Plasterers Alton

Alton Plastering & Skimming Services

Alton Plasterers: Plastering jobs come in all sizes and shapes and no matter how large or small, you will want to locate a competent and professional plasterer to work on your property in Alton. Unless you are extremely confident, plastering is not something you should attempt by yourself, mastering this skill takes years of practise.

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Plastering work has to be done on an assortment of home restoration tasks, even smaller ones. It may be things such as installing coving or mouldings before decorating, rendering a patched up wall, plaster skimming some dry lining or applying some screeding. Do not however imagine that these are the only plastering tasks that may be needed, because there are certainly lot's more possibilities.

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Viewing a portfolio of proficiently completed projects is an ideal way to judge the quality of any potential Alton plasterers, you must locate someone who knows exactly what they're doing. Plastering involves a methodical approach and should not be done by "cowboys". Inexperienced plasterers lead to poor quality plastering and later on this can result in significant problems.

It is when the painting and decorating commences that any imperfections become glaringly obvious. This impression is even more accentuated when the uneven surfaces are viewed in bright sunshine. You will avoid this problem by only selecting from competent plasterers in Alton.

Because plaster is generally covered up by other products and materials it is easy to forget just how crucial it is that it is level and smooth. Irregular plaster is difficult to conceal, although trivial imperfections and cracking can be easily repaired and sanded down later without much problem. Trouble with the fitting of kitchen units, the fitting of skirting boards, bathroom or kitchen tiling and the painting and wallpapering of walls and ceilings, can be caused by an imperfectly plastered area.

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A polished finish, directly from the trowel is what you can anticipate from the best Alton plasterers. Sanding isn't a process you should ever have to do on a freshly plastered ceiling or wall, only a brief rub down with fine glasspaper. If your finished plastering needs vigorous sanding, you can be pretty certain that it has not been done as it should be. You should check the standard of the plastering thoroughly, if you see orbital sanders being used.

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Plasterers perform many tasks but one of the most common nowadays, is plastering over old artexed ceilings. A popular form of ceiling finish in Alton during the Seventies and Eighties, artex is somewhat out of favour today. To give your ceilings that fresh and modern look once more, most plasterers in Alton will be happy to cover them with plaster. Those of you who are more retro in taste may wish to have your artex ceilings restored and brought back to their former glory.

Do-it-Yourself Plastering Alton: Although when you've got plastering work which has to be undertaken in your home or business premises in Alton, it is better to call in a reputable plasterer to tackle it, it's still quite possible to have a bash yourself, if you have self-belief and are good at DIY. Practicing on an area that already has an inaccurately plastered finish is a good idea to begin with, so your novice plastering amateurish efforts are unlikely to make it any worse. An out-of-sight area or a spare bedroom would be an ideal place to begin. This will allow you to test out your newly acquired skills and is going to be much less stressful than trying to do a wall that everyone in the house will regularly see. You will very likely make a bit of a mess of plastering on the first attempt, but don't worry because it's quite possible to plaster a wall as many times as you wish.

DIY Plastering Alton UK

If you do not want to go to the extreme length of signing up for an actual plastering course, you may be able to get some decent tips and advice by viewing YouTube tutorials, although it isn't always quite so simple as it's made to look in the videos. Like the majority of "hands on" processes, the more you practice the more skillful you get at plastering. Through experimentation you may even come up with you own techniques for getting a flawless plastered finish. But if unsure, stick to the tried and proven procedures. The more you do it the more confident you'll get, and when the chips are down - plastering is mainly about self-confidence. Once you've perfected this skill to a standard you're satisfied with, you'll be able to move on to plastering the more important walls of your home. If you do mess it up, you still have the option of hiring an experienced Alton plasterer to put things right.

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Folks living outside of Alton in areas such as Lower Farringdon, Holybourne, Golden Pot, Lasham, Froyle, Beech, Isington, Bentworth, Oakhanger, Chawton, East Worldham, Four Marks, Lower Froyle, Medstead, Binsted, are also able to take advantage of these plastering services. Locally based Alton plasterers will probably have the postcode GU34 and the phone code 01420. Checking this out should guarantee you access locally based plasterers. Alton home and business owners will be able to benefit from these and lots of other similar services.

