Plastering Llanelli

Llanelli Plasterers: If you've got some plastering that needs doing on your home in Llanelli, you will be looking for a seasoned and professional plasterer to do a good job on your behalf. It matters not if it is just a small patch, a whole room or your entire property, you still need a decent tradesman. Perfecting the art of plastering can take many years of practise, so it isn't a job you can do yourself unless you are really confident in what you're doing.

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Even seemingly simple home improvement projects can generate the need for plastering work. It may be re-plastering a ceiling, skimming dry lining, fitting coving or decorative mouldings before decorating or screeding. In truth, it might be any one of a large number of plastering related tasks.

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There are various ways to find out if prospective Llanelli plasterers know their stuff, one approach is to ask for a portfolio of previous jobs. No matter what, you want to avoid hiring "cowboys" for work of this kind. You'll soon come to realise the many problems that can arise as a result of inferior plastering.

The imperfections will soon show up on the newly plastered wall the moment a coat of paint has been applied to it. When viewed in bright sunlight, even more imperfections will show up on any uneven surfaces. By choosing only from experienced plasterers in Llanelli, you will avoid such problems.

Smooth and level are the primary attributes of a plastered surface, since other materials will always be applied to it. A badly plastered surface can cause severe complications with bathroom or kitchen tiling, the decorating of the surfaces, the fitting of skirtings and the installation of kitchen units.

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You should expect nothing less than a perfect, polished finish directly from the trowel. Sanding (especially by machine) should never be necessary on freshly plastered ceilings and walls, a quick rub down with fine paper is all that should be needed. You would be correct in thinking that the plastering hasn't been done to a satisfactory standard if extensive sanding is required. If the use of orbital sanders is becomes a regular thing, there's definately something amiss with your plasterer.

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Plasterers perform many tasks but one of the most common in recent times, is plastering over old artex ceilings. Artex was at its height of popularity in Llanelli during the seventies and eighties, but right now it is not so fashionable. Covering that dated artex ceiling with plaster is something that most Llanelli plasterers will gladly do so as to make it look more fresh and modern. Plastering over artex is preferable to removing it as it is quite tricky to get off or repair, which is doubtless why its popularity has waned.

Rendering Llanelli: Rendering is a similar technique to plastering, and is the process whereby a mix of sand, cement, lime and water is applied to exterior (and occasionally interior) walls in order to achieve a textured or smooth surface. Rendering is popular across Europe and is especially prevalent in the Mediterranean region. A rendered finish has some fire retarding qualities and is waterproof, though it's generally employed for aesthetic purposes. While it is of course possible to apply paint to a rendered wall, a better alternative is to mix colour into the render itself, giving a more durable, long lasting finish. (Tags: Rendering Llanelli, Renderers Llanelli)

Screeding Llanelli: Some plasterers in Llanelli can also offer screeding services, whereby a new level floor surface is created using a cement and sand mix. Screeding is normally put 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 considerably increase the life of the complete floor and positively affect its quality, finish and durability. The mixing of screed by hand should only be used where smaller areas are involved, and preferably a screed pump should be used to quickly guarantee a smooth, even blend of cement, sand and water and to transport (pump) this perfect mix straight to where its needed, avoiding the use of wheelbarrows and similar paraphernalia. There are various different kinds of floor screed available in Llanelli, so you should ask around about which is appropriate for your particular project, you'll be choosing from structural screed, floor levelling compound, traditional screed, free-flowing screed, bonded screed, unbonded screed and fast drying screed.

Dry Lining Llanelli (Plasterboarding): Many plasterers in Llanelli also offer dry lining services (plasterboarding), which are required in plenty of improvement projects around the home. Dry lining is the name of the process by which plasterboard is affixed to a metal frame, a timber studding or a masonry or brickwork surface to form a wall surface that does not need plastering. Whilst you may decorate or paint the plasterboard finish as it is, usually most elect to get the plasterboard skimmed with a fine coat of plaster to give it a harder and smoother finish. As for fittings, when fixing plasterboard to wood studding or joists, drywall screws or nails are used, when fixing to a brickwork or masonry wall the "dot and dab" method is used and when fixing to a metal Gypframe Jack-Point self drilling, self tapping screws are used. (Tags: Dry Lining Llanelli, Dry Liners Llanelli, Plasterboarding Llanelli)

Llanelli plastering specialists can usually help with skimming plasterwork, drywall taping, the rendering of breeze blocks, lime rendering, skimming over dry lining, pebble dashing repairs, lay in grid suspended ceilings, artex removal and restoration, ceiling crack repairs, plastering restoration, blown plaster, flood and fire renovations, rendering with sand and cement, monocouche rendering and other plastering work in Llanelli, Wales.

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