Plasterers Bodmin

Bodmin Plasterers: Whether you have a small plastering task or a large plastering project to be done on your property in Bodmin, you will need a skilled and professional plasterer to manage the work in a proper and correct manner. If you're extremely confident you could try doing it yourself, but be aware, plastering takes many years of practise to master.

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Plastering work needs to be done on an array of home restoration tasks, even modest ones. It might be things like fitting coving or cornices before decorating, plastering over an old artexed ceiling, plaster skimming a partition or applying some screeding. In reality, it might possibly be any of a host of plastering related jobs.

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Ask potential Bodmin plasterers if they have a portfolio of proficiently accomplished jobs, the most critical thing is to hire a plasterer who knows precisely what they're doing. You obviously want to avoid employing a "cowboy" for this sort of project. It is really difficult to correct shoddy plastering after it has been done, so it should be done right from the get go.

It's when the painting and decorating begins that any defects become patently obvious. Such imperfections will be even more highlighted when viewed in bright daylight. By using competent plasterers in Bodmin, you should hopefully avoid issues such as this.

Plaster has to be smooth and level, because it's simply a base on which other materials and products are placed. Uneven surfaces are difficult to conceal, although minor dents and cracking can be repaired and sanded down later without much problem. Difficulties with the wallpapering and painting of the surfaces, the accurate fitting or skirting boards, the tiling of wall surfaces and the installation of kitchen units, can be caused by an irregularly plastered area.

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The main service that you should anticipate from the busiest Bodmin plasterers is a perfect, polished finish, right from the trowel. Any skilled plasterer will tell you that a properly plastered wall or ceiling shouldn't ever need sanding down to attain a good finish. You would be correct in thinking that the plastering has not been done to a satisfactory standard if extensive sanding is necessary. There is certainly something wrong with your plasterer, if you hear the sound of electric sanders.

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Plastering over old artexed ceilings is one of the most common reasons for calling on the services of plasterers in recent times. There are still a large number of ceilings in Bodmin which are decorated with this once popular finish. Covering that old artex ceiling with plaster is something that most Bodmin plasterers will be more than happy to do in order to make it look more sleek and contemporary. Plastering over artex is preferable to removing it because it is quite difficult to take off or repair, which is doubtless why its popularity waned in the first place.

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Renderers Bodmin

Rendering is the process by which a mix of sand, cement, lime and water is applied to walls (both exterior and interior), to achieve a smooth or textured surface, with a technique that is not dissimilar to plastering. A popular technique throughout Europe, rendering is really common in the Mediterranean countries, notably in Italy, Spain and Greece. Largely used for cosmetic purposes a rendered finish has got some useful fire retardant properties and is also waterproof. You can get a more durable and long lasting result by adding colour to the render itself, though it is quite possible to apply paint to a rendered surface.


Screeding entails the application of a sand and cement mix, to generate a smooth and flat floor surface. Typically screed is poured on top of a concrete sub-floor to be covered with a floor finish (such as floor boards, carpet or tiles), to encase underfloor heating pipes or to be left as a wearing floor surface. A correctly laid screed can significantly lengthen the lifespan of the complete floor and assure its quality, durability and finish. Hand mixing screed should only be used where smaller areas are involved, and preferably a proper screed pump should be used to quickly guarantee a smooth, even mixture of sand, cement and water and to pump this fine mix directly to where its needed, avoiding the need for wheelbarrows and similar paraphernalia. Amongst the many different types of screed are: floor levelling compound, traditional screed, fast drying screed, bonded screed, unbonded screed, structural screed and free-flowing screed.


Used for protecting and decorating the ceilings and walls of buildings, plaster is a material which has been used since ancient Egyptian times. The expression "plaster" generally refers to a material that's utilized on the insides of houses in the British Isles. The material that's used on on external surfaces is known as "render". The most frequently used forms of plaster mainly contain either lime, cement, or gypsum, though all these ingredients basically work in the same way. Plaster is a powder when manufactured and when needed, is simply blended with water to produce a stiff, easily workable paste immediately before application. The blending of the plaster and water causes a chemical reaction, and heat is generated through crystallization, which makes the paste harden and set. (Tags: Render Bodmin, Plaster Bodmin, Plastering Bodmin)


Artexing Bodmin Cornwall

Though artex is not so popular in the 21st century as it was in the 1970's and 1980's it is still a good way to improve the appearance of an uneven or cracked ceiling. Back in the day, there were such a lot of people doing artexing that it was simple to locate somebody providing this sort of service in Bodmin. These days however, finding a plasterer who is prepared to tackle artexing is not quite as simple. Doubtless the vast array of designs and styles was just what made artex so widely loved, and everybody appeared to have their particular favourite, be it basket & flowers, criss-cross, pairs, swirl, scroll, circle, broken leather, bark, hook & line, medusa or stipple. There was an artex pattern to suit, no matter what your personal taste. It's obviously still quite possible to get any one of these artex ceiling designs done today, you will just have to locate a tradesman (a plasterer rather than a handyman) willing to tackle it. Having said that, it should be pointed out that artex is rather difficult to repair or patch and it is probably because of this that its popularity waned. (Tags: Artex Repairs Bodmin, Artex Bodmin, Artex Removal Bodmin, Artexing Bodmin, Artex Patching Bodmin)

Decorative Plastering Bodmin

Types of plaster have been practiced for both practical and decorative objectives ever since the days of the ancient Greeks. The materials used would certainly have been different in those long forgotten days, when blends of clay and mud were used. In 13th Century London, plaster was put on the walls of buildings and houses to help stop fires from spreading. As you will notice whenever you go to visit structures from this period, creative gypsum features and mouldings were extensively used in Victorian and Georgian times. Wonderful decorative plaster effects by the use of age-old techniques coupled with modern materials can be produced by professional plasterers today. This can take countless forms and will incorporate the installation of ceiling roses, brackets, cornice finishes, corbels, dentils, coving and niches. (Tags: Decorative Plastering Bodmin, Plaster Mouldings Bodmin, Plastering Effects Bodmin, Plastering Finishes Bodmin)

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A few Bodmin areas serviced by Bodmin plasterers: Trewardale, Mayfield Close, Church Square, Beacon Technology Park, Little Pengelly, Dennison Road, Burnards Lane, Norton Farm, Tanwood View, Town End, Steppes Cottage, Launceston Road, Callywith Gate Industrial Estate, Barons Meadow, Dairy Cottage, Windsor Grove, Bree Shute Lane, Alexandra Road, Park Drive, Lanhydrock View, Trelawney Close, Little Tretoil, Colesent Farm, Browning Drive, Fourways, Beech Drive, Bodmin Road, Wallace Road, Little Meadow, Beraton Court, Castle Canyke Road.

Places near Bodmin: Blisland, Dunmere, Lostwithiel, Lane End, Wadebridge, Fletchersbridge, Boscarne, Carminnow Cross, Helland, Kirland, Washaway, Roche, Nanstallon, Clerkenwater, Tregullon, St Lawrence.

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