Plastering Rochester

Rochester Plasterers: When your home in Rochester needs some plastering work doing, it doesn't matter whether minor or substantial, you will be wanting to find a competent and professional plasterer to do the job with much attention and care. Mastering the art of plastering can take several years of practise, so it isn't a job you can do yourself unless you are extremely confident in what you're doing.

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When trying to achieve a number of home improvement jobs, you have to consider the likelihood of plastering work being necessary. It could be fitting coving or cornices before decorating, plaster skimming a dry lined partition, rendering a patched up wall or screeding. The truth is, it could possibly be any of hundreds of plastering related jobs.

Plasterers Rochester Kent

Employing a plasterer who knows exactly what they are up to is the most critical thing, so ask prospective Rochester plasterers if they can show you a portfolio of their accomplished work. You should avoid hiring "cowboys" for this kind of work, without exceptions. Shoddy plastering can cause big complications down the line, and it may not even be apparent until the decorating starts.

It is when the painting and decorating commences that any imperfections become glaringly obvious to the naked eye. They will probably look even worse with the sun shining on them. You will avoid such problems by only selecting from competent plasterers in Rochester.

Level and smooth are the key attributes of a plastered surface, because other materials will always be applied to it. An imperfectly plastered surface may cause major complications with the fitting of kitchen units, the fitting of architraves, the painting of walls and ceilings and bathroom or kitchen tiling.

Plasterer in Rochester

Experienced Rochester plasterers have their reputations to keep up and will always seek to get a perfect, polished finish straight from the trowel, where possible. Ceilings and walls that have been plastered by a professional, should never need sanding down. You might realistically expect some spots that need a little work with sandpaper, but not to any significant degree. Be very suspicious of re-hiring plasterers who make use of electric sanding machines.

Plastering and Coving Rochester

Plastering over an artexed ceiling is one common reason for calling in a plasterer nowadays. Artex was at its height of popularity in Rochester during the 1970's and 1980's, but currently it is seen as trendy. Plastering over that artexed ceiling to make it look more fresh and modern is something that most plasterers in Rochester will jump at the chance to do. It could be that you actually like artex and may want your flat, featureless ceilings transformed by applying this material. Most plasterers will be just as glad do this for you.

Rendering Rochester: Rendering is similar in technique to plastering, and is the process by which a mixture of cement, lime, sand and water is applied to external (and now and again internal) walls to obtain a textured or smooth surface finish. Rendering is popular all over Europe and is particularly widespread in the Mediterranean region. A rendered finish has some fire resistant qualities and is waterproof, although it's largely used for aesthetic purposes. While it is of course possible to apply paint to a rendered wall, a better alternative is to colour the render itself, giving a more durable, long lasting end result.

Screeding Rochester: A number of plasterers in Rochester, Kent will also offer a floor screeding service, whereby a smooth, level floor surface is created using a cement and sand mix. Screeding is usually put on over a rougher concrete sub-floor to cover underfloor heating pipes, to be covered with a floor finish (such as floor boards, carpet or tiles) or to be left as a wearing floor surface. A correctly laid screed can considerably extend the life of a floor and ensure its durability, finish and quality. The mixing of screed by hand should only be used for smaller areas, otherwise a proper screed pump should be employed to quickly guarantee a smooth, even mix 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.

Pebble Dashing Rochester: Although it isn't to everybodys taste pebble dashing has been used for many years to decorate and protect the external walls of homes in Kent. There are tradesmen specialise in pebbledashing out there, but now and again Rochester plasterers will do this sort of job for you. Pebbledashing (or pebble dashing) is a kind of external wall coating generally consisting of two layers of a base made of sand and lime onto which small pebbles, gravel or shells are pressed to create a tough, maintenance free and decorative finish on both renovated and new houses.

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