With the builders now here and work on #ProjectAttic underway, I’ve been giving more thought to the structure of the house and the building works that needs to be done.
As we are about to remove the roof and install steelworks to support the building, all kinds of problems go through my mind. But I guess we just need to trust the builder.
One job that I’m not looking forward to is when the whole of the landing ceiling is pulled down. We’ve decided it needs to be renewed; there are many cracks and they’ll only get worse once the new stairs are installed. In a house that’s over 100 years old, there’s plenty of movement, and cracks are bound to appear even though the house is structurally sound. The cracks we have now appeared over 5 years ago and haven’t got any worse so this is a great opportunity to tidy them up.
So the question is, should we install a stretch ceiling?
A stretch ceiling is made from non-flammable PVC which is then tightened by heat treatment to a specific track system installed around the periphery of the room. The come in all kinds of colours, white being the obvious choice in most cases, and you can still install lighting and any other accessories as usual.
Barrisol Welch is the world leader in stretch ceilings, and they would normally send a technician to measure up, and then return and install the ceiling to your requirements. You never need to paint your ceiling again, and in our case, we’d never have another crack or stain either. I’d never heard of a stretch ceiling until recently, but it seems it’s well worth considering.
We’ve had many leaks from our 100 year old roof too over the years which has left many a stain. But this would never be a problem with stretch ceiling – check out the video to see how it works.
So, as well as being practical, they can look cool too. Digital printing allows the application of photos and images on the ceiling material, so you can really go to town if you want to! Something to think about.
You can find out more about Barrisol Welch and stretch ceilings, and how to find an installer here.
All imagery courtesy of Barrisol Welch
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