Fitting a Ceiling Rose

| April 9, 2015

A ceiling rose makes a nice feature in a period property. You can buy plaster ceiling roses fairly cheaply in a variety of styles. In most cases plaster ceiling roses will need a hole drilled through middle to take the lighting cable.

As with any work around electrical cables, the first thing you need to do is to turn off the power at the mains. Remove the light fitting, and any existing ceiling rose, so you are left with a plain wire hanging down.

Small ceiling roses can be attached to the ceiling with a standard plaster adhesive. The suction created should be enough to hold the rose to the ceiling whilst the adhesive sets. If you are fitting a larger ceiling rose, it is a good idea to drill a couple of screw holes through the rose so you can screw it to the joists above. The holes can then be filled with filler of a matching colour once the adhesive has set. Some larger ceiling roses even come with screw holes already drilled.

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