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Everything You Need To Know About Plastering Contractors 

What Types of Plastering Are There?

Plastering contractors are contractors that apply plaster to the walls and ceilings of your home to enhance the look of the space. 

Here are some oft the types of projects plastering contractors may carry out:

  • Dry wall plastering: Dry wall, this is commonly known as plasterboard. It is used for walls and ceilings in the home. Plasterers can advise on the right type of dry wall to install for your project. They can also supply all the necessary materials and do the final plastering of the board.
  • Ornamental plastering: Ornamental plastering is a great way to add beauty and character to your home for a very reasonable cost. Ask your plaster to advise you on a suitable design and finish. To get the best results, use a plaster to do the plastering of the walls and ceiling. Plasters will also use moldings to create the desired look and design
  • Solid wall plastering: Solid wall plastering is a technique, which involves the plasterer applying plaster to a solid wall, such as a concrete wall or brick wall. This plastering process involves the plasterer using plaster to make the uneven surface of the sold wall even and smooth in preparation for painting. This process can also involve a final finishing coat been allied.
  • Partitioning: Partitioning is the ideal solution if you want to create more space or add privacy. Partitioning can be used to temporarily or permanently divide a room. Generally partitions are made from plasterboard or Gyprock®  which is used on a timber or steel frame.
  • Plaster repairs: You will need to hire a plaster when cracks or flakes appear in your plaster. There are many techniques that plasterers use may use to repair the plaster. What technique they use will depend on the type and extent of the damage.


What is plaster?

Plaster is made up of lime or gypsum mixed with sand and water.  It is used to cover walls and ceilings and it hardens into a smooth solid surface ready for painting.  Because plaster is quite a soft material, even after it dries, it is suitable for finishing and is not suitable for use with any load bearing materials, such as brickwork.  You are able to purchase it in many colours and textures. Some surfaces that plaster can be applied to include brick, stone, concrete and sheet lining (such as plasterboard). It can also be used in modern homes to create sleek, modern lines.  

Types of plastering include:

  • Solid (wet) plastering
  • Hard plastering
  • Home restoration
  • Cornice moulding
  • Lathe and plaster
  • Ornamental plastering


Hiring a Plastering Contractor

When you decide to hire a plastering contractor there are a number of questions that you should ask.  The first thing you will need to know is, can the plaster that you are hiring the type of work that you need done?  If you having specialist work such as restoring the plaster in a period home or listed building, you may well require a plaster that specialises in this type of plastering.

Depending on where you live your plasterer may also need to be licensed to carry out the work. Remember that plastering is very specialised and your plasterer must have been properly trained to carry out a plastering job correctly.

Ask the plaster what experience they have, and also for contactable references.  You will also need to get at least three quotes to get a accurate cost for a job.  Finally, be comfortable that the plastering contractor you choose will be able to get the job done to your satisfaction. 


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