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

If part of your ceiling has been damaged by cracks over time or by water damage from a bathroom above then it may not need entirely re-plastering. If there is no major damage and the ceiling is dry then an experienced plasterer will be able to apply a skim coat of plaster over the top of any imperfections to give you a smooth surface once again.

This newly skimmed surface can then be painted over or papered as you wish. The job of skimming should not take long and any experienced plasterer should be able to skim parts of, or the whole of the ceiling, and blend any patches to make a good match with the rest of the ceiling. This means that the job should be cost-effective and will not take long to complete. The price for the job will depend on how much of your ceiling needs skimming as well as how much preparation work needs to be done.

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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