Plastering Basingstoke

Basingstoke Plasterers: You should be looking for an experienced and professional plasterer whenever you need some plastering or rendering doing on your property in Basingstoke. Whether the job is big or small should not matter, this is not a task for amateurs. Plastering is not normally a job that you should attempt yourself, it's a skill that often takes many years of practise.

Prices for Plastering in Basingstoke

Many home improvement projects will need some plastering work to be carried out, even small jobs. It may be rendering a section of wall, installing cornices or coving before decorating, skimming a partition or latex screeding. In actual fact, it could be any of a number of plastering related jobs.

Plasterers Basingstoke

Before any work begins you need to check out potential Basingstoke plasterers to see if they know their stuff. Ask to see some photos or a portfolio of completed projects. For this kind of work, you certainly don't want to be hiring "cowboys". You'll quickly come to realise the many problems that can arise as a result of poor quality plastering.

When your freshly plastered wall is given a coat of paint, any defects will soon become obvious. Even more so, with the sun shining onto the newly plastered surfaces. By using competent plasterers in Basingstoke, you should hopefully avoid problems like this.

You need to remember that the plastering is simply a base upon which other materials are applied, so it must be flat and smooth. A shoddily plastered surface may lead to major problems with the painting and decorating of ceilings and walls, the installation of kitchen units, any area of tiling and the fitting of skirting boards.

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With plastering it is preferable to get a polished finish, straight from the trowel, and this is what you can usually expect from top notch Basingstoke plasterers. You should never need to sand down a plastered ceiling or wall apart from a quick rub down before decorating. If excessive sanding is taking place, the plastering was not done competently in the first place. There is certainly something amiss with your plasterer, if you hear the buzz of power sanders.

Plastering and Coving Basingstoke

Plastering over an artexed ceiling is one common reason for calling in a plasterer in recent times. Artex was at its height of popularity in Basingstoke during the 1970's and 80's, but currently it is not so fashionable. Your Basingstoke plasterer will be more than happy to cover up those artex ceilings and get your home looking sleek and contemporary once again. If however, you would like to bring a bit of that 70's style back into your home, most plasterers will be just as glad to apply artex as they are to cover it up.

Plasterboarding Basingstoke (Dry Lining): A few plasterers in Basingstoke also provide dry lining services (plasterboarding), which are needed in plenty of home improvement projects. Dry lining is the name of the process where plasterboard is attached to Gypframe metal framing, a wood studding or joist or a brick or masonry surface to form a wall surface that does not need plastering. Whilst it's feasible to decorate the plasterboard surface itself after a bit of filling, usually most folks choose to get the plasterboard skimmed with a thin plaster coating to give it a harder and smoother finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a masonry or brick wall the "dot and dab" method is used, when fixing plasterboard to wooden studding or joists, drywall screws or nails are used and when fixing to a metal framework Jack-Point self drilling, self tapping screws are used.

Basingstoke plastering specialists will likely help with lime rendering, drywall taping, sand and cement screeds, skimming over brickwork, blown plaster, ceiling replacements, monocouche rendering, quotes for plastering and rendering, plasterboard skimming, dry lining and skimming ceilings, asbestos testing, internal rendering and screeding, the rendering of brickwork, stud partitions and other plastering work in Basingstoke, Hampshire.

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