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Ashbourne Plastering & Rendering Services

Ashbourne Plasterers: Whether you are wanting to have your entire home in Ashbourne plastered, just one room re-skimmed, or merely one small area of plaster repaired, you will be looking for a seasoned and professional plasterer to carry out the work properly. If you're extremely confident you could try doing it yourself, but be warned, plastering takes many years of practise to master.

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Many home restoration tasks will need some plastering work to be done, even small jobs. Normally it will be rendering a brick wall, latex screeding, fitting coving or mouldings before decorating or plaster skimming a dry lined partition. Don't imagine however that these are the only plastering and rendering jobs that may be needed, since there are certainly many more possibilities.

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There are plenty of Ashbourne plasterers to choose from, and you need to find one that knows their trade inside out. If they've got their own website you'll be able to study images that they have posted, or you could ask to look at a portfolio. You should avoid using "cowboys" for this kind of work, no matter what. Even substandard plastering can occasionally look tolerable at first, but as work progresses, the problems begin.

When your freshly plastered wall is given a splash of emulsion, any imperfections will quickly become obvious. Defective areas become even more accentuated in bright sunlight. It goes without saying that you should avoid dodgy tradesmen, and choose only from decent plasterers in Ashbourne.

Being simply a base onto which other materials are later applied, is the reason why plastered surfaces has to be flat and smooth above all else. It's very simple to fill and sand down any trivial cracks and blemishes, however it's difficult to disguise inherently irregular plastering. Surfaces that are unevenly plastered can bring about trouble with the tiling of wall surfaces, the fitting of skirting boards, the wallpapering and painting of walls and ceilings and the installation of kitchen units.

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A perfect finish, directly from the trowel is what you can expect from the most experienced Ashbourne plasterers. Any expert plasterer will explain that a properly plastered wall or ceiling shouldn't ever need sanding down to get a good finish. If your finished plastering needs strenuous sanding, you can be pretty certain that it hasn't been done as it should be. The alarm bells should certainly start ringing if orbital sanders are being used with any regularity.

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Plastering over artexed ceilings is among the most common reasons for calling on the services of plasterers in recent times. Currently out of favour in Ashbourne, artex was the most popular decorative finish for ceilings during the 1970's and 80's. Those artex ceilings can be made to look fresh and contemporary once again by bringing in your Ashbourne plasterer to cover them up. Those of you who are more retro in taste might want your artex ceilings restored and brought back to their former glory.

Do-it-Yourself Plastering Ashbourne: When you've got a plastering project which needs to be undertaken in Ashbourne, you've really got a couple of options. You can either hire a professional plasterer to complete the task, or have a stab on your own. Unless you are pretty good at do-it-yourself and have got the self-trust to handle the job, perhaps it's best left to the specialists. As an amateur plasterer it's a great idea to begin your plastering experience by practicing on a spare bedroom or an out of sight area, especially one that already has a poorly plastered finish and that can hardly be made worse by your early efforts. This should enable you to relax and get comfortable with the required processes and should be significantly less nerve-racking. It is possible to re-skim a wall surface as many times as you wish to an extent, and you can very easily have another go if you don't do a decent job right off the bat.

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If you're searching for a few tips and advice to help you on your way, you might consider watching some You Tube tutorials. Or, if you're really eager to learn plastering you could even consider taking a course at a local college. Plastering is of course "hands on" process and the more you practice the better you get. Through trial and error you may even develop you own solutions for getting that perfect plastered finish. But if you're in doubt, stick to the tried and tested methods. Since plastering is all about self-confidence, the more often you do it, the more confident you will get. You will be able to start plastering the more important walls of your home when you've perfected this skill to a standard you're happy with. You still have the option of calling in a competent Ashbourne plasterer if you mess it up.

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Decorative Plastering Services

Decorative Plastering Ashbourne

As a means of decorating and protecting surfaces, plastering has existed since the days of the ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. Preparations of both mud and clay would have been applied in those long gone days. As a defence against the spread of fires in 13th century London, plaster was applied to the internal walls of structures. Buildings of the Georgian and Victorian periods were extensively decorated with mouldings and features made of plaster. Outstanding decorative effects by means of age-old techniques and modern materials can be produced by professional plasterers today. This involves the application of coving, niches, cornices, corbels, ceiling roses, brackets and dentils.

