Plastering Blyth

Blyth Plasterers: Plastering jobs come in all sizes and shapes and irrespective of how small or large, you'll want to track down a qualified and professional plasterer to work on your home in Blyth. Unless you are really confident, plastering is not something you should attempt yourself, mastering this trade usually takes years of practise.

A certain amount of plastering work can be generated by even the most basic home improvement projects. It might be plaster skimming dry lining, installing cornices or coving before decorating, rendering a section of wall or screeding. In actual fact, it may possibly be any one of a multitude of plastering related tasks.

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There are several ways to find out if prospective Blyth plasterers know their stuff, one approach is to ask for a portfolio of previous jobs. Getting saddled with a bunch of "cowboys" doing your plastering is a scenario that you want to avoid without exceptions. Inexperienced plasterers result in shoddy plastering and later on this can result in big complications.

The imperfections will soon manifest on the freshly plastered wall once a coat of paint has gone onto it. Defective surfaces become even more accentuated in bright sunlight. So, make sure you only consider experienced plasterers in Blyth.

Being merely a base onto which other materials are applied, means that plastered surfaces must be level and smooth above all else. A badly plastered area will cause major difficulties with the installation of kitchen units, kitchen or bathroom tiling, the fitting of skirting boards and the painting and decorating of ceilings and walls.

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What you really need is a polished finish right from the trowel, and the best Blyth plasterers can be expected to produce results like this. You can recognize when plastering has been carried out by a professional, because a quick rub down is all that is needed and no sanding is necessary. If the plastering hasn't been done properly, forceful sanding may be required, and this calls the plasterers skills into question. Be very suspicious of re-hiring plasterers who make use of power sanders.

Blyth Plastering and Coving

Plastering over old artex ceilings is among the most common reasons for contacting plasterers in recent times. Right now somewhat out of favour in Blyth, artex was the most popular decorative finish for ceilings during the nineteen seventies and eighties. In order to get your ceilings looking fresh and modern once again, your Blyth plasterer will gladly cover them up with a smooth new finish. If you are a bit retro in your taste, you may wish to give your currently smooth ceilings a little character by actually putting on some artex.

Pebble Dashing Blyth: Though it is not to everyones taste pebbledashing has been used for many years to protect and decorate the outsides of properties in Northumberland. There are pebble dashing specialists out there, but sometimes Blyth plasterers will be willing to do this kind of work for you. Pebbledashing (or pebble dashing) is a kind of external wall covering which usually consists of 2 layers of a base coat made from lime and sand onto which small gravel, pebbles or shells are firmly pressed to create a robust, decorative and maintenance free finish on both new and refurbished buildings. (Tags: Pebble Dashing Blyth, Pebble Dashers Blyth)

Dry Lining Blyth (Plasterboarding): Several plasterers in Blyth also provide dry lining services (plasterboarding), which are needed in a lot of improvement projects around the home. Dry lining is the name of the process where plasterboard is attached to metal framing, a brickwork or masonry surface or a wooden studding to produce a wall surface that does not have to be plastered. While you can decorate the plasterboard finish itself, generally most like to have the plasterboard skimmed with a thin coat of plaster to give it an extra smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing plasterboard to wooden studding or joists, nails or drywall screws are used, when fixing to a brickwork or masonry wall the "dot and dab" method is used and when fixing to a metal frame self-drilling, self tapping (Jack-Point screws) are used. (Tags: Dry Lining Blyth, Dry Liners Blyth, Plasterboarding Blyth)

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