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I have now been in the construction buissiness for 40 years. We have carried out works for many of the local councils & housing associations. We also provided an excellent service for extensions, loft conversions and bathroom fitting over the years

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Stephen on 23/9/2017

Dave's team were friendly, skilled and did exactly what they said they would when they said they would do it. I would recommend them and wouldn't hesitate to call them again.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Wooden Doors - Internal, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Somiya on 23/9/2017

Amazing work, much appreciated.

Sole trader, with 6 years work experience in the UK in : plastering, rendering, plasterboard,tiling and carpentry. I have a positive attitude and a like to bring the job to a high standard, to satisfy the customer and his demands.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Laminate Flooring, Screeding, Solid wood flooring, Internal Rendering

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Reviewed by John on 23/9/2017

A very professional job I will definitely use Arsene next time!

Most types of work undertaken. Bathrooms kitchens plastering decorating. Local electrics e.g light fittings switches ect. Complete bathroom suites supplied and fitted from £499.00.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Conservatory, Home improvements, Garden office / Studio construction

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Reviewed by Tony on 23/9/2017

Henry was always helpful and trustworthy. Has completed some excellent work by redocorating living room hallway and fitted new kitchen to a high standard.also laid new wooden flooring. Nothing was to much trouble I would recommend Henry without hesitation

Specialising in all domestic gas work, plumbing and electrical as well as all interior design, planning & construction. Over 15 years experience with extremely high standards and professionalism carried throughout.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Internal lighting

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Reviewed by Simon on 23/9/2017

Great chap

"Here at LT Construction we pride ourselves on delivering high quality building projects on time and within budget. Contact us today and see how we can help you to complete your projects as you imagine, regardless of size big or small"

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

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Reviewed by Adam on 23/9/2017

Oliver responded quickly, completed work as expected and left the job with no mess. Will be using again!

General maintenance service. Experienced multi trade service including home extensions and complete renovation projects. Shelves mounted, pictures, mirrors & cabinets hung, flat pack assembly, curtain rails & TV mounting. End of tenancy clean...

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Home improvements, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building, Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork, General Fitted Furniture, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by deborah on 23/9/2017

Gordon turned up when he said he would, assembled the funiture and cleared up after the work was finished. Really pleased with the work and furniture.

JCB developments. Offering a clean professional service from changing a tap washer to full house refurbs.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Chimney Building / Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Catherine on 23/9/2017

The job was done in good time and everything was left nice and tidy. The price was as agreed.

40 yrs experience, re-skims, repair work, plasterboarding. Covering outdated artex to a nice smooth plaster finish. Transforms a room. Free estimates and competitive genuine prices Ray Cullen, RDC Plastering. City&guilds time served. Level 3 tiler

Trades serviced: Internal Rendering, Plaster Skimming, Polished / Other Plaster Finish, Standard Coving, Floor Tiling, Wall Tiling

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Reviewed by Mark on 23/9/2017

Great job, clean and tidy from start to finish

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 23/9/2017

Turned up to quote but changed his mind and leaves the job after I reject all other quotes.

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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