Plastering Bedlington

Bedlington Plasterers: Plastering jobs come in all sizes and shapes and no matter how big or small, you'll want to track down a qualified and professional plasterer to work on your property in Bedlington. Plastering is not really a job you can do yourself, it takes years of practise to master.

Plastering work needs to be carried out on an assortment of home improvement projects, even smaller ones. It might be screeding, plaster skimming a partition, fitting coving or decorative mouldings before decorating or plastering over an old artexed ceiling. The truth is, it may be any of a large number of plastering related chores.

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There are several ways to find out if potential Bedlington plasterers know their stuff, one way is to ask for a portfolio of past jobs. For this type of work, you want to avoid hiring "cowboys", at all costs. Significant problems can result from substandard plastering, as you will quickly come to realise.

Once you start decorating the imperfections will start to show up. In bright sunlight your substandard plastered surfaces will seem even worse. When you have the choice between competent plasterers in Bedlington and bad ones, always use a competent one.

Plaster always need to be smooth and flat, because it is just a base on which other materials are applied. An unevenly plastered area will cause major issues with the fitting of kitchen units, kitchen or bathroom tiling, the fitting of architraves and the wallpapering and painting of walls and ceilings.

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You should expect nothing less than a perfect, polished finish right from the trowel. A quick rub down before decorating is all that a plastered wall or ceiling should need, it should never need to be sanded. If vigorous sanding is necessary, you can assume that your plastering hasn't been done correctly. You should be very wary if you see the electric sanding machines coming out or their boxes.

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One of the most regular tasks for plasterers these days, is plastering over artexed ceilings. A widely used form of finish in Bedlington during the 1970's and 1980's, artex is somewhat out of favour at present. Plastering over that old artex ceiling to make it look more fresh and contemporary is something that most plasterers in Bedlington will be more than happy to do. 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 Bedlington: Rendering is similar in technique to plastering, and is the process whereby a mixture of cement, lime, sand and water is applied to exterior (and now and again internal) walls in order to achieve a smooth or textured surface. Rendering is extremely popular across Europe and is especially widespread in the Mediterranean countries. A rendered finish has some fire resisting properties and is waterproof, though it's generally employed for aesthetic purposes. While it is possible to paint a rendered wall, a much better solution is to mix colour into the render itself, giving a more durable, long lasting finish.

Screeding Bedlington: Many plasterers in Bedlington can also provide a floor screeding service, whereby a smooth, level floor surface is created 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 be covered with an appropriate floor finish (such as floor boards, carpet, vinyl or tiles) or to encase underfloor heating pipes. A properly laid screed can lengthen the life of a floor and ensure its durability, quality and finish. The mixing of screed by hand is only recommended for small areas, in all other instances a screed pump should be used to rapidly guarantee an even, smooth mix of cement, sand and water and to pump this perfect mix straight to its required location, avoiding the use of paraphernalia like wheelbarrows and such like. There are several different kinds of floor screeding available in Bedlington, therefore you should ask around about which is appropriate for your project, you'll need to choose from traditional screed, fast drying screed, structural screed, unbonded screed, bonded screed, floor levelling compound and free-flowing screed.

Pebble Dashing Bedlington: Love it or hate it pebble dashing has been around for many years and used to protect and decorate the exteriors of homes in Bedlington. There are people who specialise in pebbledashing around, but now and again Bedlington plasterers will do this kind of work for you. Pebbledashing (or pebble dashing) is a type of exterior wall covering which typically consists of 2 layers of a base made from lime and sand onto which small pebbles, gravel or shells are pressed to form a robust, attractive and maintenance free finish on both new and refurbished houses.

Dry Lining Bedlington: A few plasterers in Bedlington also offer dry lining services (plasterboarding), which will be required in a lot of improvement projects around the home. Dry lining is the process where plasterboard is attached to Gypframe metal framing, a timber studding or a brickwork or masonry surface to produce a wall surface that doesn't need plastering. While you can decorate the plasterboard finish after a bit of filling, in general most opt to get the plasterboard skimmed with a thin coat of plaster afterwards to give it an extra smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a brickwork wall the "dot and dab" method is used, when fixing plasterboard to timber stud or joists, drywall screws or nails are used and when fixing to a metal framework self-tapping (or Jack-Point screws) are used.

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