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D&B Company uses innovation, experience, and teamwork to get the job done. D&B will exceed your expectation in quality, service, and dependability from day one.

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Reviewed by James on 22/7/2018

David completed a fantastic job replacing my decking. Completely replicable and trusted to perform a fantastic job on job and of excellent quality

PT Plastering offers a clean and reliable service with very competitive rates and FIVE STAR ratings. With over 13 years experience our services include plaster over artex, coving, dry lining, rendering. All work to a high standard with a smooth finish.

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Reviewed by Paul on 22/7/2018

1st class work from an amazing plasterer, very happy with everything he did, a completely transformed room. Speedy but precise and tidy, will definitely book again! Thanks!

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Reviewed by Martin on 22/7/2018

Sean's response to my request for a job to be carried out on my nephew's garden, was prompt and his quote acceptable. He provided me with a date for the work to be carried out the following week. Sean and his team were respectful, efficient and a pleasure to have around, with work being carrried out to a high standard. All areas were left clean and tidy on completion and it is now easy to maintain and a pleasure to sit in. I would highly recommend Sean to anyone looking to have a job done. Thank you Sean

With over 9 years experienced, George and Co providing very good service in all aspects of plastering. They are qualified and professional. Always on time and budget. Our priority is costumer satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Barry on 22/7/2018

Turned up on time and was clean and tidy . Good communication and done a good job. Would use again.

With 9 years of experience worked in Italy,I am a general bulilder specialized in Italian style decoration and plastering. Services offered: - painting and plastering - plasterboard - tiling - wood flooring - electrical and plumbing - carpenter - bricklayer ALL MY JOBS ARE BASED ON QUALITY

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Reviewed by Katie on 22/7/2018

After many let downs and disappointments from other trades men Alex came along and has finished most jobs needed in the bathroom to a very good standard - he promised to come back to fit the bath panel after his holiday and it will be fully complete. All other jobs are finished and am very pleased with the result. Finally I have my bathroom back! Thank you Alex!

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Reviewed by Angela on 22/7/2018

We are very happy with the work that Nigel has done for us and will certainly be asking him to do further work soon. He is hard working, reliable and a pleasure to have around. I wish we had found him sooner.

Hi we're a local property run maintaince company based in Leicester we cover all aspects of property maintaince at very competitive prices we will not be beaten on price please don't hesitate to call for a free no obligation quote many thanks John tointon

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Reviewed by Ronnie on 22/7/2018

Great job, would use again.

DECOR FLOORS AND MORE Domestic, Commercial and Contract work undertaken, From decor to carpets to floors, our services include - Decorating (interior/exterior) Carpet and Floor Fitting Floor preperation Floor Tiling Minor carpentry work (doors/architrive/skirting/ repairs etc) Garden maintenance and repairs

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Reviewed by Kristy on 22/7/2018

Dave was very personable and reliable. Great job done. Thanks Dave.

Painting, decorating, wallpapering and feature wall services with more than 15 years experience in the industry. Our company ethos is top quality and client's satisfaction before all. Our rating speaks for itself.

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Reviewed by Tamar on 22/7/2018

Absolutely fantastic quality of work by Pavel. His professionalism and attention to detail exceeded our expectations and we couldn't be happier with the result. Trustworthy, professional, personable. Thank you, Pavel!

Hendrick's general builders, established in 1999, covering all aspects of building and renovation from a dripping tap to a new Home. Driveways, all paving from block paving to Chinese slate. Garden walls, period buildings including brick removals.

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Reviewed by Nicole on 22/7/2018

Dave was a great tradesman, professional and friendly and the wall he built is beautiful! I would highly recommend him!

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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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