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    Default Ext ceiling and cornice work

    What products are best to use for an exterior ceiling and cornice work under a front gate entryway? This wouldn't be exposed directly to rain but is out in the elements. I assume Villaboard but can I use Gyprock for the cornice?

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    I would use cement sheet and a moulded wood cornice. As its a rather flashy gateway I think I would visit some second hand places in search of some fancy skirting etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrobor View Post
    I would use cement sheet and a moulded wood cornice. As its a rather flashy gateway I think I would visit some second hand places in search of some fancy skirting etc.
    Spot on advice. (cement sheet, read, villaboard)

    This is how we do all alfrescoe ceilings.


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    Default Thanks Rod

    What's the best product on the Australian market. Would some cement fiber boards be too heavy to hang from the ceiling? I've heard Hardi Board talked about as a good product?

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    Either BGC duraliner or Hardies Villaboard will do the job. Both are designed for a flush finished job.

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    These mouldings are very good alternative to timber.
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    When plastering fibre cement sheets(villaboard) especially on a hot windy day,its a good idea to sponge on some bondcrete/water mix over the joint area,to help slow down the evaporation of water from the mud,
    villaboard sucks the water from the plaster at the best of times,its 5 times worse on a warm windy day.This precaution will help stop the plaster from turning to powder almost instantly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by triple b View Post
    When plastering fibre cement sheets(villaboard) especially on a hot windy day,its a good idea to sponge on some bondcrete/water mix over the joint area,to help slow down the evaporation of water from the mud,
    villaboard sucks the water from the plaster at the best of times,its 5 times worse on a warm windy day.This precaution will help stop the plaster from turning to powder almost instantly.
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    Great advice Brendan There is another thread on here somewhere where this is raised.
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