Plastering Harlow

Harlow Plasterers: If you've got some plastering that needs doing on your home in Harlow, you'll be looking for an experienced and professional plasterer to do a good job on your behalf. It doesn't matter if it is just a small patch, a whole room or your entire property, you still need a decent tradesman. 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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Even modest home improvement jobs may require some plastering work to be done. It might be applying some screeding, skimming a dry lined partition, plastering over artex or fitting mouldings or coving before decorating. In reality, it could possibly be any one of a number of plastering related jobs.

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Any top notch Harlow plasterers will carry a portfolio (or at least some pictures) of successfully completed jobs, ask to see it so that you can make sure they know their stuff. For this type of work, you should avoid hiring "cowboys", without exceptions. Poor quality plastering is worse than no plastering at all, as it is very hard to put right down the road.

When your freshly plastered wall is given a coat of paint, any defects will soon become noticeable. Such flaws will be even more emphasized when viewed in bright sunlight. By choosing only from experienced plasterers in Harlow, you will avoid this issue.

You should bear in mind that the plastering is the base on which other materials are applied, so it has to be flat and smooth. A shoddily plastered surface will cause severe complications with the fitting of architraves, kitchen or bathroom tiling, the installation of kitchen units and the painting and wallpapering of the surfaces.

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Skillful Harlow plasterers have reputations to keep up and will always aim to get a perfect, polished finish directly from the trowel, where possible. You should never need to sand down a plastered ceiling or wall apart from a quick rub down before decorating. You might reasonably anticipate some spots that need a little work with sandpaper, but not to any great extent. The alarm bells should definitely start ringing if electric sanders are being used with any regularity.

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While you may call on the services of a plasterer for many different tasks, one common reason these days is for plastering over artex ceilings. At present out of favour in Harlow, artex was the most popular decorative finish for ceilings during the 70's and 80's. To give your ceilings that fresh and contemporary look once more, most plasterers in Harlow will gladly cover them with plaster. Plastering over artex is preferred to removing it because it is pretty tricky to take off or repair, which is likely why its popularity has waned.

Pebble Dashing Harlow: Love it or hate it pebbledashing has been around for many years and used to decorate and protect the outside walls of houses in Harlow. There are pebbledashing specialists out there, but from time to time Harlow plasterers will gladly do this type of job for you. Pebble dashing (or pebbledashing) is a type of external wall covering normally consisting of a couple of layers of a base coat made of sand and lime into which small gravel or pebbles are firmly pressed to form a decorative, maintenance free and robust finish on both new and refurbished houses.

Plasterboarding Harlow (Dry Lining): A number of plasterers in Harlow also provide dry lining services (plasterboarding), which will be required in plenty of home improvement projects. Dry lining is the process by which plasterboard is attached to a wooden studding or joist, Gypframe metal framing or a brick surface to produce a wall surface that doesn't need plastering. Whilst you may paint or decorate the plasterboard surface after a bit of filling, normally most people choose to have the plasterboard skimmed with a fine coat of plaster to give it a harder and smoother finish. As for fittings, when fixing plasterboard to wooden joists or studding, drywall screws or nails are used, when fixing to a metal Gypframe self-drilling, self tapping (Jack-Point screws) are used and when fixing to a brickwork wall the "dot and dab" method is used.

Harlow plastering specialists can usually help you with floor screeding and bull floating, overskimming plaster walls, fire and flood renovations, pebble dash restoration, screeding before tiling, lay in grid suspended ceilings, asbestos testing, monocouche rendering, the fixing of coving, blown plaster, float and set plastering, coloured acrylic screeds, Venetian polish plastering, ceiling crack repairs and other plastering work in Harlow, Essex.

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