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I have been a carpet and floor layer for 25 years so have lots of experience. My work mostly is sub contract to carpet and flooring stores but all work and enquiries are welcome. I fit carpets,vinyls,laminate flooring, hardwood flooring Karndean Amtico,

Trades serviced: Carpet fitters, Floor Tiling, Laminate Flooring, Linoleum Flooring, Plastic / Rubber Flooring

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Reviewed by Callum on 21/2/2018

did the job to a very high standard would have him back

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Alison on 20/2/2018

Fantastic service from quote to finish! Our new decking is just beautiful and while Matthew was with us we asked him to do some other jobs which were done with the same care and high standard as the decking. When the jobs were finished the whole area was left clean and tidy. Would highly recommend and he will definitely be our first port of call for any future jobs.

"Cutting Costs Not Corners"

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Lisa on 20/2/2018

The lads came out to quote. Received quote as advised. Pricing as what I thought. Lads supplied materials. Work excellent and clean workers. Will be using again in the future. Thanks

Welcome to Changes . The home improvement company Chosen by people who want to make their dreams and wishes come true . We can provide a wide range of services to meet your needs

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Conservatory, Decorative Glazing

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Reviewed by Francesca on 20/2/2018

Friendly helpful attention to detail, Would use again

Hard working plasterer with over 10 years experiance.Attention to detail is a must as well as being tidy with competertive rates.i take pride in my work and hope it reflects in my ratings (when i get some ) see you soon maybe ....you be the judge

Trades serviced: External Rendering, Internal Rendering, Pebble Dashing, Plaster Skimming, Polished / Other Plaster Finish

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Reviewed by TIm on 20/2/2018

He was great, went above and beyond what i was expecting. All the little finishes really made a difference and im pretty sure he left the rooms cleaner than when he started. Would recommend to friends and would use his services again in the future.

Trades serviced: Cellar & Basement Conversion, Commercial pest control, Conservatory, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Derek on 20/2/2018

My job(s) grew after my original post but Dan took this in his stride. All work was carried out in a professional manner, finished on time and within budget. A skilled tradesman for whom nothing it seemed was too much trouble. I am hoping he will be back again this year for phase 2. Highly recommended.

From bathroom & kitchen installation to plumbing, plastering & tiling services from City and Guilds qualified tradesmen. Full domestic cleaning services now available

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by mike on 20/2/2018

very very good

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Ray on 20/2/2018

Would definitely recommend.Nice chap to deal with.Good workmanship.

We are Dyno plumbing and Heating . We undertake all aspects from dripping taps , blocked sinks & drains to full bathroom and heating installations . All are work is undertaken by fully WIAPS approved plumbers and Gas safe installers with a full guarantee

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by John on 20/2/2018

Excellent service. Would use them again

Will Undertake All Aspects Of Building Maintenence& Repairs.I have Over 15 Years of Experience.I offer an excellent level of service to all my customers and pride myself in being reliable at all times and also clean&tidy workmanship to very high standard.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by hashim on 20/2/2018

On time, professional, tidy

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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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