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At Carson P & D we aim to provide a high quality of work at an affordable price. We cover most aspects of painting & decor...
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12 Mar

Interior work | Plastering

Balerno, Currie, Edinburgh, Juniper Green - EH14

Enquiry from: Jeremy V

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customer in the balerno, currie, edinburgh, juniper green area made an enquiry a couple of projects including plastering.call anytime and arrange an appointment to discuss. below is some details about...

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19 Jan

Interior work | Plastering

Edinburgh - EH10

Enquiry from: Alasdair T

Start Date: Less than one month

customer made an online enquiry for plastering and confirmed on email they would like a call with a plasterer to discuss prices.please call to arrange an appointment to quote. are you the property own...

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06 Sep

Ceiling | Artexing

Balerno, Currie, Edinburgh, Juniper Green - EH14

Enquiry from: Robbie B

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artex survery of ceilings and potential removal are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: residential what are you looking to artex: ceiling how many ceilings do you require ar...

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25 Aug

Ceiling | Artexing

Balerno, Currie, Edinburgh, Juniper Green - EH14

Enquiry from: Robbie B

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Artex inspection or possible removal

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25 Aug

Interior work | Plastering

Balerno, Currie, Edinburgh, Juniper Green - EH14

Enquiry from: Robbie B

Start Date: Immediate

artex insepction and possible removal. are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: other how many rooms are you looking to have plastered: 3 rooms are you looking for interior de...

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07 May

Ceiling | Artexing

Edinburgh - EH4

Enquiry from: Richard B

Start Date: Immediate

Two ceilings covered with artex to be removed (approx 20m2 and 10m2)

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12 Sep

Interior work | Plastering

Edinburgh - EH8

Enquiry from: Mark S

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70 m2 , i have the plaster and all edges are on thanks are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: detached how many rooms are you looking to have plastered: 4 rooms are you looki...

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06 Jul

Interior work | Plastering

Balerno, Currie, Edinburgh, Juniper Green - EH14

Enquiry from: Debbie M

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need new rendering to the front extension part of house above the garage! are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: detached are you looking for interior decorating: no how many...

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29 Jan

Interior work | Plastering

Edinburgh - EH12

Enquiry from: James S

Start Date: Immediate

One coat Thistle GypPrime (or equal), one coat Thistle MultiFinish, to Plasterboard Walls over 300mm wide, walls up to 5m high. Include for Scaffold and Task Lighting to simulate downlighters. Approxi...

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01 Oct

Interior work | Plastering

Balerno, Currie, Edinburgh, Juniper Green - EH14

Enquiry from: Lynsey W

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Hall (top and bottom) and stair walls

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26 Feb

Interior work | Plastering

Edinburgh - EH12

Enquiry from: Leif R

Start Date: Immediate

Hello, needing someone urgently to assist with wall paper stripping/removal of ONE kitchen wall. Would require half a day's work. Please do get in touch with a quote if interested. Thanks.

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12 Nov

Interior work | Plastering

Edinburgh - EH6

Enquiry from: Nick H

Start Date: Immediate

Plaster four walls in a cupboard 1.6x1.2m (no windows, one door way), 3m high. Are you the property owner: Relative of Owner Property Type: Other How many rooms are you looking to have plastered: 1 Ro...

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04 Jun

Interior work | Plastering

Edinburgh - EH7

Enquiry from: Anna C

Start Date: Less than one month

bedroom and hallway to be plaster. Currently thick paper on the wall. All fashion flat.

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16 Apr

Interior work | Plastering

Edinburgh - EH9

Enquiry from: Adrian R

Start Date: Less than one month

Replace 15 sq m ceiling in a modern house. How many rooms are you looking to have plastered: 1

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23 Mar

Interior work | Plastering

Edinburgh - EH4

Enquiry from: Bill M

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Plaster 4 walls and ceiling of small bathroom and small bedroom. Plaster ceiling of lounge,dining room and another bedroom. Plaster one wall of a lounge either side and over a fireplace. Are you the ...

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06 Mar

Interior work | Plastering

Edinburgh - EH12

Enquiry from: Marie K

Start Date: Less than one month

My kitchen was plastered 11 months ago, before I had a new kitchen fitted. The plaster is cracking above my kitchen cupboards. I would like the wall re plastered. Are you the property owner: Owner of ...

