Plasterers Bracknell

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Bracknell Plasterers: Plastering jobs come in all sizes and shapes and no matter how big or small, you will want to locate a competent and professional plasterer to work on your home in Bracknell. Plastering can take years of practise to master, so you really shouldn't attempt to do it yourself.

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Even relatively minor home improvement projects can create the need for plastering work. It will normally be something like latex screeding, fitting cornices or coving before decorating, re-plastering a ceiling or plaster skimming a dry lined partition. The fact is, it may possibly be any of a multitude of plastering related tasks.

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Any top notch Bracknell plasterers will have to hand portfolio (or at least some pictures) of successfully accomplished jobs, ask if you can see it so that you can be sure that they know their stuff. For this sort of work, you definitely don't want to be employing "cowboys". Inferior plastering is worse than no plastering at all, because it is extremely difficult to put right later.

The imperfections will immediately show up on the freshly plastered wall the moment a coat or two of paint has been applied to it. They will probably look even worse with the sun shining on them. By using decent plasterers in Bracknell, you should hopefully avoid issues like this.

It is always good to remember that plaster needs to be flat and smooth, as it's just a base upon which other products are applied. Irregular plastering is hard to disguise, although slight cracking and blemishes may be easily repaired with filler later without any problems. A poorly plastered surface may lead to major problems with the accurate fitting of architraves, the fitting of kitchen units, any area of tiling (bathrooms or kitchens) and the painting of walls and ceilings.

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The aim of competent Bracknell plasterers is to get the perfect finish straight from the trowel, and you should count on nothing less. You should not need to sand down a plastered wall or ceiling aside from a brief rub down before you decorate. If vigorous sanding is required, you can pretty much assume that your plastering hasn't been done correctly. You should check the quality of the plastering meticulously, if you see power sanders being used.

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Plasterers perform many tasks but among the most common these days, is plastering over artex ceilings. During the 70's and 80's, artex was the "in" finish for ceilings in Bracknell, currently that is not so much the case. Most plasterers in Bracknell will be happy to plaster over that old artex ceiling, to make it look more sleek and contemporary. If the contrary is the case, then most plasterers will bring that 1970's style back again by applying a coat of artex.

DIY Plastering Bracknell: When you've got plastering work which has to be undertaken in Bracknell, you really have two options. You can either call in a reputable plasterer to do the task, or have a crack yourself. Unless you are fairly good at DIY and have got the self-confidence to tackle the task, perhaps it's best left to the professionals. As an unskilled plasterer it's a great idea to commence your plastering adventure by perhaps doing a test run on a spare bedroom or an out of sight area, in particular one that already has a poorly plastered surface and that can only be improved by your amateur efforts. This should enable you to relax and get comfortable with the required techniques and will be significantly less stressful. You'll probably make a bit of a mess of plastering on the first couple of attempts, but it is possible to plaster a wall surface as many times as you want.

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If you're looking for some tips to to get you started, you might consider watching some YouTube video tutorials. Or, if you are eager to learn plastering you could even look into signing up for a course at a local college. Like the majority of "hands on" undertakings, the more that you practice the more adept you become at plastering. You could even come up with some of your own strategies for getting that perfect finish, even so the time-tested methods are usually the best. The more you do it the more confident you'll get, and at the end of the day - plastering is mostly about self-confidence. You will be able to start plastering the more important walls of your home as soon as you have mastered this art to a standard you are happy with. If you do make a mess of it, you still have the option of calling in an experienced Bracknell plasterer to put it all right.

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Now, you might have found your way to this webpage searching for "plastering services Bracknell", not due to the fact that you actually live in Bracknell itself, but in one of the neighbouring places like Wildridings, Chavey Down, Easthampstead, Warfield, Crowthorne, Jennetts Park, Binfield, Newell Green, Martins Heron, Sunninghill, Hawthorn Hill, Bagshot, Winkfield Row, Amen Corner, Bullbrook, The Warren, Whitegrove, Shurlock Row, Popeswood, Hurst, Wick Hill, Ascot, Wokingham, Wixenford, West End, or somewhere similar. But, you needn't worry since Bracknell plastering companies regularly serve these locations as well and will usually be willing to provide you with such services. Locally based Bracknell plasterers will probably have the telephone code 01344 and the postcode RG12.

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What is Plaster?

