Plasterers Aldridge

Aldridge Plasterers: Plastering jobs come in all sizes and shapes and irrespective of how big or small, you will want to track down a competent and professional plasterer to work on your home in Aldridge. It is not advisable to attempt plastering yourself, since it is a craft that often takes many years to master.

Many home improvement projects will need some plastering work to be carried out, even small jobs. It could be re-plastering a ceiling, plaster repair before tiling, skimming some dry lining or installing coving or decorative mouldings before decorating. The truth is, it might be any one of hundreds of plastering related chores.

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Before any work commences you need to check out prospective Aldridge plasterers to see if they know their stuff. Ask to see some photos or a portfolio of completed projects. For this sort of work, you certainly don't want to be hiring "cowboys". You will soon come to realise the many complications that can arise as a result of substandard plastering.

It's when the painting and decorating commences that any defects become glaringly obvious to the naked eye. Any uneven plastered surface will look even worse in bright sunlight. To avoid issues like this, pick only from competent plasterers in Aldridge.

It is always good to keep in mind that plaster needs to be level and smooth, because it is just a base on which other materials are applied. A poorly plastered area will cause major complications with the painting and wallpapering of walls and ceilings, the tiling of wall surfaces, the fitting of skirting boards and the fitting of kitchen units.

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The main thing that you can expect from the most skillful Aldridge plasterers is a perfect, polished finish, right from the trowel. Sanding (particularly with machine tools) should never be necessary on newly plastered ceilings and walls, a quick rub down with fine paper is all that should be needed. If any degree of strenuous sanding is needed to level out the plastered areas, they were not correctly done in the first place. There is definately something amiss with your plasterer, if you hear the buzz of electric sanding machines.

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A typical reason for calling in a plasterer these days, is to plaster over an old artex ceiling. At present out of favour in Aldridge, artex was the most popular decorative finish for ceilings during the seventies and eighties. Covering that old artex ceiling with plaster is something that most Aldridge plasterers will jump at the chance to do so as to make it look more sleek and modern. On the other hand, many plasterers will also apply artex to your ceiling if you have a yen to bring back that 70's style.

Rendering Aldridge: Rendering is similar in technique to plastering, and is the process by which a mixture of lime, cement, sand and water is applied to external (and occasionally internal) walls to obtain a textured or smooth surface finish. Rendering is very popular all over Europe and is particularly widespread in the Mediterranean countries. A rendered finish has some fire resistant properties and is waterproof, though it is mostly used for aesthetic purposes. While it is quite possible to apply paint to a rendered surface, a much better alternative is to mix colour into the render itself, giving a more long lasting, durable result.

Screeding Aldridge: Certain plasterers in West Midlands also offer a floor screeding service, whereby a new level floor surface is formed using a sand and cement mix. Screeding is typically applied over a concrete sub-floor to be used as a finished hardwearing floor surface, to take on the final floor finish or to cover underfloor heating pipes. A correctly laid screed can significantly lengthen the lifespan of the complete floor and establish its finish, durability and quality. The hand mixing of screed is only suitable for small areas, otherwise a screed pump should be employed to swiftly produce an even, smooth mixture of cement, sand and water and to transport (pump) this fine mix straight to where its needed, avoiding the use of paraphernalia like wheelbarrows and such. There are various different sorts of floor screeding available in Aldridge, therefore you need to inquire about which is suitable for your screeding project, you will need to pick from bonded screed, free-flowing screed, traditional screed, structural screed, floor levelling compound, unbonded screed and fast drying screed.

Pebble Dashing Aldridge: Some folks love it and some folks hate it but pebbledashing has been around for many years and used to decorate and protect the exteriors of properties in Aldridge. There are tradesmen specialise in pebble dashing around, but now and again Aldridge plasterers will be willing to do this sort of job for you. Pebbledashing (or pebble dashing) is a type of exterior wall coating usually consisting of two layers of a base made of sand and lime into which small pebbles or gravel are pressed to create a maintenance free, attractive and strong finish on both renovated and new buildings.

Plasterboarding Aldridge (Dry Lining): Several plasterers in Aldridge also provide dry lining services (plasterboarding), which are required in a lot of home improvements. Dry lining is the process where plasterboard is mounted on a timber studding or joist, a brick or masonry surface or a metal framework to form a wall surface that doesn't need plastering. While you could paint or decorate the plasterboard finish after a bit of filling, in reality most folks prefer to have the plasterboard skimmed with a fine plaster coat to give it an extra smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a metal framework self-tapping (or Jack-Point screws) are used, when fixing plasterboard to wooden joists or studding, nails or drywall screws are used and when fixing to a brickwork or masonry wall "dot and dab" adhesive is used. (Tags: Plasterboarding Aldridge, Dry Lining Aldridge, Dry Liners Aldridge)

Aldridge plastering specialists will likely help you with skimming over artex, the fitting of coving, rendering with sand and cement, dry lining and plastering ceilings, damaged plaster renovation, lay in grid suspended ceilings, repairing holes in walls and ceilings, float and set plastering, skimming plasterwork, the rendering of concrete blocks, plastering over artex, lime rendering and other plastering work in Aldridge, West Midlands.

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A few Aldridge areas served by Aldridge plasterers: Northgate Way, Bonner Grove, Garden Croft, Lodge Grove, Middlemore Lane, Merchants Way, Charlesdale Drive, Old Oak Close, Knights Hill, Noddy Park, Weston Crescent, Lingmoor Grove, Vale View, Linley Close, Woodfold Croft, Herbert Road, Stonnall Road, Brookfield Road, Barr Common Road, Longwood Road, Speedwell Close, Alexandra Way, Appletree Grove, The Leasow, Portland Avenue, Hartley Drive.

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