Plastering Biggleswade

Biggleswade Plasterers: Plastering jobs come in all shapes and sizes and no matter how large or small, you will want to track down an experienced and professional plasterer to work on your property in Biggleswade. Unless you are really confident, plastering is not a job you should attempt by yourself, mastering this art usually takes years of practise.

There are a lot of home improvement projects, even small ones, which end up with some plastering work needing to be carried out. It could be re-plastering a ceiling, applying some screeding, installing mouldings or coving before decorating or skimming a dry lined partition. In reality, it may possibly be any of dozens of plastering related jobs.

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Before any work starts you need to check out potential Biggleswade plasterers to see if they know their stuff. Ask to see some photos or a portfolio of completed projects. For this type of work, you definitely don't want to be employing "cowboys". Significant complications can result from poor quality plastering, as you'll soon realise.

It's when the painting and decorating commences that any defects become glaringly obvious to the naked eye. They will likely look even worse with the sun shining on them. By using decent plasterers in Biggleswade, you should hopefully avoid issues such as this.

Because plaster is always concealed with other materials it is easy to forget how crucial it is that it is smooth and level. An imperfectly plastered area may lead to serious problems with the accurate fitting or skirting boards, any area of wall tiling, the fitting of kitchen units and the painting and decorating of ceilings and walls.

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Skillful Biggleswade plasterers have reputations to keep up and will always aim to get a perfect, polished finish straight from the trowel, where possible. You can recognize when plastering has been carried out by an expert, because a quick rub down is all that is required and no sanding is necessary. If the finished plastering needs forceful sanding, you know that it has not been done correctly. You should be very wary if you see the power sanders coming out or their boxes.

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Plasterers perform many tasks but one of the most commonplace in recent times, is plastering over artex ceilings. Countless houses in Biggleswade had ceilings which were coated with artex during the 70's and 80's, when it was at its height of popularity. Covering that artex ceiling with plaster is something that most Biggleswade plasterers will jump at the chance to do so as to make it look more sleek and contemporary. On the reverse side, if you want to bring back that 70's style, most plasterers will just as gladly slap some artex on your smooth ceilings.

Rendering Biggleswade: 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 achieve a textured or smooth surface. Rendering is extremely popular all around Europe and is especially common in the Mediterranean countries. A rendered finish has some fire resisting properties and is water resistant, although it's largely employed for aesthetic purposes. While it is quite possible to paint a rendered surface, a much better alternative is to colour the render itself, giving a more long lasting, durable end result.

Screeding Biggleswade: Some plasterers in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire can also provide screeding services, whereby a smooth, level floor surface is formed using a sand and cement mix. Screeding is usually put on over a concrete sub-floor to take on the final floor finish, to encase underfloor heating pipes or to be used as a finished hardwearing floor surface. A correctly laid screed can significantly increase the life of the whole floor and ensure its finish, durability and quality. The hand mixing of screed should only be used for small areas, in all other instances a screed pump should be employed to speedily ensure an even, smooth mixture of cement and sand and to pump this perfect mix directly to where its needed, avoiding the need for paraphernalia like wheelbarrows and such like.

Dry Lining Biggleswade: Some plasterers in Biggleswade also offer dry lining services (plasterboarding), which are needed in a lot of improvement projects. Dry lining is the process by which plasterboard is attached to a brick or masonry surface, metal framing or a wood studding or joist to create a wall surface that does not need plastering. While it is feasible to decorate the plasterboard finish as it is, in general most choose to get the plasterboard skimmed with a thin plaster coat 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, nails or drywall screws are used and when fixing to a metal framework Jack-Point self drilling, self tapping screws are used.

Biggleswade plastering specialists will likely help with tyrolean rendering, skimming plasterwork, the rendering of blockwork, plastering restoration, artex patching, plastering over artex, wet dashing, monocouche rendering, plastering estimates, pebble dashing walls, rendering with sand and cement, asbestos testing, skimming over dry lining, lime rendering and other plastering work in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

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