Plastering Peterborough

Peterborough Plasterers: You should be looking for a seasoned and professional plasterer whenever you need some rendering or plastering doing on your property in Peterborough. Whether the job is big or small shouldn't matter, this is not a task for amateurs. Mastering the art of plastering can take several years of practise, so it isn't a job you can do yourself unless you are really confident in what you're doing.

Some plastering work is often necessary, even on smaller home improvement jobs. It might be re-plastering a ceiling, plaster repair before tiling, installing coving or cornices before decorating or plaster skimming a dry lined partition. In actual fact, it could be any one of a number of plastering related jobs.

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Any top notch Peterborough plasterers will carry a portfolio (or at least some photographs) of successfully completed jobs, ask to see it so that you can make sure they know their stuff. Getting saddled with a bunch of "cowboys" doing your plastering is a situation that you want to avoid no matter what. You will quickly come to realise the many problems that can arise as a result of shoddy plastering.

When your freshly plastered wall is given a splash of paint, any defects will soon become noticeable. Any uneven plastered surface will look even worse in bright sunshine. It should always be possible to locate competent plasterers in Peterborough, so why pick a bad one?

Plaster always need to be smooth and level, because it is just a base on which other materials are applied. An irregular plastered area may cause severe issues with the wallpapering and painting of ceilings and walls, the tiling of wall surfaces, the accurate fitting or skirting boards and the installation of kitchen units.

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You can always tell competent Peterborough plasterers because they consistently get a polished finish, right from the trowel. Sanding (particularly with machine tools) should never be necessary on newly plastered walls and ceilings, a quick rub down with fine glasspaper is all that should be needed. You might reasonably anticipate some areas that need a little attention with sandpaper, but not to any great degree. You should check the quality of the plastering meticulously, if you see orbital sanders being used.

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Plasterers perform many tasks but among the most commonplace these days, is plastering over old artex ceilings. Right now out of favour in Peterborough, artex was the most widely used decorative finish for ceilings during the 1970's and 80's. Plastering over that artex ceiling to make it look more fresh and modern is something that most plasterers in Peterborough will be more than happy to do. Those of you who are more retro in taste may wish to have your artex ceilings repaired and brought back to their former glory.

Rendering Peterborough: Rendering is similar in technique to plastering, and is the process by which a mixture of cement, sand, lime and water is applied to external (and occasionally interior) walls to achieve a smooth or textured surface. Rendering is a popular method all over Europe and is particularly common in the Mediterranean countries. A rendered finish is waterproof and has some fire retarding qualities, though it's largely employed for cosmetic purposes. While it is acceptable to apply paint to a rendered wall, a much better alternative is to mix colour into the render itself, giving a more long lasting, durable result.

Dry Lining Peterborough: Many plasterers in Peterborough also offer dry lining services, which will be required in plenty of improvement projects around the home. Dry lining is the name of the process where plasterboard is affixed to a brick surface, Gypframe metal framing or a wooden studding or joist to produce a wall surface that doesn't need plastering. Whilst it's feasible to decorate the plasterboard finish as it is, in general most people elect to have the plasterboard skimmed with a fine layer of plaster afterwards to give it a harder and smoother finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a metal frame self-tapping (or Jack-Point screws) are used, when fixing to a masonry or brick wall the "dot and dab" method is used and when fixing plasterboard to wooden studding or joists, nails or drywall screws are used. (Tags: Dry Lining Peterborough, Dry Liners Peterborough, Plasterboarding Peterborough)

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