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

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Reviewed by Jamie on 9/1/2019

Val plastered a double bedroom for us at very short notice. He turned up on time and the plastering is perfect. I would highly recommend Vals' services.

"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. Venetian plastering available Brickwork, re-pointing and repairs.

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Reviewed by Sabina on 1/1/2019

Thanks for a great job! Very reliable, highly recommend.

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Reviewed by Tony on 1/12/2018

First class plastering work carried out to a very high standard.Wouldnt hesitate to use again.

Hello there.. I'm a fully qualified Plasterer / Renderer. I've been in the industry for over 18 years. I'm offering all aspects of plastering and rendering to a high standard of work.

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Reviewed by Adrian on 15/1/2019

An excellent service was provided by Joe and his team. Reliable, communicative and a job well done, Cannot recommend enough.

We are a professional team of friendly and highly qualified tradesmen who motivate ourselves on customer satisfaction. We have 25 years experience in all aspects of plastering and rendering and have a strong overall knowledge of the building trade.

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Reviewed by Gary on 20/11/2018

Fantastic job. Very easy man to do business with. Spoke to Richard on the Saturday morning and by late afternoon on the Sunday bedroom was finished.

Weve been plastering for over 10 years and would like to say we offer a clean and realiable service,i have qualifications in plastering including diploma level 1 and 2.There is genuinly no job to big or small for us we try being as competitive as we can when it comes to pricing the jobs and do all this in a professional manner.

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Reviewed by Richard on 9/11/2018

Steve did a good job of plastering. skimmed ceilings and walls of lounge, kitchen, and bedroom ceiling.

We are doing mostly plastering. Quality is very important to us and we guarantee it. Clients for us always come first.

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Reviewed by Chris on 16/10/2018

This company is excellent. They came on time every single day and I’ve never seen such a good finish. They were very friendly and professional and left the house cleaner than when they arrived. I would highly recommend to anybody. You won’t find anybody with as good a finish. No need to look anywhere else. Just book them in. Thank you Mario!

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 phil on 17/1/2019

Steve turned up as agreed at very short notice and got the lounge skimmed within the day. All waste was tidied up at the end of the day and the room was left tidy. I would use steve again with no hesitation.

For friendly reliable service. Over 10 years experience. No Job to big or small - guaranteed work and attention to detail is everything 5* plus decorating service available

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Reviewed by Steven on 14/1/2019

Top class plasterer. He was available urgently, showed up on time and reliable. He went beyond what needed to be done to make the walls look even due to the difference in size. Couldn’t of asked for a better plasterer to do the job and will be recommending to friends. Thank you.

Hi there at elite plastering we are very professional in what we do and always keep our work up to a high standard,the business is a family business and has being for 21 years ,we are polite and a stand up family,and we welcome any work available thanks .

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Reviewed by elizabeth on 10/10/2018

very pleased with the work done by this company, i would recommend them and would definitely use them again.

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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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