Plasterers Bacup

Bacup Plasterers: When there is plastering work to be carried out on your property in Bacup, whether big or small, you should be calling on a qualified and professional plasterer to accomplish this task. Plastering can take years of practise to perfect, so you should not attempt to do it by yourself.

Plastering work needs to be carried out on an array of home renovation tasks, even smaller ones. Generally it will be rendering a section of wall, screeding, skimming dry lining or fitting cornices or coving before decorating. Don't imagine however that those are the only plastering and screeding tasks which may be needed, since there are certainly a lot more possibilities.

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Viewing a portfolio of successfully accomplished work is a smart way to judge the quality of any prospective Bacup plasterers, you have to locate somebody who knows exactly what they are up to. For this kind of work, you certainly don't want to be hiring "cowboys". You may encounter huge problems down the line when the caliber of the plastering is poor, and these aren't always immediately apparent.

Any imperfections will become glaringly obvious once some emulsion paint starts going on to your freshly plastered ceilings and walls. And even more so, with the sunlight shining on the freshly plastered areas. To avoid issues like this, pick only from competent plasterers in Bacup.

You need to remember that the plastering is simply a base upon which other products are applied, so it has to be smooth and level. Small cracking and dents can be filled and sanded down afterwards with few issues, but irregular plaster is hard to disguise. Areas that are imperfectly plastered can bring about problems with the installation of kitchen units, the tiling of wall surfaces, the decorating of ceilings and walls and the accurate fitting or skirting boards.

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A polished finish, straight from the trowel is what you should anticipate from professional Bacup plasterers. It should never be necessary to use electric sanding machines on freshly plastered ceilings and walls, just a quick rub down with a fine paper before painting. If strenuous sanding is required, you can assume that your plastering has not been done properly. Be very suspicious of re-employing plasterers who make regular use of orbital sanders.

Plastering and Coving Bacup

One common reason for calling in a plasterer in recent times, is to plaster over an artexed ceiling. Currently out of favour in Bacup, artex was the most fashionable decorative finish for ceilings during the 1970's and 80's. Plastering over that dated artex ceiling to make it look more fresh and contemporary is something that most plasterers in Bacup will jump at the chance to do. On the reverse side, if you want to bring back that 1970's style, most plasterers will just as gladly slap some artex onto your currently smooth ceilings.

For more info regarding the tools of the trade, plasterer's tasks, internal plastering, the history of plastering and plaster, exterior plastering techniques and traditional plasterer's methods, have a look at Wikipedia HERE. Visit the Federation of Plastering and Drywall Contractors website to obtain certified members. To ask questions about screeding, rendering and plastering visit a plastering forum. (Tags: Plastering Bacup, Plasterers Bacup, Plasterers Lancashire, Plasterer Bacup).

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Screeding Bacup Lancashire UK

Certain plasterers in Bacup, Lancashire also offer screeding services, whereby a smooth, level floor surface is created using a cement and sand mix. Usually screeding will be poured on top of a concrete sub-floor to be used as a finished hardwearing floor surface, to encase underfloor heating pipes or to receive an appropriate floor finish (such as carpet, floor boards or tiles). This can significantly lengthen the life of the whole floor and establish its durability, quality and finish, for several years. Screed should only be mixed by hand where relatively small areas of flooring are being worked on. For more substantial projects, a good screed pump needs to be used to guarantee an even and smooth blend of sand and cement, which is then pumped directly to the desired location.

Pebble Dashing Bacup

Pebble Dashing Bacup Lancashire

Some folks love it and some folks hate it but pebble dashing has been around for many years and used to protect and decorate the outsides of properties in Bacup. Plasterers will usually carry out this sort of work for you, although there are pebble dashing specialists around. Ideal for both refurbished and new properties, pebble dashing normally consists of a couple of layers of a base made of sand and lime into which small pebbles or gravel are firmly pressed to create a maintenance free, strong and attractive finish. (Tags: Pebble Dash Removal Bacup, Pebble Dashing Bacup, Pebble Dashers Bacup, Pebble Dash Bacup)

Plaster Bacup


A material that's employed for decorating and protecting wall and ceiling surfaces, plaster has been with us for many centuries. What most people call "plaster" in Bacup is normally looked at as the stuff which is used for covering the interior rooms of structures and homes, whilst that which is used on outside walls is known as "render" or "rendering". The plaster mixture itself may include various ingredients but most frequently consist of either cement, gypsum, or lime. All these mixtures pretty much work in the same way, but have different uses. Plaster is is produced in powdered form and when needed, is simply mixed with water to produce a stiff but easy to work paste just prior to application. The merging of the water and plaster causes a reaction, and heat is produced by way of crystallization, making the paste harden and set.


