Plastering is the process of applying a layer of plaster to a surface. It is most commonly used to cover walls and ceilings but it can also be used to fill holes and cracks. We provide expert plastering services across Brighton and Hove. Our plasterers are trained in all aspects of the trade and are able to provide you with the best service possible. We have been operating in the plastering industry for over 20 years and we have built up a great reputation throughout the industry. If you need your home re-plastering, get in touch with us today.
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We have completed numerous plasterboarding projects over the years and our clients have been immensely pleased with the results. This is due to us using only the best materials and equipment, and we work with the utmost professionalism. We also make certain that nothing is left undone and that we clean up after ourselves.
We are very particular as expert drylining contractors when selecting the appropriate plasterboards because there are many different types to suit the situation. Our drylining contractors know how to fix it, whether it’s directly to the wall or ceiling or to a secondary framework.
Choosing the right render, materials, and products can sometimes be difficult. There are numerous house rendering systems available on the market, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Based on your budget and other requirements, our team can advise you on the best rendering products to use.
Skimming is a plastering technique that involves applying a thin coat to walls in order to create a smooth surface for painting or decorating. Skim plaster is either applied over an existing plaster finish or used to cover plasterboard. The ‘perfect skimmed finish’ is difficult to achieve; it requires a trained professional with years of plastering experience.
Floating and setting requires a wet undercoat plaster, such as sand and cement, or a browning/bonding coat, which is troweled onto the walls at a thickness of 11mm. The skim coat is applied after the undercoat plaster has set to a semi-firm state. The advantage of using this method is that it insulates sound and heat better than plasterboards.
Venetian plastering (aka Polished Plastering) can be used to create depth of colour and texture for a modern or classic look. We provide a highly versatile finish that can be used in a variety of environments, both internally and externally. It can even be applied to ceilings and used as a replacement for stone flooring.
Is there a gaping hole or unsightly stains in your ceiling from a leaking pipe or roof? Have cracks started to appear in your ceiling as it ages? Is your popcorn or plaster ceiling cracked or crumbling? Our team handles all types of ceiling repairs, such as cracked or damaged plaster/drywall, accidental holes, and more. While ceiling damage can be concerning, it is repairable with the right professional.
Artex seemed to be the answer to everything back in the 70’s. However, it is no longer fashionable, and most people want their artexed ceilings covered up. The good news is that it is a relatively simple job with impressive results. Your stipple or broken leather pattern Artex ceiling will be covered with smooth plaster, drawing attention to your lighting.
Decorative coving is well-known for giving your room ceilings a one-of-a-kind appearance. We install plaster coving, plaster cornices, ceiling roses, dados, and other architectural plaster mouldings. Plaster coving products are used to enhance the interior plaster walls and ceilings, but they can also be used to enhance the beauty of the building’s exteriors.
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Plastering costs vary greatly depending on what needs to be done, the size of the room, and any additional complexity, such as access.
A simple plastering repair for just one wall or area of a room, for example, is likely to cost much less than plastering the entire room. If a room needs to be plasterboarded before skimming, the cost will be much higher than simply skimming a wall, and it will also take much longer to complete.
If you can provide the room dimensions, we can provide an estimate over the phone; however, to provide an estimate for the plastering work, we will need to come and look at what is needed, inspect the condition of the area to be plastered, and take our own measurements.
Plastering will typically dry out in 3 to 5 days, however there are a few variables that will alter how quickly your plaster dries. The length of time it takes for the plaster to cure will depend on how thick the plastering is. Before skimming, a foundation layer or bonding plaster may be needed if any places need more work, such as if there is a vacancy, a significant fracture, or a gap that needs to be filled.
As a result, it may take longer time for the plaster to completely cure in some areas than in others since they are thicker. The plaster may need up to two weeks to completely dry before it is ready for painting and decorating if there has been extensive infill. The temperature and ventilation of the room will also impact how quickly your plastering will dry. Although it can be tempting, it is not advisable to turn the heating up all the way to hasten the drying process.
The plaster will dry too quickly from too much heat, which could lead to cracking or haze. The ideal situation for your freshly plastered walls or ceiling to dry is to provide some ventilation by gradually opening a few windows. You can turn on the heater, but we advise keeping it at a low setting for a few days after the plastering is finished. This will prevent the plaster from breaking and speed up the drying process.
Before you consider decorating, please make sure your plaster is completely dry. It will take the plaster at least 3-5 days to dry completely, and perhaps longer. The plaster will be a light pink colour and all brown spots will be gone once it has dried. We advise using 50 /50 ration of water and paint for the first mis-coat.
Artexing can be plastered over, although there are frequently some additional preparation processes needed. It would be preferable if we could examine the artexing so that we could advise you on the necessary actions and provide you with a precise quote. We can also determine whether there is asbestos on the artex surface and offer any suggestions for an asbestos survey.
Depending on the thickness and design of the artex, it might be required to scrape back the artex to flatten the peaks before covering the area with PVA and plastering over it. Since this procedure can be messy, in some circumstances we may decide to fill out the artexed surface by first flattening it with a bonding coat before skimming it.
Depending on the artex’s thickness, the size of the area to be covered, and whether or not there is coving in place, we will choose a different route. Our top objective will be to help you get rid of your artex in the least disruptive, cost-effective manner possible. Give us a call, and we’ll send someone to take a look and inform you of the necessary steps.