What is the best way to get the hole in my ceiling repaired?

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  • Lauren's Avatar
    Community Manager
    Question: Ceiling Repair- I have an approx 12-inch wide hole in my kitchen plasterboard ceiling caused when a plumber had to cut out the hole to get to and fix a leaking pipe, can you advise on my best solution to getting this hole repaired.
    Last edited by Lauren; 07-04-21 at 09:08.
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    Gareth Styles's Avatar
    Level 8
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    Hi

    a good plasterer with be able to help you and should be able to patch repair it

    Gareth
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    Paul fearns's Avatar
    Level 3
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    ​​​​​​​Hi here cut a bit of plasterboard square in shape an inch past the visible damage place it over the damaged area and trace it with a pencil then cut out the section with your knife or padsaw cutting on the outside of the lines if there is no joist for fixing too cut 2 lengths of timber 25mmx12mm an inch longer than the hole then fix the 2 lengths of timber half into the ceiling and half exposed to fix the plasterboard too screw it up skrimm tape the joints and apply plaster smoothing and polishing on setting leave for 3 /4 days and paint a good plasterer should do that for around 60-80
  • Lauren's Avatar
    Community Manager
    Hi Both @Gareth Styles and @Paul fearns

    Thank you so much for taking the time to answer this customer's question.
  • dave plasterer's Avatar
    Level 16
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul fearns View Post
    ​​​​​​​Hi here cut a bit of plasterboard square in shape an inch past the visible damage place it over the damaged area and trace it with a pencil then cut out the section with your knife or padsaw cutting on the outside of the lines if there is no joist for fixing too cut 2 lengths of timber 25mmx12mm an inch longer than the hole then fix the 2 lengths of timber half into the ceiling and half exposed to fix the plasterboard too screw it up skrimm tape the joints and apply plaster smoothing and polishing on setting leave for 3 /4 days and paint a good plasterer should do that for around 60-80
    you expect someone to drive to job dust sheet out cut board skim flat patch 60 as plaster takes 2 hours to set total say 3 hrs plus travel ?
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  • Paul fearns's Avatar
    Level 3
    Firstly wouldn't travel 3 hours for a job that size 40 mins at the very most if I was travelling 3 hours I would want at least 180 as that's taking most of my working day I only work local no just that its a single skim 13 x 13 inch a few millimetres flatten then clean ma tools put everything in my van an go back after 40 mins and give it a quick polish it's a small repair no a full wall so an hour an half tops not out to rip people off these small jobs are only beer money and it's another contact an travel I travel 20 miles from my address at the most the bigger jobs that are worth my while yes don't usually do small jobs like this as no money in it but that's how I would do the job
  • dave plasterer's Avatar
    Level 16
    who travels 3hrs to work read reply properly