Artexing Bacup Lancashire

Particularly popular in the nineteen seventies and eighties, artex has long been an effective way to add an ornamental finish to a ceiling, and also to cover up uneven surfaces and cracks. It isn't quite so simple to find a plasterer who'll take on artexing these days, whereas in the past there were many tradespeople who did little else but apply artex and do artex repairs. Undoubtedly the huge variety of designs and styles was just what made it so popular, and everybody appeared to have their favourite, be it hook & line, circle, criss-cross, swirl, basket weave, pairs, stippled, medusa, scroll, bark or broken leather. Patterns of artex were available to match any preference or taste. It's obviously still quite possible to get any of these artex ceiling patterns done today, you'll just have to locate a craftsman (a plasterer and not a handyman) willing to tackle it. The one snag with artex, and one that brought about its demise, is it's hard to repair or patch. (Tags: Artexing Bacup, Artex Removal Bacup, Artex Repairs Bacup, Artex Bacup, Artex Patching Bacup)

Decorative Plastering Services

Decorative Plastering

Plastering has been employed for decorative purposes ever since the days of the ancient Greeks. The materials used would not surprisingly have differed in those long gone days, when blends of both clay and mud were used. In thirteenth Century London, plaster was put on the internal walls of shops and houses to help restrict fires from spreading. Through the Georgian and Victorian eras great steps were made to produce highly decorative mouldings and features out of plaster of paris or gypsum, as you will observe whenever you visit structures of this time. In these modern times, specialist plasterers can deliver amazing decorative plaster effects using modern materials coupled with age-old techniques. Such decoration take many shapes and will incorporate using ceiling roses, dentils, brackets, niches, coving, cornice finishes and corbels. (Tags: Plastering Effects Bacup, Decorative Plastering Bacup, Plaster Mouldings Bacup, Plastering Finishes Bacup)

Skimming Bacup

Plaster Skimming Bacup Lancashire UK

If you have new plasterboard, damaged plaster surfaces or artex that needs covering, you'll have to get a plasterer to skim or re-skim with with a finishing plaster. Plasterers are regularly asked to do this sort of task. Plenty of home refurbishment projects call for new dry lined walls or cause damage to existing plaster surfaces. A specialist will make those imperfect surfaces in perfect condition for painting or papering by the application of a smooth, glass-like finish. Before you decorate on top of it, you need to leave it to dry for several days. The end result should be a surface which is perfectly flat and fault-free.(Tags: Re-Skimming Bacup, Plaster Skimming Bacup, Skimming Bacup)

Plasterwork Patching Bacup

Bacup Plaster Patching and Repair

If you've got an older property, or have just recently had some building work carried out on your house in Bacup, it is quite possible that you could have cracked or weakened plasterwork that needs replacing or patching. So it can be effectively decorated and kept looking tidy and neat, your plasterwork has to be kept in good condition at all times. Cracks and hastily repaired sections of plasterwork can be an eyesore and are usually not all that difficult to repair. A professional Bacup plasterer will get your walls looking great again in no time, and you can finish your painting and decorating and get them looking in perfect condition once again. Factors like settlement, vibration, dampness, accidental damage and shrinking can lead to issues with your plaster finish. There's no point patching these sections before resolving the underlying problems, if you don't there'll most likely be a reccurence of the issue.

Do-it-Yourself Plastering

Doing it Yourself

While it is definitely possible for you to try some plastering on your own, it is not advisable if you're not a very confident do-it-yourselfer. The plastering procedure can be particularly messy (even for experts), and you could soon get yourself into trouble if you don't take precautions. If you do want to have a bash, it is always a good idea to practice on a small area first, preferably somewhere not conspicuous. The first thing you will have to do before you begin is make sure that you have all the correct plastering tools and materials. There are several specialized tools required for doing plastering and they probably won't be in the toolbag of the typical do-it-yourselfer. At a minimum you'll need to have an electrical drill along with stirring tool, a plasterer's hawk, a plastering rule, a featheredge and a plastering trowel (stainless steel). For the mixing of the plaster you will also need a big plastic bucket or two. There are many types of plaster each created for a different purpose, so make certain you've got the correct type for your plastering project. You Tube is a very good spot to look for some useful video tutorials to point you in the right direction.

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Some Bacup streets covered by Bacup plasterers: Tunstead, Bacup Old Road, Ashworth Street, Fir Mount, Windermere Road, Acorn Street, Greens Lane, Goldcrest Avenue, Ormerods Buildings, Clough Street, St. Johns Court, Thorn Gardens, Pennine Road, Rosalynd Cottages, Todmorden Road, Sunny Bank, Rookery Nook Villas, Beaumont Close, Callow Close, Fair View, Cowgill Street, Mowgrain View, Bowlers Wood, Trinity Street, Primrose Bank, Rakehead Lane, The Square, Darley Bank, Four Lane Ends Road, Deerplay Court.

Places near Bacup: Stacksteads, Weir, Helmshore, Lumb, Trough Gate, Waterfoot, Forest Holme, Newchurch, Cornholme, Cowpe, Shawforth, Britannia, Haslingden, Walsden, Sharneyford, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Todmorden.

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