Plastering Billericay

Billericay Plasterers: Whether you are needing to have your entire home in Billericay plastered, just one room re-skimmed, or simply one small section of plaster repaired, you will be looking for an experienced and professional plasterer to carry out the work effectively. It can take several years to perfect the art of plastering, so it isn't advisable for you to try to do it yourself.

There are a lot of home improvement projects, even smaller ones, which end up with some plastering work needing to be done. It might be plaster repair to get ready for tiling, fitting cornices or coving before decorating, skimming a dry lined partition or plastering over an old artexed ceiling. The fact is, it may be any of a number of plastering related chores.

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Before any work commences you need to check out potential Billericay plasterers to see if they know their stuff. Ask to see some photos or a portfolio of completed projects. You certainly don't want to be hiring a "cowboy" for this sort of work. You'll soon come to realise the many complications that can arise as a result of substandard plastering.

The imperfections will soon manifest on the freshly plastered wall the moment a coat of paint has been applied to it. When viewed in bright sunlight, even more imperfections will show up on any defective surfaces. To avoid problems like this, choose only from decent plasterers in Billericay.

Plaster always need to be smooth and flat, because it is just a base on which other materials are applied. A poorly plastered surface may cause serious complications with the fitting of architraves, any area of tiling (bathrooms or kitchens), the wallpapering and painting of ceilings and walls and the installation of kitchen units.

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The aim of the finest Billericay plasterers is to get a perfect, polished finish straight from the trowel, and you should expect nothing less. A quick rub down before decorating is all that a plastered ceiling or wall should need, it should never need to be sanded. If any degree of strenuous sanding is needed to level out the plastered areas, they were not properly done in the first place. The alarm bells should certainly start ringing if electric sanders are being used with any regularity.

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Plasterers perform many tasks but among the most common in recent times, is plastering over artexed ceilings. Artex was at its height of popularity in Billericay during the 70's and 80's, but at present it is not so much so. Covering that dated artex ceiling with plaster is something that most Billericay plasterers will jump at the chance to do so as to make it look more sleek and contemporary. On the other hand, many plasterers will also apply artex to your smooth ceilings if you would like to bring back that old style.

Rendering Billericay: Rendering is a similar procedure to plastering, and is the process where a mix of sand, lime, cement and water is applied to external (and sometimes internal) walls to achieve a textured or smooth surface finish. Rendering is popular across Europe and is particularly widespread in the Mediterranean region. A rendered finish has some fire retarding properties and is water resistant, although it's principally used for aesthetic purposes. While it is possible to apply paint to a rendered surface, an even better option is to colour the render itself, giving a more long lasting, durable end result.

Screeding Billericay: Certain plasterers in Billericay, Essex will also provide floor screeding services, whereby a smooth, level floor surface is formed using a cement and sand mix. Screeding is generally applied over a rougher concrete sub-floor to receive an appropriate floor finish (such as floor boards, vinyl, carpet or tiles), to be left as a wearing floor surface or to encase underfloor heating pipes. An effectively laid screed can considerably increase the lifespan of a floor and positively affect its durability, quality and finish. The mixing of screed by hand should only be used for small areas, in all other instances a proper screed pump should be used to speedily produce a smooth, even mix of sand, cement and water and to pump this perfect mix directly to where its needed, avoiding the use of paraphernalia like wheelbarrows and such. (Tags: Screeding Billericay, Screeders Billericay, Floor Screeding Billericay)

Dry Lining Billericay (Plasterboarding): Quite a few plasterers in Billericay also provide dry lining services (plasterboarding), which are needed in a lot of improvement projects around the home. Dry lining is the process where plasterboard is fixed to a wooden studding, a brickwork surface or a metal frame to create a wall surface that does not have to be plastered. Whilst you may decorate the plasterboard finish after a bit of filling, in general most people like to get the plasterboard skimmed with a thin plaster coat to give it an extra smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing plasterboard to timber joists or studding, nails or drywall screws are used, when fixing to a brick or masonry wall the "dot and dab" method is used and when fixing to a metal Gypframe Jack-Point self drilling, self tapping screws are used.

Billericay plastering specialists will likely help with damaged plaster restoration, dry lining and skimming ceilings, skimming over dry lining, stud partitioning, artexing on plasterboard, floor screeding and bull floating, lath and plaster ceilings, fancy coving, repairing holes in ceilings and walls, fire and flood restorations, pebble dash restoration, ceiling replacements, plastering over artex, blown plaster and other plastering work in Billericay, Essex.

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