Plasterers Alsager

Alsager Plasterers: When you are doing improvements or renovations on your property or business in Alsager it's pretty much certain that you'll either have to have some fresh plaster administered or some old plaster walls repaired. Most would agree that plastering is a really skillful vocation and although you are perhaps fairly useful at DIY, it's not really something that you should try to do by yourself, except if you have extreme confidence in your capabilities. This especially applies if there are ceilings to be skimmed, because you will almost certainly get yourself and your house in quite a mess if you choose to endeavour to do it. You'd be better off calling in an experienced plasterer to handle this work, and though you should have no trouble tracking down a plasterer in Alsager, discovering one who's got the free time to fit your job in may be somewhat more tricky. Plasterers, much like many tradespeople, are usually fully booked up, thus if at all feasible see if you can schedule the job at least a few weeks or months before.

Even seemingly insignificant home improvement projects can generate the need for plastering work. It may be plastering over an old artexed ceiling, fitting cornices or coving before decorating, latex screeding or plaster skimming some dry lining. In reality, it might be any one of a multitude of plastering related jobs.

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Any decent Alsager plasterers will carry a portfolio (or at least some photographs) of successfully completed jobs, ask to see it so you can make sure they know their stuff. This is not the sort of work you want to be giving to "cowboys". Inexperienced plasterers lead to inferior plastering and later on this can cause significant problems.

The imperfections will soon manifest on the freshly plastered wall the moment a coat of paint has been applied to it. Such flaws will be even more emphasized when viewed in bright sunlight. So, make sure you only consider competent plasterers in Alsager.

Flat and smooth are the main attributes of a plastered surface, since other materials will always be applied to it. A badly plastered surface may lead to serious problems with the fitting of kitchen units, the painting of ceilings and walls, the tiling of wall surfaces and the accurate fitting of architraves.

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A polished finish, directly from the trowel is what you can expect from professional Alsager plasterers. You can tell when plastering has been carried out by an expert, because a quick rub down is all that is required and no heavy sanding is necessary. You would be right in thinking that the plastering has not been done to an acceptable standard if extensive sanding is necessary. You should check out the quality of the plastering thoroughly, if you see orbital sanders being used.

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Plasterers perform many tasks but among the most commonplace in recent times, is plastering over artex ceilings. At the height of its popularity in the 1970's and 80's, artex is less desirable in Alsager homes right now. Your Alsager plasterer will be more than happy to cover up those artex ceilings and get your home looking fresh and contemporary once again. On the reverse side, if you want to bring back that old style, most plasterers will just as gladly slap some artex on your flat, featureless ceilings.


Rendering is similar in technique to plastering, and is the process where a mixture of lime, sand, cement and water is applied to exterior (and sometimes internal) walls in order to achieve a textured or smooth surface finish. Rendering is very popular across Europe and is particularly prevalent in the Mediterranean region. A rendered finish has some fire retarding properties and is water resistant, though it is predominately employed for aesthetic purposes. While it is quite possible to paint a rendered wall, an even better option is to mix colour into the render itself, giving a more durable, long lasting result. (Tags: Rendering Alsager, Renderers Alsager)

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Several plasterers in Alsager can also provide screeding services, whereby a new level floor surface is formed using a cement mix. Screeding is normally applied on top of a concrete sub-floor to receive a floor finish (such as carpet, vinyl, tiles or floor boards), to encase underfloor heating pipes or to be left as a wearing floor surface. An effectively laid screed can help to extend the lifespan of the whole floor and positively affect its durability, finish and quality. The mixing of screed by hand should only be used where smaller areas are involved, and preferably a proper screed pump should be employed to rapidly guarantee an even, smooth mixture of cement and sand and to pump this perfect mix straight to its required location, avoiding the need for paraphernalia like wheelbarrows and such like.

What is Plaster?

Plaster is a common building material used for protecting or decorating ceilings and walls in Alsager, and for creating decorative features. In the UK the term "plaster" typically pertains to a material that is used on the interiors of houses, whilst the material used on external areas is termed "render". The most common forms of plaster mainly contain either cement, gypsum, or lime, but all these ingredients pretty much work in the same way. Plaster is is produced in powdered form and when required, is mixed with water to create a stiff, easy to work paste just prior to application. The resulting reaction between the water and plaster generates heat by way of crystallization and the mix consequently sets and hardens. (Tags: Render Alsager, Plastering Alsager, Plaster Alsager)

Artexing Alsager

Artexing Alsager CheshireWhilst more common in the 1970's and 1980's artex is still a great way to enhance the appearance of a ceiling, particularly a cracked or shabby one. It isn't quite so straightforward to obtain a plasterer who'll take on artexing at the moment, where a few years ago you could find plenty of tradesmen who did very little else but artexing and artex repairs. What helped its popularity was the wide range of designs and styles it could be applied in, and it appeared that everybody had their favourite design, perhaps it was pairs, bark, medusa, basket & flowers, broken leather, hook & line, swirl, scroll, stipple, circle or criss-cross. No matter what your taste was, you could find a style of artex to fit. You can of course still get ceilings done in all these designs these days, simply look for a plasterer in Alsager who routinely carries out this kind of work, and not one who'll just "have a try", by doing this you can make certain that you're going to get a decent job made of it. The only snag with artex, and one that led to its demise, is that it's really difficult to patch or repair. (Tags: Artexing Alsager, Artex Removal Alsager, Artex Patching Alsager, Artex Repairs Alsager, Artex Alsager)

Decorative Plastering Services

Ever since the days of the ancient Roman builders, forms of plaster been utilized for decorative purposes. In those far off days, they'd have applied combinations of clay and mud. In 13th Century London, plaster was applied to the interior walls of houses and buildings to restrict the spread of fires. Through the Georgian and Victorian eras great advancements occurred to create decorative mouldings and features out of plaster, as you will notice if you visit structures of this time period. Today, specialist plasterers can produce incredible decorative plaster effects by means of modern materials combined with age-old techniques. Such decorative features can take many forms and can involve the installation of corbels, cornices, coving, ceiling roses, brackets, niches and dentils.

Alsager plastering specialists can generally help you with tyrolean rendering, artexing ceilings and walls, drywall skimming and plastering, float and set plastering, external screeding and rendering, sand and cement screeds, skimming plasterwork, blown plaster, ceiling replacements, monocouche rendering, wet dashing, lime rendering, the rendering of concrete blocks, quotes for plastering and screeding, metal studding partitions and other plastering work in Alsager, Cheshire.

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A few Alsager roads served by Alsager plasterers: Linley Grove, Lynton Place, Coronation Avenue, Bude Close, Barley Croft, Ashmead Mews, Heathwood Drive, Sandbach Road South, The Butts, Moss Way, St. Marys Close, Caldy Road, Beechwood Drive, Harpur Crescent, Milton Park, Marsh Close, Back Lane, Twin Pines, Hawthorne Court, Talke Road, Brook Villas, Rydal Way, Bladon Crescent, Station Road, Moorhouse Avenue, Ashenhurst Road, The Conifers, Pikemere Road, Hassall Road, Woodside Avenue, Rye Close.

Places near Alsager: Haslington, Talke Pits, Bathomley, Church Lawton, Bradwell, Rode Heath, Talke, Audley, Scholar Green, Radway Green, Winterley, Bignall End, Betchton, Chesterton, Thurlwood, Oakhanger.

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