This 1960’s bungalow in Pagham, Bognor Regis, West Sussex had very high ceilings. The owner called on M.J Carpentry & Joinery to come in and lower two of the ceilings in the bathroom and toilet with a toughened glass hatch for a nice look (almost like a loft hatch). This then gave the owner the look they wanted and also created an area where nice lighting and an extractor fan can be fitted.
As you can see in the pictures above, the works included:
- Using CLS 4 x 2 timbers to create the new position of the ceilings, give something to fix the plasterboard to and create the hatch size as agreed with the owner.
- The plasterboard was then cut to size and fixed to the CLS, fine filled, caulked and sanded ready for decorating.
- The hatch lining, architraves and stops were then fitted and all new timber was fine filled, sanded and primed ready for final coats of paint.
- The measurements for the glass were then carefully taken so that once cut it would just simply drop into place on rubber pads to allow for the difference in movement between the glass and the timber.
- Once the works were complete, an electrician was called in to fit the lighting and extractor fan.
- The owner then applied the final coats of paint.