Artexing Alton

Artexing Alton Hampshire

Though more popular throughout the Seventies and Eighties artex still is a good way to enhance the appearance of a ceiling, particularly a cracked or shabby one. In the past, there were such a lot of tradespeople carrying out artexing it was simple to find somebody providing this kind of service in Alton. These days however, tracking down a plasterer who does artexing is not quite so straightforward. No doubt the large variety of designs was the thing that made artex so popular, and everyone seemed to have their favourite, be it criss-cross, pairs, swirl, hook & line, basket weave, broken leather, circle, stipple, medusa, bark or scroll. Patterns of artex were available to suit any taste or preference. Of course you can still get all of these artex styles these days, just find a plasterer in Alton who regularly performs this sort of work, and not one who'll just "have a go", by doing this you should make certain you will get a decent job made of it. The only pitfall with artex, and one that brought about its demise, is it is difficult to repair or patch.

Alton Plaster Patching

Alton Plaster Patching and Repair

Cracked or damaged plaster is a regular problem, particularly with older properties in Alton or those which have recently gone through construction work or home improvements. So that it can be effectively decorated and kept looking tidy, your plaster has to be kept in sound condition at all times. Cracked or crumbling areas of plasterwork and patches which have been poorly fixed with Polyfilla, look ugly and spoil the appearance of your home. This sort of work is fairly simple for any self-respecting Alton plasterer, and your walls should quickly be looking in pristine condition and ready for painting and decorating. Several factors can cause issues with your plaster walls damp, shrinking, settlement, accidental damage and vibration. There's not much point patching these areas before correcting the underlying problems, or else there will probably be a reccurence of the issue.

Dry Lining Alton

Plasterboarding (Dry Lining) Alton

Dry lining (plasterboarding) is quite often needed in home improvement projects, and you will find several plasterers in Alton who are willing to offer this particular service. By mounting plasterboard onto a timber studding or joist, metal framing or a brick or masonry surface, a flat, smooth wall surface is produced that does not need plastering. Although in a few situations the plasterboard itself can be decorated (with a bit of additional preparation), an extremely smooth, hard surface is produced by giving it one last skim of finishing plaster. With regards to fittings, when attaching to a metal framework self-tapping (or Jack-Point screws) are used, when fixing plasterboard to wood joists or studding, drywall screws or nails are used and when attaching to a masonry or brick wall "dot and dab" bonding is used.

Plastering Courses Alton

Plastering Courses Alton Hampshire UK

If you wish to obtain a basic knowledge of plastering or possibly even begin a career in the plastering trade you may want to have a look at taking a plastering course. You'll find there are a number of plastering courses out there for both beginners and existing tradesmen seeking to enhance their plastering skills. Either NVQ and City & Guilds level courses are open to both intermediate and beginner plasterers. Beginners courses in plastering (level 1) tackle things like mixing up plaster products, applying floating coats, putting on set coats (to walls), fixing sheet materials, applying scratch coats (walls) and making ready background surfaces. Advanced (Level Two courses) deal with things like fibrous plastering, reverse moulds for fibrous plasterwork, dry lining/plasterboarding, sand and cement screed laying and plastering to external backgrounds. To discover more on currently available plastering courses in Alton and and Hampshire, do a search on Yahoo or Google. You can check out NVQ, Diploma and City & Guilds courses in plastering and dry lining by going here.

Tools for Plastering

Plasterers use lots of tools that do not appear in the toolbags of other tradespeople or DIYers, which is the primary reason why most plastering work in Alton is usually undertaken by skilled plasterers. Here are just a few of the tools that an experienced plasterer will use:

  • Plaster Mixing Paddle
  • Plasterer's Trowel
  • Plastering Float
  • Plastering Rule
  • Plaster Buckets & Pan
  • Plasterer's Hawk
  • Finishing Trowel
  • Corner Trowel
  • Edging Trowel
  • Door & Board Lifter
  • Jointing Knife
  • Dry Lining Rasp

Rendering

Rendering in Alton UK

The procedure of applying a mixture of cement, lime, sand and water to both exterior and interior walls in order to achieve a textured or smooth surface, is referred to as rendering, and it is a fairly similar technique to plastering. A favoured technique across Southern Europe, rendering is particularly common in the Mediterranean area, notably in Italy, Spain and Greece. A rendered finish has some fire resistant qualities and is water resistant, although it is generally employed for aesthetic purposes. While of course it is possible to apply paint to a rendered wall, a much better solution is to colour the render itself, giving a more long lasting, durable end result.

