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Derby Plasterers: Plastering jobs come in all shapes and sizes and no matter how big or small, you'll want to track down a skilled and professional plasterer to work on your home in Derby. Plasterers can take several years to hone their skills, so plastering isn't really something you can do yourself.

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When trying to achieve a number of home improvement jobs, you have to consider the possibility of plastering work being required. It might be installing cornices or coving before decorating, plaster skimming a partition, re-plastering a ceiling or applying some screeding. In reality, it may possibly be any one of a large number of plastering related tasks.

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Ask prospective Derby plasterers if they've got a portfolio of successfully completed jobs, the most important thing is to employ a plasterer who knows what they're up to. You certainly don't want to be employing a "cowboy" for this kind of work. Significant complications can result from substandard plastering, as you'll soon realise.

It's when the painting and decorating commences that any defects become blindingly obvious to the naked eye. When viewed in bright sunlight, even more imperfections will show up on any uneven surfaces. You'll avoid this problem by only picking from experienced plasterers in Derby.

Being merely a base onto which other materials are applied, means that plastered surfaces must be smooth and level above all else. An irregular plastered area will cause serious difficulties with fitting architraves, the fitting of kitchen units, any area of tiling (bathrooms or kitchens) and the decorating of the surfaces.

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The aim of skilled Derby plasterers is to get a perfect, polished finish straight from the trowel, and you should expect nothing less. A plastered wall or ceiling should never have to be sanded down to get a good finish, it should only need a quick rub with fine glasspaper before it is decorated. You would be right in thinking that the plastering has not been done to an acceptable standard if excessive sanding is required. The alarm bells should definitely be ringing if electric sanders are being utilized with any frequency.

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While you might call on the services of a plasterer for many tasks, a typical reason nowadays is for plastering over artex ceilings. A large number of homes in Derby had ceilings which were coated with artex during the 70's and 80's, when it was the height of fashion. To get all your old artex ceilings looking sleek and contemporary again, most Derby plasterers will jump at the chance to plaster over them. On the flip side, most plasterers will also apply artex to your smooth ceilings if you would like to bring back that 70's style.

Screeding Derby: Several plasterers in Derby, Derbyshire can also offer floor screeding services, whereby a new level floor surface is formed using a cement and sand mix. Screeding is normally applied on top of a concrete sub-floor to be left as a wearing floor surface, to cover underfloor heating pipes or to be covered with a floor finish (such as floor boards, carpet, vinyl or tiles). A correctly laid screed can significantly increase the life of the whole floor and positively affect its durability, quality and finish. The mixing of screed by hand is only suitable for smaller areas, and preferably a screed pump should be employed to quickly ensure an even, smooth mix of cement and sand and to transport (pump) this perfect mix straight to its exact location, avoiding the need for wheelbarrows and other paraphernalia. There are various different types of floor screeding available in Derby, therefore you should enquire to find which is appropriate for your screeding project, you will need to pick from fast drying screed, bonded screed, floor levelling compound, structural screed, unbonded screed, free-flowing screed and traditional screed. (Tags: Floor Screeding Derby, Screeding Derby, Screeders Derby)

Pebble Dashing Derby: Though it isn't to everybodys taste pebbledashing has been around for many years and used to decorate and protect the exterior walls of homes in Derby, Derbyshire. There are tradesmen specialise in pebble dashing around, but usually Derby plasterers will gladly do this kind of work for you. Pebble dashing (or pebbledashing) is a form of external wall coating typically consisting of 2 layers of a base made from lime and sand onto which small pebbles, gravel or shells are pressed to create a maintenance free, attractive and robust finish on both new and refurbished buildings.

Dry Lining Derby (Plasterboarding): A number of plasterers in Derby also offer dry lining services (plasterboarding), which will be required in plenty of home improvements. Dry lining is the procedure by which plasterboard is fixed to a wooden studding, a masonry or brickwork surface or metal framing to form a wall surface that doesn't have to be plastered. Whilst you can paint or decorate the plasterboard finish after a bit of filling, normally most folks choose to have the plasterboard skimmed with a thin plaster coat afterwards to give it a harder and smoother finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a metal framework Jack-Point self drilling, self tapping screws are used, when fixing to a masonry or brick wall the "dot and dab" method is used and when fixing plasterboard to timber joists or studding, nails or drywall screws are used. (Tags: Dry Liners Derby, Plasterboarding Derby, Dry Lining Derby)

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