Plasterers Hitchin

Hitchin Plasterers: Whether you are looking to have a small area of plaster repaired, a whole room plastered or need the plastering of your entire property in Hitchin, you will need a skilled and professional plasterer to handle the project for you. Plastering is not really something you can do yourself, it takes years of practise to perfect.

A certain amount of plastering work can be created by even the most basic home improvement projects. It may be applying some screeding, plaster skimming a partition, re-plastering a ceiling or fitting coving or mouldings before decorating. In reality, it might be any one of hundreds of plastering related jobs.

Plasterers Hitchin Hertfordshire

Viewing a portfolio of successfully accomplished projects is a good way to judge the quality of any prospective Hitchin plasterers, you need to find someone who knows what they are up to. Getting stuck with a bunch of "cowboys" doing your plastering is a scenario that you want to avoid without exceptions. Substandard plastering is worse than no plastering at all, as it is extremely difficult to put right later.

When your newly plastered wall is given a splash of paint, any imperfections will soon become noticeable. When viewed in bright sunlight, even more imperfections will show up on any defective surfaces. You'll avoid this issue by only selecting from experienced plasterers in Hitchin.

The most important thing for plastered surfaces is that they be smooth and level. A shoddily plastered surface may lead to severe issues with the painting and wallpapering of ceilings and walls, the tiling of wall surfaces, fitting architraves and the installation of kitchen units.

Plasterer Hitchin Hertfordshire

The main thing that you can expect from the busiest Hitchin plasterers is a polished finish, straight from the trowel. A quick rub down before decorating is all that a plastered wall or ceiling should need, it should never need to be sanded. If vigorous sanding is required, you can pretty much assume that the plastering hasn't been done correctly. If you see the power sanders coming out you should be very wary.

Hitchin Plastering and Coving

These days, one of the most common jobs a plasterer is asked to do, is plaster over an artex ceiling. The "in" finish for ceilings throughout the seventies and eighties, artex is not so widely used in Hitchin right now. To get all your artexed ceilings looking sleek and modern again, most Hitchin plasterers will be more than happy to plaster over them. Plastering over artex is preferred to removing it because it is pretty difficult to get off or repair, which is doubtless why its popularity waned in the first place.

Screeding Hitchin Hertfordshire

Screeding Hitchin: Many plasterers in Hitchin, Hertfordshire will also offer a floor screeding service, whereby a new level floor surface is created using a cement and sand mix. Screeding is usually applied on top of a concrete sub-floor to encase underfloor heating pipes, to take on the final floor finish or to be left as a wearing floor surface. A properly laid screed can help to extend the lifespan of the complete floor and positively affect its durability, quality and finish. The hand mixing of screed is only appropriate for small areas, and preferably a proper screed pump should be used to speedily guarantee an even, smooth mixture of sand, cement and water and to transport (pump) this perfect mix directly to its required location, avoiding the need for wheelbarrows and other paraphernalia. There are different types of floor screeding available in Hitchin, therefore you need to inquire to find which is appropriate for your particular project, you will be choosing from fast drying screed, traditional screed, bonded screed, structural screed, floor levelling compound, unbonded screed and free-flowing screed. (Tags: Screeders Hitchin, Screeding Hitchin, Floor Screeding Hitchin)

Pebble Dashing Hitchin: Love it or hate it pebbledashing has been used for many years to decorate and protect the outside walls of properties in Hitchin. There are people who specialise in pebble dashing out there, but now and again Hitchin plasterers will happily do this kind of work for you. Pebble dashing (or pebbledashing) is a form of external wall coating usually consisting of 2 layers of a base made from sand and lime into which small gravel, pebbles or shells are pressed to form a maintenance free, tough and attractive finish on both new and renovated homes. (Tags: Pebble Dashers Hitchin, Pebble Dashing Hitchin)

Plasterboarding Hitchin (Dry Lining): Several plasterers in Hitchin also offer dry lining services, which are required in a lot of improvement projects. Dry lining is the name of the process where plasterboard is affixed to Gypframe metal framing, a brick or masonry surface or a wood studding or joist to form a wall surface that does not need plastering. While it's possible to decorate the plasterboard finish itself, usually most prefer to get the plasterboard skimmed with a fine plaster coat to give it an extra smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a brickwork wall the "dot and dab" method is used, when fixing plasterboard to wood stud or joists, nails or drywall screws are used and when fixing to a metal Gypframe Jack-Point self drilling, self tapping screws are used. (Tags: Dry Lining Hitchin, Plasterboarding Hitchin, Dry Liners Hitchin)

Plaster Hitchin: Plaster is a common building material that's used for decorating or protecting walls and ceilings in Hitchin, and for making decorative features. In the United Kingdom the term "plaster" normally pertains to a material that's applied to the insides of structures, while the material used on outside areas is called "render". The most commonplace kinds of plaster normally contain either lime, cement, or gypsum, although all these ingredients work in pretty much the same way. Plaster is a powder when manufactured and when required, is simply combined with water to form a stiff, easy to work paste immediately before application. The reactions between the water and plaster generates heat by way of crystallization and the mix subsequently hardens. (Tags: Plaster Hitchin, Plastering Hitchin, Render Hitchin)

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Some Hitchin roads served by Hitchin plasterers: Churchyard, Bradleys Corner, St Johns Road, Bury Lane, The Haven, Common Road, Tower Road, Titmore Green, Bakers Lane, Cedar Avenue, Stotfold House, Spinney Close, Silver Court, Colemans Close, The Willows, Bullocks Hill, Church View Avenue, Anderson House, Sturgeons Way, Astwick, Canham Close, Church Street, Claggy Road Industrial Estate, Tennyson Avenue, Bentick Way, Brook Street, Campbell Close, Coopers Close, Bury Road, Crunnells Green.

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