Plastering Eccles

Eccles Plasterers: When your home in Eccles needs some plastering work doing, it doesn't matter whether minor or substantial, you will be wanting to locate a qualified and professional plasterer to do the job with the utmost care and attention. Plasterers can take many years to perfect their trade, so plastering isn't really something you can do yourself.

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When trying to achieve a variety of home improvement jobs, you have to consider the likelihood of plastering work being needed. It could be applying some screeding, rendering a patched up wall, skimming a partition or fitting mouldings or coving before decorating. Actually, it might possibly be any of dozens of plastering related tasks.

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There are numerous ways to find out if potential Eccles plasterers know their stuff, one way is to ask for a portfolio of previous jobs. Without exceptions, you want to avoid hiring "cowboys" for work of this kind. You'll soon come to realise the many problems that can arise as a result of substandard plastering.

When a coat of paint is applied to your freshly plastered walls and ceilings, the imperfections will become glaringly obvious. Your newly plastered surfaces will probably look even worse with the sunlight shining on them. By using competent plasterers in Eccles, you should hopefully avoid issues like this.

Being simply a base onto which other materials are applied, means that plastered surfaces must be smooth and level above all else. A shoddily plastered surface can cause major complications with the painting of ceilings and walls, the accurate fitting of architraves, the tiling of wall surfaces and the installation of kitchen units.

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What you really need is a polished finish straight from the trowel, and professional Eccles plasterers can be expected to produce results like this. It should never be necessary to use electric sanding machines on freshly plastered ceilings and walls, just a quick rub down with a fine paper before decorating. If any degree of vigorous sanding is needed to smooth the plastered areas, they were not correctly done in the first place. The alarm bells should definitely start ringing if electric sanders are being used with any regularity.

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One of the most regular tasks for plasterers these days, is plastering over artexed ceilings. Artex was at its height of popularity in Eccles during the 1970's and 80's, but today it is out of fashion. Plastering over that old artexed ceiling to make it look more fresh and contemporary is something that most plasterers in Eccles will gladly do. Plastering over artex is preferable to removing it as it is pretty difficult to take off or repair, which is doubtless why its popularity waned in the first place.

Rendering Eccles: Rendering is a similar procedure to plastering, and is the process by which a mixture of cement, lime, sand and water is applied to exterior (and now and again internal) walls in order to achieve a smooth or textured surface finish. Rendering is very popular all around Europe and is especially common in the Mediterranean region. A rendered finish is water resistant and has some fire retarding properties, although it's predominately employed for cosmetic purposes. While of course it is possible to paint a rendered wall, a much better alternative is to colour the render itself, giving a more long lasting, durable result.

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Screeding Eccles: A number of plasterers in Greater Manchester can also provide a floor screeding service, whereby a smooth, level floor surface is formed using a cement mix. Screeding is generally put on over a concrete sub-floor to be covered with an appropriate floor finish (such as floor boards, tiles or carpet), to be used as a finished hardwearing floor surface or to encase underfloor heating pipes. A correctly laid screed can help to lengthen the life of the whole floor and positively affect its finish, durability and quality. The mixing of screed by hand must only be used where small areas are involved, otherwise a proper screed pump should be used to quickly produce an even, smooth mix of sand, cement and water and to pump this perfect mix straight to its required location, avoiding the use of wheelbarrows and other paraphernalia. There are several different types of floor screeding available in Eccles, so you need to inquire about which is appropriate for your screeding project, you will need to pick from fast drying screed, free-flowing screed, floor levelling compound, traditional screed, bonded screed, unbonded screed and structural screed.

Plasterboarding Eccles (Dry Lining): Certain plasterers in Eccles also offer dry lining services, which will be needed in plenty of improvement projects. Dry lining is the name of the process by which plasterboard is affixed to Gypframe metal framing, a brickwork or masonry surface or a wooden studding or joist to form a wall surface that doesn't need plastering. While you can decorate the plasterboard surface after a bit of filling, in reality most folks prefer to get the plasterboard skimmed with a thin coat of plaster afterwards to give it that extra special, smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a brickwork wall "dot and dab" adhesive is used, when fixing plasterboard to wooden stud or joists, nails or drywall screws are used and when fixing to a metal framework self-tapping (or Jack-Point screws) are used.

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