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In search of plasterers within Rochester? Our plastering firms in Rochester are able to give you the very best quotations for having plastering carried out in your home.

Plastering a wall or ceiling is a very efficient way of changing the look to make sure a smooth and attractive finish. When the plaster has dried out, the wall may then be painted, wallpapered or tiled easily.

Among the major benefits to plastering walls is the ease of decoration after. Typically after getting rid of older wallpaper, the surface underneath may be rough and bumpy. Simply painting or wallpapering over this can have a bad visual outcome.

We can give you up to 4 plastering companies in the area, who will provide quotations for the work you'd like carried out. You'll receive a property visit from specialists in Rochester who'll carry out the plastering for a very good price.

Plastering in your own home normally takes a couple of hours to a couple days. It'll all rely upon how large and how many rooms you are wanting to plaster. Have a smooth finish to your internal walls with respectable plasterers to get the very best prices today.

Average Plastering cost in Rochester

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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Plastering installation cost in 2021

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

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Requests for Plastering quotations in Rochester in April 2021. 0% change from March 2021.


Requests for Plastering quotations in Kent in April 2021. -7% change from March 2021.

We noted 1,143 requests for house quotations within Rochester. Of these quotation requests the amount of plastering quotes in Rochester was 10. Quotatis would have been in a position to match these consumers with as many as 4 suitable installers who were available for work in Rochester during that time. Ask for a free home survey from reputable companies within Rochester.

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Rochester is a town and previous city in the unitary authority of Medway within South East England. It's at the lowest connecting point of the River Medway around 30 miles (48 km) from London. The town was for years the favourite of Charles Dickens, who was living close by at Gads Hill Place, Higham, and who based quite a lot of his works of fiction in the area.

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26 Apr

Interior work | Plastering

Rochester - ME2

Enquiry from: Phyllis H

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bathroom ceiling small area to be plastered, skimmed and painted...walls painted to match colour , paint mould resistant are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: other how ma...

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07 Apr

Interior work | Plastering

Rochester - ME2

Enquiry from: Kevin L

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Bedroom small dressing room and bathroom. Approximately 100sm. Ceiling and walls Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Property Type: Other How many rooms are you looking to have plaster...

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08 Feb

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Rochester - ME1

Enquiry from: Daniel B

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04 Dec

Interior work | Plastering

Rochester - ME3

Enquiry from: Caroline S

Start Date: Less than one month

Ceilings skimmed through22put Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Property Type: Semi detached How many rooms are you looking to have plastered: 5+ Are you looking for Interior Decoratin...

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18 Sep

Interior work | Plastering

Rochester - ME3

Enquiry from: Dennis C

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Plastering 10sqm interior walls Are you the property owner: Tenant (with permission) Property Type: Semi detached How many rooms are you looking to have plastered: 1 Are you looking for Interior Deco...

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14 Aug

Interior work | Plastering

Rochester - ME3

Enquiry from: Peter H

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Remove old coving ,glue ceiling and plaster over artex day one ,return to fit new plaster coving when ceilings are dry . Area one 3metres x 1 metre.hall Area two 3.4metres x 2.2 metres first floo...

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14 Nov

Interior work | Plastering

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Enquiry from: Dianne W

Start Date: Less than one month

3 bedrooms upstairs have cracked ceilings and need reboarded and plastered. Walls need skimmed and would like coving in bedrooms Bedroom sizes are 4.70m x 2.87m 3.28m x 2.87m 3.41m x 1.88m ...

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20 Sep

Interior work | Plastering

Rochester - ME3

Enquiry from: Brian K

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Bedroom Plasterboard over existing ceiling 3000mm x 4000mm tape and plaster joints only (No plaster skim) Plasterboard over existing walls total 35sq metres tape and plaster joints only (no plaster...

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22 Jun

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Rochester - ME2

Enquiry from: Penny R

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Property type: Terrace, Work description: I need the dining room ceiling replastered please. There used to be a chair lift there but it has been removed and boarded. Now the ceiling needs redoing, ...

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11 May

Interior work | Plastering

Rochester - ME3

Enquiry from: Pauline C

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To re tot and dab plaster board under a 4' lintol over a window and replaster Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Property Type: Semi detached How many rooms are you looking to have...

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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.

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How To Plaster A Wall

In order to plaster your wall successfully, you’ll firstly need to get the appropriate tools and materials for the job in place. The tools you’ll need to have includes a trowel and bucket trowel, plasterer’s float, corner trowel, hawk board, two buckets, mixing stick or a paddle, adequate plaster, PVA , dust sheets, clean water, sandpaper, stilts or step ladder as well as a dust mask.

✓ Prepare the wall. You’d have to make sure that you lay down a dust sheet so as to protect your floor and also gather any possible spillage or debris of plaster, before you start working on the walls. Get rid of all the dirt, dust and debris as this is very important for the success of your project if you’re going to be plastering on a worn out and old wall. Also, cover the holes and cracks in the walls with a screen tape

✓ Apply PVA to the wall. This will help ensure the layer you’re using will not dry out at the same time.

✓ Mix the paster. Mix the plaster according to the instructions given in the manufacturer’s manual.

✓ Apply the plaster onto the wall. Upon cleaning of the walls and successful mixture of the plaster, the next step is to apply the mixture to the wall using the hawk board, trowels and a floating tool.

✓ Skim and smooth. After the the first coat has dried after waiting for about 30 minutes, the next step will be to wipe out the bumps and lumps using a trowel to smooth over the surface. Once this is done you can then scrape the wall with a devilling float.

✓ Apply the second coat of plaster

✓ Apply the finishing touches. This includes polishing your work by adding some water to the surface with a spray gun and using the trowel to further smoothen out the surface.

✓ Painting and wallpapering.

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.

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How Much Does Plastering Cost?

If your existing interior or exterior plaster is starting to show signs of needing to be refreshed or the painting never seems to last, then it’s probably time to have your plaster renewed to breathe in a new lease of life to your decorating efforts.

So if you’re giving wall plastering a thought, there’s a need to have a rough estimate of the cost a professional is likely to charge so you can set a budget and start planning. However a direct answer can not be provided for this question as there are so many factors that a professional will put into considering before coming up with a quote that’s unique to your specific requirements.

A lot of plasterers will come up with a quote for the job using the number of square metres of wall space that’s going to be covered. This is due to the number of plasterboards as well as the other materials that the plasterer will need to purchase, how long the work will take and also the labour that’ll be involved in completing the project.

Another popular influencing factor that several plasterers use is the size of the room to be plastered. This is the main reason why you’re more likely to find the prices in small, medium as well as large rooms. Therefore, in order to have a more accurate estimate of the cost of your plastering project, you’d have to call in a qualified professional to have a look at the job at hand. Generally, to re-plaster a small room will cost within the range of £350 to £550, a medium room will cost within the range of £400 to £600 and a large room, between £550 to £700.

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