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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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We are a family business with 40 years experience in exterior protective coatings and renders. We are able to offer virtual quotes without initially visiting the home due to our 40 year experience and we can issue an insurance backed guarantee for all our work which many local “one man traders” are unable to do. We also promise we can beat any genuine like for like quote and with our local installers whom we have built up over 40 years we will always have someone near to you. Qualifications with Trustmark and have thousands of satisfied clients, once again near to you for reference purposes. Also, our Virtual Quote Estimator Mr Allan Proctor is NHBC registered and is well qualified in giving you the best advice possible. Wetherby Wethertex products have been manufacturing in the UK for over 45 years with their high performance wall coatings. Finally, our Rated People ratings speak for themselves, many of which are 5*

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Reviewed by Ken on 25/6/2020

Roman was a hard worker

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 ....

My name is Stuart White I am the proprietor of PREMIER DECORATING SERVICES . I Have been Plastering , Painting and Decorating for 9 yrs now , we only accept 100% customer satisfaction ,I am very clean ,hard working professional , you won't b disappointed

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Reviewed by CHERYL on 18/2/2020

Premier Decorators completely replastered my horrible Artex ceilings throughout the house. They did a brilliant job and nothing was too much trouble for them. I will certainly be using them again.

DM Construction's core business is comprehensive refurbishment services. We are a dynamically developing company from Southend on Sea. Thanks to the experience gained, we provide the highest quality renovation and construction services. Our professionally selected team of qualified employees guarantees reliable work performance. DM Construction company in the field of modern interior renovations and refurbishments, helps the investor to choose the right renovation technologies. We hope that our proposals will meet with your interest. Bearing in mind the well-being of our clients, we are always ready to help in the field of technical solutions and we are happy to advise you in case of any questions. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our offer and use our services. Refurbishments - Maintenance - General Building

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Reviewed by Joanne on 1/7/2020

Prompt, courteous, efficient and very competitive pricing. All good.

We are a small company based in Sunderland,we cover all building work including extensions,loft conversions,kitchens,bathrooms and full refurbs

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Reviewed by William on 21/5/2020

SB Construction responded to our inquiry promptly. They have proven to have been an excellent choice, providing a first class, professional service at an excellent price, The standard of workmanship and communication has been exceptional throughout the entire build, The site was always left tidy at the end of the day and the team were always punctual and on time. Due to the excellent standard of work and the trust we had in Steve, we had further work carried out and the build was still completed on time.

TC Joinery cover all aspects of trades from roofing to carpet fitting.

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Reviewed by Mariama on 3/7/2020

Fantastic job, really pleased with the outcome and the service. He was on time, very polite and honest about the job and costing etc. The work was done to a high standard and my house was left clean and as if nobody had been. Couldn’t be any happier with it would defo recommend and use again.

What makes us the Best We are a reliable, punctual, tidy and most importantly a friendly team that you can rely on. WE ALSO PROVIDE A GENERAL BUILDING SERVICE which include .PAINTING,TILING,PLUMBING,BATHROOMS AND KITCHENS,FENCING,PATIOS AND MUCH MORE Our customers are our number one priority, and we carry out each job to the highest standard of workmanship. Call us today for free advice and quotations

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Reviewed by John on 21/7/2020

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Hello , I am Michael . Fully qualified time served plasterer of 10+ years, customer satisfaction a top priority. Work is always carried out to a high standard with a friendly service, many trade and domestic work references, competitive quotes provided

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Reviewed by Leigh on 15/7/2020

Great work. Would definitely recommend.

Rely on the professional plastering contractors at Rd and Al Clements plastering. We have over 25 years experience in the plastering and rendering business and cater to provide excellent services to demestic and commercial customers in Wiltshire and the surrounding areas.

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Reviewed by Sophie on 12/4/2020

From start to finish Andy was superb! Efficient and tidy, a really professional job. Andy gave us lots of advice about the after care of the plaster and products to use to seal it and paint it- as rookies, this was hugely appreciated! I would recommend Andy to anyone and will definitely use agin in the future! Thank you and sorry for the delay in the review!

*****Building the future.... ***Renovating the past...***** TA Building. offers professional services plastering, rendering, and building work in Coventry. We have years of experience in this line of business. In addition to plastering and new builds, we carry out a vast range of other services including, floor tiling, guttering, roofing, plastering, plaster boarding, home improvements and driveways. Our aim is to provide you with a reliable and friendly service. Our services are: Single Extensions Bathroom installation Plastering Rendering Roofing Facials Driveways Landscaping Kitchen Carpentry Painting Decorating Handyman jobs No job to big ?? No job to small

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Reviewed by Geoff on 22/5/2020

Very good dtandard of rwuipment, worked very hard and paid attention to detail when could easily have cut corners, left no mess at all and very fussy about clearing up, nice people to have at our property. Very high standard of work and I am not easily pleased. Very satisfied. Highly recommended.

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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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