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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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"100+ five star ratings" Steven George Cook, plastering since 1985, NVQ3 qualified, gold CSCS, for a professional and reliable craftsman specialising in fireplaces and ceilings. Specialist finishes available including Venetian polished plaster, micro cement and magnetic plaster, as well as brickwork, re-pointing and repairs.

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Reviewed by Kim on 27/6/2019

Steve turned up on time was friendly and polite he plastered my ceiling, it looked fabulous when he had finished a job well done and I have asked him to price another job Would definitely recommend

Company was established in 1997 concentrating in plastering & Tiling in private housing

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Reviewed by Simon on 17/6/2019

Quick to respond, good workmanship and reliable

I am hard working and reliable, I have been in the business 18 years and my work is second to none. I pride myself on my excellent workmanship and being able to give my customers the best possible price. I guarantee all my damp proofing work. I will come out at a time to suit you for a free no obligation quote.

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Reviewed by Emma on 15/7/2019

Quick and easy communication, quiet and efficient work, very fair price, and the house was cleaner when he left than when he arrived! Would definitely recommend.

Speads plastering services estalished since 1979 Reliable clean&experiance service with reasonable rates

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Reviewed by Patricia on 8/7/2019

Couldn’t be happier Excellent communication prior to the job followed by an excellent plastering job for a very reasonable price. Will definitely be using him again and would highly recommend him to family and friends. Thank you

I have been a plasterer for the past 40 years I work with just me and my son, I cover everything in plastering, I have a wealth of knowledge. So please don't hesitate to ask me any questions

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Reviewed by Grace on 16/7/2019

KC plastering did a fantastic job - it can’t have been easy plastering our tiny kitchen and hall. They worked unbelievably hard and cleaned everything up afterwards too - I would absolutely recommend them!

Time served plasterer with 30 years experience. Dealing mainly with domestic work and specialising in skim coating and cornice work. We also do ceiling renewals and repairs and coving. Artexing and repairs to existing artex. No job too large or small and discounts offered to O.A.P’s.

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Reviewed by Janette on 13/7/2019

Would highly recommend John he did a great job in my toilet ceiling and I was really happy with the price,thanks for the great work.

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Reviewed by Marilou on 16/7/2019

Frank turn up on time , very friendly and very professional, he done a good job. Many thanks..

JP Plastering. Been plastering 27 years. No job too small. Free quotations on request.

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Reviewed by S on 24/6/2019

Turned up earlier than planned, straight into the job. Explained what he was going to do and the time scales. Excellent job well done, worked hard. Pleasant chap, would use him again, thanks John.

As a whole time firefighter I complement this role by being a fully qualified plasterer with certificates up to an NVQ level 3. I also hold a teaching qualification in plastering. I pride myself on excellent customer service and working to a very high standard. I have been plastering for over 20 years and originally started out working for my fathers company doing a time served apprenticeship before setting up my own business. The projects I have worked on have ranged from managing teams of plasterers for high profile developers such as Charles Church and Bryant Homes, restoration work for English Heritage and working with private individuals on domestic work ranging from skimming a small ceiling to renovation and extension projects. Competent in treating rising damp and replastering with sand and cement render with the correct waterproofing additives. Qualifications Level 3 NVQ diploma in plastering (construction) - solid (full) (QCF). VTCT level 3 preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector (QCF). Proficient in the installation of Dryrod damp proofing treatment BBA Certificated.

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Reviewed by Craig on 1/5/2019

Absolute pleasure to deal with. Nothing was too much trouble and did a great job. Would happily recommend to anyone

All work undertaken by highly trained experienced plasterer at competitive rates.

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Reviewed by GARY on 1/7/2019

Pro skim turned up on time on the day we had arrange did a brilliant job cleaned up after them self’s the price paid for the job was realy good I would recommend them to any body and I will be asking them to return to do more work for me thanks mr g webb

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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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