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24 Jan

Interior work | Plastering

Balerno, Currie, Edinburgh, Juniper Green - EH14

Enquiry from: Hannah B

Start Date: Immediate

Bedroom walls plastered, small vent boarded over and plastered.

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07 Sep

Interior work | Plastering

Edinburgh - EH7

Enquiry from: Marina S

Start Date: Immediate

Replace a small part of plastering due to damage in bathroom. Are you the property owner: Tenant (with permission) Property Type: Other How many rooms are you looking to have plastered: 1 Are you look...

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04 Aug

Interior work | Plastering

Edinburgh - EH6

Enquiry from: Andrew S

Start Date: 1 to 3 months

living room walls and ceiling plastered ceiling may need plasterboard and skimmed 4 doors in room 3 bay windows. length 18 feet width 12 feet height 8 feetdre

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13 Jul

Interior work | Plastering

Edinburgh - EH7

Enquiry from: Bill C

Start Date: Less than one month

Remove wood chip paper and repair ceiling damage due to water leakage. Re-plaster whole ceiling. Approximate size of ceiling is 8ftx12ft. Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Property Typ...

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How much do Plasterer services cost?

How much do Plasterers cost? Costs for Plasterers in 2022 can be very different depending on the type of work that you require to have performed in your house. 

A plaster is used to serve a number of purposes when applied on a solid surface. It seals rough brickwork or stonework, it provides a smooth surface for the application of paint, the smooth surface offers a clean and wipeable finish, it’s used to repair holes and cracks in existing plasterwork and lots more. With all these benefits, it’s little surprise more and more home and property owners are looking to have their properties plastered. If you’re also considering taking on this task, then you’d probably want to know exactly how much it’ll cost to get this project over the line. In this post, we’re going to give you a good insight into wall plastering costs to help you make the best informed decisions moving forward. Let’s take a look!

As you may have expected, the cost of charged by plasterers is dependent on a number of factors. These factors include the dimension of the room, accessibility of the surface, the condition of the existing plaster as well as the size or reputation of the company. Several plasterer professionals charge a daily rate or a average room size. They know the approximate area that they can cover in a day and charge accordingly. Typically, plastering walls from scratch for small rooms will cost within the range of £600 to £700 with a duration of 2 to 3 days, while mid-sized room should cost in between £650 to £1000 with a completion time from 2 to 4 days. Lastly, for a large room, you can expect to incur about of £1000 to £1500 and can be completed within 4 days.

The table shows the kinds of job that Plasterers usually do and the regular price series of these projects. Some jobs take longer to complete than others so prices do vary by task.

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The average price
of a Plasterer in Edinburgh is:

£430

Plasterer job Plasterer cost in 2022
Plastering in Edinburgh £563-£863
Artexing in Edinburgh £150-£230
Plasterboard ceilings in Edinburgh £225-£600
Suspended ceilings in Edinburgh £525-£805
Artex Removal in Edinburgh £190-£400

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Plasterer FAQs

what thickness plasterboard for ceiling?

Also referred to as drywall, plasterboard is a panel that features an inner layer of gypsum and spread between facer as well as backer paper. It is mostly incorporated in the construction of both interior walls and ceilings. Plasterboard can be made to be humidity resistant, fire resistant as well as noise resistant. Due to these reasons and also the fact that it’s very easy to install and very affordable, plasterboard is a very popular choice when it comes to interior walls and ceilings.

One of the major issues that most homeowners face when fitting plasterboard is the thickness required to make the project a long lasting one. But not to worry, we got you covered! If you’re about to install plasterboard for your ceiling and wondering the thickness that’ll be appropriate, then you’ve come to the right place. In general, the standard plasterboard sheet size is 120 cm in width and within the range of 180 cm to 360 cm in height. These sizes are designed to provide the much needed support to the standard stud spacing which is 160 cm. Depending on the manufacturer, plasterboard can be in four different widths.

Now talking about the thickness, there are two standard thicknesses of plasterboard - 9.5 mm and 12.5 mm. The sizes of plasterboard for ceilings are 9.5 mm or 10 mm. Most individuals tend to assume that the thicker the plasterboard the better, but this is absolutely false. A thicker plasterboard will only stick harder to the ceiling which will make it hard to seal joints if required.

Plasterboards are a great noise insulators which can also reduce disturbances from other activities. As a result, for walls, size of plasterboards that’s considered appropriate for walls is 12.5 mm or 13 mm.

what is plaster made of?

What Is Plaster Made Of?

