This is the simplest method of plastering, and involves plastering / skimming over plasterboard. This is the final step in the plastering process, and for best results requires a minimum of two coats. Once dry (i.e. it has turned pink), the plastered / skimmed surface will have a smooth finish, ready to be decorated as required.
Plaster boarding & Stud Wall Partitioning
This involves the boarding-out of a room before it can be plastered. There are various different types of plasterboard, such as fire protection, moisture protection, sound protection, insulated etc. which can be provided depending on the particular needs of a job. The plasterboard is the basis upon which the plastering process can begin.
We can also build timber frames (known as stud wall partitions), upon which plaster boards can be applied.
This involves re-skimming over existing plastered walls, and is used to freshen up an existing wall or to blend in a repair or patch.
This involves lightly scraping back any textured patterns common with traditional artex finishes, then sealing the entire surface with a sealant agent. Once dry, the surface can be plastered and flattened to create a smooth surface ready for redecoration.
Float & Set
This involves the application of undercoat (bonding plaster or hard wall plaster) onto brickwork or block work to level off before it can be plastered.
Dot & Dab
This is a method of fixing plasterboard to natural or brick solid walls using an adhesive (rather than fixing to a stud timber frame). This method achieves the same foundation as normal plaster boarding.
Repairs & Patching
It may be necessary (e.g. after a water leak etc.) for small areas to be repaired and patched to blend it in to the existing plastered surface. It will be necessary for us to visit your home in order to establish whether a good finish can be achieved, however if it can, it avoids the need to re-plaster the whole area.
We can take down whole ceilings which may be in need of replacement due old age or damage. This can be a messy job, however we ensure that all waste is bagged into heavy duty sacks in order for you to dispose of safely. Once all of the old ceiling has been removed, we replace with new plasterboard ready to be plastered.
Rendering (External Plastering)
A mixture containing sand and cement is used to cover external brick work. This method helps to protect brick work from the elements, as well as provide an improved visually aesthetic appearance.
EML (Expanded Metal Lathing)
EML, or expanded metal lathing is used as a background to build up a surface before it can be plastered. It is often used to create curved finishes such as on the underside of open staircases (where the same effect could not be achieved using traditional timber boxing methods).
Project team work (working with other trades)
From small household renovations to larger commercial refurbishments, Prime Plastering is small enough to give a personal service, but large enough to cope with commercial developments and working to deadlines. We often work with builders and other trades to bring a project to a successful conclusion.