Plastering Oldbury

Oldbury Plasterers: Plastering jobs come in all sizes and shapes and no matter how small or large, you'll want to track down an experienced and professional plasterer to work on your property in Oldbury. Unless you are extremely confident, plastering is not a job you should attempt by yourself, mastering this craft usually takes years of practise.

Prices for Plastering in Oldbury West Midlands

A certain amount of plastering work can be generated by even the smallest home improvement projects. It could be plaster skimming a partition, plastering over an old artexed ceiling, fitting coving or decorative mouldings before decorating or plaster repair prior to tiling. In reality, it may possibly be any of a multitude of plastering related chores.

Plasterers Oldbury West Midlands

Viewing a portfolio of successfully completed work is a good way to assess the quality of any prospective Oldbury plasterers, you need to find someone who knows what they are doing. You should avoid hiring "cowboys" for this type of work, at all costs. Untrained plasterers lead to poor quality plastering and as work progresses this can result in big complications.

It's when the painting and decorating starts that any defects become blindingly obvious. Even more so, with the sun shining onto the freshly plastered surfaces. It is really a no brainer that you should avoid dodgy tradesmen, and pick only from competent plasterers in Oldbury.

The key attribute of plastered surfaces is that they be flat and smooth, forming a level base for other materials to be applied to them. An imperfectly plastered area may cause serious difficulties with the wallpapering and painting of walls and ceilings, the fitting of skirtings, any area of tiling (bathrooms or kitchens) and the installation of kitchen units.

Plasterer Oldbury

You can always tell the most sought after Oldbury plasterers because they almost always get a perfect, polished, right 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 safely assume that the plastering has not been done correctly if vigorous sanding is called for. Be very suspicious of re-hiring plasterers who make regular use of orbital sanders.

Oldbury Plastering and Coving

These days, one of the most common tasks a plasterer is requested to do, is cover up an old artex ceiling. A much loved decorative finish for ceilings in Oldbury during the seventies and eighties, the popularity of artex has waned recently. Your Oldbury plasterer will be happy to cover up those artex ceilings and get your home looking sleek and modern once again. On the flip side, many plasterers will also apply artex to your ceilings if you want to bring back that old style.

Rendering Oldbury: Rendering is similar in technique to plastering, and is the process whereby a mix of sand, lime, cement and water is applied to external (and occasionally interior) walls to obtain a textured or smooth surface finish. Rendering is a popular method across Europe and is especially prevalent in the Mediterranean countries. A rendered finish is water resistant and has some fire retarding qualities, although it is principally employed for cosmetic purposes. While it is possible to paint a rendered surface, a better alternative is to colour the render itself, giving a more durable, long lasting result. (Tags: Rendering Oldbury, Renderers Oldbury)

Screeding Oldbury: Several plasterers in Oldbury, West Midlands can also offer a floor screeding service, whereby a new level floor surface is formed using a cement mix. Screeding is normally put on over a concrete sub-floor to be used as a finished hardwearing floor surface, to cover underfloor heating pipes or to take on the final floor finish. A correctly laid screed can considerably increase the lifespan of the whole floor and establish its quality, durability and finish. The mixing of screed by hand should only be used for smaller areas, in all other cases a screed pump should be used to rapidly ensure a smooth, even mixture of cement, sand and water and to pump this perfect mix directly to its required location, avoiding the need for wheelbarrows and other paraphernalia. There are various different kinds of floor screed available in Oldbury, therefore you need to ask to find which is suitable for your particular project, you will need to choose from bonded screed, fast drying screed, floor levelling compound, structural screed, traditional screed, free-flowing screed and unbonded screed.

Dry Lining Oldbury (Plasterboarding): Several plasterers in Oldbury also provide dry lining services (plasterboarding), which are needed in a lot of improvement projects. Dry lining is the process where plasterboard is fixed to a brickwork surface, metal Gypframe or a wood studding or joist to form a wall surface that does not need plastering. Whilst it is possible to decorate or paint the plasterboard finish as it is, usually most opt to get the plasterboard skimmed with a thin plaster coating afterwards to give it that extra special, smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a brick or masonry wall the "dot and dab" method is used, when fixing plasterboard to wooden stud or joists, drywall screws or nails are used and when fixing to a metal framework self-drilling, self tapping (Jack-Point screws) are used. (Tags: Dry Lining Oldbury, Dry Liners Oldbury, Plasterboarding Oldbury)

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