Plastering Heywood

Heywood Plasterers: Whether you have a small plastering task or a large plastering project to be done on your property in Heywood, you will need a qualified and professional plasterer to manage the work in a proper and correct manner. It can take many years to perfect the art of plastering, so it is not advisable for you to try to do it yourself.

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There are a lot of home improvement projects, even modest ones, which end up with some plastering work needing to be carried out. It could be plaster repair in preparation for tiling, plastering over an old artexed ceiling, plaster skimming some dry lining or fitting coving or mouldings before decorating. In fact, it could be any one of dozens of plastering related tasks.

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Before any work commences you need to check out prospective Heywood plasterers to see if they know their stuff. Ask to see some photos or a portfolio of completed work. You should avoid hiring "cowboys" for this sort of work, no matter what. Significant complications can result from shoddy plastering, as you will quickly come to realise.

Any imperfections will become glaringly obvious once some paint starts going on to your freshly plastered ceilings and walls. Defective surfaces become even more accentuated in bright daylight. There are lots of good plasterers in Heywood, so be sure to track down an experienced one.

You should bear in mind that the plastering is the base on which other materials are applied, so it should be smooth and level. An irregular plastered surface may lead to serious issues with kitchen or bathroom tiling, fitting skirting boards, the painting and wallpapering of ceilings and walls and the fitting of kitchen units.

Plasterer Heywood

The aim of the finest Heywood plasterers is to get the perfect finish straight from the trowel, and you should expect nothing less. A quick rub down before decorating is all that a plastered wall or ceiling should need, it should never need to be sanded. You would be correct in thinking that the plastering has not been done to a satisfactory standard if excessive sanding is required. You should check the quality of the plastering meticulously, if you see electric sanders being used.

Plastering and Coving Heywood

A common reason for calling in a plasterer in recent times, is to plaster over an artex ceiling. Hundreds of properties in Heywood had ceilings which were coated with artex during the 70's and 80's, when it was the height of fashion. To get all your dated artex ceilings looking sleek and contemporary again, most Heywood plasterers will be happy to plaster over them. Plastering over artex is preferable to removing it as it is quite tricky to get off or repair, which is likely why its popularity waned in the first place.

Screeding Heywood: Certain plasterers in Greater Manchester also provide a floor screeding service, whereby a smooth, level floor surface is created using a sand and cement mix. Screeding is usually applied over a concrete sub-floor to cover underfloor heating pipes, to receive an appropriate floor finish (such as tiles, vinyl or wood) or to be used as a finished hardwearing floor surface. A properly laid screed can prolong the lifespan of the complete floor and positively affect its durability, finish and quality. The mixing of screed by hand is only acceptable for smaller areas, otherwise a screed pump should be used to rapidly guarantee a smooth, even mixture of cement and sand and to transport (pump) this perfect mix directly to where its needed, avoiding the use of paraphernalia like wheelbarrows and such. (Tags: Screeding Heywood, Screeders Heywood, Floor Screeding Heywood)

Dry Lining Heywood (Plasterboarding): Several plasterers in Heywood also offer dry lining services, which will be needed in a lot of improvement projects around the home. Dry lining is the name of the process where plasterboard is mounted on a masonry or brickwork surface, metal Gypframe or a wooden studding or joist to form a wall surface that doesn't have to be plastered. While you may paint or decorate the plasterboard surface itself, usually most prefer to have the plasterboard skimmed with a fine plaster coating to give it that extra special, smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a brick or masonry wall the "dot and dab" method is used, when fixing plasterboard to wood joists or studding, nails or drywall screws are used and when fixing to a metal frame self-tapping (or Jack-Point screws) are used.

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