Plaster is one of the most commonly used materials when it comes to building construction. It’s a crucial component that’s incorporated in coating walls, ceilings as well as partitions and it hardens on drying. Plastering is one of the most ancient building materials which has taken over mud to plaster reed or sapling huts so as to serve as a protection against the elements. Here, we’re going to take a look at the multiple compositions of plaster. These components are very important due to the fact that they form a protective coating on whatever they are used on. They work to protect surfaces such as ceiling and underlying walls from scratches or any form of damage.

Plaster comprises a few materials which includes gypsum, lime or cement and all operates in a similar way. Gypsum is made of calcium sulfate dihydrate and it’s the main component of main forms of plaster, sidewalk chalk, blackboard, drywall and more. Meanwhile, lime plaster is made up of sand, water and lime ( mostly non hydraulic hydrated lime). And lastly, cement which is a mix of suitable plaster, portland cement, sand as well as water.

The plaster is usually produced as a dry powder which is mixed thoroughly with water to create a stiff but also a paste that’s workable immediately before it’s applied to the wall or ceiling.

It’s quite easy to confuse a drywall with a plaster but there are some differences. Not only is plaster a much older style of wall construction than dry wall, but it’s also a lot more expensive than installing a drywall. Plaster walls are also able to provide you with a more durable finish when compared to a drywall and it makes for a better quality finish.

how to plaster a wall?

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 size battens for plasterboard ceiling?

If you’re looking to plaster your ceiling, one of the most essential parts of the process is cutting the plasterboard. Once you’re able to master this skill, the rest of the plastering is quite easy. This is a task that can be done by any competent DIYer but with a little bit of patience and confidence. If you lack any of these attributes, we’d strongly recommend you call in a reliable professional who can guarantee the best results for help. In this guide, we’re going to take you through the plasterboard ceiling cutting process. Let’s take a look!

To cut plasterboard ceiling, you don’t need any expensive tool which is usually not the case when it comes to carpentry. If you won’t be cutting a lot of plasterboard, all you really need would be just an old handsaw or plasterboard one, a Stanley knife as well as a straight edge. However, if you’ll be cutting lots of plasterboards, you’ll require the following to make your task a lot easier:

✓ An old handsaw

✓ A Stanley knife and many spare blades

✓ A straight edge like a long spirit level

✓ A surform

✓ A battery drill and oh2 screwdriver bits, with specific plasterboard screws.

To cut plasterboard to length, you’ll have to first score a line on the face side of the board with a straight edge and Stanley knife. Once done, simply lift the sheet off the ground and snap it along the score line. Then, you can run your knife down the other side of the board , cutting the back of the plasterboard backing sheet. Upon completion, your plasterboard is now ready to be fitted on your ceiling.

what thickness plasterboard for ceiling?

Plasterboard or drywall is simply gypsum plaster covered from both sides by thick paper layers. It’s known to be a highly versatile product used on both interior walls and ceiling as a result of its numerous advantages. This popular material in residential buildings can be designed to be fire resistant, humidity resistant and noise resistant. They have a low impact on the environment, while also being quite easy to repair and perfect to hide stuffs from plain sight. Most home and property owners in the UK have this material installed in their space as despite the multiple benefits, they’re also quite affordable. However, if you’re thinking about installing a plasterboard on your ceiling, one challenge you’re likely to face is determining the appropriate plasterboard thickness to incorporate as this make or mar your entire project. In this post, we’re going to take a look at the right plasterboard thickness for ceiling so as to help you make an informed decision moving forward. Let’s take a look!

 

Firstly, let’s consider the size of the plasterboard sheet. The standard plasterboard sheet size is 120 cm in width and within the range of 180 cm to 360 cm in height. These sizes are designed to provide the much-needed support to the standard stud spacing which is 160 cm. Depending on the manufacturer, plasterboard can be in four different widths. Now talking about the thickness, there are two standard thicknesses of plasterboard - 9.5 mm and 12.5 mm. The sizes of plasterboard for ceilings are 9.5 mm or 10 mm. Most individuals tend to assume that the thicker the plasterboard the better, but this is absolutely false. A thicker plasterboard will only stick harder to the ceiling which will make it hard to seal joints if required.

does artex contain asbestos?

The fact is several buildings contain artex as well as other textured coating on walls and ceilings which are all likely to contain asbestos. However, artex itself is not the main threat here but the potentially deadly harmful fibres that’s contained in it. In this post, we’re going to look at whether or not artex truly contains the deadly abestos.

