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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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RH Plastering Offers a Quality and Friendly Plastering Service. Plastering, Plasterboard Skimming Walls and Ceilings Give Us A Try

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Reviewed by Francis on 30/6/2020

Roger did a great job. Response quickly to see the job and did a perfect job. I'll use him again and again plus recommend him to all. Many thanks Roger.

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 David on 29/6/2020

Adrian is a hard working trades man who is very polite as well as Having a sense of humor, his work is top quality using top quality materials , I am in the building trade, and can only highly recommend Adrian

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 Joanne on 1/7/2020

Prompt, courteous, efficient and very competitive pricing. All good.

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

Rely on the professional plastering contractors at Rd and Al Clements plastering. We have over 25 years experience in the plastering and rendering business and cater to provide excellent services to demestic and commercial customers in Wiltshire and the surrounding areas.

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Reviewed by Sophie on 12/4/2020

From start to finish Andy was superb! Efficient and tidy, a really professional job. Andy gave us lots of advice about the after care of the plaster and products to use to seal it and paint it- as rookies, this was hugely appreciated! I would recommend Andy to anyone and will definitely use agin in the future! Thank you and sorry for the delay in the review!

C & M Building Solutions and Property Maintenance are an independent family run business based on the edge of the New Forest, servicing customers across Hampshire and surrounding areas. With over 50 years combined experience across multiple trades, we offer a wide range of skills and services for residential and commercial property owners. Whether updating your kitchen / bathroom or undertaking a comprehensive refurbishment of an entire property we take genuine pride in being able to provide our customers with an end to end solution for projects big or small. From initial consultation and project planning to material sourcing and project management we provide our customers with peace of mind and the relevant support to ensure that projects run smoothly, on time and on budget. Whether you are in the initial stages of planning a large project or have an out of hours plumbing emergency we are always happy to help.

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Reviewed by Pam on 28/6/2020

Matthew did a really good job and he didn't charge me that much. Very reasonable and very polite. I would definitely recommend him

Plastering service Over 6 years experience in Plastering Rendering ( k render, cilicone render, sand & cement.) Dry lining. Always ready for new projects Free quotes, we can provide you references if it's required!

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Reviewed by Ravi on 30/7/2019

Top team. Top job. Top finish. Cannot fault them.

We are professionals in screeding solutions Our enhanced services include the supply and installation of underfloor heating, insulation, membrane and acoustic systems, across the UK. Based in Nottinghamshire we have a dedicated in-house team of individuals committed to delivering high quality results.

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Reviewed by Laura on 28/6/2020

BW Screeding came and quoted right away and fit the job in quickly. The job was done in a blink of an eye. The team were efficient and cleaned up and the floor looks great. Thanks so much to Claire for organising and Lee and his team for the work.

We are a medium size company who cater from small to big projects, We use specialist equiptment when painting external walls and use coatings that are designed to be maintenance free. We also specialise in Firestone rubber roofs and UPVC products such as Fascias/Guttering even building new Porches. As a company we do not use salespeople we send out an employee to sit down and discuss your needs, Measure up where neccessary and workout the quote. We are a Nottingham based company but cover most parts of the UK and have material drop off points in most areas making it very accessible to work where needed. Please feel free to use our service all our quotes are valid for a period of 12 months and you are under no obligation to use us, we employ all our staff even down to our installers so you never get any sub-contractors on site and a free phone number direct to our Nottingham head office for all your customer service needs.

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Reviewed by Steven on 30/6/2020

Good price for what I needed doing, the guys doing the job were working on the hottest day of the year so far, were very knowledgeable let me know exactly what hey were planning on doing. No unexpected costs. Very pleased with the final product.

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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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Rendering along front door.

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Fix my landing ceiling

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

I have a small hallway that...

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

rendering

remove old render to brickwork, provide some small repairs to crack bricks, walls, re render with pebble dashing coving all brick work. note: front...

complete refurb of bedroom...

complete refurb of bedroom landing and stairs

Living room fireplace to be...

Living room fireplace to be plastered rest of the room skimmed

plastering ceiling

A celing replacement due to a leak from upstairs. In the new celing I am wanting spot lights so person must be able and qualified to do this.

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