We've got a leak in our roof over our spare room that has damaged the gyprock ceiling and caused a piece about 1m square to come detached. We had my partner's parents staying when it started to split, so we pinned it to the ceiling using a long ladder with a bit of wood on top as a temporary acrow prop.
The roof still isn't repaired, the roofer was supposed to fix it this week (it's just some flashing and a tile to replace so not serious for the roof itself) but obviously the job is now on the long finger.
It would be really handy for us to have the ladder back to be able to crack on with some DIY elsewhere in the flat - is it sensible to remove the damaged gyprock and leave the ceiling with bare laths showing for a while (or to cover it with eg. lining paper temporarily)? Or should we leave the gyprock up and supported til we can get a plasterer out?
Obviously if we get another few weeks of massive rainstorms like in Feb the gyprock may come down of its own accord, prop or no.
PS I know now that we should have just drilled a hole in it and let the water through to save the ceiling. Hindsight is 20/20.