Plasterers St Austell

St Austell Plasterers: If you've got some plastering that needs doing in your property in St Austell, you will be looking for a seasoned and professional plasterer to do a proper job on your behalf. It doesn't matter if it is just a small area, a complete room or your entire property, you need a decent tradesman. Plastering can take years of practise to master, so you really should not attempt to do it yourself.

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When trying to achieve a number of home restoration assignments, you've got to bear in mind the likelihood of plastering work being needed. It might be things such as re-plastering a ceiling, plaster skimming a partition, applying some screeding or installing coving or mouldings before decorating. Having said that, any one of numerous plastering related jobs could be needed.

Plasterers St Austell

Before any work begins you must check out prospective St Austell plasterers to make sure that they really know their trade. Ask to see some pictures or a portfolio of finished projects. You don't want to get lumbered with a team of "cowboys" doing your plastering. You'll soon come to appreciate the many problems that can present themselves due to poor quality plastering.

Any defects in your newly plastered ceilings and walls will soon show up when a coat of emulsion paint is applied. And even more so, with the sunlight shining on the freshly plastered surfaces. By selecting only from experienced plasterers in St Austell, you'll avoid such problems.

The most vital thing for plastered surfaces is that they are level and smooth. It's fairly easy to fill and sand down any negligible imperfections and cracks, but it is hard to conceal fundamentally irregular plaster. Hassles with the fitting of architraves, the decorating of ceilings and walls, any area of tiling (kitchens or bathrooms) and the fitting of kitchen units, can result from an irregularly plastered area.

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With plastering it is advisable to get a polished finish, straight from the trowel, and this is what you can usually be expecting from the most sought after St Austell plasterers. A plastered ceiling or wall should never have to be sanded down to get a decent finish, it should only require a brief rub down with fine sandpaper before it is decorated. In fact, if any substantial amount of sanding is required, you can surmise that your plasterer was not as skilled as you expected. The alarm bells should definitely be ringing if power sanders are being utilized with any frequency.

Plastering and Coving St Austell

While you might call on the services of a plasterer for many tasks, one common reason these days is for plastering over artexed ceilings. Currently somewhat out of favour in St Austell, artex was the most widely used decorative finish for ceilings during the 70's and 80's. To get all your artex ceilings looking sleek and contemporary again, most St Austell plasterers will be happy to plaster over them. If you are a bit retro in your taste, you might want to give your currently smooth ceilings some character by actually putting on artex.


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Rendering St Austell

Rendering is similar in technique to plastering, and is the process by which a mix of sand, cement, lime and water is applied to external (and sometimes internal) walls in order to achieve a textured or smooth surface finish. A favoured technique all over Europe, rendering is particularly common in the Mediterranean countries, notably in Spain, Italy and Greece. Mainly employed for cosmetic purposes a rendered surface has got some useful fire resistant properties and is also waterproof. You can obtain a longer lasting and more resilient finish by adding colour to the render itself, although it is acceptable to apply paint to a rendered surface.

Pebble Dashing St Austell

Pebble Dashing St Austell Cornwall

Pebble dashing (or roughcast) has been around for many years and used to protect and decorate the outsides of houses. Although in St Austell it isn't everyone's cup of tea. There are tradesmen specialise in pebbledashing out there, but quite often St Austell plasterers will happily do this kind of job for you. Pebble dash normally consists of 2 layers of a base made of sand and lime onto which small gravel or pebbles are pressed to give both refurbished and new homes a decorative, strong and maintenance free surface finish.

Plasterboarding St Austell (Dry Lining)

There are several home renovation projects that will need dry lining (plasterboarding) to be carried out, and several St Austell plasterers will be prepared to tackle this for you. A process that creates a surface which does not have to be plastered, dry lining can be affixed to a brickwork or masonry surface, a timber studding or metal framing. While it's possible to decorate or paint the plasterboard surface itself after a bit of filling, in reality most folks like to have the plasterboard skimmed with a fine plaster coat to give it a smoother and harder finish. As for fittings, when attaching to a metal framework self-tapping (or Jack-Point screws) are used, when fixing to a brickwork wall "dot and dab" bonding compound is used and when fixing plasterboard to wooden studding or joists, drywall screws or nails are used.

What is Plaster?

A frequently used material which is used for protecting and decorating wall and ceiling surfaces, plaster has been with us for hundreds of years. What most of us call "plaster" in the UK is generally thought of as the stuff that's used for covering the internal rooms of houses and buildings, while that which is used on outside walls is referred to as "render" or "rendering". The most frequently used forms of plaster mostly contain either cement, gypsum, or lime, but all these ingredients pretty much work in the same way. Mixed with water to create a stiff, easy to work paste, plaster is just a dry, fine powder when manufactured. A reaction is caused when the plaster and water are blended together, and hardening takes place as a result of the heat produced through a process called crystallization.

