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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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Hello im Anthony I have been plastering for 32 years and have had the privilege to of plastered trentham gardens retail shops. I have plastered new build houses for bovis and Wilson homes as well as domestic . PROFESSIONAL WORKMANSHIP ,CLEAN AT ALL TIMES

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Reviewed by Nadene on 20/10/2020

Thanks for coming at short notice and arriving on time as promised. Great job.

Hi my names David from Skim Line Plastering. We offer all aspects of plastering at competitive prices. Me and my team have 20 years experience fully insured thanks David Bennett

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Reviewed by Jake on 15/10/2020

Arrived promptly. Good communication. Happy with the work done and everywhere was left clean. Fair price. Friendly blokes.

I have been working in the trade for 18 years specialising in : Kitchen & Bathroom refurbishments, Plastering, Tiling, Hard landscaping & Carpentry just to name a few. I deliver all my projects to a outstanding finish & pride myself in attention to detaiI. I work on on high-end homes delivering various refurbishments/extensions whilst managing a team of four, within the Surrey area. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or if would like to discuss your job further. I am happy to help where I can. Adam

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Reviewed by George on 26/10/2020

If I could give 6 stars, I would. Extremely nice chap. Very conscientious and I will certainly use him again. We have given him another job and I would highly recommend him. Well done Adam.

20 years of experience in all aspects of plastering/rendering - Traditional flat render - Pebble dashing - Tyrolean - Dry lining - Skimming - Reskim over artex - Coving - k rend coloured renders Clean and reliable honest tradesmen

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Reviewed by Richard on 22/10/2020

Great job! Exactly as described very professional and fair price. Will definitely use again.

We are a company that specializes in external rendering throughout the uk.We cover every external finish from traditional sand and cement render to through coloured polymer renders. We aim to leave all our customers 100% happy.we also cover internal plastering and plasterboarding mainly in the winter months.

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Reviewed by Sharon on 27/9/2020

Jonathan is a lovely man turned up on time did the job no hassle looks great very pleased I would definitely recommend him to others

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Reviewed by Waseem on 2/10/2020

Peter did a good job for me for drylining and helping me finish carpentry work which was left behind by some so-called builder. He is likeable individual, dependable and goes out of his way to help you out. Thank you Peter.

RH Plastering Offers a Quality and Friendly Plastering Service. Plastering, Plasterboard Skimming Walls and Ceilings Give Us A Try

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Reviewed by Martin on 8/7/2020

From the initial first phone call through to completion of the works RH plastering was professional and very knowledgable, I must add that the standard of work is perfect and above the standard of many plasterers we have had in the past, The job was priced well and the at the completion of the works there was no mess left and very tidy. If you have any plastering to be done i would recommend Rh plastering every time, great job by great team Thank you again ....

Supreme Plastering Services LTD Offers a wide range of services varying from, Plastering Rendering, Dry lining. Myself and my team have over 16 yrs or experience. First Started off in London City working on luxury apartments to high standards. We are very professional and produce high quality work. We have top quality equipment to delivery top quality finishes. Once the work is completed we will also make sure the property or location is left clean. We also concentrate on time keeping and producing high quality finishes to a set time so your project will also be delivered on time.

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Reviewed by Richard on 24/10/2020

Adrian did a fantastic job rendering our garden wall. Absolutely perfect finish / a real perfectionist. Left the place spotless - even jet washed a wall for us!

I've been in the building trade for most of my working live I specialise in all types of plastering and good experiences with tilling,many years of site work but decided to change direction,I like to aim for customer satisfaction I'm also handy with interior painting and floor services.

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Reviewed by Rita on 15/9/2020

I am so happy with the work that was done for me I couldn’t believe how quick he completed the work after being let down by so many people it was a pleasure to have him carry out the work in my house I will definitely ask him to do further work you will not be disappointed professional reliable worth the money top guy

plasterer 30yrs exp reliable and helpful pleasecall any time

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Reviewed by Sheila on 19/10/2020

Ray arrived on time gave me a fair quote and did the job same day. Cleaned up after great tradesmen 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 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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