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Jf home improvements is a local company offering a friendly reliable service for its customers .

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Internal Painting & Decorating, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Internal Rendering, Plaster Skimming, Polished / Other Plaster Finish

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Reviewed by Valerie on 25/9/2017

Very pleased with James work carried all he promised on time and with a pleasant professional manner

At Atom we have 10+ experience in all areas of Home & Garden maintenance. All work is completed to a 5* level. We work with you to give you exactly what you want from our services.

Trades serviced: Home improvements, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Internal Painting & Decorating, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Sarah on 25/9/2017

Could not have asked for any better! Great, friendly team - pleasure to have working in the house & an amazing job done. Will use again for any future projects.

Professional friendly team offering the Best quality decorations at the Best Price with the Best Finish, 15 years trading, specialised in colour creations polished plaster and wallpapering INT/Exterior Trade approved & fully insured based in Kent + S/East

Trades serviced: Internal Painting & Decorating, Wall murals / Paint effects, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Internal Rendering, Polished / Other Plaster Finish, External Rendering

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Reviewed by Margherita on 25/9/2017

Really nice guys. Took the time to explain and make suggestion on what they were going to do. Very reliable and high quality of work. Highly recommended!

Handyman services based in South East London offering carpentry ,plumbing,furniture assembly,painting.

Trades serviced: Polished / Other Plaster Finish, Standard Coving, Garden Shed / Playhouse, External Rendering, Pebble Dashing, Demolition

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Reviewed by Rose on 25/9/2017

Very proud and efficient. However, I wish he could have taken the packaging outside to bin.

Hello, thank you for visiting my profile. My name's Darek I come from Poland .I have 15 years of experience in decorating , wallpapering,plastering and flooring.I enjoy my job I always keen on taking on new challenges .Call me and check me out .

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Laminate Flooring, Wooden Decking, Wooden Sash Window, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Nick on 25/9/2017

I strongly recommend using the services of Darek - he is very professional and trustworthy. He was always on time and always progressing according to our initial agreement. He painted the full apartment and has done an excellent job. He also installed laminate flooring in two rooms and again delivered everything on time and as agreed. Pricing was fair and there were no surprises at all. Overall excellent!

We recognise that undertaking home improvements can be a stressful time,which is why we minimise any uncertainty you may have. Each member of the team specialises in there respected trade, our staff are fully insured committed to high level of workmanship

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

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Reviewed by hassib on 25/9/2017

the cancellation had nothing to do with the 12 week delay or any of the excuses he made. I offered him to do the job a different design but he had his mind set already on another job. I have screenshots showing him communicating in a rude manner and was swearing over the phone.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Wooden staircases, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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Reviewed by shola on 25/9/2017

Attended promptly, enthusiastic about the job and did the job. Issue is he was too much in an hurry to go to the next job in London hence, did not bother much and nothing could stand in his way. He dumped and partially crushed my Jacques vert hat! Removed rug and dumped them in my front door - initially said he will cut them to pieces but he was too much in a hurry! He was suppose to fix washing machine but says there was no hot water connection but this is not right - what was missing was hot w. hose.

12 years in the flooring trade equaling vast amounts of experience, including domestic and commercial flooring works. Customer satisfaction is a priority. Site visit and measure service conducted to provide accurate quotes. CSCS accredited.

Trades serviced: Carpet fitters, Laminate Flooring, Screeding, Solid wood flooring

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Reviewed by Shan on 25/9/2017

Marius was very pleasant, kept us informed and completed the job on time. Would recommend.

Building your dreams...

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Garden office / Studio construction, Laminate Flooring, Wooden Decking

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Reviewed by Mickael on 25/9/2017

High standard of professionalism. Robert visionary planning exceeded my expectation, he transformed my garden Outstanding! Great Communication, messages answered quickly. Team: hard workers, very energetic and dynamic, extremely capable. Robert is meticulous with details, methodical in planning and organising. He kept me informed at all time with the progress. His natural attitude is pleasant and comforting, he is confident, cordial, efficient impeccably honest. I highly recommend BABYLON LANDSCAPE

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

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Reviewed by Claudine on 25/9/2017

Five star communication from day 1. Immediate responses to queries. Very knowledgeable and work to a high standard. I was really impressed that they showed insurance and images of jobs done. We will definitely be securing them fir future projects.

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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