Plastering Ilkeston

Ilkeston Plasterers: Plastering jobs come in all shapes and sizes and irrespective of how small or large, you will want to locate a competent and professional plasterer to work on your home in Ilkeston. Perfecting the art of plastering can take several years of practise, so it isn't a job you can do yourself unless you are very confident in what you're doing.

Quite a few home improvement projects will require some plastering work to be carried out, even smaller jobs. It may be fitting cornices or coving before decorating, plaster repair in preparation for tiling, plastering over an old artexed ceiling or plaster skimming a partition. The truth is, it might be any of a large number of plastering related tasks.

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Any decent Ilkeston plasterers will carry a portfolio (or at least some pictures) of successfully accomplished jobs, ask to see it so you can make sure they know their stuff. This is not the type of work you want to be trusting to "cowboys". Even inferior plastering can sometimes look tolerable at first, but as work progresses, the problems start.

Once a coat of paint goes on a freshly plastered wall or ceiling, you will soon become aware of any imperfections. Your newly plastered surfaces will look even worse with the sunlight shining on them. So, make sure you only consider experienced plasterers in Ilkeston.

Since plaster is always covered up with other materials it is easy to forget how important it is that it is smooth and flat. A shoddily plastered surface could cause severe difficulties with fitting skirting boards, the painting of the surfaces, the fitting of kitchen units and kitchen or bathroom tiling.

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The main thing that you can expect from the most skillful Ilkeston plasterers is the perfect finish, directly from the trowel. Heavy sanding isn't something you should ever have to do with a newly plastered ceiling or wall, only a quick rub down with fine paper. You can assume that the plastering hasn't been done correctly if vigorous sanding is called for. If the use of electric sanding machines is becomes a regular thing, there is definately something amiss with your plasterer.

Ilkeston Plastering and Coving

Plastering over an old artexed ceiling is a common reason for calling in a plasterer nowadays. A widely used decorative finish for ceilings in Ilkeston during the seventies and eighties, the popularity of artex has waned in recent times. Covering that artex ceiling with plaster is something that most Ilkeston plasterers will jump at the chance to do in order to make it look more fresh and modern. If you are a bit retro in your taste, you may wish to give your currently smooth ceilings a little character by actually putting on artex.

Rendering Ilkeston: Rendering is similar in technique to plastering, and is the process whereby a mix of lime, cement, sand and water is applied to external (and now and again interior) walls to achieve a smooth or textured surface finish. Rendering is extremely popular across Europe and is particularly common in the Mediterranean region. A rendered finish is waterproof and has some fire retarding qualities, although it's predominately employed for cosmetic purposes. While it is possible to paint a rendered surface, a more effective option is to mix colour into the render itself, giving a more durable, long lasting finish.

Screeding in Ilkeston

Screeding Ilkeston: Many plasterers in Ilkeston, Derbyshire also offer floor screeding services, whereby a new level floor surface is created using a cement and sand mix. Screeding is normally applied on top of a concrete sub-floor to receive a floor finish (such as floor boards, carpet, vinyl or tiles), to encase underfloor heating pipes or to be used as a finished hardwearing floor surface. A properly laid screed can increase the life of a floor and ensure its quality, finish and durability. Hand mixing screed should only be used where small areas are involved, otherwise a proper screed pump should be employed to quickly ensure a smooth, even mix of sand and cement and to transport (pump) this fine mix straight to its required location, avoiding the use of wheelbarrows and other equipment.

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