Plastering Aldershot

Aldershot Plasterers: Whether you are looking to have a small area of plaster repaired, a whole room plastered or need the plastering of your entire property in Aldershot, you will need a skilled and professional plasterer to tackle the project for you. Unless you are very confident, plastering is not a job you should attempt by yourself, mastering this skill normally takes years of practise.

Plastering work needs to be done on an array of home improvement projects, even small ones. It may be installing coving or mouldings before decorating, screeding, plastering over artex or skimming a dry lined partition. In fact, it might be any of a large number of plastering related tasks.

Plasterers Aldershot Hampshire

There are several ways to find out if potential Aldershot plasterers know their stuff, one approach is to ask for a portfolio of past jobs. You do not want to get landed with a bunch of "cowboys" doing your plastering. Poor quality plastering is worse than no plastering at all, as it is very hard to put right down the road.

It's when the painting and decorating commences that any imperfections become blindingly obvious. Even more so, with the sun shining onto the freshly plastered surfaces. By selecting only from decent plasterers in Aldershot, you will avoid this issue.

It is always good to remember that plaster has to be level and smooth, because it is simply a base on which other materials are applied. An unevenly plastered area may cause major complications with kitchen or bathroom tiling, the fitting of skirtings, the decorating of ceilings and walls and the fitting of kitchen units.

Plasterer in Aldershot

The aim of the busiest Aldershot plasterers is to get a perfect, polished finish directly from the trowel, and you should expect nothing less. It should not ever be necessary to use electric sanders on freshly plastered ceilings and walls, just a quick rub down with a fine glasspaper before decorating. If too much sanding is taking place, the plastering wasn't done properly in the first place. You should check out the quality of the plastering meticulously, if you see orbital sanders being used.

Plastering and Coving Aldershot

Nowadays, one of the most common tasks a plasterer is asked to do, is cover up an artex ceiling. Artex was at its height of popularity in Aldershot during the 1970's and 80's, but currently it is not so fashionable. Most plasterers in Aldershot will be happy to plaster over that dated artex ceiling, making it look more fresh and contemporary. If the opposite is the case, then many plasterers will bring that 70's style back again by applying a coat of artex.

Rendering Aldershot: Rendering is a similar technique to plastering, and is the process by which a mix of sand, lime, cement and water is applied to exterior (and now and again interior) walls to achieve a smooth or textured surface. Rendering is quite popular throughout Europe and is especially widespread in the Mediterranean countries. A rendered finish is water resistant and has some fire resistant properties, though it's generally used for cosmetic purposes. While it is of course possible to paint a rendered wall, a better solution is to mix colour into the render itself, giving a more long lasting, durable finish.

Screeding Aldershot: Many plasterers in Hampshire will also provide screeding services, whereby a smooth, level floor surface is formed using a cement mix. Screeding is usually put on top of a concrete sub-floor to be used as a finished hardwearing floor surface, to cover underfloor heating pipes or to take on the final floor finish. A properly laid screed can extend the lifespan of the complete floor and positively affect its quality, finish and durability. The hand mixing of screed is only recommended for small areas, in all other instances a screed pump should be employed to swiftly guarantee a smooth, even mix of cement and sand and to pump this fine mix directly to its exact location, avoiding the need for wheelbarrows and other equipment. There are several different types of floor screeding available in Aldershot, therefore you should ask around to find which is suitable for your particular project, you will need to pick from fast drying screed, floor levelling compound, structural screed, free-flowing screed, unbonded screed, bonded screed and traditional screed.

Dry Lining Aldershot: Some plasterers in Aldershot also provide dry lining services, which are required in a lot of improvement projects around the home. Dry lining is the process where plasterboard is attached to Gypframe metal framing, a masonry or brickwork surface or a wood studding or joist to produce a wall surface that does not have to be plastered. While it is possible to decorate or paint the plasterboard surface after a bit of filling, usually most people like to have the plasterboard skimmed with a thin plaster coating afterwards to give it a harder and smoother finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a brickwork or masonry wall the "dot and dab" method is used, when fixing plasterboard to wood stud or joists, nails or drywall screws are used and when fixing to a metal framework Jack-Point self drilling, self tapping screws are used. (Tags: Dry Lining Aldershot, Dry Liners Aldershot, Plasterboarding Aldershot)

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