Float & Set
This involves a base coat plaster such as gypsum hard wall or a sand and cement based render. A finish plaster will then be applied.
Dot & Dab Boarding
This involves adhering sheets of plaster board to block / brick work with dry wall adhesive, all the joints are then taped which prevents cracking finished off with a coat of finish plaster.
Skimming / Re-skimming
This type of plastering involves using an adhesive like PVA Glue ensuring the plaster bonds to the wall or ceiling then two coats of finish plaster troweled to a smooth finish. This can be used over existing plaster work that has been cracked, damaged or has suffered general wear and tear.
Plastering over Artex
Artex ceilings and walls can be plastered to a smooth finish, this is done by applying a base coat plaster (bonding coat) to flatten the artex down. An adhesive (PVA) is then applied to the surface. It is then ready for a finish coat of plaster.
Plasterboard comes in several thicknesses and types depending upon your requirements. Types of plasterboard include moisture resistant, fire resistant, insulated or soundproof board. The plasterboard is used to line ceilings, stud walls or dot & dab to block / brick work.
This is a decorative cast plaster that is used to mask the join between wall & ceiling. Coving comes in a range of sizes and styles.
Stud wall partitioning / Suspended ceilings
Used to divided an existing room to make better use of space. For example to create an en suite bathroom in a bedroom. Lowering a ceiling can be a solution to getting all ceilings in a room the same height.
Traditional rendering / Pebbledashing
This is a sand and cement mix that is applied in two coats to the exterior of buildings, it is suitable to be applied to various external surfaces some of which require a layer of wire mesh before the rendering process can be started. The first coat is commonly known as the scratch coat as this coat is ‘scratched’ to enable the second coat to properly adhere. The top coat is then applied usually with a textured finish ready to paint or with pebbledashing.
We will be able to advise on the correct course of action and correct materials when discussing your job.