Plaster is a building material that's used for decorating or protecting ceilings and walls in Bracknell, and for making decorative features. What we call "plaster" in Bracknell is normally looked at as the material that's used for covering the internal rooms of houses and structures, while that which is used on outside walls is referred to as "render" or "rendering". The plaster mix itself can contain different ingredients but most commonly comprise of either cement, lime, or gypsum. All these mixtures pretty much work in the same way, but have different uses. Plaster is is produced in powdered form and when needed, is simply blended with water to produce a stiff, easily workable paste just before application. A reaction is induced when the plaster and water are blended together, and hardening takes place due to the heat generated by what is known as crystallization. Professional Bracknell plasterers will provide their own plaster or plastering products, however if you wish to purchase this yourself go to British Gypsum, Wickes, Travis and Perkins, Screwfix or B&Q. (Tags: Plastering Bracknell, Render Bracknell, Plaster Bracknell)

Screeding Bracknell

Screeding in Bracknell UK (RG12)

Several plasterers in Bracknell can also offer floor screeding services, where a smooth, level floor surface is created by the use of a sand and cement mix. In most cases screed will be applied on top of a concrete sub-floor to cover underfloor heating pipes, to take on the final floor finish or to be used as a finished hardwearing floor surface. This can lengthen the lifespan of the whole floor and establish its finish, durability and quality, for years to come. Hand mixing screed should only be used for small areas, in all other cases a screed pump should be used to speedily ensure a smooth, even mixture of cement and sand and to pump this fine mix straight to its required location, avoiding the need for wheelbarrows and similar paraphernalia. Amongst the many different kinds of screed are: traditional screed, structural screed, free-flowing screed, fast drying screed, floor levelling compound, unbonded screed and bonded screed.

Rendering

Rendering in Bracknell UK

Rendering is the procedure where a mix of sand, lime, cement and water is applied to walls (both interior and exterior), to achieve a textured or smooth surface, with a technique that is not dissimilar to plastering. A favoured technique all over Southern Europe, rendering is particularly prevalent in the Mediterranean countries, especially Italy, Greece and Spain. A rendered surface has some fire resistant qualities and is waterproof, though it's largely used for cosmetic purposes. You can get a more resilient and long lasting finish by adding colour to the render mix itself, although it is possible to paint a rendered wall. (Tags: Rendering Bracknell, Renderers Bracknell)

Plasterboarding Bracknell (Dry Lining)

Dry Lining Bracknell

There are plenty of home remodeling projects that will require dry lining (plasterboarding) to be carried out, and a number of Bracknell plasterers will be willing to do this for you. Dry lining is the name of the process by which plasterboard is attached to a timber studding, a brickwork or masonry surface or metal Gypframe to form a wall surface that doesn't have to be plastered. Although in a few instances the plasterboard itself can be decorated (with a little additional preparation), an extremely fine surface is produced by applying a final skim of finishing plaster. In regards to fittings, when attaching to a metal framework self-tapping (or Jack-Point screws) are used, when attaching plasterboard to wood joists or studding, nails or drywall screws are used and when fixing to a brickwork or masonry wall "dot and dab" bonding compound is used. (Tags: Dry Lining Bracknell, Dry Liners Bracknell, Plasterboarding Bracknell)

Plasterwork Patching Bracknell

Plasterwork Patching Bracknell Berkshire UK

Cracked or damaged plasterwork is a common problem, especially with older properties in Bracknell or those which have recently been through building work or home improvements. Plasterwork is vital for reasons of both aesthetics and strength, therefore keeping it in good condition is a must. There is nothing worse than seeing cracks in plasterwork, or areas that are untidy or poorly filled with Polyfilla. A reliable Bracknell plasterer will quickly have your walls looking great once more, and you'll be able to finish your decorating and get them looking in pristine condition once again. Different things can cause problems with your plaster walls and ceilings settlement, vibration, accidental damage, damp and shrinking. Prior to carrying out any patching or repair work it's crucial to resolve any underlying problems, as damage will likely reoccur if not taken care of beforehand. (Tags: Plaster Patching Bracknell, Plastering Repair Bracknell, Patching Plaster, Plaster Repairs Bracknell)

Re-Skimming

Plaster Skimming Bracknell Berkshire (01344)

If you've got new dry lining, damaged plaster surfaces or artex that needs covering, you will have to get a plasterer to skim or re-skim with plaster. Plasterers are often asked to do this type of task. Existing plasterwork is liable to be damaged in the course of home refurbishments, and new plasterboarded wall surfaces might be added. A specialist will get these flawed surfaces in perfect condition for painting or papering by the application of a glass-like and flat finish. After several days of drying, you will be able to decorate on top of your new plaster surface. The end result will be a surface that is beautifully flat and fault-free.

