Plasterers St Albans

St Albans Plasterers: If you have some plastering that needs doing in your property in St Albans, you'll be looking for a skilled and professional plasterer to do a proper job on your behalf. It matters not if it is just a small patch, a complete room or your entire property, you need a good tradesman. Plastering is not really a job you can do yourself, it can take years of practise to master.

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A certain amount of plastering work can be created by even the smallest home improvement projects. It might be fitting cornices or coving before decorating, screeding, rendering a section of wall or skimming some dry lining. In truth, it could be any of hundreds of plastering related chores.

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The most important thing is to employ a plasterer who knows exactly what they are doing and has a portfolio of successfully accomplished jobs that they can show you. For this kind of work, you certainly don't want to be hiring "cowboys". Even poor quality plastering can sometimes look tolerable at first glance, but as work progresses, the complications start.

It's when the painting and decorating commences that any imperfections become blindingly obvious. Any defective plastered surface will look even worse in bright daylight. By using experienced plasterers in St Albans, you should hopefully avoid problems like this.

The key attribute of plastered surfaces is that they be smooth and flat, forming a level base for other materials to be applied to them. A badly plastered surface will lead to major complications with the fitting of kitchen units, the decorating of ceilings and walls, the tiling of wall surfaces and the fitting of architraves.

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The aim of professional St Albans plasterers is to get a perfect, polished finish directly from the trowel, and you should expect nothing less. You can recognize when plastering has been done by an expert, because a quick rub down is all that is required and no heavy sanding is necessary. If the plastering has not been done competently, forceful sanding may be required, and calls the plasterers ability into question. If electric sanding machines are being used you should check out the quality of the plastering meticulously.

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Nowadays, one of the most common jobs a plasterer is requested to do, is cover up an old artex ceiling. Artex was at its height of popularity in St Albans during the nineteen seventies and eighties, but at present it is out of fashion. Most plasterers in St Albans will jump at the chance to plaster over that old artexed ceiling, making it look more fresh and modern. Most plasterers will also gladly put on a coat of artex if you'd like to bring back that old style to your ceilings.

Rendering St Albans: Rendering is a similar technique to plastering, and is the process whereby a mixture of sand, lime, cement and water is applied to external (and occasionally interior) walls to obtain a smooth or textured surface. Rendering is a popular method all over Europe and is especially common in the Mediterranean countries. A rendered finish is water resistant and has some fire resistant properties, though it is mainly used for aesthetic purposes. While it is possible to apply paint to a rendered wall, a better solution is to mix colour into the render itself, giving a more durable, long lasting finish.

Screeding St Albans: Some plasterers in St Albans also offer floor screeding services, whereby a smooth, level floor surface is formed using a sand and cement mix. Screeding is normally applied on top of a concrete sub-floor to be covered with a floor finish (such as tiles, floor boards or carpet), to cover underfloor heating pipes or to be left as a wearing floor surface. An effectively laid screed can considerably lengthen the life of the whole floor and positively affect its durability, quality and finish. Hand mixing screed is only suitable for smaller areas, and preferably a proper screed pump should be used to rapidly produce an even, smooth blend of sand, cement and water and to transport (pump) this perfect mix straight to its exact location, avoiding the need for paraphernalia like wheelbarrows and such. (Tags: Screeders St Albans, Floor Screeding St Albans, Screeding St Albans)

Pebble Dashing St Albans: While it is not everyone's cup of tea pebbledashing has been used for many years to protect and decorate the exteriors of houses in Hertfordshire. There are tradesmen specialise in pebbledashing out there, but now and again St Albans plasterers will be willing to do this sort of work for you. Pebbledashing (or pebble dashing) is a type of exterior wall covering normally consisting of a couple of layers of a base made of sand and lime into which small pebbles, gravel or shells are pressed to create a maintenance free, decorative and robust finish on both new and refurbished structures. (Tags: Pebble Dashing St Albans, Pebble Dashers St Albans)

St Albans plastering specialists can usually help you with lime rendering, repairing holes in ceilings and walls, plastering over artex, stud partitioning, ceiling replacements, artex patching, floor levelling and screeding, lay in grid suspended ceilings, rendering with sand and cement, tyrolean rendering, skimming over plasterboard, pebble dashing walls, blown plaster, monocouche rendering and other plastering work in St Albans, Hertfordshire.

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A few St Albans streets covered by St Albans plasterers: Bridle Close, Admirals Walk, Augustus Close, Batchwood View, Buxton Close, The Rise, Sturmer Close, Cottonmill Lane, Belmont Hill, Southfield Way, The Gardens, Beech Way, Silvertrees, Church End, Campfield Road, The Berries, Brache Close, Bluett Road, Canberra Close, Broom Leys, Battlefield Road, De Tany Court, Saddlers Mews, Chivenor Place, Camp Road, Bellchambers Close, The Ramparts, Benbow Close.

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