Plasterers Gloucester

Gloucester Plasterers: Whether you are looking to have a small patch of plaster repaired, a whole room plastered or need the plastering of your entire property in Gloucester, you will need a competent and professional plasterer to tackle the project for you. If you are extremely confident you could try doing it yourself, but be aware, plastering takes many years of practise to master.

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There are a lot of home improvement projects, even smaller ones, which result in some plastering work having to be carried out. It might be installing coving or decorative mouldings before decorating, plaster repair prior to tiling, plaster skimming a partition or plastering over an old artexed ceiling. In reality, it might possibly be any of dozens of plastering related tasks.

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Ask to see some photos of previously completed work when interviewing potential Gloucester plasterers, anybody that knows their stuff will be happy to do this and have nothing to hide. For this kind of work, you should avoid hiring "cowboys", without exceptions. Untrained plasterers lead to poor quality plastering and as work progresses this can cause significant problems.

When a splash of paint is applied to your freshly plastered ceilings and walls, the imperfections will become glaringly obvious. When viewed in bright daylight, even more imperfections will show up on any uneven surfaces. By using experienced plasterers in Gloucester, you should hopefully avoid problems such as this.

Plaster always need to be flat and smooth, because it is just a base on which other materials are applied. A poorly plastered surface will cause severe complications with the tiling of wall surfaces, the decorating of the surfaces, the installation of kitchen units and fitting architraves.

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You can always tell the most experienced Gloucester plasterers because they almost always get a perfect, polished, straight from the trowel. Sanding isn't something that you should ever have to do with a freshly plastered wall or ceiling, only a quick rub down with fine paper. If the plastering hasn't been done properly, strenuous sanding may be needed, and calls the plasterers skills into question. The alarm bells should definitely be ringing out if electric sanding machines are being used with any frequency.

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One of the most regular tasks for plasterers nowadays, is plastering over artex ceilings. Countless homes in Gloucester had ceilings which were coated with artex during the nineteen seventies and eighties, when it was at its height of popularity. Plastering over that artex ceiling to make it look more sleek and contemporary is something that most plasterers in Gloucester will be more than happy to do. Those of you who are more retro in taste might wish to have your artex ceilings restored and brought back to their former glory.

Rendering Gloucester: Rendering is a similar technique to plastering, and is the process by which a mixture of lime, sand, cement and water is applied to external (and occasionally interior) walls in order to achieve a textured or smooth surface finish. Rendering is very popular throughout Europe and is particularly prevalent in the Mediterranean region. A rendered finish has some fire retarding qualities and is waterproof, although it is principally used for cosmetic purposes. While it is quite possible to apply paint to a rendered wall, a much better option is to colour the render itself, giving a more durable, long lasting result. (Tags: Rendering Gloucester, Renderers Gloucester)

Screeding Gloucester: A number of plasterers in Gloucestershire will also offer screeding services, whereby a smooth, level floor surface is created using a sand and cement mix. Screeding is usually put on top of a concrete sub-floor to be left as a wearing floor surface, to cover underfloor heating pipes or to take on the final floor finish. A correctly laid screed can significantly lengthen the life of a floor and establish its quality, durability and finish. Hand mixing screed should only be used where small areas are involved, and preferably a proper screed pump should be used to quickly ensure an even, smooth mix of sand and cement and to transport (pump) this fine mix directly to its exact location, avoiding the need for wheelbarrows and other paraphernalia. (Tags: Floor Screeding Gloucester, Screeders Gloucester, Screeding Gloucester)

Dry Lining Gloucester: Certain plasterers in Gloucester also provide dry lining services, which will be required in a lot of improvement projects. Dry lining is the procedure where plasterboard is fixed to a wooden studding or joist, metal framing or a brickwork or masonry surface to form a wall surface that does not need plastering. Whilst you could decorate the plasterboard finish as it is, in reality most folks opt to get the plasterboard skimmed with a fine plaster coating to give it a smoother and harder finish. As for fittings, when fixing plasterboard to wood studding or joists, drywall screws or nails are used, when fixing to a metal frame Jack-Point self drilling, self tapping screws are used and when fixing to a brickwork wall the "dot and dab" method is used. (Tags: Dry Liners Gloucester, Plasterboarding Gloucester, Dry Lining Gloucester)

Plaster Gloucester: Plaster is a building material that is used for protecting or decorating walls and ceilings in Gloucester, and for producing decorative elements. In the United Kingdom the term "plaster" commonly pertains to a material that is applied to the insides of houses, while the material used on external areas is referred to as "render". The most commonplace forms of plaster mostly contain either lime, cement, or gypsum, and all these elements work in pretty much the same way. Plaster is is produced in powdered form and when required, is blended with water to form a stiff, easy to work paste immediately before application. The reaction between the plaster powder and water generates heat by way of crystallization and the mix consequently hardens. (Tags: Plaster Gloucester, Plastering Gloucester, Render Gloucester)

Gloucester plastering specialists will likely help with float and set plastering, plastering over artex, asbestos testing, artex removal and restoration, the rendering of blockwork, blown plaster, lime rendering, dry lining and skimming walls, quotations for plastering and rendering, plastering renovation, flood and fire renovations, repairing holes in ceilings and walls, floor screeding and bull floating, skimming over artex and other plastering work in Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

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Some Gloucester locations serviced by Gloucester plasterers: Bull Lane, Bibury Road, Base Lane, Bramley Mews, Danford Lane, Birdwood Close, Drake Close, Thomas Stock Gardens, Claudians Close, Tennyson Avenue, Briar Lawn, Calspick Way, St Andrews, Ash Path, Duncroft Road, Thompson Way, Bramble Lawn, The Wayridge, Deans Walk, Springwell Gardens, Timmis Close, Druids Oak, Chartist Lane, Blenheim Road, St James Street, Cooks Hill, Snowdon Gardens, St Leonards Close, Arkendale Drive, Deerhurst Place.

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