Artexing St Austell

Artexing St Austell Cornwall

Especially popular during the 1970's and 80's, artex has long been an ideal way to add a decorative finish to a plastered ceiling, as well as to cover up uneven surfaces and cracks. Whilst at one time there were many tradespeople who did very little else but apply artex and do artex patching, currently it is not quite so simple to find a plasterer who will tackle artexing. The thing that helped its attractiveness was the wide array of designs it could be applied in, and it seemed to be the case that everybody had their favourite, possibly it was basket & roses, hook & line, scroll, broken leather, circle, pairs, medusa, criss-cross, bark, swirl or stipple. Whatever your taste, there seemed to be a style of artex to suit. It's obviously still quite possible to get any one of these artex ceiling designs carried out today, you will simply have to locate a craftsman (a plasterer and not a handyman) willing to tackle it. Having said all that, it ought to be pointed out that artex is quite challenging to patch or repair and it is almost certainly for this reason that its popularity waned. (Tags: Artex Removal St Austell, Artex St Austell, Artexing St Austell, Artex Patching St Austell, Artex Repairs St Austell)

Decorative Plastering Services

Types of plaster have been employed for both functional and decorative purposes since the days of the ancient Roman builders. The ingredients used would not surprisingly have differed in those long gone days, when blends of clay and mud were used. A form of plaster was applied to the internal walls of shops and buildings in 13th century London to help prevent the spread of fires. Throughout the Victorian and Georgian eras great advancements were made to produce ornamental mouldings and features from plaster of paris or gypsum, as you will see whenever you go to visit structures of this time period. Stunning decorative effects by means of age-old techniques coupled with modern materials can be created by professional plasterers today. This can take various shapes and will incorporate the installation of cornices, dentils, ceiling roses, niches, coving, brackets and corbels. (Tags: Decorative Plastering St Austell, Plastering Effects St Austell, Plastering Finishes St Austell, Plaster Mouldings St Austell)

St Austell plastering specialists will likely help with asbestos testing, decorative mouldings, lime rendering, quotations for plastering and screeding, exterior screeding and rendering, ceiling overboarding, wall crack repairs, overskimming plaster walls and ceilings, lath and plaster ceilings, wet dashing, repairing holes in ceilings and walls, lay in grid suspended ceilings, floor levelling and screeding, artex broken leather patterns, float and set plastering, ceramic tiling, pebble dash walls, ceiling replacements, false ceilings, plastering over artex, rendering with sand and cement, self-levelling screeds, monocouche rendering, artexing a ceiling or wall, bonding, drywall finishing, dot and dab plasterboarding, floor levelling and other plastering work in St Austell, Cornwall.

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Latest Cornwall plastering projects: Andy Dale in Carharrack needs someone who can remove some artex, In St Cleer Lilly Corbett needs a plasterer who can plaster her family area, Miss Bland asked about a plasterer in St Cleer, Cornwall to plaster a ceiling, In Gwithian, Cornwall Kornelia Parsons needs a plasterer who can fit some coving, Mr and Mrs Lunt need a plasterer in Stratton, Cornwall who can re-skim their landing, Kajetan Calvert from St Erme needs someone to artex his landing, Mrs Parks needed a plasterer in Kelly Bray to skim a wall, In Mylor, Cornwall Harlow Benson and Georgiana Benson needs a plasterer who can pebble dash their maisonette, Mahnoor Lambert from Luxulyan wants to find somebody to skim some plasterboard, Mr Damien Orme in Carnon Downs wants someone who can screed his utility room floor

Some St Austell areas covered by St Austell plasterers: Fairbourne Road, West Hill, Boscarne Crescent, Tremena Gardens, Eastbourne Close, Market Hill, Hallane Road, Pennor Drive, Cuddra Farm, Old Lawn School Lane, Penrice Parc, Holmbush Road, Station Yard, Boscoppa Road, Meadway, Hensbro Close, North Road, Whitemoor, Nanpean, Bownder Vean, Roslyn Close, Chipponds Drive, Channel View, Gwithian Road, Hilda Row, Trinity Street, Gover Road, Buckler Village, The Crescent, Manor Close, Phernyssick Road, Lilyerne Court, Albert Road, Robartes Gardens, Trevanion Road.

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Places near St Austell: Carclaze, Holmbush, Trethowel, Duporth, Sticker, Pentewan, Boscoppa, Carlyon Bay, Charlestown, Penwithick, Polgooth, Porthpean, Trewoon, Mount Charles, Buckler Village, St Mewan.

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