Plastering Services Warwick


Plastering Services in the Warwick area

Are you looking for a plasterer in or around the Warwick area?

Our experienced and time served plasterers will make certain that your walls or ceilings are plastered to an amazing standard. 

All aspects of plastering work undertaken professionally including:

  • Dry Lining: (also spelled Dry-lining) a wall means attaching plasterboard to a wall. This gives you a smooth finish to decorate straight away and it's so much easier to get a good result through dry lining than with wet plaster alone and is an easier and simpler alternative to re-plastering.

  • Stud Partitions or stud walling is created by making a frame of timber or metal studs secured to the floor, ceiling and walls. This is then covered with plasterboard and skimmed over with plaster to create a very smooth finish which can be decorated in any way you choose. 

  • Boarding ceilings: It is possible to fix plasterboard over an existing ceiling so we need to determine where the joists are first. For upstairs rooms this can be done by measuring the joist gaps in the loft. This is sometimes called overboarding and can be a cost effective way of making good a ceiling. Examples include over boarding the whole ceiling when  you have had a leak in the building rendering the old ceiling useless. Instead of taking the whole ceiling down (which of course can be done), the old ceiling is over boarded and then skimmed. Please contact us for advice and a free consultation and assessm. 

  • Wall boarding: Stud walls can be boarded and plastered and we carry out this sort of work all the time. Often called partition walls or stud walls, building these type of boarded walls are a relatively inexpensive way of building and can be done quite cost effectively. Of course, building the wall is only a small part of the equation as all boarded walls need to be finished properly, possibly being plaster boarded and skimmed or by using a wide variety of other finishes. Showers, kitchens and other areas need more specialist boarding. For example, a wet room will need waterproof cladding such as Respatex as well as sealing to be certain that no water penetrates the structure. 

  • Bonding: Bonding refers to undercoat plaster. This means it is the first coat, or undercoat that is applied to a new wall. When it is trowelled off, it is scratched with a nail to give a “key” for the top coat, or finish plaster to stick to.

  • Skimming: Plaster skimming to plasterboard is a popular method of providing a smooth, seamless surface which is made ready to receive decorative treatment. Skim plastering gives many of the advantages of a traditional solid plaster finish such as robustness, sound proofing or enhancement and a relatively quick turnaround on site.

  • Wet Plastering: Wet plastering refers to the process of plastering a wall or ceiling without using plasterboard or dry lining. The job of wet plastering is a highly skilled one, requiring many years of training and practice and should not really be attempted as a DIY task. If you're in any doubt, please call and we can discuss your options.

  • Floor Screeding: A floor screed is usually a cement based material made from a 1:3 or 1:4.5 ratio of cement to sharp sand. It is applied onto either a solid concrete ground floor slab or onto a precast concrete floor unit. Floor screeding can also be carried out in smaller areas using self levelling compound to make certain that the surface is ready to receive the final finish such as cushion flooring, ceramic tiling, etc. Having the surface completely level is essential for comfort, safety and many other reasons. 

  • Arch Formers: Arch formers are pre-formed, galvanised supports to allow the creation of internal arches and other mouldings. It is essential that the former is properly galvanised to avoid rust forming below the finished plaster which will inevitably seep through into the surface of the plaster. 

  • Plaster of Paris is the base material used in plastering and a soft mixture of sand and cement and sometimes lime with water, for spreading on walls, ceilings, or other structures, to form a smooth hard surface when dry.