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Hi all, just got a property for myself and looking to rewire it. Have only every rewired houses with old floorboards but this property has the wayrok sheetboards. Anyone got any experience of of the best way to lift without ruining them too much? Thanks in advance
 
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Paignton pete

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IT depends on the condition and if they are nailed or screwed down.

I personally inform customers that due to the type of boarding I cannot guarantee they come up and go back down in any reasonable condition, so they may have to gat them replaced afterwards.

However my method is to use circular saw at set depth to chop out large pieces trying to get the edges over joists.
Never an easy task.
 
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Generally seem in good condition,will also be running heating pipes throughout. Unfortunately they are nailed down so will have to try and get the chop saw,like you say, over a joist. Just wanted opinions before I start in the next few weeks
 

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Got any plastering to do? If so, consider making holes in the ceilings instead, and either save the bits you cut out to put back, or just re-board any big sections.
 

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Nailed down. That's bad luck. Even worse if they've glued the boards to the joists also.

I generally find if there nailed there glued.
 

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They are ok, but if you need to drill through joists or have to get to multiple points not so viable.
The caps that you put down after are not cheap.

Edit: just looked at price of caps. Seems they've come down in price since I used them. Maybe they are viable.
 

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1. why a rewire? house with weetabix floors should not be over 30 years old.
2. cut ceilings every time, non-structural, less chance of cutting into wet-pants spaghetti, and cheaper to repair.
 
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Or work harder, save your money and stay away from Barrat Houses.........
 
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Don't know who built them but wanting to do work now with new bathroom, new kitchen, lay foundation and garage, install bathroom downstairs etc. And putting alarm and cameras in and alterations for spots and the rest of it so by the time I have faffed around altering what is existing I may have refreshed it all while the walls are bare
 
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