Plastering Hitchin

Hitchin Plasterers: When there is plastering work to be done on your home in Hitchin, whether large or small, you should be calling on a qualified and professional plasterer to accomplish this task. Plastering is not usually a job that you should try yourself, it is a craft that takes many years of practise.

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Even modest home improvement jobs may require some plastering work to be done. It could be screeding, plastering over an old artexed ceiling, fitting mouldings or coving before decorating or plaster skimming a partition. In truth, it could possibly be any of a host of plastering related tasks.

Hitchin Plasterers

Before any work begins you need to check out potential Hitchin plasterers to see if they know their stuff. Ask to see some photos or a portfolio of completed work. You certainly don't want to be hiring a "cowboy" for this type of work. You'll soon come to realise the many problems that can arise as a result of poor quality plastering.

When a coat of paint goes on a freshly plastered wall, you will soon become aware of any defects. When viewed in bright sunlight, even more imperfections will show up on any defective surfaces. To avoid problems like this, choose only from experienced plasterers in Hitchin.

Being merely a base onto which other materials are applied, means that plastered surfaces must be smooth and flat above all else. An imperfectly plastered surface could cause severe difficulties with any area of tiling (kitchens or bathrooms), the installation of kitchen units, the decorating of ceilings and walls and the accurate fitting or skirting boards.

Plasterer in Hitchin

You can always tell the most sought after Hitchin plasterers because they almost always get a perfect finish, right from the trowel. A plastered wall or ceiling should never need to be sanded down to get a good finish, it should only need a quick rub with fine glasspaper before it is decorated. In fact, if any substantial amount of sanding is needed, you can assume that your plasterer was not as skillful as you imagined. The alarm bells should definitely be ringing out if orbital sanders are being used with any regularity.

Plastering and Coving Hitchin

Nowadays, one of the most common jobs a plasterer is requested to do, is plaster over an artex ceiling. A popular form of ceiling finish in Hitchin during the 1970's and 80's, artex is somewhat out of favour right now. To get all your old artexed ceilings looking fresh and contemporary again, most Hitchin plasterers will gladly plaster over them. It might be that you actually love artex and may want your smooth, flat ceilings transformed by applying this material. Most Hitchin plasterers will be just as willing do this for you.

Screeding Hitchin: A few plasterers in Hertfordshire will also provide screeding services, whereby a new level floor surface is created using a cement and sand mix. Screeding is typically applied over a rougher concrete sub-floor to take on the final floor finish, to be used as a finished hardwearing floor surface or to encase underfloor heating pipes. An effectively laid screed can considerably increase the lifespan of the whole floor and ensure its finish, durability and quality. Hand mixing screed is only appropriate for smaller areas, in all other cases a proper screed pump should be used to quickly guarantee a smooth, even mix of sand and cement and to pump this perfect mix directly to its exact location, avoiding the use of wheelbarrows and similar equipment.

Dry Lining Hitchin (Plasterboarding): Several plasterers in Hitchin also offer dry lining services (plasterboarding), which are required in a lot of home improvements. Dry lining is the name of the process by which plasterboard is mounted on a brick surface, a wooden studding or joist or metal framing to produce a wall surface that doesn't need plastering. Whilst you may decorate or paint the plasterboard surface itself, generally most folks like to have the plasterboard skimmed with a fine layer of plaster afterwards to give it an extra smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a metal Gypframe self-tapping (or Jack-Point screws) are used, when fixing plasterboard to timber joists or studding, nails or drywall screws are used and when fixing to a brickwork or masonry wall the "dot and dab" method is used. (Tags: Dry Lining Hitchin, Dry Liners Hitchin, Plasterboarding Hitchin)

Hitchin plastering specialists will likely help you with drywall skimming and plastering, lath and plaster ceilings, the rendering of concrete, skimming over dry lining, pebble dashing restoration, repairing holes in walls and ceilings, Venetian polish plaster, rendering with sand and cement, floor screeding and bull floating, artexing on plasterboard, dry lining and plastering ceilings, damaged plaster repairs, quotations for plastering and screeding, artex patching and other plastering work in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

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