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Hello and thankyou for taking the time to look at my profile we cover all area's of house maintaince internal andexternal we are qualified in all house maintaince such as plumbing and heating 17th edition electrician and much more contact for a free quote

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

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Reviewed by babs on 18/9/2017

Kind friendly and job done in minutes brilliant, I would recomend keep this trades man nunber

I have over 15 years experience and knowledge in all aspects of joinery/kitchen fitting/bathroom installations/tiling. Specialise in Full house renovations. We provide a reliable, friendly and proffesional service at affordable prices. 25 year guarantee

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

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Reviewed by Karen on 18/9/2017

Richard put some stud walls up for me and did a good job. Can highly recommend him. Very knowledgeable and a likeable person.

j and g contractors cover new roofs,flat roofs, tiling ,slating,repairs,chimney rebuilds,pointing, lead work,upvc and all external and interior paintwork. All our work is guaranteed. We have public liability insurance .

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

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Reviewed by Mrs A on 18/9/2017

The ratings are for the initial job but the tradesman identified a problem with the roof. He said that this was urgent and quoted £850 for fixing this. He came and did this additional work which took less than a day.

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: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Pointing / Repointing

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Reviewed by Liz on 18/9/2017

Job completed on time, the team worked long hours. Some mess left behind from plastering but generally good job.

Hi I'm Leigh, I've been plastering now for 15+ years. I made the decision to go by my self about a year ago. I mainly carry out domestic work including, flattening artex ceilings, reskims, ceiling repairs, renovation work, new builds and much more.

Trades serviced: Internal Rendering, Plaster Skimming, Polished / Other Plaster Finish, Standard Coving, External Rendering, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Mandy on 18/9/2017

Leigh is absolutely brilliant. Picked the job, gave a quote, stuck with it, phase 1 completed today, really impressed! So tidy and clean. I expected to come home and start hoovering but it was all done! Recommend without hesitation

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Floor Sanding & Finishing, Laminate Flooring

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Reviewed by Graham on 18/9/2017

Very pleasant chap and very professional in work and appearance. I would definitely recommend his work.

Priority-satisfied customer,high quality of service,liability insurance for work,professional team many years of experience,reference.

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

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Reviewed by Alan on 18/9/2017

Very pleased with the work. 100% reliable. Kept constantly udated as the work progressed. Finished in time and to a high standard. Nothing a problem. Spot on interpretation of our vision. Very friendly team. Would recommend.

We are family business doing roofing and building work for over 40years we always on time and look leave our customers happy for repeat business we have long list happy customers and always looking for more

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

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Reviewed by Gordon on 18/9/2017

John turned up on time, gave me a good quote for the work. He carried out the repairs and came back two days later to check that they were OK. I would use this company again.

Affordable Quality As Standard. As a property maintenance and renovations specialist, we have been working for the last 8 years exclusively for property developers and Estate Agents such as Brinkle's, Towneds, Dexters, and Cubitt&west covering All trades.

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

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Reviewed by Garey on 18/9/2017

Professional, honest & concise, personable, high standard of work, unbeatable prices....I could go on and on! My first experience with this company has left me an extremely happy customer indeed! Ken and his team are simply AMAZING!! Every now and again you come across a company who are genuinely out to help the customer solve their issues speedily and at an affordable price...this sums up AFFORDABLE PROPERTY REPAIRS LIMITED. These guys rock! It's a 10 Star from me!

Hi my name is ashley i served my time as a plaster in ireland i live in reading now i take a lot of pride in my work i be plastering for 24 years i have just join rated people that why i have no rating

Trades serviced: Screeding, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Internal Rendering, Plaster Skimming, Polished / Other Plaster Finish, Standard Coving

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Reviewed by Debbie on 18/9/2017

Lovely customer service, attitude and workmanship! What more could you possibly ask for, will most certainly use again!

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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