Plastering Redditch

Redditch Plasterers: Whether you have a small plastering task or a large plastering project to be done on your home in Redditch, you will need a competent and professional plasterer to handle the work in a proper and correct manner. If you are extremely confident you could try doing it yourself, but be aware, plastering takes many years of practise to master.

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Even modest home improvement jobs may require some plastering work to be carried out. It could be plastering over artex, plaster skimming dry lining, fitting mouldings or coving before decorating or plaster repair before tiling. In reality, it may possibly be any one of dozens of plastering related chores.

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Hiring a plasterer who knows exactly what they are up to is the most critical thing, so ask potential Redditch plasterers if they can show you a portfolio of their previous work. For this sort of work, you certainly don't want to be hiring "cowboys". Inexperienced plasterers result in substandard plastering and later on this can lead to huge problems.

When your freshly plastered wall is given a coat of paint, any defects will soon become noticeable. Your freshly plastered surfaces will appear even worse with the sun shining on them. It is really a no brainer that you should steer clear of poor tradesmen, and choose only from decent plasterers in Redditch.

Level and smooth are the main attributes of a plastered surface, because other materials will always be applied to it. An irregular plastered surface may lead to severe issues with the installation of kitchen units, the painting of walls and ceilings, any area of tiling and fitting architraves.

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You can always tell skillful Redditch plasterers because they invariably get a perfect finish, directly from the trowel. Walls and ceilings that have been plastered by a professional, should never need to be sanded down. If your finished plastering needs strenuous sanding, you know that it hasn't been done as it should be. Be very wary of re-hiring plasterers who make regular use of orbital sanders.

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Plastering over an artex ceiling is a common reason for calling in a plasterer nowadays. During the nineteen seventies and eighties, artex was the "in" finish for ceilings in Redditch, currently that is not the case. Those artexed ceilings can be made to look fresh and contemporary once again by bringing in your Redditch plasterer to cover them up. If however, you want to bring a bit of that 1970's style back into your home, most plasterers will be just as glad to apply artex as they are to plaster over it.

Rendering Redditch: Rendering is similar in technique to plastering, and is the process by which a mixture of cement, lime, sand and water is applied to exterior (and now and again interior) walls to obtain a textured or smooth surface finish. Rendering is extremely popular throughout Europe and is especially common in the Mediterranean countries. A rendered finish is waterproof and has some fire resisting properties, although it is predominately employed for aesthetic purposes. While it is quite possible to paint a rendered wall, a better alternative is to mix colour into the render itself, giving a more long lasting, durable result.

Screeding Redditch: Certain plasterers in Redditch, Worcestershire can also provide a floor screeding service, whereby a new level floor surface is formed using a cement mix. Screeding is usually applied over a rougher concrete sub-floor to be covered with a floor finish (such as tiles, vinyl or wood), to be left as a wearing floor surface or to encase underfloor heating pipes. A properly laid screed can help to prolong the life of a floor and positively affect its quality, durability and finish. The hand mixing of screed should only be used where smaller areas are involved, and preferably a screed pump should be employed to speedily guarantee a smooth, even blend of sand, cement and water and to transport (pump) this perfect mix directly to its exact location, avoiding the need for paraphernalia like wheelbarrows and such. There are different sorts of floor screeding available in Redditch, therefore you need to ask around to find which is appropriate for your screeding project, you will need to choose from structural screed, fast drying screed, floor levelling compound, bonded screed, traditional screed, unbonded screed and free-flowing screed. (Tags: Screeding Redditch, Screeders Redditch, Floor Screeding Redditch)

Pebble Dashing Redditch: Some people love it and some people hate it but pebble dashing has been used for many years to protect and decorate the exterior walls of houses in Redditch, Worcestershire. There are pebble dashing specialists out there, but quite often Redditch plasterers will be willing to do this kind of job for you. Pebbledashing (or pebble dashing) is a type of external wall covering typically consisting of 2 layers of a base made from sand and lime onto which small pebbles, gravel or shells are pressed to create a robust, maintenance free and decorative finish on both new and renovated buildings. (Tags: Pebble Dashing Redditch, Pebble Dashers Redditch)

Plasterboarding Redditch (Dry Lining): A number of plasterers in Redditch also provide dry lining services (plasterboarding), which will be required in a lot of home improvements. Dry lining is the name of the process where plasterboard is attached to a timber studding or joist, a brickwork surface or metal Gypframe to create a wall surface that doesn't have to be plastered. Whilst it's feasible to paint or decorate the plasterboard finish itself after a bit of filling, in general most people like to have the plasterboard skimmed with a thin plaster coat to give it a harder and smoother finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a brickwork or masonry wall "dot and dab" adhesive is used, when fixing plasterboard to wood stud or joists, nails or drywall screws are used and when fixing to a metal Gypframe self-tapping (or Jack-Point screws) are used. (Tags: Dry Lining Redditch, Dry Liners Redditch, Plasterboarding Redditch)

Redditch plastering specialists can normally help with lime rendering, ceiling replacements, polymer screeds, wall crack repairs, skimming plasterwork, estimates for plastering, dry dashing, asbestos testing, floor screeding and levelling, plastering restoration, float and set plastering, fire and flood restorations, drywall finishing, stud partitions and other plastering work in Redditch, Worcestershire.

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