Plastering Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent Plasterers: If you have some plastering that needs doing on your home in Stoke-on-Trent, you will be looking for a competent and professional plasterer to do a proper job on your behalf. It doesn't matter if it is just a small patch, a whole room or your entire property, you still need a decent tradesman. If you are extremely confident you could try doing it yourself, but be aware, plastering takes many years of practise to master.

When embarking on a number of home improvement jobs, you've got to consider the likelihood of plastering work being required. It may be fitting coving or cornices before decorating, applying some screeding, plastering over artex or plaster skimming dry lining. In actual fact, it might possibly be any one of dozens of plastering related tasks.

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Any top notch Stoke-on-Trent plasterers will carry a portfolio (or at least some photos) of successfully completed jobs, ask to see it so you can make sure they know their stuff. You do not want to get landed with a bunch of "cowboys" doing your plastering. You could run into huge complications down the line when the quality of the plastering is poor, and these are not always immediately apparent.

When your newly plastered wall is given a splash of paint, any defects will soon become noticeable. They will probably look even worse with the sunlight shining on them. So, make sure you only consider decent plasterers in Stoke-on-Trent.

The most important attribute for plastered surfaces is that they be flat and smooth. An unevenly plastered area will cause severe difficulties with the fitting of architraves, the tiling of wall surfaces, the installation of kitchen units and the decorating of walls and ceilings.

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The aim of the best Stoke-on-Trent plasterers is to get a polished finish directly from the trowel, and you should expect nothing less. Walls and ceilings that have been plastered by a professional, should never need sanding down. You might reasonably expect some spots that need a bit of work with sandpaper, but not to any significant extent. You should be very suspicious if you see the orbital sanders coming out or their boxes.

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In recent times, one of the most common tasks a plasterer is requested to do, is plaster over an old artex ceiling. A popular form of finish in Stoke-on-Trent during the 70's and 80's, artex is to some degree out of favour at present. Covering that dated artex ceiling with plaster is something that most Stoke-on-Trent plasterers will be happy to do in order to make it look more sleek and contemporary. On the flip side, if you'd like to bring back that 70's style, most plasterers will just as gladly slap some artex on your smooth, flat ceilings.

Screeding Stoke-on-Trent: Some plasterers in Staffordshire also provide a floor screeding service, whereby a smooth, level floor surface is formed using a cement and sand mix. Screeding is usually applied over a concrete sub-floor to encase underfloor heating pipes, to receive an appropriate floor finish (such as floor boards, tiles or carpet) or to be left as a wearing floor surface. A correctly laid screed can significantly increase the lifespan of the complete floor and positively affect its quality, durability and finish. The mixing of screed by hand should only be used for small areas, and preferably a proper screed pump should be used to speedily ensure a smooth, even mix of sand and cement and to transport (pump) this perfect mix straight to its required location, avoiding the need for wheelbarrows and other equipment. There are different kinds of floor screed available in Stoke-on-Trent, so you should enquire to find which is appropriate for your project, you'll be choosing from free-flowing screed, floor levelling compound, traditional screed, fast drying screed, structural screed, bonded screed and unbonded screed.

Pebble Dashing Stoke-on-Trent: While it is not everyone's cup of tea pebbledashing has been used for many years to protect and decorate the exteriors of dwellings in Stoke-on-Trent. There are pebbledashing specialists around, but now and again Stoke-on-Trent plasterers will gladly do this type of work for you. Pebbledashing (or pebble dashing) is a form of external wall coating generally consisting of a couple of layers of a base made from sand and lime onto which small gravel or pebbles are pressed to create an attractive, maintenance free and tough finish on both refurbished and new houses. (Tags: Pebble Dashing Stoke-on-Trent, Pebble Dashers Stoke-on-Trent)

Dry Lining Stoke-on-Trent (Plasterboarding): A number of plasterers in Stoke-on-Trent also offer dry lining services (plasterboarding), which will be needed in a lot of improvement projects around the home. Dry lining is the process where plasterboard is fixed to a timber studding, a metal framework or a brick surface to form a wall surface that does not have to be plastered. While you may paint or decorate the plasterboard finish after a bit of filling, generally most opt to have the plasterboard skimmed with a fine plaster coat afterwards to give it an extra smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a brickwork or masonry wall the "dot and dab" method is used, when fixing to a metal frame Jack-Point self drilling, self tapping screws are used and when fixing plasterboard to wooden stud or joists, drywall screws or nails are used.

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