Plasterboarding (Dry Lining)

Dry Lining (Plasterboarding) Ashbourne

Dry Lining Ashbourne: Dry lining (plasterboarding) is often required in home improvement projects, and you should be able to find a lot of plasterers in Ashbourne who are happy to deliver this particular service. Dry lining is the name of the process where plasterboard is fixed to a brick or masonry surface, Gypframe metal framing or a timber studding or joist to produce a wall surface that does not have to be plastered. In some cases the plasterboard surface itself can be decorated, although mostly it will get a fine skimming with a fine coat of finishing plaster, which can be papered or painted without filling. In terms of fittings, when attaching plasterboard to wood studding or joists, nails or drywall screws are used, when fixing to a metal Gypframe self-tapping (or Jack-Point screws) are used and when attaching to a brickwork wall "dot and dab" bonding compound is used.

Screeding

Screeding in Ashbourne UK

Screeding is a process by which a smooth, level floor surface is established by the use of a cement mix. Usually screeding will be applied over a rougher concrete sub-floor to take on the final floor finish, to cover underfloor heating pipes or to be used as a finished hardwearing floor surface. This will help to prolong the life of a floor and establish its quality, finish and durability, for years to come. Screed is only ever mixed by hand when small areas of floor are being worked on. For more substantial projects, a decent screed pump must be used to ensure an even and smooth blend of sand and cement, which is then pumped straight to the required location.

Re-Skimming Ashbourne

Plaster Skimming and Re-Skimming Ashbourne Derbyshire

Plaster Skimming Ashbourne: When you have new plasterboard, damaged plaster surfaces or artex that needs covering, you will have to get a tradesman to re-skim or skim with plaster. Out of all the jobs that plasterers are asked to carry out, this is one of the most commonplace. Many home refurbishments call for new dry lined walls or inflict damage on pre-existing plasterwork surfaces. A two coat plaster skim done by an expert will transform such flawed surfaces into smooth, glass-like finishes which are ideal for papering or painting. You must leave this for a few days to dry thoroughly before you decorate over it. A perfectly fault-free and flat surface will be the result you end up with.

Pebble Dashing

Pebble Dashing Ashbourne

Pebble Dashing Ashbourne: Although it is not everyone's cup of tea pebbledashing has been used for many years to decorate and protect the exteriors of properties in Ashbourne. There are tradesmen specialise in pebbledashing around, but sometimes Ashbourne plasterers will happily do this sort of job for you.

Perfect for both new and refurbished houses, pebble dash generally consists of a couple of layers of a base made from lime and sand onto which small gravel, pebbles or shells are pressed to form a decorative, maintenance free and robust finish.

Plasterer Ashbourne

A tradesperson who exclusively works with plaster, a plasterer in Ashbourne is a professional who spreads a smooth layer of prepared plaster over previously rough and unglazed surfaces, which can then be decorated. Plastering has been around for many hundreds of years and has been a traditional building finishing and repair technique for thousands more. In the world today, plaster is used to create an even and smooth surface on the interior walls of commercial and residential buildings. Plaster is also sometimes used to form elaborate and decorative cornices and mouldings which can be employed for embellishing the internal walls and ceilings of rooms. Also typically used in the construction of extensions, garages, loft conversions and porches, the plastering process plays a crucial role in several home remodelling projects in Ashbourne.

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Plastering Tasks Ashbourne

Plastering Tasks Ashbourne

Ashbourne plastering specialists will likely help with skimming over artex, dry lining and skimming walls, false ceilings, internal screeding and rendering, the rendering of concrete blocks Ashbourne, artexing preparation, Marmorino plaster, relief plastering, skirting board installation, overskimming plaster walls and ceilings, ceiling crack repairs, coloured acrylic screeds, artex repair and removal, pitted plastering in Ashbourne, decorative mouldings, damaged plaster repairs, polished plaster Ashbourne, wet dashing, rendering with sand and cement Ashbourne, ceramic tiling Ashbourne, stucco plaster Ashbourne, blown plaster Ashbourne, ceiling overboarding, plastering over artex in Ashbourne, metal studding partitioning, fire and flood restorations in Ashbourne, concrete plaster Ashbourne, lime rendering Ashbourne, plasterboard skimming, recessed TV walls and other plastering work in Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

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