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quality tradesmen at competitive prices and all work fully insured,

Trades serviced: Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, House extension, Home improvements, Loft Conversion

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Reviewed by Kestutis on 23/8/2017

I never said that I don't want to change doors, but I asked if it is worth to do it and I was advised not to. I sent you all photos with defects and you agreed that it was poorly done in some places, it is nothing to do with old doors. I still have photos I am very open to share them with Rated People so they can judge it. Besides newly fitted handles from two doors fell off after a month and I had to fix them.

We are new to this website but be sure your in good hands , we are reliable multi skilled tradesman team with 20 years experience . We belive in delivering only the best works . We cover all types of building work from small to the new builds .

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Kevin on 23/8/2017

Brilliant job, I am very pleased with the final product. The gentleman who came to do the work were polite and very professional. Job very well done. I would recommend them to anyone looking to get any building work done. Thank you.!

Family run business with over 30 years in the trade. We say 'if we can't do it, it can't be done'.

Trades serviced: Home improvements, Loft Conversion, Metal staircases, Wooden staircases, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Julie on 23/8/2017

My husband and I were moving house, and had a window of opportunity (2 and a half weeks) to get a few rooms decorated before we had to move in. Kieran came and gave us a quote for a bedroom, dining room (which we were making into a playroom) and the living room, including boxing out the fireplace to make a feature recess. He was able to start immediately, turned up everyday on time and got the job done beautifully. We were absolutely thrilled with the results and there was almost no mess at all.

MH Home Projects is a local, family run business who handle all aspects of landscaping, driveways, garden maintenance, fencing and walls, exterior house painting, sheds and garages, UPVC roofline and general home maintenance. Over 10 years experience.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Pointing / Repointing, Garden office / Studio construction, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Naomh on 23/8/2017

Mark turned up soon after I put the message on. He gave me his quote and suggestions. There was no pressure whatsoever from him. The job was completed and the invoice given. Very quick. Very helpful and friendly. Good job all round.

Plastering service. Basic joinery. All job under take. No job to small.

Trades serviced: Laminate Flooring, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, Internal Rendering, Plaster Skimming, Polished / Other Plaster Finish, Wooden Decking

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Reviewed by Robert on 23/8/2017

Turned up when he said he would and it was a Sunday. Spent 6 hours doing the job and was methodically and professionally carried out. I am getting Linas back to do other jobs when ready.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by mandy on 23/8/2017

Workmen very friendly n cleaned up after. Will be using them again.

30 plus years experience

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Conservatory, House extension, Home improvements

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Reviewed by Simon on 23/8/2017

We were very satisfied with the service. Arrived on the arranged date and we're on time everyday. The job was very well done and completed to a high standard. Very efficient, professional and friendly service.

Marshalls home improvements ltd is a genuine, honest & hard working firm, We have years of experience in our work and complete our jobs to the highest standard.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Porch / Canopy, Wooden Decking

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Reviewed by Graeme on 23/8/2017

I asked for a quote under £500, the two lads who came immediately said it would cost £900, and not using the materials I wanted. I got an excellent job dome for £350. They thought they could rob an 80 year old pensioner,not this one however.

PT Plastering offers a clean and reliable service with very competitive rates and FIVE STAR ratings. With over 13 years experience our services include plaster over artex, coving, dry lining, rendering. All work to a high standard with a smooth finish.

Trades serviced: Garage Conversion, Home improvements, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Internal Rendering, Plaster Skimming, Polished / Other Plaster Finish

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Reviewed by Neelam on 23/8/2017

Would definitely recommend Paul for any plastering jobs that need doing. He was reliable and got the job done quicker than I expected.

Michael Burke plastering is a well established plastering company in Milton Keynes. we specialise in internal and external works. skimming - coving - dry lining - external render - floor screeding & pebble dash.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Home improvements, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Screeding, Floor Tiling, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by lee on 23/8/2017

Michael contacted me straight away agreed a price and started the next day. An excellent job at a very reasonable price would reccomend and I will be using again.

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Plasterers & Renderers - what you need to know

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

What a plasterer can help with

  • Solid plastering (applying wet finishes to surfaces and putting protective coverings like pebble-dash on outside walls).
  • Fibrous plastering (creating ornamental plasterwork like ceiling roses, cornices and architraves).
  • Dry lining (fixing internal plasterboard or wallboard partitions).
  • Skimming (covering plaster with a flawlessly smooth surface for decoration).
  • Rendering (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.

If you have a modern home then plastering 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.

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

The cost of the job will depend on the size of the room and how much work needs to be done in terms of preparation and finishing. If you have very deteriorated plaster on your walls, or damp plaster work on the ceiling that needs to be removed, then you’ll probably need the old plaster to come off and an entirely new plasterboard fitted.

Costs for common plasterer jobs

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 an outside wall

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

Skimming 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 trades 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

You’ll also need to check planning permission if your home is a listed building or if it’s in a conservation area. Your plasterer or builder should be able to advise on these issues.

Building regulations for plasterers

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

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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, for how long?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking plasterers.

Plastering ideas

Check out our top 5 plastering jobs you can tackle before you move into a new place. Want some decorative plastering ideas? Then have a look at these walls and ceiling features. Finally, here’s some practical advice on assessing your walls before decorating.

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I have stepped through my landing ceiling emptying the loft. I need someone to repair, skin and finish the broken panel before 9th February.

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I have a small hallway that needs plastering.

external render of bungalow.

Bungalow is painted pebbledash which I want rendered smooth. One wall initially due to order of veranda. Thereafter probably the rest of the bungalow.

Skimming Bedroom

I have a room that is approx 3.3 x 2.5 x2.6 that needs skimming all over, window needs filling in around the edge from new window and ceiling skimming...

Stairs replaster

I have damaged artex that needs taking off my stairs and replastered

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complete refurb of bedroom landing and stairs

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