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Constructions of Future is a small company with more than 8 years experience in Kitchen and Loft extensions, painting and decorating, bathroom renovation basically everything what the client want. We can do the most precise job for the best price.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Matthew on 24/2/2018

Excellent work, great work ethic and good attention to detail, Will definitely use again

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Carpet Cleaning

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Reviewed by stuart on 23/2/2018

Reliable . Did an honest days work in difficult weather conditions -

I have been providing residential refurbishment for the last 15 years. From kitchen and bathroom fitting (with basic plumbing) to flooring and all aspects of decorating, I place a big emphasis on quality finish and customer satisfaction.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, External Tiling

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Reviewed by Ciaran on 23/2/2018

We have had many trades people over the years: peter is by far the best. I would highly recommend him. He quoted, turned up as he said and did a fantastic job. He did loads more than we expected. He is a good person.

I’m a qualified multi skilled tradesman . We are taking pride on our work we’re reliable , trustworthy and punctual and we work in a professional manner . Customer satisfaction is a priority for us that's why i always ask for customer feedback .

Trades serviced: Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Door / Window painting, Home improvements, House extension

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Reviewed by Idnan on 23/2/2018

Also done cladding in kitchen.Helped finding matching material.leminate flooring in living room and entrance hall way and very helpfull with number of jobs around the house.

Taylor Howard construction & Remedials

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Jane on 23/2/2018

Would use them again.

Our team uses professional tools for dust free scraping and sanding hardwood flooring, but also for the maintenance, restoration and repair of solid wood and engineered floors. We deliver a high quality finish for your hardwood flooring.

Trades serviced: Floor Sanding & Finishing, Floor Tiling, Laminate Flooring, Period Restoration, Screeding

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Reviewed by Joanne on 23/2/2018

Alex did a superb job on fitting my solid wood flooring. Excellent workmanship, would highly recommend.

Quality Comes Standard With W.F Roofing Contractors.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Commercial pest control, Conservatory

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Reviewed by heather on 23/2/2018

young man showed up to give quote but ended up fixing roof on the same visit a good and prompt service and all work guarrenteed

Experienced tradesmen in all aspects of construction.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Andrew on 23/2/2018

Great guy, very reasonable price, great job done all round. Will definitely contact George for work in the future.

I’m adam I’m a young confident Plasterer, British gypsum certified and have a 2 year backed warranty by them. I will provide a friendly, prompt and professional service start to finish. Quotation given between 12-24 hours depending on time and client.

Trades serviced: Door / Window painting, External Rendering, External wall insulation, External wall painting, Internal Painting & Decorating

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Reviewed by susan on 23/2/2018

Turned up on time, did an excellent job, was a very tidy worker at very reasonable price. Don't let his young age put you off, he'll be my first call next time I need a plaster. Good job well done lads.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, External Rendering, External Tiling

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Reviewed by Martyn on 23/2/2018

Andy turned up on time and did a good job. He wasn't the cheapest quote but he did a good job and cleaned up a fee him.

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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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