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Reading Plasterers: You should be looking for a seasoned and professional plasterer whenever you need some rendering or plastering doing on your home in Reading. Whether the job is small or large should not matter, this is not a task for novices. It can take many years to master the art of plastering, so it isn't advisable for you to try to do it yourself.

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Some plastering work is often necessary, even on modest home improvement jobs. It may be plaster repair before tiling, plaster skimming a dry lined partition, installing cornices or coving before decorating or plastering over an old artexed ceiling. The fact is, it could be any one of a multitude of plastering related tasks.

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The most important thing is to hire a plasterer who knows what they're doing and has a portfolio of successfully accomplished jobs that they can allow you to study. At all costs, you want to avoid hiring "cowboys" for work of this kind. Poor quality plastering is worse than no plastering at all, as it is really difficult to put right down the road.

Any defects in your newly plastered walls and ceilings will soon show up when a coat of paint is applied. When viewed in bright sunshine, even more imperfections will show up on any uneven surfaces. By choosing only from competent plasterers in Reading, you will avoid such problems.

Flat and smooth are the main attributes of a plastered surface, since other materials will always be applied to it. An irregular plastered surface may lead to major problems with the installation of kitchen units, the fitting of skirtings, kitchen or bathroom tiling and the painting of ceilings and walls.

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With plastering it is preferable to get a perfect, polished finish, directly from the trowel, and this is what you can usually expect from the most skillful Reading plasterers. Sanding (especially with machine tools) should never be necessary on newly plastered ceilings and walls, a quick rub down with fine paper is all that should be needed. If forceful sanding is necessary, you can assume that your plastering has not been done correctly. You should be very suspicious if you see the power sanders coming out or their boxes.

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Plasterers perform many tasks but among the most commonplace these days, is plastering over artexed ceilings. Right now out of favour in Reading, artex was the most fashionable decorative finish for ceilings during the seventies and eighties. Most plasterers in Reading will gladly plaster over that artexed ceiling, to make it look more fresh and modern. If however, you would like to bring a bit of that old style back into your home, most plasterers will be just as glad to apply artex as they are to plaster over it.

Rendering Reading: Rendering is similar in technique to plastering, and is the process whereby a mixture of cement, sand, lime and water is applied to exterior (and sometimes interior) walls to achieve a textured or smooth surface finish. Rendering is a popular method throughout Europe and is especially widespread in the Mediterranean region. A rendered finish has some fire resistant qualities and is waterproof, though it's generally employed for aesthetic purposes. While it is acceptable to apply paint to a rendered surface, a better option is to colour the render itself, giving a more long lasting, durable result. (Tags: Rendering Reading, Renderers Reading)

Pebble Dashing Reading: Some folks love it and some folks hate it but pebbledashing has been around for many years and used to decorate and protect the outsides of homes in Berkshire. There are people who specialise in pebbledashing around, but quite often Reading plasterers will do this sort of job for you. Pebble dashing (or pebbledashing) is a kind of external wall coating that generally consists of 2 layers of a base made from lime and sand into which small pebbles, gravel or shells are firmly pressed to create a maintenance free, robust and decorative finish on both new and renovated buildings.

Dry Lining Reading (Plasterboarding): A few plasterers in Reading also provide dry lining services (plasterboarding), which are required in a lot of home improvement jobs. Dry lining is the process where plasterboard is affixed to a metal framework, a brick surface or a wood studding to produce a wall surface that doesn't need plastering. While it is feasible to decorate the plasterboard surface itself, normally most folks like to get the plasterboard skimmed with a thin plaster coat to give it that extra special, smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a metal frame self-drilling, self tapping (Jack-Point screws) are used, when fixing to a brickwork or masonry wall "dot and dab" bonding is used and when fixing plasterboard to timber stud or joists, nails or drywall screws are used. (Tags: Dry Lining Reading, Dry Liners Reading, Plasterboarding Reading)

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