Plastering Cardiff

Cardiff Plasterers: When there's plastering work to be carried out on your home in Cardiff, whether small or large, you should be calling on a competent and professional plasterer to accomplish this task. Mastering the art of plastering can take several years of practise, so it isn't a job you can do yourself unless you are extremely confident in what you are doing.

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Quite a few home improvement projects will require some plastering work to be carried out, even smaller jobs. It could be latex screeding, skimming dry lining, plastering over artex or fitting coving or mouldings before decorating. In reality, it might possibly be any one of a large number of plastering related chores.

Plasterers Cardiff

Before any work starts you need to check out potential Cardiff plasterers to see if they know their stuff. Ask to see some photos or a portfolio of completed work. You want to avoid hiring "cowboys" for this kind of work, at all costs. Inferior plastering is worse than no plastering at all, as it is extremely difficult to put right later on.

When you start decorating the imperfections will begin to show up. Even more so, with the sunlight shining onto the newly plastered surfaces. By using competent plasterers in Cardiff, you should hopefully avoid issues such as this.

Being merely a base onto which other materials are applied, means that plastered surfaces must be smooth and flat above all else. A shoddily plastered area can cause severe complications with any area of tiling (kitchens or bathrooms), the decorating of walls and ceilings, the fitting of kitchen units and the accurate fitting or skirting boards.

Plasterer Cardiff

With plastering it is preferable to get a polished finish, directly from the trowel, and this is what you can usually expect from the most experienced Cardiff plasterers. Any professional plasterer will tell you that a correctly plastered wall or ceiling should never need sanding down to achieve a nice finish. You might realistically expect some areas that need a little work with sandpaper, but not to any great extent. The alarm bells should definitely start ringing if orbital sanders are being used with any regularity.

Plastering and Coving Cardiff

One common reason for calling in a plasterer nowadays, is to plaster over an old artex ceiling. At present somewhat out of favour in Cardiff, artex was the most widely used decorative finish for ceilings during the seventies and eighties. Plastering over that old artexed ceiling to make it look more fresh and contemporary is something that most plasterers in Cardiff will jump at the chance to do. Those of you who are more retro in taste may wish to have your artex ceilings repaired and brought back to their former glory.

Screeding Cardiff: Certain plasterers in Cardiff will also provide a floor screeding service, whereby a smooth, level floor surface is formed using a sand and cement mix. Screeding is usually applied on top of a concrete sub-floor to cover underfloor heating pipes, to be left as a wearing floor surface or to be covered with a floor finish (such as floor boards, carpet, vinyl or tiles). An effectively laid screed can help to prolong the life of a floor and assure its durability, finish and quality. The hand mixing of screed should only be used for smaller areas, in all other cases a proper screed pump should be used to swiftly produce a smooth, even mix of sand, cement and water and to transport (pump) this fine mix directly to where its needed, avoiding the use of wheelbarrows and similar paraphernalia. (Tags: Screeding Cardiff, Screeders Cardiff, Floor Screeding Cardiff)

Dry Lining Cardiff (Plasterboarding): Quite a few plasterers in Cardiff also offer dry lining services, which will be required in a lot of improvement projects. Dry lining is the process by which plasterboard is affixed to a brickwork surface, metal framing or a wooden studding to produce a wall surface that does not need plastering. While it's feasible to decorate the plasterboard surface after a bit of filling, usually most like to get the plasterboard skimmed with a fine layer of plaster to give it a smoother and harder finish. As for fittings, when fixing plasterboard to wooden studding or joists, drywall screws or nails are used, when fixing to a brick or masonry wall the "dot and dab" method is used and when fixing to a metal Gypframe self-drilling, self tapping (Jack-Point screws) are used. (Tags: Dry Lining Cardiff, Dry Liners Cardiff, Plasterboarding Cardiff)

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