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.


Plaster only With skim finish
Low High Low High
Ceiling £125 £325 £175 £425

A professional plasterer will be able to plaster the ceiling in your period or suburban home in a style that reflects the history of your house, or to modernise it. Some plasters will be able to work with older materials such as lime plaster, although most plastering work will use modern materials to provide a smooth finish.

The price of the job will depend upon the size of your ceiling and your plasterer will usually give you a quote in pounds per square metre. They will remove old plaster from your ceiling before making any repairs and re-plastering. Professional plasterers will be careful to work around period features and will also cover up furniture or other items before starting work if you have not done so.

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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