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Parador Ceiling Panel 02313 White Ash (L)1250 x (W)200 x (T)10mm - Pack of 6

Ideal for covering old artexed ceilings and for using concealed lighting.
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Customer Reviews for Parador Ceiling Panel 02313 White Ash (L)1250 x (W)200 x (T)10mm - Pack of 6
Review 1 for Parador Ceiling Panel 02313 White Ash (L)1250 x (W)200 x (T)10mm - Pack of 6
Reviewer: mark1973
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
great product
"very simple and easy to install and looks great"
Review 2 for Parador Ceiling Panel 02313 White Ash (L)1250 x (W)200 x (T)10mm - Pack of 6
Reviewer: Anonymous
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
"I have fitted Parador Ceiling Panels in 7 rooms now, my own bathroom and kitchen, my parents bathroom,kitchen & dining room, and in-laws bathroom & kitchen.
I cannot recomend these enough.
Several of the rooms I done had artexed ceilings, fine if you like that, nightmare if you don't!
1/ locate & mark joist positions
2/ at 300mm centres ensure ceiling is smooth across ceiling width opposite way from joists (if artexed run a wallpaper scraper along to achieve a smooth surface)
3/ attach suitable battens to ceiling, I use 20x15mm smooth planed timer, easiest way is with a nail gun, I use 40mm nails, attach battens to perimeter, then across the ceiling opposite way from the joist at 300mm centres, ensuring you attach to joists.
4/ think about lighting, now is the time to locate cables, and ensure they are in the correct position for your light(s).
5/ you can at this point simply start fixing the panels starting with a full board, I done this the 1st time, and through experience, I now measure the length and width of the room and ensure the panels will be equal sizes in both length and width, and you may have to start with a half panel which has been cut in both length and width, this will ensure the joins where panels meet will be uniform across the ceiling width, this gives the best finish BUT uses more panels (think of wallpapering, when matching strips you have more wasteage, if simply using the paper as it comes you us less), taking it one step further if you prefer the equal sizes at either side and lengthwise of the ceiling, take into consideration lighting, downlights give the best finish IMHO, cables need to be pretty exact to the downlight positions, and ideally in the middle of the panel.
6/ after panels are all attached to battens, finish with matching cornice for the best finish, (this allows plenty room for mistakes, around 20mm, so exact cutting is not required)
7/ cut holes for downlights, if you've measured accurately you should miss the battens and joists, or simply cut hole for cable for other lighting.
Lighting in bathrooms or kitchens MUST be fitted by qualified electricians only.
A very high finish is easily achievable to a moderate DIYer."
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Review 3 for Parador Ceiling Panel 02313 White Ash (L)1250 x (W)200 x (T)10mm - Pack of 6
Reviewer: virgovision
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ugly artex banished
"I had a number of Artex ceilings in my home which were flaking and difficult to maintain, plus they just weren`t a modern look. My wife wanted a clean ceiling with down lighters in the kitchen/ dining room we had just created by extending our old kitchen. The old ceiling was Artexed the new one plain plaster board. So how to get a uniform finish ? Parador Novara White Ash ceiling panels. I fixed 34 x 44 mm battens to the existing ceiling joists and then commenced fitting the panels. The tongue and groove boards are easy to fit using concealed clips which slide into the groove of the panel and screw (or nail) into the batten then the next board just slides into place. Each board is only 1250mm long and very light so they are easy to handle by one person. Progress was swift with only the need to cut a panel to length at the end of a row disturbing the smooth and easy workflow. Don`t be too worried about minor gaps at the end of rows and against not quite straight walls, the Parador cove type edging hides a mutitude of sins. The job was quickly finished and holes cut for the downlights with a hole saw ( the panels are only 10mm thick so this is quick and easy) and because the panel are composite material they are heat resistant and do not require any special precautions for halogen or tungsten type light fittings. My wife liked the finish so much she decided she would like the Beech version of the panels in the newly extended rear bedroom! I would not hesitate to recommend the fitting of these panels to any reasonably competant DIYer and the finished look is very professional indeed."
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