Plastering Yate

Yate Plasterers: Whether you have a small plastering task or a large plastering project to be done on your property in Yate, you will need a qualified and professional plasterer to manage the work in a proper and correct manner. Mastering the art of plastering can take several years of practise, so it isn't a job you can do yourself unless you are very confident in what you're doing.

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When trying to achieve a variety of home improvement jobs, you've got to consider the possibility of plastering work being necessary. It may be plaster skimming dry lining, installing coving or mouldings before decorating, rendering a brick wall or latex screeding. In fact, it might be any of a large number of plastering related tasks.

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Before any work begins you need to check out prospective Yate plasterers to see if they know their stuff. Ask to see some photos or a portfolio of completed work. You certainly don't want to be employing a "cowboy" for this sort of work. Shoddy plastering is worse than no plastering at all, as it is extremely difficult to put right down the road.

The moment a coat or two of paint goes on a newly plastered wall, you will soon become aware of any defects. In bright sunlight your substandard plastered surfaces will seem even worse. It really is a no brainer that you should avoid poor tradesmen, and pick only from competent plasterers in Yate.

Because plaster is always covered up by other materials it is easy to forget how crucial it is that it is flat and smooth. An unevenly plastered surface can cause severe problems with the decorating of ceilings and walls, fitting skirting boards, the fitting of kitchen units and kitchen or bathroom tiling.

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The main thing that you can expect from top notch Yate plasterers is a polished finish, right from the trowel. Sanding (particularly with machine tools) should never be necessary on newly plastered walls and ceilings, a quick rub down with fine paper is all that should be needed. In fact, if any substantial amount of sanding is required, you can assume that your plasterer was not as skilled as you imagined. You should be very wary if you see the power sanders coming out or their boxes.

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Plasterers perform many tasks but among the most commonplace these days, is plastering over old artexed ceilings. Today somewhat out of favour in Yate, artex was the most popular decorative finish for ceilings during the nineteen seventies and eighties. Your Yate plasterer will gladly cover up those old artex ceilings and get your home looking fresh and contemporary once again. On the reverse side, if you'd like to bring back that 1970's style, most plasterers will just as gladly slap some artex onto your smooth, featureless ceilings.

Rendering Yate: Rendering is similar in technique to plastering, and is the process by which a mix of lime, sand, cement and water is applied to exterior (and sometimes internal) walls to achieve a textured or smooth surface finish. Rendering is extremely popular all over Europe and is especially widespread in the Mediterranean countries. A rendered finish is water resistant and has some fire resistant properties, though it is largely used for cosmetic purposes. While it is possible to paint a rendered wall, a much better solution is to mix colour into the render itself, giving a more durable, long lasting end result. (Tags: Rendering Yate, Renderers Yate)

Pebble Dashing Yate: Although it is not everyone's cup of tea pebble dashing has been around for many years and used to protect and decorate the outside walls of properties in Yate. There are tradesmen specialise in pebbledashing around, but often Yate plasterers will do this type of job for you. Pebble dashing (or pebbledashing) is a kind of exterior wall coating that generally consists of two layers of a base made from lime and sand onto which small pebbles, gravel or shells are firmly pressed to create a tough, decorative and maintenance free finish on both new and renovated structures. (Tags: Pebble Dashing Yate, Pebble Dashers Yate)

Dry Lining Yate (Plasterboarding): Quite a few plasterers in Yate also provide dry lining services (plasterboarding), which are required in plenty of improvement projects. Dry lining is the name of the process by which plasterboard is fixed to a wood studding, a brick or masonry surface or Gypframe metal framing to form a wall surface that doesn't need plastering. While you can decorate the plasterboard surface itself after a bit of filling, in reality most people opt to have the plasterboard skimmed with a thin plaster coat to give it an extra smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a brick or masonry wall the "dot and dab" method is used, when fixing plasterboard to wood joists or studding, drywall screws or nails are used and when fixing to a metal framework self-tapping (or Jack-Point screws) are used.

Yate plastering specialists will likely help you with artexing a wall or ceiling, dry dashing, Venetian polish plaster, interior screeding and rendering, ceiling crack repairs, plaster coving, lay in grid suspended ceilings, lime rendering, artex broken leather patterns, floor levelling and screeding, stud partitioning, screeding driveways, plastering over artex, self-levelling screeds and other plastering work in Yate, Gloucestershire.

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