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Plastering is very popular in British homes due to the fact it's a fast and effective way to restore walls so they're ideal for wallpaper, tiling or painting. It's this ease of decoration afterwards which makes plastering a necessity.

How many times have you ever taken off wallpaper to find the walls beneath are bumpy or there is damage that requires restoring. Plastering can take only a few hours and when it has dried out you can start decorating.

If you would like your property replastered then use our totally free online service and get as many as 4 prices to compare and contrast within Reading.

Average Plastering cost in Reading

The regular cost of Plastering is £750. Costs fluctuate based on the materials and the firm hired. The upper price range can be as high as £862.5. The material costs are typically about £187.5

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Prices based on actual Plastering costs for Reading, as reported by local Quotatis members.

Plastering installation cost in 2021

Labour cost £525
Material cost £188
Waste removal £38
Time frame: 1-3 days

Plastering searches in July 2021

Plastering Projects in Reading in June 2021

6,263

Requests for quotations in Reading in June 2021

40

Requests for Plastering quotations in Reading in June 2021. -20% change from May 2021.

280

Requests for Plastering quotations in Berkshire in June 2021. 56% change from May 2021.

We noted 6,263 requests for property or home quotations in Reading. Of these quotation requests the amount of plastering quotations within Reading was 40. Quotatis would have been able to match these consumers with up to four suitable contractors who were available for work within Reading during that time. Request a free home survey from reliable companies within Reading.

Source: Numbers calculated based on the search volumes in major search engines

Plastering searches in cities and towns near Reading June 2021

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Requests for quotations in Reading in June 2021

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Requests for quotations in Basingstoke in June 2021

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Requests for quotations in Hook in June 2021

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Requests for quotations in Thatcham in June 2021

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Requests for quotations in Bracknell in June 2021

Reading

The Berkshire town of Reading has a populace in excess of 145,000 and it's the biggest part of the Reading/Wokingham urban area. The town is known as a very important industrial centre and hosts several British companies, in addition to being a leading retail region. With the town's modern buzz it's vital to keep your home up-to-date to maintain property value, so take advantage of trustworthy contractors in Reading for your next project.

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Plastering pros in Reading

HENLEY FLAT ROOFING AND CHIMNEYS LTD

2 review(s)
Based: in Henley on thames, RG9 1AT

Proudly Serving Customers in Henley-on-Thames and Surrounding Areas in a 50-Mile Radius is a leading professional roofing company based in Henley on Thames. We are an established name with over 40 years of experience in the trade. Henley Roofing a...

Latest review

Ali L., UB5
5

Roofing | Flat | Repair in Northolt

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ANDREA PLASTERING

1 review(s)
Based: in Luton, LU2 9BU

I am a professional plasterer with over 15 years of experience in all aspects of plastering work. Skimming, float and set, rendering,pebble dash, plasterboarding the walls and ceilings,removing chimneys and load bearing walls,tiling,painting and de...

Latest review

Ian S., HP3
5

Interior work | Plastering in Hemel Hempstead

Accent was slightly difficult on phone but he turned up when he said he would and did the job with no mess.

F-POPESCO

1 review(s)
Based: in Bedford, MK42 8RN

Make sure to check my website for details. It will be very much appreciated. Sincerely, Florin Popescu

Latest review

Queenie O., MK41
5

Painter | Interior in Bedford

Mr Popesco was excellent- the contact was quick, he fitted in to my schedule easily. Very good quote and the work was ma...

VLADALY LIMITED

2 review(s)
Based: in Middlesex, TW7 4QR

Latest review

Liza M., N18
3

Painter | Exterior in London

No comment.

DRESSAGE ELITE PLASTERERS

1 review(s)
Based: in Slough, SL7 1AE

Latest review

SHANE D., HP5
5

Ceiling | Plasterboard in Chesham

good bloke good clean tidy job 1st class

Similar Customer Enquiries for Plastering in Reading

24 May

Interior work | Plastering

Reading - RG6

Enquiry from: Yang G

Start Date: Less than one month

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customer made an enquiry for plastering and confirmed on the quotatis site they would like quotes from a plasterer.mr lives in the reading area and would like a call to discuss options.see below detai...

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15 May

Interior work | Plastering

Reading - RG1

Enquiry from: Angel L

Start Date: 1 to 3 months

customer has a plastering & ceilings project they are looking to have done, specially they want quotes for plastering. they are unsure of options so would like to discuss with a plasterer.confirmed in...

