Plastering

Although we specialise in render our team is also highly experienced in plastering as well. We can offer the complete package of both internal and external plastering systems.

    WHAT IS PLASTERING?

    Plastering is an age-old technique used to create a smooth and durable finish on walls and ceilings. It involves the application of a wet mixture known as plaster, which typically contains lime, cement, or gypsum. This mixture is applied to a variety of surfaces, including brick, stone, or lath, and is worked until it achieves a uniform and even texture. The primary purpose of plastering is to prepare surfaces for painting or wallpapering, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of buildings while also providing a protective layer that can help prevent damage from moisture and wear.

     

    Plastering plays a crucial role in construction and renovation projects, offering both functional and decorative benefits. It can help insulate a building, reduce noise, and create a fire-resistant barrier. Moreover, plastering can be used to create intricate designs and textures, adding a unique character to the interiors and exteriors of properties. Whether in new constructions or in the restoration of historic buildings, plastering remains a vital skill in the building trades, ensuring surfaces are not only attractive but also durable and long-lasting.

    EXTERNAL PLASTERING

    Exterior plaster, also known as render, is applied to the outside walls of buildings to protect them from the elements and enhance their appearance. Render typically consists of a mixture of cement, sand, lime, and water, which is applied in layers and allowed to set into a hard, weather-resistant surface. This protective coating helps shield buildings from rain, wind, and other environmental factors that can cause structural damage over time.

     

    There are various types of exterior plaster, including traditional cement render, lime render, and more modern acrylic or silicone-based renders. Each type has its own benefits and is chosen based on the specific requirements of the building and the desired finish. Cement render is durable and cost-effective, making it a popular choice for many projects. Lime render, on the other hand, is more breathable and flexible, making it ideal for older buildings that need to manage moisture effectively. Modern renders, like acrylic or silicone, offer additional benefits such as increased flexibility, colour options, and enhanced resistance to cracking and staining.

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    INTERNAL PLASTERING

    Interior plastering involves applying a smooth, durable finish to the walls and ceilings inside a building. This process typically uses gypsum plaster, which is preferred for its quick-setting properties and smooth finish. Gypsum plaster is mixed with water to form a paste, which is then spread over surfaces to create a uniform layer that can be painted or decorated once it has dried and hardened.

     

    The process of interior plastering can vary depending on the existing condition of the walls and the desired finish. For new constructions, plaster is often applied directly to the walls. In renovation projects, plasterboard or drywall may be used to create a smooth surface before the application of the final plaster coat. Plaster boarding involves fixing large sheets of pre-fabricated gypsum board to the walls or ceiling, which are then finished with a skim coat of plaster to create a seamless surface.

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    Plastering Specialists

    Page Brothers are Plastering specialists who possess extensive knowledge and experience in the art of plastering. We are skilled in various plastering techniques and materials, allowing us to tackle a wide range of projects, from simple repairs to complex decorative work. We understand the intricacies of both interior and exterior plastering, ensuring high-quality results that meet the specific needs of each project.

     

    In addition to our technical skills, being plastering specialists we also offer valuable advice on the best materials and methods to use for each job. We can assess the condition of existing surfaces, recommend appropriate plastering solutions, and provide detailed estimates and timelines for completion. This expertise is crucial in achieving a successful outcome, particularly in challenging or unique properties where standard plastering techniques may not be sufficient.

    Plastering FAQ

    What types of plastering services do you offer?

    At Page Brothers Rendering, we offer a comprehensive range of plastering services, including internal and external plastering, plasterboarding, skimming, and decorative plasterwork for both commercial and domestic properties.

    What is the difference between rendering and plastering?

    Rendering refers to the application of plaster or cement-based materials to exterior walls, providing a protective and decorative finish. Plastering, on the other hand, typically involves applying plaster to interior walls and ceilings to achieve a smooth, paint-ready surface.

    How do I know if my property needs plastering?

    Common signs that your property may need plastering include visible cracks, crumbling or flaking surfaces, water damage, or an uneven finish on walls and ceilings. If you notice any of these issues, it’s advisable to contact a professional for an assessment.

    Can you match the existing plaster style in my home?

    Yes, our skilled plasterers are experienced in matching a wide range of plaster styles, from traditional to modern finishes. We can blend new plaster seamlessly with your existing surfaces to maintain the aesthetic of your property.

    What materials do you use for plastering?

    We use high-quality materials, including gypsum plaster for interior work and a variety of rendering materials for exterior applications, such as cement, lime, and modern acrylic or silicone-based renders, depending on the specific needs of the project.

    How long does the plastering process take?

    The duration of a plastering project can vary depending on the size and complexity of the job. On average, a single room can take a few days to complete, while larger or more intricate projects may take longer. We provide detailed timelines during our initial consultation.

    Can you provide a quote for my plastering project?

    Yes, we offer free, no-obligation quotes for all plastering projects. During our initial consultation, we will assess your needs, discuss your options, and provide a detailed estimate for the work required.

    How can I maintain my plastered surface?

    To maintain plastered surfaces, avoid hanging heavy objects directly on plaster, keep the surfaces clean with gentle cleaning methods, and address any moisture issues promptly to prevent damage. For exterior plaster, periodic inspections and maintenance are recommended to ensure long-lasting durability.