[HELP] How do I prep this for a plasterer?

Discussion in 'Other Trades Talk' started by RipGroove, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. RipGroove

    RipGroove Member

    My house came with an oven extractor hood that had nowhere to vent to, so I've bought a new extractor as the old one was knackered and I've made a channel in the plasterboard and offered up some flat ducting that will vent outside. Once I'm finished I need to box it in I guess with plasterboard ready for a plasterer to come and make it good, so I was thinking of just screwing a baton along the wall under the ducting and another baton to the ceiling and going from there, is there any reason that won't work, or is there a better solution? If I do screw a baton to the ceiling, should I use plasterboard fixings like I elsewhere in the house when I'm hanging pictures etc, like these:


    Or are the metal ones better?


    Some photos of what I'm working with (bit of a mess at the minute), the ceiling took a bit of damage as the coving wouldn't come off without a hard fight!:





    Out of focus!
  2. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    I would prefer to attach battens to solid brickwork/walls, but fixing using those metal plasterboard fittings would also work I guess as long as they're solidly attached. Better to find where the joists in the ceiling are and try to attach battens to those. Not always possible or easy I admit.
  3. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Active Member

    Personally i'd use the metal ones as Dr Bodgit says.
    Just out of interest, Are there wall cabinets to the left of the hood ?

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