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30 Apr

Interior work | Plastering

Reading - RG4

Enquiry from: Phill B

Start Date: Immediate

bedroom (arrox 4 * 3m) requires coving to be supplied & installed are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: terrace how many rooms are you looking to have plastered: 1 room are ...

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19 Jan

Interior work | Plastering

Reading - RG6

Enquiry from: Karen R

Start Date: 1 to 3 months

are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: semi detached other forms: plastering agreed to receive quotes for selected products: yes please call to appoint

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23 Dec

Interior work | Plastering

Reading - RG7

Enquiry from: Stephen M

Start Date: 1 to 3 months

are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: detached other forms: plastering agreed to receive quotes for selected products: yes please call to appoint

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09 Oct

Interior work | Plastering

Reading - RG7

Enquiry from: Eriks P

Start Date: Immediate

Render few patches where existing rendering has been removed for works, render small new wall (45 cm wide, from both sides), fill voids from old sockets with bonding, fill in chases for wires with bon...

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16 Apr

Interior work | Plastering

Reading - RG4

Enquiry from: Darren P

Start Date: 1 to 3 months

Great, what do you need done? More than one room 4 bed house, 77sqm of ceilings to be boarded and plastered (ceilings will have been removed due to artex)

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21 Feb

Interior work | Plastering

Reading - RG5

Enquiry from: Catherine A

Start Date: Immediate

have remove three spot light from bathroom ceiling need it repaired and re-skimmed

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17 Jul

Interior work | Plastering

Reading - RG10

Enquiry from: Bob D

Start Date: Immediate

A small 100 x 1200mm piece of MDF to be plastered to blend in with surrounding wall Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Property Type: Detached How many rooms are you looking to have pla...

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12 Oct

Interior work | Plastering

Reading - RG4

Enquiry from: Karin H

Start Date: Less than one month

Plasterboard and skim ceiling in bedroom. 3.2 m x 2.8 m. Normal height ceiling.

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16 Sep

Interior work | Plastering

Reading - RG2

Enquiry from: Tim B

Start Date: Immediate

Home Owner Call to Appoint

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31 Jul

Interior work | Plastering

Reading - RG6

Enquiry from: Jas U

Start Date: Immediate

Skimming over artex and then plastering. Room size 465 cm x 257 cm approx. Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Property Type: Detached How many rooms are you looking to have plastered: ...

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27 Jul

Interior work | Plastering

Reading, Thatcham - RG19

Enquiry from: Rosemary G

Start Date: Immediate

Hello, The bathroom and toilet are separate. We need to tidy up a shabby bathroom. We need a new bath, wash basin in the bathroom and a new WC in the separate toilet. We would also like to fit in a ...

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30 May

Interior work | Plastering

Reading - RG4

Enquiry from: Khalid M

Start Date: Immediate

1 x bedroom size : 4.6m Length, 3.0m wide, 2.45m high,1 window, 1 door. 1x Bedroom size: 6.0m Length, 2.7m wide, 2.45m high, 1 window, 3 doors. Both needs walls and celling Re- skimmed

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03 Mar

Interior work | Plastering

Reading - RG4

Enquiry from: Ross C

Start Date: Immediate

Pebble dash Float and set Skimming Screed floor

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23 Feb

Interior work | Plastering

Reading - RG2

Enquiry from: Madan R

Start Date: Immediate

It needs fine plaster on walls of room size about 6x3.5 m

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15 Jan

Interior work | Plastering

Reading - RG30

Enquiry from: Carl T

Start Date: Immediate

Skimming of all walls and ceilings of 2 receptions 3 bedrooms 1bathroom kitchen and hallway Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Property Type: Semi detached How many rooms are you lookin...

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21 Nov

Interior work | Plastering

Reading - RG2

Enquiry from: Emily L

Start Date: Immediate

Full strip back of old damaged plaster on attic stairwell Victorian terrace property Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Property Type: Terrace How many rooms are you looking to have p...

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13 Nov

Interior work | Plastering

Reading - RG7

Enquiry from: Mark R

Start Date: Less than one month

Cover artex and a patch hole in kitchen ceiling. 9.58 sq m. Repair small hole caused but water damage and reskim living room ceiling 14.23 sq m Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Prope...

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18 Oct

Interior work | Plastering

Reading - RG10

Enquiry from: Shirley W

Start Date: Immediate

Skim over artex ceilings in an average 4 bed house. Plaster 4 walls in an en suite.

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FAQs

can you plaster over wallpaper

Can You Plaster Over WallPaper?

