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Services: Property & Building maintenance, Refurbishment, Joinery, roofing, damp & Ventilation, we do what we say we will when we say we will! Providing excellent quality & service giving our customers value for money

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Adrian on 24/9/2017

Jason was professional in his approach and advice on the options available in responding to a request to restore the property ventilation that had been blocked. This included existing and new vents, and a new kitchen extractor, which now looks superb and works well. Good job done by Jason and his colleague, cleaned up very well afterwards, on time, to quoted price, and without any problems. Thanks.

We specialise in home improvements our main aim is to please and keep the custom coming back to us. Find us on Facebook GCP joinery & Building we have all the pictures of our work on there.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Garage Conversion, House extension, Home improvements, Loft Conversion

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Reviewed by Robert on 24/9/2017

Craig gave an excellent quote and we accepted and he has a very high quality of work and he worked when he said he was to be there and the price was right and he never went over this as there was no need to and he made sure that the house was always secure before he left each night. We would recommend Craig and his work to others that need a job doing as he was able to do our job on short notice and got us out of a tight spot. We would highly recommend him to anyone that wanted a quality decorator.

My names Aaron I'm a extremely approachable guy. I specialise in building and plastering with over five years experience. I take pride in my work. Providing the best possible service. With a finish that is superior. I offer a five year guarantee.

Trades serviced: Pointing / Repointing, Home improvements, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, External wall painting, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance

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Reviewed by Irene on 24/9/2017

Very pleased. Nice people, very good professional job.

Friendly local roofing and building company who will go the extra mile for your satisfaction

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Porch / Canopy, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Kevin on 24/9/2017

Quick response, friendly professional service

BW Maintenance are a friendly, honest and reliable firm with many years experience in all areas of construction. We take great pride in our work, and work closely with our customers to ensure the work is carried out to complete satisfaction.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Conservatory, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Edward on 24/9/2017

Ben did an excellent job, everything we asked for, was friendly, on time, and went beyond what we expected. Will definitely use his services again!

We specialize in many aspects of the building trade and garden design. IE: structural steels, stud-work & partition walls, plaster-boarding, concreting, demolition, rubble removal, landscaping, artificial lawns, patios, decorative stone & edgings etc.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Garage Conversion, Home improvements

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Reviewed by grant on 24/9/2017

Work carried out on the two occasions we have used CV building solutions was done to a superb standard. Would not hesitate to recommend Clive and his team for any work required.

Four Seasons Groundwork and Gardening services specialise in all areas of groundwork and gardening services, Our team have many years experience in the field and we pride ourselves on providing a top quality service.

Trades serviced: Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse, External wall painting, Screeding, External Tiling, Stone / Concrete Paving

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Reviewed by Margaret on 24/9/2017

Gardener / Landscape gardeners Did a brilliant job and very happy with the result and would recommend this company to anyone

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Conservatory, Garden office / Studio construction, Underpinning / Piling / Foundations

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Reviewed by E on 24/9/2017

Would definetley use again. Really happy with the quality of work carried out and their commitment to getting the job done and getting it done well.

We are a family run business with 25 years experience.We take pride in a vast knowledge of the construction industry from small repairs to total house builds. All our tradesmen are fully Qualified,insured and professional. Covering England & S.Wales.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Garage Conversion, House extension

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Reviewed by Holly on 24/9/2017

Did a quote at very short notice, very polite and completed the work on time and to an excellent standard. Would definitely recommend!

I'm a apprenticed trained fully qualified plasterer and damp proofer with 14 years experience. Every job big or small is carried out to a very high standard and also really clean and tidy with no mess or rubbish left behind. Every job is fully guaranteed.

Trades serviced: Cellar & Basement Conversion, Garage Conversion, House extension, Home improvements, Loft Conversion, Screeding

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Reviewed by will on 24/9/2017

Nice tidy job done to a high standard.

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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