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Wanting to refresh a room and would like the walls skimming beforehand? Maybe you’ve had an extension on your home and want to add some classic or contemporary cornice moulding? Hire a local plasterer for jobs like rendering a wall and skimming your ceilings. This page is filled with handy information, so you’ll have everything you need to know about hiring local plasterers and renderers. How much does skimming a wall cost? Check out our handy cost tables below.

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Reviewed by Sophie on 30/1/2020

This was the second job we have had done by Pro skim plastering in the space of 2 months! Outside blown render repaired and matched in to a high standard. Quoted quickly for the job a very fair price, booked a date to do the job and turned up on time.

PROVIDING CLIENTS WITH DESIRED OUTCOMES THROUGH UNDERTAKING HIGH QUALITY PLASTERING. OUR IMPECCABLE REVIEWS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.

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Reviewed by Lee on 21/3/2020

Daniel did an excellent job plastering my ceiling. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and will definitely be using again

Supreme Plastering Services LTD Offers a wide range of services varying from, Plastering Rendering, Dry lining. Myself and my team have over 16 yrs or experience. First Started off in London City working on luxury apartments to high standards. We are very professional and produce high quality work. We have top quality equipment to delivery top quality finishes. Once the work is completed we will also make sure the property or location is left clean. We also concentrate on time keeping and producing high quality finishes to a set time so your project will also be delivered on time.

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Reviewed by Oana on 13/2/2020

very good and prompt service. Fully recommended

I have been tiling and plastering for over 20 years.13 year my own business .Very reliable person who will treat your job like my own house.All aspects of tiling and plastering .From fit only or full bathroom rip outs. Plastering skim coat. Atrex removal

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Reviewed by Gill on 18/12/2019

Martin did an excellent job plastering my room to a high quality. Great value and prompt to provide quote and carry out the job. Very pleasant and I would highly recommend

My name is Stuart White I am the proprietor of PREMIER DECORATING SERVICES . I Have been Plastering , Painting and Decorating for 9 yrs now , we only accept 100% customer satisfaction ,I am very clean ,hard working professional , you won't b disappointed

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Reviewed by CHERYL on 18/2/2020

Premier Decorators completely replastered my horrible Artex ceilings throughout the house. They did a brilliant job and nothing was too much trouble for them. I will certainly be using them again.

DM Construction's core business is comprehensive refurbishment services. We are a dynamically developing company from Southend on Sea. Thanks to the experience gained, we provide the highest quality renovation and construction services. Our professionally selected team of qualified employees guarantees reliable work performance. DM Construction company in the field of modern interior renovations and refurbishments, helps the investor to choose the right renovation technologies. We hope that our proposals will meet with your interest. Bearing in mind the well-being of our clients, we are always ready to help in the field of technical solutions and we are happy to advise you in case of any questions. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our offer and use our services. Refurbishments - Maintenance - General Building

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Reviewed by Robert on 29/3/2020

Happy to work, I can recommend I worked with David earlier. Greetings

Hi i am a local plastering company established in 1994. I am time served and have been in the trade for 32 years I have extensive experience in all aspects of internal and external plastering damp proofing and decorative plastering as well as tiling and floor screeding

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Reviewed by Emma on 19/11/2019

Turned up when he said he would, great job, reasonable price and tidy!

At O.B.Build we want to make your home look amazing inside or outside.We take pride in our work and can handle any job or task.We are clean tidy, polite and always deliver a quality finish

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Reviewed by Sam on 27/2/2020

John is a 'can do' person who takes care and attention over the work he does while delivering excellent value for money. I intend to use him again and have no hesitation in recommending him.

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Reviewed by Chris on 19/5/2019

Clean worker and great results

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Reviewed by Adam on 19/8/2019

great

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Plasterers & Renderers - what you need to know

A good plasterer can give your walls a smooth finish, whether covering up the brickwork of a load-bearing wall, or to cover the plasterboard of an internal wall. Once don,e the wall is damp-proofed and ready for decorating. And, of course, a good plasterer will do it in record time.

What your local plasterers and renderers can help with

  • Solid plastering - applying wet finishes to surfaces and putting protective coverings on outside walls, e.g. pebble dash.
  • Fibrous plastering - creating ornamental plasterwork, such as ceiling roses, cornices and architraves.
  • Dry lining - fixing internal plasterboard or wallboard partitions.
  • Skimming - covering plaster with a flawlessly smooth surface for decoration.
  • Rendering a wall - protecting or brightening brickwork, adding a modern layer of plaster to the wall or simply repairing or replacing current renders (such as stucco finishes).
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They can also create ornamental plastering to give your home a rustic or decorative feel. Their skills stretch to putting up internal plasterboard and wallboard partitions - great for when you need to create a new room or space in your home.

In a modern home, plastering work and skimming should be a simple task for any experienced plasterer.

In period or suburban properties, the walls can be made from brick or even concrete, and the plaster may be applied direct to the walls rather than to plasterboard.

For older properties, you may not be after the smooth finish we’re used to in modern homes. One option is to go for a lime plaster instead that gives a more rustic look. If you have an older home, or one that’s listed, always let the plasterer know first so they can take this into account.

The cost of plastering will depend on the size of the room and how much work needs to be done in terms of preparation and finishing. If the plaster on your walls has deteriorated a lot or there is damp plaster work on the ceiling that needs to be removed, you'll likely need the old plaster to come off and an entirely new plasterboard fitted.

Costs for common plastering work

Plastering and skimming in a modern property (per room):

Some typical jobs Low High
Walls and ceilings, plaster only £370 £675
Walls and ceilings, with skim finish £495 £925
Ceiling, plaster only £115 £265
Ceiling, with skim finish £165 £365
Walls, plaster only £280 £540
Walls, with skim finish £380 £740

Plastering and skimming in a period or suburban property:

Some typical jobs Low High
Walls and ceilings, plaster only £470 £875
Walls and ceilings, with skim finish £595 £1,125
Ceiling, plaster only £125 £325
Ceiling, with skim finish £175 £425
Walls, plaster only £360 £700
Walls, skim finish £460 £900

Rendering a wall

Some typical jobs Low High
Outside wall, excluding scaffolding £280 £540

Skimming ceiling and walls for a whole room

Some typical jobs Low High
Walls and ceilings £250 £500
Walls £200 £400
Ceiling £100 £200

Insurance for plastering work

Like most tradespeople who are working on your home, they’ll need public liability insurance to protect you against any damage that could potentially happen.

Planning permission for plastering jobs

Check if you need planning permission if your home is a listed building or in a conservation area. Your plasterer or builder should be able to advise on these issues.

Building regulations for plasterering contractors

If a render covers a substantial part of the exterior of your property, your plasterer will need to comply with building regulations.

 

Questions you should ask a plasterer

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • How long will the work take?
  • Does the room need to be cleared and is this something they can help with?
  • Will the room be usable immediately after the work or does it need to dry? If it needs to dry, how long for?

Read the latest questions that homeowners have been asking plasterers – such as how much to plaster a room and how much to skim a ceiling? 

Plastering ideas

Check out our top 5 plastering jobs you can tackle before you move into a new place. Looking for some decorative plastering ideas? Take a look at these walls and ceiling features. And read our practical advice on assessing your walls before decorating.

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