Drilling errors can be costly, time consuming and downright frustrating, especially when you have a brand new beautifully plastered wall. Problem is, if you or your client are looking to have lighting installed in your new room, it can be tricky knowing exactly where hidden cables, pipes and joists are before you make the hole in the plasterwork.
The popularity of down lighting in homes and businesses is growing massively year on year, due to the energy savings and long life of the bulbs, not to mention the attractive look that they offer.
However, the down lighting needs to be carefully positioned to suit the layout of a room. And, with up to 60 being common in the home and even more in commercial businesses, the likelihood of hitting a water pipe or electrical cable can be an absolute nightmare. This is where you can save yourself some hassle with Plasterspot!
Get rid of the guesswork
Traditionally finding the original positioning of ceiling joints, water and electrical feeds caused great difficulty for tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts once a wall had been plastered. It involved a lot of luck and the only way to have any indication of where it was ok to drill was through using very technical and time consuming drawings to get the lights or sockets in the right place.
With new versions of downlighting hitting the market, the positioning of them has become increasingly complex and the distribution even more unusual. Over the years these developments have made the tradesman’s job even harder, when it comes to installing ceiling spotlights, wall sockets, switches or smoke detectors.
However, the good news is that an innovative and extremely useful new device has hit the market to tackle these problems, which will enable tradesmen to get rid of the guess work.
Brand new product
Plasterspot is a brand new product which aims to make life easier for anyone looking to drill holes in a newly plastered wall. It’s simple really. Before the wall is plastered, the plasterer can peel off and stick the spot onto the surface to indicate where it is ok to drill a hole for your downlighting or socket. Once the surface has then been plastered over the top of the spot, it bleeds through as the plaster dries leaving a well defined spot.
It’s a really useful piece of kit to have in your bag as it has many uses for both the electrical trade and even the plumbing trade, when it comes to positioning for radiators, pipework, bathroom sinks and unsupported toilets.
Grab your pack today!
At Gypsumtools we are the only supplier of Plasterspot throughout the world. Grab your pack today and see how much easier this innovative new product can make your job, or the job of the person who comes after you to fit the lights, sockets, or anything else after the wall has been plastered.
For more information, check out our products online, or get in touch.