Plastering Ferndown

Ferndown Plasterers: When there is plastering work to be carried out on your home in Ferndown, whether big or small, you should be calling on a competent and professional plasterer to execute this task. Perfecting the art of plastering can take several years of practise, so it isn't a job you can do yourself unless you are really confident in what you're doing.

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A certain amount of plastering work can be generated by even the smallest home improvement projects. It might be rendering a brick wall, plaster repair prior to tiling, installing mouldings or coving before decorating or plaster skimming dry lining. In reality, it could be any of a number of plastering related jobs.

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There are numerous ways to find out if potential Ferndown plasterers know their stuff, one way is to ask for a portfolio of previous jobs. Plastering requires an organised approach and should not be attempted by "cowboys". Inexperienced plasterers result in shoddy plastering and down the line this can result in big complications.

It's when the painting and decorating starts that any imperfections become blindingly obvious. Even more so, with the sunlight shining onto the newly plastered surfaces. By selecting only from competent plasterers in Ferndown, you will avoid this problem.

Because plaster is always covered up with other materials it is easy to forget how crucial it is that it is flat and smooth. A shoddily plastered surface could cause major problems with fitting architraves, the wallpapering and painting of the surfaces, the tiling of wall surfaces and the fitting of kitchen units.

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The main thing that you can expect from top notch Ferndown plasterers is a polished finish, straight from the trowel. Heavy sanding isn't something you should ever have to do with a newly plastered wall or ceiling, just a quick rub down with fine paper. If the plastering hasn't been done correctly, forceful sanding may be required, and calls the plasterers ability into question. There is definately something amiss with your plasterer, if you hear the buzz of power sanders.

Plastering and Coving Ferndown

Plasterers perform many tasks but among the most commonplace these days, is plastering over old artex ceilings. A popular decorative finish for ceilings in Ferndown during the 1970's and 1980's, the popularity of artex has waned recently. Plastering over that old artexed ceiling to make it look more sleek and contemporary is something that most plasterers in Ferndown will gladly do. Those of you who are more retro in taste may wish to have your artex ceilings repaired and brought back to their former glory.

Rendering Ferndown: Rendering is similar in technique to plastering, and is the process by which a mixture of cement, sand, lime and water is applied to exterior (and occasionally internal) walls to achieve a textured or smooth surface. Rendering is a popular method across Europe and is especially common in the Mediterranean countries. A rendered finish is water resistant and has some fire retarding properties, although it is mainly employed for cosmetic purposes. While it is of course possible to apply paint to a rendered surface, a much better option is to colour the render itself, giving a more long lasting, durable finish.

Screeding Ferndown: Many plasterers in Ferndown, Dorset can also provide floor screeding services, whereby a new level floor surface is created using a cement mix. Screeding is normally put on top of a concrete sub-floor to be covered with a floor finish (such as carpet, vinyl, tiles or floor boards), to encase underfloor heating pipes or to be left as a wearing floor surface. A correctly laid screed can extend the life of the whole floor and assure its finish, durability and quality. Hand mixing screed is only acceptable for small areas, otherwise a screed pump should be employed to speedily ensure a smooth, even mixture of sand and cement and to transport (pump) this fine mix straight to where its needed, avoiding the use of paraphernalia like wheelbarrows and such. There are different kinds of floor screed available in Ferndown, so you should inquire to find which is suitable for your particular project, you will need to pick from structural screed, bonded screed, floor levelling compound, traditional screed, fast drying screed, unbonded screed and free-flowing screed. (Tags: Screeding Ferndown, Screeders Ferndown, Floor Screeding Ferndown)

Pebble Dashing Ferndown: Love it or hate it pebbledashing has been around for many years and used to protect and decorate the exteriors of properties in Ferndown, Dorset. There are pebbledashing specialists out there, but sometimes Ferndown plasterers will be willing to do this sort of work for you. Pebbledashing (or pebble dashing) is a type of external wall covering that usually consists of 2 layers of a base coat made from sand and lime onto which small gravel, pebbles or shells are firmly pressed to create a maintenance free, decorative and tough finish on both new and refurbished structures. (Tags: Pebble Dashing Ferndown, Pebble Dashers Ferndown)

Plasterboarding Ferndown (Dry Lining): Quite a few plasterers in Ferndown also provide dry lining services, which are required in a lot of home improvement projects. Dry lining is the name of the process where plasterboard is mounted on metal framing, a masonry or brickwork surface or a wood studding to create a wall surface that does not need plastering. While you could decorate or paint the plasterboard finish as it is, normally most people elect to get the plasterboard skimmed with a thin plaster coat to give it an extra smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a brickwork or masonry wall "dot and dab" drywall adhesive is used, when fixing to a metal Gypframe Jack-Point self drilling, self tapping screws are used and when fixing plasterboard to wood joists or studding, drywall screws or nails are used. (Tags: Dry Lining Ferndown, Dry Liners Ferndown, Plasterboarding Ferndown)

Ferndown plastering specialists will likely help with dry lining and skimming walls, pebble dash repairs, floor screeding and levelling, ceiling crack repairs, asbestos testing, dry dashing, lime rendering, fire and flood restorations, sculptured coving, artex repair and removal, screeding uneven floors, rendering with sand and cement, the rendering of blockwork, lath and plaster walls and other plastering work in Ferndown, Dorset.

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