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Having worked for myself for 30 years in most aspects of construction and maintenance my good reputation means everything to me. I pride myself on leaving a satisfied customer who will recommend me to family and friends.

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

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Reviewed by Val on 19/9/2017

Paul arrived at specified time and completed the work to a high standard.

London Roofing is a Ltd sole trade company, we have experience in roofing, painting, flooring, fitting windows, plastering, We don't take deposit up front however it depends on the scale of the job Thank you.

Trades serviced: Floor Sanding & Finishing, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, Internal Painting & Decorating, External wall painting

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Reviewed by sarah on 19/9/2017

Ali and his colleagues came to work on time did a really lovely job nice painting I was very happy with the look .tidy and clean up nicely after wards will use London roofing again in future.

100s or satisfied customers just ask and we'll give you their numbers so you can ask them for yourself. We are a small team of electricians, carpenters and builders with experience ranging all through the domestic and industrial sectors, completing turn-k

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, House extension, Metal staircases

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Reviewed by Oksana on 19/9/2017

Good communication, good job.

With a combined experience of 25 years and all relevant qualifications and accreditations, we at Select feel we are very capable of providing any sort of electrical service you may need; whether it be domestic or commercial, feel free to call us anytime.

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

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Reviewed by Scott on 19/9/2017

Total lifesaver. Select Electric helped me out with my project which was being filmed, and did as great job getting it all working. Nice guys, totally reliable and completely professional.

Taylor'd Properties provide quality work with a trusting system. FREE estimates, Fixed prices. Ranging from home refurbishment to finishing touches like bath sealants. please ask if you need more info or help. Thanks

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Wooden Doors - Internal, Floor Sanding & Finishing

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Reviewed by Peter on 19/9/2017

Taylor was polite and friendly. The was done successfully and he even went out of his way to replace the pipe that was leaking. Exceeded my expectations. Job well done. Will get him to do our bathroom and kitchen in the very near future

Plumbing, Heating and Boiler Specialists / Professional Plastering, Painting and Decorating services serving the northwest

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

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Reviewed by Ben on 19/9/2017

Mick was absolutely fantastic. he did an amazing job at very short notice and was really competitive on price. I cannot recommend him highly enough! thanks

We at K3 Property Solutions are a group of Tradesman which cover ALL aspects of property maintenance, from full property refurbishments, right through to a variety of smaller jobs. We pride ourselves on detailed customer service from start to completion.

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

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Reviewed by Helen on 19/9/2017

Andy was very polite, started on time and finished when he said he would! Excellent

We are a small professional family company based in Kingston upon Thames. We have been trading more than 10 years and have a long list of clients who frequently have been returning to us again for assistance on a variety of projects over that period.

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

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Reviewed by Atul on 19/9/2017

Did a fantastic job and we have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them. We have a few quotes for this work and although Robert was not cheapest. He was very competitive , prompt and followed up there quote with lots of positive testimonials. Robert is a great person, he kept in contact throughout the job and was always available for discussion and sort out any issues. Quality of work and finish is excellent. Robert and Andrew are very hard working person, considerate and took pride in their work.

We are a professional friendly local company, who together have 50 years of experience. The skilled and professional team can provide flat roofs of all types and traditional roofing . We have public liability insurance and provide guarantees.

Trades serviced: Internal Rendering, Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Leadwork, Slate & Tiled Roof

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Reviewed by Simon on 19/9/2017

Really impressed with Andy, Knew what he was going to do before he turned up. Worked out a solution to a problem before I hired him, then explained what he had done. Very efficient and a top notch job. Highly recommend his service.

Hi my names dan love what I do making people homes better and job satisfaction is my key would love to turn your house into a home that's my motto

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Garage Conversion, House extension, Porch / Canopy, Garden office / Studio construction, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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Reviewed by Mandy on 19/9/2017

Can't fault Dan He came here when he said he would, he gave us a very competitive quote for the job, then he came back the next day and did the job, thank you Dan

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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