Plasterers Dover

Dover Plasterers: Whether you have a small plastering task or a sizeable plastering project to be carried out on your home in Dover, you will need an experienced and professional plasterer to handle 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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There aren't that many home improvement projects that do not involve at least a little plastering work. It might be skimming a dry lined partition, fitting coving or cornices before decorating, re-plastering a ceiling or plaster repair in preparation for tiling. In fact, it might be any one of dozens of plastering related tasks.

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Viewing a portfolio of successfully accomplished projects is a good way to determine the quality of any prospective Dover plasterers, you need to find someone who knows exactly what they are up to. For this kind of work, you should avoid hiring "cowboys", without exceptions. You could run into big problems later on when the quality of the plastering is inferior, and these aren't always immediately obvious.

It's easy to notice any imperfections as soon as a coat of paint has gone onto the freshly plastered wall. They will probably look even worse with the sunlight shining on them. So, make sure you only consider competent plasterers in Dover.

The most important thing for plastered surfaces is that they be smooth and flat. An unevenly plastered surface could cause serious difficulties with the wallpapering and painting of the surfaces, the fitting of skirting boards, the installation of kitchen units and any area of tiling (kitchens or bathrooms).

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You can always tell top notch Dover plasterers because they invariably get a polished finish, directly from the trowel. Sanding (particularly by machine) should never be necessary on freshly plastered ceilings and walls, a quick rub down with fine paper is all that should be needed. If any amount of forceful sanding is needed to flatten out the plastered areas, they were not competently done in the first place. If the use of electric sanding machines is becoming commonplace, there is certainly something amiss with your plasterer.

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Covering up an old artex ceiling, is one of a plasterers most typically requested tasks in recent times. There are still thousands of ceilings in Dover which are decorated with this once fashionable finish. In order to get your ceilings looking sleek and contemporary once more, your Dover plasterer will be happy to cover them up with a smooth new finish. If you are a bit retro in your taste, you may want to give your currently smooth ceilings some character by actually putting on some artex.

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Screeding Dover: A few plasterers in Dover will also offer a floor screeding service, whereby a smooth, level floor surface is formed using a sand and cement mix. Screeding is normally put on top of a concrete sub-floor to be left as a wearing floor surface, to encase underfloor heating pipes or to take on the final floor finish. A correctly laid screed can help to extend the life of the whole floor and assure its quality, durability and finish. Hand mixing screed is only acceptable for smaller areas, otherwise a proper screed pump should be employed to speedily produce a smooth, even blend of sand and cement and to transport (pump) this perfect mix straight to where its needed, avoiding the use of paraphernalia like wheelbarrows and such like. There are several different types of floor screed available in Dover, therefore you need to enquire to find which is suitable for your project, you'll need to choose from bonded screed, structural screed, fast drying screed, free-flowing screed, traditional screed, floor levelling compound and unbonded screed. (Tags: Floor Screeding Dover, Screeding Dover, Screeders Dover)

Pebble Dashing Dover: Although it isn't to everybodys taste pebble dashing has been around for many years and used to protect and decorate the external walls of properties in Dover. There are pebble dashing specialists around, but quite often Dover plasterers will be willing to do this sort of job for you. Pebbledashing (or pebble dashing) is a kind of external wall coating which generally consists of 2 layers of a base made of lime and sand into which small pebbles, gravel or shells are firmly pressed to form a maintenance free, strong and attractive finish on both new and renovated homes. (Tags: Pebble Dashers Dover, Pebble Dashing Dover)

Plasterboarding Dover (Dry Lining): Some plasterers in Dover also offer dry lining services, which are required in a lot of home improvements. Dry lining is the procedure by which plasterboard is affixed to a brick or masonry surface, metal framing or a timber studding or joist to produce a wall surface that doesn't need plastering. Whilst you can decorate the plasterboard surface itself, normally most people like to have the plasterboard skimmed with a thin plaster coating to give it a harder and smoother finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a metal framework self-drilling, self tapping (Jack-Point screws) are used, when fixing plasterboard to timber joists or studding, nails or drywall screws are used and when fixing to a brickwork wall the "dot and dab" method is used. (Tags: Dry Lining Dover, Dry Liners Dover, Plasterboarding Dover)

Artexing Dover: While most common during the Seventies and Eighties artex remains a good way to improve the appearance of ceilings, particularly cracked or shabby ones. It is not quite so easy to track down a plasterer who'll do artexing nowadays, whereas in the past you could find plenty of tradespeople who did nothing but apply artex and do artex repairs. The thing that helped its attractiveness was the wide variety of designs that it was applied in, and it appeared that everyone had their favourite, maybe it was bark, medusa, scroll, pairs, stippled, circle, basket, swirl, criss-cross, broken leather or hook & line. No matter what your taste was, you could find an artex style to suit. You can of course still get ceilings done in any of these designs these days, simply find a plasterer in Dover who frequently executes this sort of work, and not one who will just "give it a go", in this manner you should be certain that you will get a decent job done of it. The only disadvantage of artex, and one that brought about its drop in popularity, is it is quite hard to repair or patch. (Tags: Artex Repairs Dover, Artexing Dover, Artex Removal Dover, Artex Patching Dover, Artex Dover)

Dover plastering specialists can generally help you with overskimming plasterwork, asbestos testing, drywall edging, artexing patterns and designs, fire and flood restorations, Venetian polish plastering, fancy coving, rendering with sand and cement, plastering repairs, sand and cement screeds, skimming over artex, ceiling crack repairs and other plastering work in Dover, Kent.

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A swift browse on a local business directory for "plasterers Dover Kent" delivered the following results: LH Plastering & Property Maintenance CT17 9PN, A D Hollister CT17 0BD, TradesDan CT17 0NZ.

A few Dover roads covered by Dover plasterers: Downhill Close, Coxhill Crescent, Birch Wood Rise, Beauchamps Lane, Tower Hill, Archcliffe Road, Strakers Hill, Barton View Terrace, Byllan Road, Swanton Lane, Collingwood Road, Tangier Close, Churchill Close, Springfield Road, The Ridgeway, Downside, Crabble Road, Charlton Avenue, St Andrews Gardens, Templar Road, Christchurch Way, Colorado Close, Church Lane, Churchill Road, Beaufoy Terrace, Salisbury Road, Clarendon Place, St Alphege Road, Dunedin Drive.

Places near Dover: Buckland, Swingate, Alkham, Farthingloe, Guston, Church Hougham, Capel le Ferne, Whitfield, River, Maxton, Tower Hamlets, St Margarets at Cliffe, West Hougham, Temple Ewell, Ringwould, Shepherdswell.

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