Plasterers Brixham

Brixham Plasterers: Whenever you are carrying out building work or home improvements on your house in Brixham you will more often than not have to either get some fresh plaster put onto to a new area or some old plaster walls repaired. Most folks would concur that plastering is a really skillful occupation and even though you might be pretty versatile at DIY, it's not a thing that you should attempt on your own, except if you have considerable confidence in your ability. This particularly applies if there are ceilings that need skimming, as you will most likely get yourself and your property in quite a state if you should attempt it. You would certainly be sensible to bring in a professional plasterer to carry out this sort of job, and although you should not have any hassle tracking down a plasterer in Brixham, securing one that's got the free time to accomplish your job might be somewhat more tricky. Plasterers, much like many tradespeople, are likely to be fully booked up, therefore if it's possible seek to book someone in at least a few months before it needs to be done.

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Even small home restoration tasks could call for some plastering work to be done. It might be the likes of skimming a dry lined partition, installing coving or cornices before decorating, latex screeding or plastering over an old artexed ceiling. Do not however imagine that the above are the only plastering and screeding jobs that may be required, since there are many more possibilities.

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Using a plasterer who knows precisely what they are doing is the most important factor, so ask potential Brixham plasterers to let you look at a portfolio of their previous projects. For this sort of work, you want to avoid using "cowboys", at all costs. Substandard plastering can lead to significant problems down the line, and it may not even be noticeable until you start decorating.

It is when the painting and decorating starts that any defects become blindingly obvious. Such imperfections will be even more accentuated when viewed in bright sunshine. When you've got the choice between experienced plasterers in Brixham and poor ones, always choose a decent one.

You should bear in mind that the plastering is a base on which other materials are applied, so it must be flat and smooth. Uneven plaster is hard to disguise, however negligible cracking and blemishes can be repaired and sanded down later without too much trouble. A badly plastered area will cause serious issues with the painting and decorating of walls and ceilings, the fitting of skirtings, any area of tiling (kitchens or bathrooms) and the fitting of kitchen units.

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Skilled Brixham plasterers have reputations to keep up and will always seek to get a perfect, polished finish straight from the trowel, whenever feasible. Ceilings and walls that have been plastered by a specialist, should never need to be sanded down. If your finished plastering needs strenuous sanding, you know that it has not been done correctly. You should check out the standard of the plastering thoroughly, if you see orbital sanders being used.

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Whilst you may call on the services of a plasterer for many tasks, one common reason in recent times is for plastering over old artex ceilings. A large number of homes in Brixham had ceilings that were coated with artex during the 70's and 80's, when it was the height of fashion. So as to get your ceilings looking fresh and contemporary once more, your Brixham plasterer will be happy to cover them up with a smooth new finish. Plastering over artex is preferable to removing it because it is pretty tricky to get off or repair, which is doubtless why its popularity has waned.

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Rendering Brixham

Rendering is similar in technique to plastering, and is the process where a mixture of sand, cement, lime and water is applied to external (and sometimes internal) walls to obtain a textured or smooth surface. A popular technique throughout Southern Europe, rendering is really common in the Mediterranean region, especially Spain, Greece and Italy. A rendered surface has some fire retarding properties and is waterproof, though it is largely employed for aesthetic purposes. There are 2 ways that a rendered wall can be coloured, either it can be painted as soon as it is dry, or colours can be added to the render itself, producing a finish which is much more resilient and long lasting.


Screeding is a process through which a level, smooth floor surface is produced using a cement mix. Screeding is normally put on top of a concrete sub-floor to cover underfloor heating pipes, to be used as a finished hardwearing floor surface or to be covered with an appropriate floor finish (such as floor boards, carpet or tiles). Enhanced durability, quality and finish is the effect of a properly laid screed. Screed is only ever mixed by hand where relatively small areas of flooring are involved. For bigger areas, a quality screed pump must be used to guarantee a smooth and even mixture of cement, sand and water, which is then pumped directly to the desired location.

Plasterboarding (Dry Lining)

Dry lining is quite frequently needed in home refurbishment projects, and you should be able to find a number of plasterers in Brixham who offer this particular service. Dry lining is the procedure by which plasterboard is affixed to metal framing, a masonry or brickwork surface or a timber studding to create a wall surface that does not need plastering. Although in a few situations the plasterboard itself can be decorated (with some additional preparation), a really fine, durable surface is created by giving it one last skim of finishing plaster. With regards to fittings, when fixing to a brickwork wall the "dot and dab" method is used, when attaching plasterboard to wood studding or joists, nails or drywall screws are used and when fixing to a metal frame self-tapping (or Jack-Point screws) are used.

What is Plaster?

Employed for protecting and decorating the walls and ceilings of buildings, plaster is a material that has been used since ancient Egyptian times. The term "plaster" usually refers to a material which is applied to the insides of homes in Brixham. The material that's used on on exterior surfaces is referred to as "render". The plaster mix itself may include different compounds but most frequently consist of either cement, lime, or gypsum. All these mixtures work in much the same way, but are used for different things. Plaster is a powder when manufactured and when required, is simply mixed with water to produce a stiff, easily workable paste immediately before application. A reaction is induced when the plaster and water are mixed together, and hardening takes place as a result of the heat produced through crystallization.

Artexing Brixham

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Especially popular in the seventies and eighties, artex has long been an easy way to add a decorative finish to a plain ceiling, and also to cover up cracks and uneven surfaces. It isn't quite so straightforward to find a plasterer who'll undertake artexing presently, whereas previously there were a number of tradespeople who did very little else but artex and artex removal. Undoubtedly the large variety of designs and styles was what made artex so widely loved, and everybody seemed to have their own favourite, be it broken leather, pairs, scroll, hook & line, swirl, medusa, criss-cross, bark, stipple, circle or basket weave. Patterns of artex were available to suit any personal preference or taste. You can of course still have ceilings done in any of these artex styles nowadays, just uncover a local Brixham plasterer who regularly executes this kind of work, and not one which will simply "have a go", by doing this you should ensure that you'll get a good job made of it. The only drawback of artex, and one that brought about its drop in popularity, is it is really difficult to patch or repair.

Decorative Plastering Brixham

Plastering is by no means a modern invention and was being implemented by the ancient Romans, Egyptians and Greeks thousands of years ago. Blends of both mud and clay were employed in those long gone days. To help stop fires from spreading in 13th century London, plaster was put on the walls of buildings and houses. As you'll discover if you visit structures from this period, creative plaster mouldings and features were extensively used in Victorian and Georgian times. Skilled plasterers working today are capable of producing sensational decorative effects by pairing modern day materials with age-old methods. This involves the installation of coving, cornice finishes, brackets, corbels, ceiling roses, niches and dentils.

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A few Brixham addresses covered by Brixham plasterers: Roseacre Terrace, Alma Road, Overgang Road, Bay View West, Ranscombe Road, St. Marys Hill, Orchard Grove, Home Close, Glenmore Road, Meadow Park, Holborn Road, South Furzeham Road, Prospect Steps, Cavern Road, Belle Vue, Heath Road, Polhearne Lane, Chiseldon Lane, Church Hill East, Penn Meadows, Yew Close, New Quay Lane, Upton Manor Road, Gollands, Rippon Close, Rydons, Lichfield Drive, New Road, Rea Barn Close, Milton Fields, North Furzeham Road, Higher Penn, Linhay Close.

Places near Brixham: Coleton, Greenway, Higher Brixham, Galmpton, Boohay, Sandridge, Woodhuish, Maypool, Churston Ferrers, Tweenaway, East Cornworthy, Dittisham, Dartmouth, Kingsweir, Torquay, Paignton.

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