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I'm a qualified plasterer with the qualifications diploma level 1 and 2 in plastering I'm also cscs registered and have been plastering domestic property's for over 5 yrs.i am pleased to say I deliver a clean and realiable service and a mirror shinefinish

Trades serviced: Internal Rendering, Plaster Skimming, Polished / Other Plaster Finish, Garden Clearance, External Rendering

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Reviewed by Adam on 20/9/2017

Not great

Trades serviced: Screeding, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Septic tanks - installation / emptying / cleaning, Wooden / Metal gates, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance

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Reviewed by Oliver on 20/9/2017

I was very pleased with the service and quality of work from this firm when it came to tarmacing my drive. They did a neat and professional job, on budget and much quicker than I'd expected. Would definitely recommend them.

The Maintainer is an One Stop Shop for all your Property Maintenance needs. With many years in the trade, our objective is simple: to provide a superior service at a very competitive price.The Maintainer will give the very best quotation.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Conservatory, Wooden Casement Window

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Reviewed by peter on 20/9/2017

We needed or shower fixing pretty quickly as water was finding its way through shower screen and onto ceiling below. Darren came to see problem, quickly found the area and sealed faulty area . Saved us time and money as he came same day and quoted well below our expectations .

No job too big or small.

Trades serviced: Screeding, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Internal Rendering, Plaster Skimming, Polished / Other Plaster Finish, Standard Coving

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Reviewed by scott on 20/9/2017

Very good

I have worked in the building trade for over 13 years.I am a very hard working person who works well under pressure. I am very honest and can deliver a high quality of work. Prompt, efficient and great results. Customer satisfaction at top priority.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Screeding, Water underfloor heating

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Reviewed by Stephanie on 20/9/2017

Simion responded quickly to my job, came and quoted the next day and started work a few days later. He was punctually and worked fast but with accuracy. When he encountered a problem with one of the ceilings he quickly proposed a solution and got on with it. I am delighted with his work, would use him again and definitely recommend his services. Thank you Simion!

RK Building Services carrying out many aspects of Building work Such as Bricklaying,Patios,Plastering,Rendering,Carpentry and also liase with many electricians and plumbers. We understand buildng work can be a dreaded task but pride our self in efficieny

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, House extension, Porch / Canopy

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Reviewed by Amy on 20/9/2017

We cancelled the job, therefore Russ wasn't able to quote for the job, however he was friendly, prompt and polite in his correspondence.

DPM is a family run business with a passion for quality workmanship and real guarantees that you can rely on.We offer a free no obligation quote at a time convenient to you and in most cases if you accept the quote we can get the job done there and then.

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

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Reviewed by Simon on 20/9/2017

Really prompt and affordable service. Did a really good job to time and budget. I would recommend.

Fully qualified electrical domestic installer with 10 years experience and time served plasterer with 20 years experience

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Internal lighting, Electrical installation / Testing, Electric underfloor heating, Internal Rendering, Plaster Skimming

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Reviewed by Steven on 20/9/2017

Made a really nice job of plastering my garage walls during its conversion to a habitable room. I found Oliver to be personable, reliable and reasonably priced. I will be looking hire him again for future work.

Here at Thomas Fishwick General Builders. We have acquired an excellent reputation for professionalism, quality of work and attention to detail. Which we value and continue to build on. We are committed to delivering top quality services in all we do.

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

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Reviewed by Glynis on 20/9/2017

Polite young man job done straight away.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Wooden Doors - Internal, Laminate Flooring, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Internal Painting & Decorating

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Reviewed by Janet on 20/9/2017

They did exactly what I asked of them with no problems, even attended a fire drill with all the employee's. Would use again

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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