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Time served full carpentry and joinery apprenticeship with advanced craft qualification. 25 years experience in the building industry mainly kitchen and bathroom floor and wall installation. Working to exacting standards at all times.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair

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Reviewed by andrew on 18/2/2018

Fantastic Job, very professional quote and no unexpected costs. The guys turned up bang on time and finished on schedule. I have asked them to come back and do my 2 bathrooms I am that pleased with their work ! Thanks so much chaps .

We provide all Building Work: Electrical,,Lighting,Wiring, Internal renovation, Kitchens ,Bathrooms, Through Walls,Ceilings, plastering,Skimming,External renovation,Pointing ,Extensions, loft Conversions, Garage Conversion

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick & Stone Cleaning

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Reviewed by Paul on 18/2/2018

Great Job. Thank you. Would recommend again - prompt service and fair pricing.

Here at NJC we thrive on delivering outstanding customer services and works of an excellent standard. We are lucky enough to have a small yet dedicated team that cover areas of works including decorating, roofing and electrics. We offer free quotations on all of our works and aim to get all works completed within 7 days of the quotation, in some instances we can complete works same day

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Door / Window painting, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing

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Reviewed by Andrew on 18/2/2018

Electrical work seems good and good quality fittings used. However got plaster mess all over clothes which were over the other side of the room - people were in the house so why didn't he ask for them to be moved. Also, went in my son's next door bedroom and removed his ceiling lightbulb! When asked, he used it to test the work he'd done and apologised but leaving a light fitting without a bulb in a child's bedroom (in a low dormer ceiling) is not excusable. Finally his plasterer failed to turn up.

Friendly local family run multi trades company, able to take on most jobs if not all. Reliable, punctual.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Lorraine on 18/2/2018

Turned up on time. Job well done. Thank you

I have just started advertising on Rated People and so do not have many reviews yet, but please do not let that put you off, as I will provide high quality work and am someone that you really can trust! I have over 30 years of experience in many skills, working in domestic and business premises, and am what I would describe as an experienced handyman! I will do any home improvement or repair work you need doing, from painting your house to changing taps, from building a bespoke shed to putting up shelves. I aim to provide a personal service at a great price and quality, all the time working to the customer's budget and expectations. It can be tough to get great service for all those odd errands around the house you simply don’t have time for, so give me a call for a no-obligation chat and advice. My one-stop-shop for all your home and garden needs is based in Eye, Suffolk, and covers all the villages, hamlets and towns in the surrounding areas. I understand that your growing “To Do” list can feel overwhelming, so call for advice and a free estimate, and start feeling at ease — you’ll be glad you did!

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Claire on 18/2/2018

Quick to quote and made a good job of sorting the fence, thank you.

A Browns Plastering are special skilled plasterers

Trades serviced: Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, External Rendering, Internal Rendering, Pebble Dashing, Plaster Skimming

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Reviewed by John on 18/2/2018

Anton was able to arrive and deal with an urgent issue quickly and with minimum fuss. Completed the work to a high standard, and cleaned up well. Would recommend

Rodjams Glasgow cover all aspects of home renovations. With 20 years of experience in the industry. We pride ourselves on providing a friendly and reliable service. Our commitment is not only to get the job done, but getting it done quickly and efficiently. At Rodjams Glasgow, we recognise that our clients expect to have professional performance on an affordable budget.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Floor Tiling

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Reviewed by Lucy on 18/2/2018

I had a few broken tiles in my bathroom shower. The job was actually bigger than expected. It was dealt with very professionally. I was informed by Les at every stage of the job. I can highly recommend their services.

We are a family run business with over 20 years experience in roofing and exterior services. We carry out all works from a single tile repair, school roofs and larger developments. We specialise in roofing services which include the following: Flat roofs, tile/slate repairs, lead work, chimney repairs/replacements, guttering clearance, moss removal, Velux windows/roof lights, ventilation/insulation, repointing, facias, soffits and tile hangings. We have completed a number of courses on the various roofing techniques. We aim to leave every customer extremely happy with every part of the process and offer great customer service/communication from start to finish. We offer to take photos of before and after and these can be sent to you with the relevant paperwork if required. Thanks for considering Willerby Roofing & Exteriors Ltd.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Chimney Building / Repair, External Rendering, External Tiling, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Stephen on 18/2/2018

Excellent service from Stuart & his colleague Ian. Free quote. Turned up on time. Refused offers of refreshments, just wanted to crack on. At no prompt from me he said will return in a couple of weeks to make sure I’m satisfied with work done on my roof. Very personable & knowledgable. Would certainly recommend him to neighbours. I ll have no hesitation to use him again.

Years of experience: 25 years. Specialities: Plumbing, Laminate Flooring, Plastering, Rendering, Brickwork & Blockwork and All Aspects of Decorating. We value our customers opinions. It is in our interest to make our clients happy, at all times.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by Paul on 18/2/2018

Martin quoted a fair price and turned up when promised. He was friendly and did a good job. Would definatly use again & recommend to anyone else.

HI everyone we are one medium team .Experienced painter and decorator and carpenter loft conversion,paving Bathroom fitter brick layer we offer door installation laminate ,solid flooring Tiling, also cleaning services landlords welcome

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Sarah on 18/2/2018

Very professional, quick and friendly service. We needed a job done quickly and they went above and beyond to come round quickly to quote and were in the next day to paint. They painted a whole 2 bed flat in around 2 days and the quality is great. Would highly recommend.

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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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