Plastering Courses Bracknell

Plastering Courses Bracknell Berkshire UK

If you'd like to gain some basic skills in the art of plastering or possibly even embark on a career in plastering you ought to give some thought to taking a plastering course. For people looking to expand their plastering expertise and for beginners, you will find that there are a multitude of plastering related courses available. Either NVQ and City and Guilds level courses are available to both beginner and intermediate plasterers. Beginner courses in plastering (level 1 courses) tackle stuff like readying background surfaces, applying scratch coats, putting on floating coats (walls), mixing plaster materials, applying set coats and installing sheet materials. Advanced (Level Two courses) tackle such things as fibrous plasterwork, reverse moulds for fibrous plasterwork, dry lining/plasterboarding, plastering to external surfaces and sand and cement screeding. To discover more regarding available plastering courses in Bracknell and and Berkshire, try searching on Google. You are able to learn about intensive five day plastering courses HERE.

A Plasterer's Tools

The majority of do-it-yourself and tradesmen's toolkits don't contain a lot of the specialist tools that are essential for plastering, which is why it's generally best to seek the help of a specialist plasterer in Bracknell, when you have this sort of work in the offing. The following are just some of the tools that a skilled plasterer will work with:

  • Plastering Rule
  • Door & Board Lifter
  • Finishing Trowel
  • Plaster Mixing Paddle
  • Drywall Rasp
  • Plaster Buckets & Pan
  • Feather Edge
  • Corner Trowel
  • Jointing Knife
  • Edging Trowel
  • Plasterer's Trowel
  • Plasterer's Hawk
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Plastering Information

Plastering Information (RG12)

To locate a list of certified plasterers visit the Federation of Plastering and Drywall Contractors (FPDC) website. To acquire more information about plasterer's tasks, traditional plasterer's techniques, the history of plastering and plaster around the world, plastering tools and materials, external plastering and internal plastering, it is recommended that you check out Wikipedia and search for "Plasterwork". To join the world of rendering, screeding and plastering visit the Plasterer's Forum (here). Discussion topics include things like Floor Screeding, Plasterer's Safety, Fibrous Plastering, Exterior Wall Insulation, Plastering Students Discussions, Rendering, Tricks and Tips of the Trade, Damp Proofing, Magnetic Plastering and General Trade Discussions. (Tags: Plasterers Berkshire, Plasterer Bracknell, Plastering Bracknell, Plasterers Bracknell).

Plasterers Near Bracknell

Also find: Winkfield Row plasterers, Binfield plasterers, The Warren plasterers, Jennetts Park plasterers, Newell Green plasterers, Ascot plasterers, Hurst plasterers, Wokingham plasterers, Wixenford plasterers, West End plasterers, Bagshot plasterers, Amen Corner plasterers, Martins Heron plasterers, Chavey Down plasterers, Wick Hill plasterers, Whitegrove plasterers, Popeswood plasterers, Warfield plasterers, Hawthorn Hill plasterers, Bullbrook plasterers, Shurlock Row plasterers, Wildridings plasterers, Easthampstead plasterers, Crowthorne plasterers, Sunninghill plasterers and more.

Plastering Tasks Bracknell

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Bracknell plastering specialists can normally help you with fire and flood restorations, drywall lining, coloured K Rend, lime rendering, false ceilings, ceramic tiling, asbestos testing, float and set plastering, the rendering of concrete Bracknell, monocouche rendering, ceiling roses and cornices, ceiling replacements, concrete plastering, blown plaster, stud partitioning, decorative mouldings in Bracknell, pitted plastering, polished plastering, artex patching Bracknell, dot and dab plasterboarding in Bracknell, chamois plaster, relief plaster, fibrous plaster, plaster patching, Venetian polish plastering in Bracknell, lime plastering Bracknell, stucco plastering in Bracknell, magnetic plastering, dragged plaster, screeding uneven floors and other plastering work in Bracknell, Berkshire.

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Plastering Around Bracknell

Homes in Benbricke Green, The Oaks, Deer Rock Hill, Droitwich Close, Albert Road, All Saints Rise, Bucklebury, St Anthonys Close, Saxon Drive, Brooke Place, Saturn Croft, Dartmouth Close, Astra Mead, College Road, The Rise, Bluecoat Walk, Bay Road, Banbury, The Crescent, Chase Gardens, Spencer Road, Church Lane, Shepherds Lane, Staffordshire Croft, Spinningwheel Lane, have had plastering work finished recently. Coving was also installed in these Bracknell area postcodes: RG12 1HA, RG12 1FQ, RG12 1QN, RG12 1BQ, RG12 0GP, RG12 1LZ, RG12 1ED, RG12 1DP, RG12 1JY, RG12 0TQ.

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