Plastering Woodley

Woodley Plasterers: Whether you have a small plastering task or a sizeable plastering project to be carried out on your property in Woodley, you'll need a skilled and professional plasterer to handle the work in a proper and correct manner. It can take many years to perfect the art of plastering, so it is not advisable for you to try to do it yourself.

Even seemingly minor home improvement projects can generate the need for plastering work. It may be plaster skimming dry lining, latex screeding, re-plastering a ceiling or installing coving or mouldings before decorating. The fact is, it could possibly be any of dozens of plastering related jobs.

Plasterers Woodley

Before any work commences you need to check out potential Woodley plasterers to see if they know their stuff. Ask to see some photos or a portfolio of completed work. Without exceptions, you want to avoid hiring "cowboys" for work of this kind. You could run into big complications later on when the quality of the plastering is inferior, and these aren't always immediately obvious.

When your newly plastered wall is given a splash of paint, any defects will soon become noticeable. Your newly plastered surfaces will probably look even worse with the sun shining on them. By using competent plasterers in Woodley, you should hopefully avoid problems such as this.

Flat and smooth are the main attributes of a plastered surface, since other materials will always be applied to it. An irregular plastered surface may lead to serious problems with the installation of kitchen units, the painting and decorating of the surfaces, bathroom or kitchen tiling and the fitting of architraves.

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Professional Woodley plasterers will get a perfect, polished finish right from the trowel. Any professional plasterer will tell you that a correctly plastered wall or ceiling should never need sanding down to achieve a nice finish. If the plastering hasn't been done competently, strenuous sanding may be needed, and calls the plasterers ability into question. If orbital sanders are being used you need to check the quality of the plastering meticulously.

Plastering and Coving Woodley

Covering up an artex ceiling, is one of a plasterers most commonly requested tasks in recent times. Artex was at its height of popularity in Woodley during the 1970's and 1980's, but right now it is not so fashionable. Plastering over that old artexed ceiling to make it look more fresh and modern is something that most plasterers in Woodley will gladly do. If you are more retro in your taste, you might want to give your currently smooth ceilings some character by actually putting on artex.

Rendering Woodley: Rendering is similar in technique to plastering, and is the process whereby a mixture of cement, lime, sand and water is applied to external (and now and again internal) walls to achieve a textured or smooth surface. Rendering is a popular method all over Europe and is especially common in the Mediterranean region. A rendered finish has some fire resistant properties and is waterproof, though it is mostly used for cosmetic purposes. While of course it is possible to apply paint to a rendered wall, a much better alternative is to colour the render itself, giving a more durable, long lasting end result.

Screeder Woodley

Screeding Woodley: A few plasterers in Woodley also offer screeding services, whereby a new level floor surface is created using a sand and cement mix. Screeding is generally applied on top of a concrete sub-floor to encase underfloor heating pipes, to be used as a finished hardwearing floor surface or to take on the final floor finish. An effectively laid screed can significantly prolong the lifespan of a floor and positively affect its durability, quality and finish. The hand mixing of screed should only be used where small areas are involved, in all other cases a proper screed pump should be employed to rapidly guarantee an even, smooth mixture of cement and sand and to pump this fine mix straight to its exact location, avoiding the use of paraphernalia like wheelbarrows and such. (Tags: Screeding Woodley, Screeders Woodley, Floor Screeding Woodley)

Dry Lining Woodley (Plasterboarding): Certain plasterers in Woodley also offer dry lining services (plasterboarding), which are needed in a lot of home improvements. Dry lining is the process by which plasterboard is affixed to a brick surface, Gypframe metal framing or a wood studding or joist to produce a wall surface that does not need plastering. While you may decorate the plasterboard surface after a bit of filling, normally most folks prefer to get the plasterboard skimmed with a thin coat of plaster afterwards to give it a harder and smoother finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a metal Gypframe self-drilling, self tapping (Jack-Point screws) are used, when fixing to a brickwork or masonry wall the "dot and dab" method is used and when fixing plasterboard to wooden joists or studding, drywall screws or nails are used.

Woodley plastering specialists can usually help you with plasterboard skimming, ceiling roses and cornices, the rendering of concrete, dry lining and skimming ceilings, skimming over brick, lime rendering, repairing holes in ceilings and walls, drywall edging, estimates for plastering, lay in grid suspended ceilings, wall crack repairs, damaged plaster repairs, monocouche rendering, asbestos testing and other plastering work in Woodley, Berkshire.

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