Screeders Alton

Screeding Alton Hampshire UK (GU34)

Screeding involves the application of a cement and sand mix, to produce a level and smooth floor surface. Screeding is normally applied on top of a concrete sub-floor to be used as a finished hardwearing floor surface, to be covered with an appropriate floor finish (such as tiles, carpet or floor boards) or to encase underfloor heating pipes. Improved finish, durability and quality is the result of a correctly laid screed. Hand mixing screed should only be used for smaller areas, in all other instances a screed pump should be employed to rapidly produce an even, smooth mix of sand and cement and to transport (pump) this perfect mix directly to its required location, avoiding the need for wheelbarrows and other equipment.

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Plastering Tasks Alton

Plastering Tasks Alton (01420)

Alton plastering specialists can usually help you with chamois plaster Alton, plastering over artex, dragged plaster, fibrous plaster, coving and cornices, tyrolean rendering in Alton, barrelled ceiling plastering Alton, plasterboard skimming, ceramic tiling Alton, dry lining and skimming walls, ceiling replacements, speed skimming Alton, skimming plasterwork, float and set plastering, DPC injection in Alton, damaged plaster repairs, decorative mouldings, render repair Alton, ceiling crack repairs Alton, floor screeding and levelling in Alton, polished plaster, external plastering, lime plastering, quotations for plastering, dot and dab plasterboarding, monocouche rendering, asbestos testing in Alton, modern & traditional plastering Alton, archway plastering Alton, concrete plaster, lay in grid suspended ceilings, cable chase filling, pebble dashing repairs, dry dashing and other plastering work in Alton, Hampshire. Listed are just an example of the activities that are conducted by local plasterers. Alton professionals will let you know their whole range of services.

Most Recent Hampshire Plastering Projects

Plastering Projects Alton

Mr Quinn Healy in Chineham, Hampshire needs to hire someone who can screed his utility room floor. In Clanfield Mr and Mrs Russell need a plasterer to dry line their lounge. Hadi Povey in Botley wants to hire somebody who can skim some plasterboard. Adele Knowles was looking for a plasterer to re-skim four rooms in her property near Rownhams. In Burghclere Safiyyah Firth needs a plasterer to fit some coving. Mr Dent was attempting to find a plasterer in Swanmore, Hampshire who can skim a wall. Brodie Weaver was searching for a plasterer in Over Wallop, Hampshire who can do some fancy plastering. Jennifer Turner in Chineham, Hampshire needs to hire someone who can remove some artex. Most of these householders did a search for "plasterers Hampshire" and located this page on either Google, Bing or Yahoo.

Advice and Guidance

Plastering Advice (GU34)

To read more regarding plastering tools and materials, exterior plastering techniques, interior plastering, traditional plasterer's techniques, the history of plaster and plastering over the centuries and plasterer's duties, visit the Wikipedia page (here). To find out what's occurring in the realm of plastering, screeding and rendering visit a plastering forum. To find a list of accredited plasterers visit the Federation of Plastering and Drywall Contractors (FPDC) website. (Tags: Plasterers Hampshire, Plastering Alton, Plasterers Alton, Plasterer Alton).

Plasterers Near Alton

Also find: East Worldham plasterers, Chawton plasterers, Oakhanger plasterers, Beech plasterers, Isington plasterers, Four Marks plasterers, Binsted plasterers, Froyle plasterers, Holybourne plasterers, Medstead plasterers, Golden Pot plasterers, Lower Froyle plasterers, Bentworth plasterers, Lasham plasterers, Lower Farringdon plasterers and more. All of these areas are serviced by local plasterers. Alton residents can get estimates by clicking here.

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In Burnham Road, Heron Close, Paper Mill Lane, Gauvain Close, Oliver Rise, Musgrove Gardens, Harold Gardens, Gilbert White Way, Windmill Hill, Butts Mews, Whitedown Lane, Vicarage Road, Eagle Close, Princess Drive, Aldersey Fields, Spicers, Anstey Mill Lane, Downs View, Sandringham Close, High Street, Chauntsingers Road, Haydock Close, Lincoln Green, Windsor Park, Epsom Down, Spitalfields Road, Upper Neatham Mill Lane, Rakemakers, Youngs Road, Beavers Close, as well as the following local Alton postcodes: GU34 1AJ, GU34 1EA, GU34 1QX, GU34 1QZ, GU34 1AA, GU34 1FU, GU34 1QL, GU34 1BJ, GU34 1PF, GU34 1NR. householders have recently had plastering work done. These locations recently saw activity by skilled plasterers. Alton householders received high quality and dependable plastering services in all cases.

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