If you have wallpaper installed on your wall surface and you’re considering plastering the wall, when you put into consideration the stress involved in removing a wallpaper you may want to consider plastering directly over the wallpaper. This is quite understandable as removing a wallpaper can be quite time consuming and tedious, but plastering directly over wallpaper is a mistake that should never be made. Plastering over wallpaper is in no way a viable option due to the fact that it can only turn out disastrous after a couple of weeks or even days in some cases as the plaster will crack and crumble. As a result, you’ll have to firstly scrape off the wallpaper in order to assist the plaster get to be firmly secured to the wall behind.

When you plaster over a wallpaper, this will make the wallpaper wet and it’ll absorb the moisture. And once the plaster does not have moisture, the only result is for it to crack and start to crumble. Hence, plaster and wallpaper is never a good combination.

Asides from cracking and crumbling, anther issue is that the wallpaper will bubble. You can actually key the wallpaper with the help of a knife and it might look secured for some time, however it’ll eventually crumble and you’d have to scrape off the plaster complete to start all over again. The wallpaper will bubble as the plaster can’t be keyed into a wallpaper and the wallpaper will only work as a barrier between the plaster and the wall.

Overall, plaster always needs to slowly dry off as well as a good and proper surface to grip to. No matter the amount of PVA mix you spread on the wallpaper, it will always remain a barrier. So you’d have to remove the wallpaper completely to get a great result.

What types of plastering are there?

There are several different kinds of plastering. ‘Dot and dab’ refers to a base layer of plasterboard which is attached to a wall using ‘dabs’ of adhesive. ‘Floating’ is a technique where a backing or undercoat plaster is applied to walls. ‘Skimming’ or ‘reskimming’ refers to the very thin final decorative layer of plaster.

how to plaster a ceiling

How To Plaster A Ceiling

Generally, plastering is a very tricky and time consuming job which usually require lots of efforts and practice to get right - with that in mind it gets even a lot trickier when it comes to ceiling plastering.

However, when you’re able to acquire the right know-how as well as tools, ceiling plastering can be completed by any confident DIYer enthusiast without the need to call in a professional. However, if you lack the needed confidence to pull off this task, then we’d recommend you get in touch with a trustworthy professional who can guarantee the best results for help. In this guide, we’ll take you through the ceiling plastering process.

You’ll need the following materials to get started: plaster, mixing bucket and paddle, plasterer’s float, plasterer’s towel, bucket trowel, protective gear, bucket of clean water and wide brush.

✓ Prepare the area. When it comes to plastering a ceiling it’s almost unavoidable to leave a mess around and no matter how you do it, your plaster will drop on the floor. Therefore you have put drop sheets on the floor, cover the furniture and put thing you don’t want to get dirty out of the way.

✓ Prepare the ceiling to be plastered. Sand down the uneven patches on the ceiling. Once done, wash the ceiling with a sponge and warm soapy water while also removing all cobwebs as well. Leave the surface to dry once completed.

✓ Mix the plaster or buy a premix plaster. To mix the plaster, simply use equal parts of plaster and water for mixing the plaster,

✓ Plaster the ceiling. Apply a little quantity of plaster to the edge of your trowel and try to spread it in rows to do the job without much hassle. Ensure that the thickness of the coat is thin and even throughout the application. The rough edge of the trowel should be used for the spreading as it’ll help you create scrapes or scratches in the plaster.

✓ Sand the surface

how much do plasterers charge

How Much Do Plasterer’s Charge?

If you’re look to plaster your walls, one of the first things that’ll come to mind is the cost to complete the project so you can set a budget and start planning as soon as possible. However, the amount charged by plasterer, just like other tradesmen, is based on a number of factors. These factors include how urgent the project is, how long it’ll take as well as what materials are needed. Some of the other influencing factors of plastering jobs include the accessibility of the location, the size of the wall to be plastered and also the current condition of the old plaster. Therefore, you can expect a plaster work of multiple rooms with deteriorating old plaster to be more expensive than a simple refresh of a single wall in a relatively good condition.

It’s likely you’d also get the average cost per room reduce when you require the plastering of several rooms. As a result, to get a final price for your plastering work, you’ll have to call in a qualified and experienced tradesman who’ll consider all the unique requirements of your project and provide a suitable quote.

✓ Medium sized room plastering. A medium sized room would be a room that’s roughly between 3.5m by 5m or one that can comfortable accommodate up to 8 individuals. This will cost within the range of £520 to £870.

✓ Small sized room plastering. Small room such as small kitchens, box bedrooms, utility rooms and the likes will require less plaster but more intricacy with the plasterer having to work in tight spaces. This will cost within the range of £215 to £370.

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