sort of plasterboard adhesive. Anyone seen something like this before and have any ideas of what it could be?

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    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 5th Aug 18, 6:45 PM
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    here's the pics,

    Y'all take care now.
    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 5th Aug 18, 8:35 PM
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    Houses built between 1930 and 1950 may have asbestos as insulation. Asbestos may be present in textured paint and in patching compounds used on wall and ceiling joints. Their use was banned in 1977.

    Asbestos is unlikely to be still present in modern houses.

    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 5th Aug 18, 8:51 PM
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    The second image shows what looks like lime plaster & lath construction - That said, without some idea of scale, I could be wrong. If you look in the loft, you should see the laths & nibs of lime plaster similar to this.

    If it is lime plaster. the base coat will contain animal hair, and is nothing to worry about. Your ceiling was possibly overboarded to hide cracks in the plaster or fix sagging. It is also possible that it was overboarded to hide Artex, but most plasterers would have slapped a bit of PVA on and then skimmed.
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    I!!!8217;d say there!!!8217;s a good chance it!!!8217;s overboarded artex, especially if there is artex in other parts of the house. It!!!8217;s perfectly safe underneath the plasterboard, just be take precautions if you need to drill into it.
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