Plastering Edinburgh

Edinburgh Plasterers: Whether you are looking to have a small section of plaster repaired, a whole room plastered or need the plastering of your entire property in Edinburgh, you will need a competent and professional plasterer to tackle the project for you. It can take several years to master the art of plastering, so it isn't advisable for you to try to do it yourself.

Many home improvement projects will require some plastering work to be carried out, even modest jobs. It may be applying some screeding, skimming dry lining, plastering over artex or installing cornices or coving before decorating. In reality, it may be any of hundreds of plastering related tasks.

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Ask to see some photos of previously completed work when evaluating potential Edinburgh plasterers, anyone that knows their stuff will be happy to do this and have nothing to hide. You should avoid hiring "cowboys" for this kind of work, at all costs. You could run into significant problems down the line when the quality of the plastering is inferior, and these aren't always immediately obvious.

When you start decorating the imperfections will start to show up. This effect will be even more emphasized when the uneven surfaces are viewed in bright sunshine. So, make sure you only consider decent plasterers in Edinburgh.

Smooth and flat are the main attributes of a plastered surface, because other materials will always be applied to it. A shoddily plastered surface will lead to severe issues with the decorating of walls and ceilings, any area of tiling, the fitting of skirting boards and the installation of kitchen units.

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The main thing that you can expect from the most experienced Edinburgh plasterers is a polished finish, right from the trowel. You can tell when plastering has been done by an expert, because a quick rub down is all that is required and no sanding is necessary. If the finished plastering needs vigorous sanding, you know that it hasn't been done properly. If electric sanding machines are being used you should check out the quality of the work meticulously.

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One of the most regular tasks for plasterers these days, is plastering over old artexed ceilings. A popular decorative finish for ceilings in Edinburgh during the 1970's and 1980's, the popularity of artex has waned in recent times. To make your artexed ceiling look more sleek and contemporary, most plasterers in Edinburgh will gladly plaster over it. Those of you who are more retro in taste may wish to have your artex ceilings restored and brought back to their former glory.

Rendering Edinburgh: Rendering is a similar procedure to plastering, and is the process by which a mixture of cement, lime, sand and water is applied to external (and occasionally internal) walls in order to achieve a textured or smooth surface. Rendering is quite popular throughout Europe and is particularly widespread in the Mediterranean countries. A rendered finish has some fire resisting qualities and is water resistant, though it is mostly employed for aesthetic purposes. While it is acceptable to paint a rendered surface, a better option is to mix colour into the render itself, giving a more long lasting, durable end result. (Tags: Rendering Edinburgh, Renderers Edinburgh)

Screeding Edinburgh: Many plasterers in Edinburgh also provide floor screeding services, whereby a new level floor surface is formed using a sand and cement mix. Screeding is usually applied over a rougher concrete sub-floor to be used as a finished hardwearing floor surface, to take on the final floor finish or to cover underfloor heating pipes. A properly laid screed can help to prolong the lifespan of a floor and ensure its quality, durability and finish. The hand mixing of screed should only be used for small areas, in all other cases a proper screed pump should be employed to swiftly produce a smooth, even blend of sand, cement and water and to transport (pump) this perfect mix straight to where its needed, avoiding the use of wheelbarrows and similar equipment. There are various different sorts of floor screed available in Edinburgh, therefore you need to enquire about which is appropriate for your particular project, you'll be choosing from free-flowing screed, bonded screed, traditional screed, unbonded screed, floor levelling compound, fast drying screed and structural screed.

Dry Lining Edinburgh: Many plasterers in Edinburgh also provide dry lining services (plasterboarding), which will be required in plenty of home improvement tasks. Dry lining is the procedure by which plasterboard is affixed to a metal framework, a timber studding or a brick or masonry surface to produce a wall surface that does not have to be plastered. Whilst you may decorate the plasterboard surface as it is, in reality most people like to get the plasterboard skimmed with a thin plaster coat to give it a harder and smoother finish. As for fittings, when fixing plasterboard to timber stud or joists, drywall screws or nails are used, when fixing to a brickwork wall "dot and dab" bonding is used and when fixing to a metal Gypframe self-tapping (or Jack-Point screws) are used. (Tags: Dry Lining Edinburgh, Dry Liners Edinburgh, Plasterboarding Edinburgh)

Edinburgh plastering specialists will likely help you with dry lining and skimming ceilings, lime rendering, polymer screeds, asbestos testing, floor screeding and bull floating, tyrolean rendering, metal studding partitioning, monocouche rendering, quotations for plastering and screeding, ceiling crack repairs, blown plaster, internal screeding and rendering, pebble dashing repairs, repairing holes in walls and ceilings and other plastering work in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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