Plasterers 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 home in Edinburgh, you will need a competent and professional plasterer to tackle the project for you. Plasterers can take several years to hone their skills, so plastering isn't really something you can do yourself.

Most home restoration projects will need some plastering work to be carried out, even smaller jobs. It could be things like plaster skimming dry lining, installing coving or cornices before decorating, plastering over an old artexed ceiling or screeding. Having said that, any one of a number of plastering related tasks could be necessary.

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Using a plasterer who knows exactly what they're doing is the most important detail, so ask prospective Edinburgh plasterers to show you a portfolio of their accomplished work. You do not want to get landed with a bunch of "cowboys" messing up your plastering. Untrained plasterers result in substandard plastering and later on this can result in huge problems.

When a coat of emulsion paint is applied to your freshly plastered ceilings and walls, the imperfections will start to become patently obvious. Such flaws will be even more highlighted when viewed in bright sunshine. There are plenty of good plasterers in Edinburgh, so make sure you track down a competent one.

Being smooth and flat is the most vital thing for plastered surfaces, because they're simply a base product onto which other materials are applied. It is very simple to fill and sand down any trivial imperfections and cracks, but it is difficult to conceal fundamentally irregular surfaces. Issues with bathroom or kitchen tiling, the fitting of skirting boards, the installation of kitchen units and the painting of the surfaces, can be caused by a shoddily plastered surface.

Plasterer in Edinburgh

With plastering it is advisable to get the perfect finish, straight from the trowel, and this is what you can usually be expecting from professional Edinburgh plasterers. Ceilings and walls which have been plastered by a specialist, shouldn't ever need to be sanded down. If the plastering hasn't been done properly, forceful sanding may be required, and calls the plasterers ability into question. You should check the standard of the plastering meticulously, if you see orbital sanders being employed.

Edinburgh Plastering and Coving

In recent times, one of the most common tasks a plasterer is requested to do, is cover up an old artex ceiling. Today out of favour in Edinburgh, artex was the most widely used decorative finish for ceilings during the 1970's and 80's. Covering that artexed ceiling with plaster is something that most Edinburgh plasterers will be more than happy to do so as to make it look more fresh and contemporary. Many plasterers will also be glad to slap on a coat of artex if you'd like to bring back that 1970's style to your ceilings.


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Rendering Edinburgh

The procedure of applying a mixture of lime, cement, sand and water to both exterior and interior walls to achieve a smooth or textured surface finish, is called rendering, and it is a fairly similar technique to plastering. Rendering is particularly common in the Mediterranean countries, but is also very popular across Europe. A rendered finish is waterproof and has some fire retarding qualities, though it's mainly employed for cosmetic purposes. You can obtain a longer lasting and more durable surface finish by adding colour to the render itself, even though it is possible to paint a rendered wall. (Tags: Rendering Edinburgh, Renderers Edinburgh)

Screeding Edinburgh

Many plasterers in Edinburgh will also offer a floor screeding service, by which a smooth, level floor surface is formed by using a cement and sand mix. Screeding is generally put on top of a concrete sub-floor to take on the final floor finish, to encase underfloor heating pipes or to be left as a wearing floor surface. This can considerably lengthen the life of the complete floor and assure its quality, finish and durability, for years to come. Screed should only be mixed by hand where relatively small areas of floor are being worked on. For bigger projects, a decent screed pump should be used to ensure an even and smooth mixture of sand and cement, which can then be pumped straight to the desired location.

Pebble Dashing Edinburgh

Pebble Dashing Edinburgh Scotland

Some people love it and some people hate it but pebble dashing has been around for many years and used to decorate and protect the exterior walls of houses in Scotland. Edinburgh plasterers will often do this sort of work for you, though there are pebble dashing specialists working in the area. Pebble dash normally consists of a couple of layers of a base coat made from lime and sand onto which small pebbles or gravel are firmly pressed to give both refurbished and new buildings a strong, attractive and maintenance free finish.

Plasterboarding (Dry Lining)

Dry lining is quite frequently required in home refurbishment projects, and there are a few plasterers in Edinburgh who deliver this particular service. Dry lining is the procedure by which plasterboard is mounted on a brickwork or masonry surface, a wooden studding or joist or Gypframe metal framing to create a wall surface that does not need plastering. Although in certain situations the plasterboard itself can be decorated (with a little additional preparation), a really smooth, durable surface is generated by giving it one last skim of finishing plaster. As for fittings, when fixing plasterboard to timber studding or joists, nails or drywall screws are used, when fixing to a brickwork wall the "dot and dab" method is used and when attaching to a metal Gypframe Jack-Point self drilling, self tapping screws are used.

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A swift search on a local directory for "plasterers Edinburgh" returned these results: C2F Plastering EH12 6NZ, Denis Tierney Plasterers EH10 5DP, George Hardie & Son (Joiners) Ltd EH5 2GH.

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Places near Edinburgh: Wallyford, Currie, Bonnington, Leith, Craigentinny, South Gyle, Loanhead, Corstorphine, Newhaven, Juniper Green, Ratho, Musselburgh, Dalkeith, Newington, Danderhall, Trinity, Portobello.

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