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
Walls £280 £540 £380 £740

Plastering the walls in a modern home is usually a case of stripping back the old plaster as far as the plasterboard and starting again. A plasterer will apply a base coat and a skim coat on top of that if needed. In most cases the current plasterboard will be sound, but if it is damaged or damp then your plastering professional will replace it.

If the plaster in your modern home is still in good condition but just has a few cracks then it will just need a thin skim of plaster. This is a very skilled job, as it is hard to skim plaster and make it even. It will, however, be far cheaper than having your walls entirely re-plastered. The cost of the job will depend on how large the walls or rooms that you need plastering are. Your plasterer will be happy to provide a quote, which will usually be based on the square metre size of the room to be plastered or skimmed and filled.

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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