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Plasterers - How hard to install feature wall inserts?

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Hello again,
I'm seeking opinions from DIY'ers and Plasterers to see how hard it is to install the following:
https://www.bunnings.com.au/romak-600-x-450mm-off-white-steel-wall-insert-niche_p0730136

I'm thinking of have 3 in the hallway (in the one wall) separated by the studs with a small 5w LED in the top (Colour changing - have already found suitable LED's)
and 2 in the lounge room, one either side of the doorway.

How hard are these to install? where I want them there's no electrical or plumbing in the walls, so I'm hoping its a case of cut plaster, fit product, nail or screw to timber (Hardwood if it matters) and bog/plaster the metal edges into the wall.
Whole house is getting painted, and I'm fixing what seems to be 20 odd years of damage to the walls, so if I stuff it up, it'll probably just look like all the other repairs lol.

I'm doing this mainly to "update" the house internally (was built '81) and to "open" up the hallway/entrance way a little. Am planning on painting wall as a dark grey "feature wall" with the others walls a very,very light grey.
Can get pics if it helps.

If its too hard, I'll stop dreaming.
 

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I haven't used those before but they look like a piece of piss to do. Much easier than the traditional method we use, external angles on the outside, internal angle or paper tape on the inside. I'd imagine all you'd need to do is cut the hole, block it out with some timber, slip the insert in, staple the set bead and then set the angles.
 

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I haven't used those before but they look like a piece of piss to do. Much easier than the traditional method we use, external angles on the outside, internal angle or paper tape on the inside. I'd imagine all you'd need to do is cut the hole, block it out with some timber, slip the insert in, staple the set bead and then set the angles.
yah what he said
 

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Only thing to look out for is check the other side of the wall for electrical points, so you don't hit/interfere with a power cable
 

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Only thing to look out for is check the other side of the wall for electrical points, so you don't hit/interfere with a power cable
bahahaha, brings back soo many memories from using core drills for installing stuff in the electrical industry.
best advice ever is to look on the other side, itll surprise you what you think isn't there.
 

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Thanks for all the reply's guys!
I was hoping it would be pretty easy, I've checked the locations in the wall for power - can see it all up in the roof.
Electrician has been in and is willing to wire it all, since he has to move the light switch off the architrave soon anyway.

Just gonna triple check the noggin is not in the way, don't wanna cut the wall - and have it staring me in the face like a giant slap about to happen.
 

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Thanks for all the reply's guys!
I was hoping it would be pretty easy, I've checked the locations in the wall for power - can see it all up in the roof.
Electrician has been in and is willing to wire it all, since he has to move the light switch off the architrave soon anyway.

Just gonna triple check the noggin is not in the way, don't wanna cut the wall - and have it staring me in the face like a giant slap about to happen.
If there is a noggin in the way, just move it. Easy peasey.
 

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Only thing to look out for is check the other side of the wall for electrical points, so you don't hit/interfere with a power cable
Pffft - just break out the recipro. It'll sort itself out in the end :thumbsup:
 
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