After several days of drying out I then applied a coat of Ronseal Wood Hardener over the spars / bare timber. As this product is a Resin Based product it does melt the Polystyrene if it comes in contact.
I then filled in any deep gashes/gaps in the polystyrene with a Flexible filler (B&Q Own Brand) which once sets does fill the polystyrene well.
Having then obtained 3 sheets of Wallboard (of which I'll probably still have two spare when I've finished this job) and a new piece of Roof panelling from O'Leary Motorhomes I have this weekend began the repair of the front and wardrobe section of the van.
The Pic on the Left is the Roof Panelling area that needs to be replaced at the front of the van and the pic on the Right is a piece of panelling that has been cut to fit.
Using a Electric Staple gun and some Evo Stick Quick Grip Adhesive I then run a bead of adhesive into the groove left where the roof panelling had earlier been dug out & along the roof timbers. I then stapled the panelling to the timber framing running through the roof and fitted a trim over the join (again bought from O'Learys)
The trim again simply staples to the panelling covering the join and a cover strip is then clipped over the top.
The Piece of roof panelling isn't an exact match however it will be hidden away in the cupboard and wardrobe area. I plan to cut the entire Bathroom Roof Panel out and fit this panelling once I've completed the refitting of the front and wardrobe areas.
This particular panel/pattern was an off cut piece of Roof Panelling which was around 4ft wide x 6ft long and was slightly damaged in the corner of the panel so O'Learys gave me this for only £4!
The finished areas once the panelling and Joint trims have been refitted.
Then I begin to create a template to cut the wallboard... I'm hoping to cut and fit the front and inside the wardrobe in once piece as I have loosened the Wardrobe fixings enough to give me a little bit of room to slide the boards behind the batons that can be seen in the picture on the right above.
Using a roll of old wallpaper and some drawing pins I start to create a paper template that I can then fix to the piece of wallboard and cut around.
I have now transfered the Wallpaper template to a piece of board and have cut the wallboard using a stanley knife blade to hopefully fit the area tomorrow evening.