Setting the right budget

How much should you expect to pay?

We know it's difficult to estimate how much a project will cost, that's why we've surveyed our tradesmen to give you an idea of how much you should expect to pay for specific jobs. Tradesmen all across the country have contributed to the cost guides, so the costs you see are an approximate national average.


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Ceiling £100 £200

The plaster on ceilings can often crack over time and it can also be susceptible to unsightly marks or imperfections due to flooding or water damage from bathrooms. If plaster has cracks, decaying spots or has bubbled slightly from water damage then it can usually be skimmed rather than replaced. This has the advantage of being a fast and reasonably-priced repair that will have your ceiling looking like new again.

Your plasterer will first check that the ceiling is dry and sound before spreading a layer of plaster over the ceiling. Skimming is often the best way to deal with textured or artexed ceilings. The textured surface can be lightly scraped away and then a skim of plaster applied. This is preferable to plastering the entire ceiling from scratch. The cost of having your ceiling skimmed will depend on the size of the room and how much preparation work is needed beforehand.

Rated People surveyed 59 of our plasterers across the country to give you an idea of the approximate cost of plastering and skimming in your home.

Please note these prices are average, do not include materials and are offered as guidance only, to help you budget when posting a job on Rated People. For a free quote tailored to your specific requirements please contact our local plasterers here.


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