Plasterers Longbenton

Longbenton Plasterers: Plastering jobs come in all sizes and shapes and no matter how small or large, you'll want to track down a qualified and professional plasterer to work on your property in Longbenton. Plastering is not normally a job that you should try yourself, it is a trade that can take many years of practise.

There are a lot of home improvement projects, even smaller ones, which result in some plastering work needing to be carried out. It might be plaster skimming dry lining, screeding, rendering a brick wall or installing cornices or coving before decorating. In fact, it may be any one of a multitude of plastering related jobs.

Plasterers Longbenton

Any top notch Longbenton plasterers will carry a portfolio (or at least some photos) of successfully completed jobs, ask to see it so you can make sure they know their stuff. For this sort of work, you want to avoid hiring "cowboys", no matter what. Even substandard plastering can sometimes look reasonable at first, but later on, the complications start.

As soon as a coat or two of paint goes on a freshly plastered wall, you will soon become aware of any defects. When viewed in bright sunshine, even more imperfections will show up on any defective surfaces. By choosing only from competent plasterers in Longbenton, you will avoid this issue.

Plaster always need to be smooth and level, because it is just a base upon which other materials are applied. An unevenly plastered surface will cause severe issues with the fitting of kitchen units, the tiling of wall surfaces, fitting architraves and the painting and decorating of the surfaces.

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The main thing that you can expect from the most experienced Longbenton plasterers is a perfect, polished finish, straight from the trowel. You should never need to sand down a plastered wall or ceiling apart from a quick rub down before decorating. You can pretty much assume that the plastering has not been done correctly if vigorous sanding is called for. You should be very suspicious if you see the power sanders coming out or their boxes.

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These days, one of the most common jobs a plasterer is asked to do, is cover up an artexed ceiling. A much loved form of ceiling finish in Longbenton during the Seventies and Eighties, artex is somewhat out of favour at present. Your Longbenton plasterer will be more than happy to cover up those artex ceilings and get your home looking fresh and contemporary once again. Plastering over artex is preferred to removing it as it is quite tricky to take off or repair, which is likely why its popularity has waned.

Rendering Longbenton: Rendering is a similar procedure to plastering, and is the process by which a mixture of cement, sand, lime and water is applied to external (and now and again internal) walls in order to achieve a smooth or textured surface. Rendering is a popular method across Europe and is particularly prevalent in the Mediterranean countries. A rendered finish has some fire retarding properties and is waterproof, though it is generally used for aesthetic purposes. While of course it is possible to paint a rendered surface, a much better solution is to colour the render itself, giving a more durable, long lasting finish. (Tags: Rendering Longbenton, Renderers Longbenton)

Screeding Longbenton: Certain plasterers in Tyne and Wear can also offer floor screeding services, whereby a new level floor surface is created using a cement and sand mix. Screeding is generally applied over a rougher concrete sub-floor to cover underfloor heating pipes, to take on the final floor finish or to be left as a wearing floor surface. A correctly laid screed can significantly increase the life of the complete floor and establish its durability, finish and quality. The hand mixing of screed is only acceptable for small areas, and preferably a proper screed pump should be used to speedily produce a smooth, even mix of sand and cement and to transport (pump) this perfect mix straight to where its needed, avoiding the use of wheelbarrows and other equipment.

Pebble Dashing Longbenton: While it is not everyone's cup of tea pebbledashing has been around for many years and used to protect and decorate the exteriors of properties in Longbenton, Tyne and Wear. There are pebbledashing specialists out there, but from time to time Longbenton plasterers will do this kind of job for you. Pebbledashing (or pebble dashing) is a form of external wall coating generally consisting of a couple of layers of a base made of lime and sand onto which small gravel or pebbles are firmly pressed to form a maintenance free, decorative and robust finish on both renovated and new homes.

Plasterboarding Longbenton (Dry Lining): Many plasterers in Longbenton also provide dry lining services (plasterboarding), which are required in plenty of home improvements. Dry lining is the name of the process where plasterboard is attached to metal Gypframe, a wooden studding or joist or a masonry or brickwork surface to create a wall surface that doesn't need plastering. Whilst you may decorate the plasterboard surface itself, generally most opt to get the plasterboard skimmed with a fine plaster coating afterwards to give it an extra smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing plasterboard to timber joists or studding, nails or drywall screws are used, when fixing to a brickwork wall the "dot and dab" method is used and when fixing to a metal frame self-tapping (or Jack-Point screws) are used. (Tags: Plasterboarding Longbenton, Dry Lining Longbenton, Dry Liners Longbenton)

Plaster Longbenton: Plaster is a common building material which is used for protecting or decorating walls and ceilings in Longbenton, and for producing decorative features. In the UK the term "plaster" commonly pertains to a material that is utilized on the insides of buildings, while the material used on outside surfaces is referred to as "render". The most common forms of plaster mainly contain either lime, gypsum, or cement, although all these ingredients work in pretty much the same way. Plaster is a powder when manufactured and when needed, is simply mixed with water to form a stiff but easy to work paste just prior to application. The reactions between the water and plaster generates heat by way of crystallization and the mixture consequently hardens. (Tags: Render Longbenton, Plastering Longbenton, Plaster Longbenton)

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Some Longbenton streets covered by Longbenton plasterers: Salters' Lane, Corbridge Court, Oxford Close, Curlew Close, Station Road, Boscobel Close, Lutterworth Close, Chesters Court, Bevan Drive, Westmoor Drive, Myreside Place, Kingsbury Court, Whitecroft Road, Reynolds Avenue, Stoneleigh Avenue, Rowanberry Road, Somervyl Avenue, Gosforth Park Avenue, Stonechat Place, Chiltern Drive, Bardsey Place, Monks Park Court, Greenhaugh.

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