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30 years of experience in Italy, with UK certifications and italian style in plumbing and heating,water implants, Springling systems, pipe fittings,Tiling, Flooring, Extension house,General building for interior and exterior

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Stonework / Stone Cladding

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Reviewed by Terrance on 8/8/2017

Antonio and Peter worked very hard and got us out of a mess with a previous installation. We were happy with the end result, couple of issues with some grout cracking but Antonio will happily come back and fix any issues. Communication was good as I was kept in the loop with decisions. They are also flexible around your schedule Tiling was great and plenty of original ideas to hide pipework and bath panel access. The bathroom looks great so spoken about a potential future kitchen job.

We are a family run painting & decorating company with over 25 years experience. All our work is carried out to the highest standard. We are fully insured and cover all aspects of internal & external painting and decorating.

Trades serviced: Internal Painting & Decorating, Wall murals / Paint effects, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Internal Rendering, Plaster Skimming, Polished / Other Plaster Finish

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Reviewed by Alana on 8/8/2017

Pat did a great job of painting my new drama studio at short notice. He got it done when he said and kept me informed along the way. Very happy with the work and price. Would recommend!

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Home improvements, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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Reviewed by Ross on 8/8/2017

Pawel and his team painted our house over three floors, we only have good words to say, good workmanship and completed job on time. We are very happy about the quality of their painting and we are happy to recommend them to anyone.

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

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Reviewed by Pippa on 8/8/2017

George and his team have been fantastic - very reliable, hardworking and did a great job. Will definitely be using you guys again! Thank you!!

Welcome to Top Coat Decorators. We are a small business based in Plymouth. We specialize in quality home painting, ceramic tiling, pressure washing, drywall & textured repairs, floor restoration, concrete staining and more. - Owner Cody Johnson.

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

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Reviewed by Chris on 8/8/2017

Cody was contacted to paint the exterior of our house. There were no hidden costs. He was courteous, reliable and hard working. He regularly checked any requirements we had throughout the work. We would be happy to recommend his work and use him again for any work in the future. Thanks Cody

Loft Conversations , Side & Back extensions, Full House Renovation, Bathrooms & Kitchens Instalation

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Garage Conversion, House extension, Home improvements, Loft Conversion

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Reviewed by Jorg on 8/8/2017

Adema did a brilliant job. Cannot fault them at all. The communication was great and I would recommend them to anybody who needs work done. I am already planning to have them back next year to do some more work for me.

I have over 10 years of experience in bathroom installations, including floor and wall tiling. I also specialize in real wood and laminate flooring. Attention to detail is my strong point and I am conscientious, punctual and very hard working.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Wooden Doors - Internal, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring

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Reviewed by richard on 8/8/2017

Friendly, reliable, we'll definitely ask him back.

20 years of experience , Quality jobs at competitive prices, ..you will see

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

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Reviewed by Christine on 8/8/2017

I had a curtain pole put up and they put it up the wrong way round . The back is at the front after asking so many times for them to come back they won't give me an answer. I just want the Job to be put right

Offer all aspects of Groundwork to include some of the following - Block paving - Turf laying-Driveways and Footways- Fencing- Drainage. Also offer any Traffic Management needs. Over 10 years experience of all works. Friendly and professional serevice

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Pointing / Repointing, Garden office / Studio construction, General Fitted Furniture, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Simon on 8/8/2017

Had 3 trees removed and also new fence panels and posts fitted. I found JH Groundworks hard working, polite, reliable and would definitely use them again.

We do property refurbish....with good team...plumber,carpenter,electricity,handyman,gas safe engineer,tiler.....any job is welcome.......TRUST PLUMBING24

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden office / Studio construction, Wooden Doors - Internal

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Reviewed by ziya on 8/8/2017

IOS called immediately and came round the next day and completed the whole job, professionally, courteously and what a very pleasant person.

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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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