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Handyman, building, landscaping, painting. Public liability insurance. All major debit and credit cards payments accepted for payment convenience.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Burglar Repairs, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Door / Window painting, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Steve on 16/2/2018

Dan proved to be a very reliable and friendly tradesman who quoted less than I expected. He consulted me at every step where additional work might be needed and was very flexible. More than pleased with end result - already hired him for another job

recently returned to north east ,after working many years in london working on prestigous contracts ,hard working non smoker and very reliable . .over 30 years experience in building industry including fencing patios plastering ect

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Stuart on 16/2/2018

Micheal the painter is a very nice lad he has painted a few rooms in my House and I’m very ecstatic with his work and would recommend this lad to anyone. Cheers and thank you very much

With more than 10 years experience in many countries like Italy , Spain ,France ,Greece we want to promote our company in England now and provide the best services to a high standard for all our costumers . We always try our best to see our costumers happy to convert their home into a small corner of heaven. Always looking to offer good quality of work and quality materials, always showing up on time and never leave the job before is finished no matter how many issues we discover. Do not hesitate to contact us, working with Samycos is your best choice !

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Dilip on 16/2/2018

Nicky and co. did an excellent job of replacing bath panel, fixing leaking toilet and sink. All work done to high standard and they cleaned up afterwards in professional manner. Would highly recommend.

I have over 20 years experience in the construction industry in Australia and the U.K including application of various forms of architectural coatings with sand and cement renders being my specialty skill.

Trades serviced: External Rendering, Internal Rendering, Pebble Dashing, Plaster Skimming, Polished / Other Plaster Finish

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Reviewed by Alex on 16/2/2018

Reliable, friendly, completed job to a high standard. Pleased with the result.

High quality plastering at a reasonable price. Clean, professional & friendly

Trades serviced: Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, External Rendering, External wall insulation, Internal Rendering, Pebble Dashing

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Reviewed by Joan on 16/2/2018

I was very pleased with his work and would use Simon again.

Providing hard and soft landscaping/ground working services for over 20 years. Specialising in garden design, mono blocking, driveways, patios, foundation work, drainage, decking, fencing, turfing, artificial grass and garden maintenance. Fully insured.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning

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Reviewed by JP on 16/2/2018

Never shows up, 2 day job took 3 weeks! Wouldn’t recommend

CRDcontractors Ltd- All types of work undertaken and repairs, we area family business

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Chimney Building / Repair, External Rendering, External wall insulation, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Laura on 16/2/2018

Fantastic service! Completed the job within an hour of me posting!

Jewel Heat offers a professional, reliable and clean service, covering all heating and plumbing needs in your home.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Gas boiler - installation / service / repair

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Reviewed by Pamela on 16/2/2018

Had a radiator moved from one wall to another and I couldn’t be more delighted with the job!! So neat! The radiator looks like it’s always been on that wall!! Done an absolute brilliant job!! Will definitely recommend!! Thanks so much!!

All Trades have a policy, TREAT PEOPLE THE WAY WE EXPECT TO BE TREATED, we will always be at the end of the phone if something untowards happens, we take things personal and thrive to achieve best results, customers pay our wages.

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

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Reviewed by Tolu on 16/2/2018

Very happy to have dealt with the Ernie and his team. They were courteous and straightforward. Price was a quoted, they turned of on time and the work was done in a very efficient manner. I am clear satisfied with the service therefore I am already using him again for another job i have in my flat.

Affordable Quality As Standard. As a property maintenance and renovations specialist, we have been working for the last 8 years exclusively for property developers and Estate Agents such as Brinkle's, Towneds, Dexters, and Cubitt&west covering All trades.

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

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Reviewed by Jamal on 16/2/2018

Ken and his team were simply superstars,they tanked and reffited my bathroom to a Very high standard, they were reliable courteous and done exactly what I wanted, at half the cost of what the other tradesmen quoted me, I would definitely recommend them, certainly use them again , years guarantee also given, Thanks to you,Ken. Jamal Rashid.

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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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