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Wanting to refresh a room and would like the walls skimming beforehand? Maybe you’ve had an extension on your home and want to add some classic or contemporary cornice moulding? Hire a local plasterer for jobs like rendering a wall and skimming your ceilings. This page is filled with handy information, so you’ll have everything you need to know about hiring local plasterers and renderers. How much does skimming a wall cost? Check out our handy cost tables below.

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As a Stonemason for more than 20 years I have specialised in the restoration and conservation of historic/period properties, churches and buildings. In 2010 I established my own Ltd company bringing my skills to the domestic market.

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Reviewed by Rita on 5/6/2020

Good professional assessment of problem, came up with list of options, gave a price and start date. Came on time, carried out work competently and cleared up well. Coped with family and pets! We would happily contact him if we had further jobs suitable for his skill set

Best choice contract to Ltd we specialise in top and quality construction project in Wiltshire and London we cover all areas of building work from renovation and extension and conversion through to entire managed construction project whether you want a larger kitchen open plan living area and extra bedroom a house extension we could take you one step closer to having the home of your dream we work throughout Wiltshire and London area providing reasonable price quality construction and building services to a wide range of satisfied clients we pride ourselves on our reputation by offering a high standard of workmanship friendly and professional advice and making your project with us as hasslefree as possible Valentino

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Reviewed by Pranav on 7/11/2019

Valentino has done a fantastic job of bathroom and kitchen refurbishment. He has delivered what he had promised no hidden charges and no false promises. Very reliable and soft spoken. He uses the best material in the market so quality of product is very good. He did the facia as well which is also of very good specifications. Overall he is a fantastic builder and I would 100% recommend him.

With over 20 years experience we undertake all aspects of roofing, new and old, complete roofs or repairs and are specialists in leadworks, flat-roofing, built-up felt, GRP fibreglass roofing, fascia, soffits and guttering. we have a great professional painter on board called Alex and also undertake external and internal paint works. we have various trades on our books and are very knowledgeable in scaffolding, electrical, carpentry, painting and course are main trade platform Roofing. we don't pretend to do everything but for the trades we do there is a qualified professional especially for that particular service. We pride ourselves on providing good, honest advice so please get in touch to discuss your roofing requirements or for a free, no obligation quote.

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Reviewed by Kathryn on 8/3/2021

Alex and Callum painted a wall in our hallway last week over two days. They were quiet and respectful, and we were very happy with the final results. I would absolutely hire Ramsey Roofing again to help with our house renovation.

DDSA here to help with all your property maintenance needs

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Reviewed by Ben on 16/10/2020

Really nice chap and really good job. I Definitely will Use Shaun on future projects!

Hello, we are on this site for the first time, but do not lack experience. Trust our services, we will not disappoint you !!

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Reviewed by Damian on 29/1/2021

Very pleasant to work with and a good outcome achieved despite being a bad time of year for this type of task in the wet and extreme cold. Recommended and will use again.

ELT plastering and rendering are a team of plastering contractors who offer fully comprehensive plastering services taylores to each of our clients needs. our expertise also extends to full decoration and refurbishment projects making our tailor made packages a hassle free solution to getting your project completed to the highest possible standard and within budget. customer satisfaction is a core aspect of the service we provide and we utilise all of our abilities and expertise to meet your expectations .

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Reviewed by ash on 30/12/2020

Elton was so friendly, timely and cost effective. He skimmed our master bedroom for us and it is absolutely gorgeous. He gave us some great advice for some other rooms and we will definitely call him when we need other rooms skimming. We have already recommended him to our friends and next door.

pro-fix builders ltd, we are a one-stop building & property maintenance. we undertake all your needs, including: paving, fencing, roofing, painting & decorating, upvc facias & guttering, & general property maintenance.

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Reviewed by Abdul on 30/1/2021

Anthony proposed a technical solution for the leakage from our loft room's roof which would not just stop the leakage but protect the whole roof with 5 years warranty and carried out the work the next day as agreed. I am happy with his professional approach and he will be the first to contact when replacing the garage roof felt. I would like to thank him and his son.

PT Plastering offers a clean and reliable service with very competitive rates and FIVE STAR ratings. With over 13 years experience our services include plaster over artex, coving, dry lining, rendering. All work to a high standard with a smooth finish.

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Reviewed by Jayson on 17/4/2021

Paul & Ash were great! Fantastic communication throughout the job from start to finish. They were reliable and turned up as promised at agreed time. Brilliant workmanship on a small intricate job and nothing seemed too much trouble for them going above and beyond when needed. Couldn’t recommend enough! Would definitely use again!!

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Reviewed by Chris on 19/5/2019

Clean worker and great results

With many years of experience in UK and abroad we provide vast variety of services from design, build, architectural drawings, domestic or commercial refurbishments, conversions, extensions, internal decorations, external decorations and roof repairs.

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Reviewed by Doug on 12/10/2017

Filipe and Christian have been absolutely brilliant. Very professional, polite and cheerful throughout. I have them multiple tasks and they did as requested and more. I definitely recommend them and if I move house/require work I will go back to them. Thank you!

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Plasterers & Renderers - what you need to know

A good plasterer can give your walls a smooth finish, whether covering up the brickwork of a load-bearing wall, or to cover the plasterboard of an internal wall. Once don,e the wall is damp-proofed and ready for decorating. And, of course, a good plasterer will do it in record time.

What your local plasterers and renderers can help with

  • Solid plastering - applying wet finishes to surfaces and putting protective coverings on outside walls, e.g. pebble dash.
  • Fibrous plastering - creating ornamental plasterwork, such as ceiling roses, cornices and architraves.
  • Dry lining - fixing internal plasterboard or wallboard partitions.
  • Skimming - covering plaster with a flawlessly smooth surface for decoration.
  • Rendering a wall - 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.

In a modern home, plastering work 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.

For older properties, you may not be after the smooth finish we’re used to in modern homes. One option is to go for a lime plaster instead that gives a more rustic look. If you have an older home, or one that’s listed, always let the plasterer know first so they can take this into account.

The cost of plastering will depend on the size of the room and how much work needs to be done in terms of preparation and finishing. If the plaster on your walls has deteriorated a lot or there is damp plaster work on the ceiling that needs to be removed, you'll likely need the old plaster to come off and an entirely new plasterboard fitted.

Costs for common plastering work

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 a wall

Some typical jobs Low High
Outside wall, excluding scaffolding £280 £540

Skimming ceiling and walls for 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 tradespeople 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

Check if you need planning permission if your home is a listed building or in a conservation area. Your plasterer or builder should be able to advise on these issues.

Building regulations for plasterering contractors

If a render covers a substantial part of the exterior of your property, your plasterer will need to comply with building regulations.

 

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, how long for?

Read the latest questions that homeowners have been asking plasterers – such as how much to plaster a room and how much to skim a ceiling? 

Plastering ideas

Check out our top 5 plastering jobs you can tackle before you move into a new place. Looking for some decorative plastering ideas? Take a look at these walls and ceiling features. And read our practical advice on assessing your walls before decorating.

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