 

The short and simply answer to this question is yes, artex can definitely contain asbestos, however not all artex will contain asbestos. The main reason asbestos was a popular construction material is because it was not only cheap and strong but also because it was very durable and long lasting. It was used in numerous construction materials ( which includes artex ) before it was finally banned in the year 1999. unfortunately during the time when artex was very popular in the 60’s, 70’s as well as 80’s, asbestos was still very much in use during the period. And as a result, a lot of the artex incorporated during that period will contain the deadly asbestos fibres. However, this does not only apply to artex, but also other textured coatings containing asbestos were incorporated in construction until 1999 when asbestos was formerly banned in the UK. These asbestos containing materials are often used on walls as well as ceilings of residential properties.

 

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to know an asbestos containing artex just by looking at it. In order to determine whether or not an artex contains the deadly asbestos fibres, it’ll have to be sampled and tested in a laboratory. What’s more? While several artex contains asbestos, asbestos free artex was available from the 1970s. However, since it’s impossible to determine using the naked eye, all artex installed before the ban will be assumed to contain asbestos.

is artex dangerous?

The short and simple answer to this question is, it depends. Artex surface coating was manufactured with white abestos ( until the mid 1980’s ) in order to strengthen as well as harden it. In other words, this implies that all the ceilings and walls coverings made by Artex Ltd and other manufactures at the time are highly likely to contain asbestos. Although Artex Ltd stopped using asbestos as early as the mid 1980’s, there were still other manufacturers who continued using it until 1999 when the laws and regulations covering the use of asbestos changed in the year 2000.

 

Asbestos, however, is only harmful when disturbed and releases its deadly fibres. For instance, when it’s being sanded and removed as it usually poses no risks when left undisturbed. Since it’s not possible to identify Artex containing asbestos fibres with the naked eye, it’s strongly recommended that you hire the services of a qualified person or company to help determine if you have asbestos in your ceilings or walls especially if your house was constructed before the year 2000. The professionals will be able to advise you on the best course of action as well as if it’s dangerous.

 

To be sure if your Artex contains asbestos, you’ll need to have the artex sampled by an asbestos surveyor. If you’re planning to have a construction or maintenance work done on your property, and the artex is likely to be in the way or disturbed, there’s a need for you to have a refurbishment or demolition asbestos survey done. This will ensure that all the areas that’ll be disturbed by the work is properly tested to determine the presence or otherwise of asbestos. If found, the artex will have to be addressed and either removed or protected before any work can take place.

 

how much does it cost to remove asbestos artex ceiling?

Prior to removing artex on your ceiling, it’s always crucial to determine whether or not the surface coating material contains asbestos. Asides from this, you may also wish to know how much you’re going to have the asbestos artex ceiling removed. If yes, then you’ve come to the right place! In order to help you make the best informed decision possible, this post was written to help give you an idea of the price it’s going to cost to remove asbestos artex ceiling in the UK.

 

Unfortunately, as simple as it seems, there’s no single straightforward answer to this question as there are many factors that can affect the cost of hiring an asbestos artex removal professional. These factors include the project’s scale, the complexity of the area which needs to be removed as well as the need for extra materials. Generally, professional artex removal companies charge a standard rate for their labour. As a result, you can always predict that the tradesperson’s labour will be more costly based on the extent of the job. Therefore, the more costly the labour fees will be if the job takes longer time to complete.

 

On the average, a tradesperson will charge within the range of £250 to £400 on a daily basis to undertake the project for you. And of course, you can expect these rates to vary based on the company hired as well as the area you live in. For rxample, you can expect that a tradesperson’s charges would be higher in an area such as Central London, as opposed to other areas which are more rural.

Plasterer help and advice

What’s the Difference Between Plastering and Skimming? Published: 12/07/2017 You’ve probably heard people saying that they want their walls plastering. However, have you heard the less common term that they require skimming? We’re going to bust the misconceptions about the difference between these 2 terms. Plastering Contrary to popular belief, plastering is the term offered to the whole trade. This means that skimming is […] Read this article
3 Tips to Help You Maintain Your Plaster Published: 01/03/2017 If plasterboard is installed properly, it can last for a long time. But even top quality plaster walls will get damaged or wear out over time. You can increase how long your plasterboard lasts by taking steps to maintain it. Looking after your plaster walls can be easy and doesn’t require any specialist skills. Read […] Read this article
8 Things you Should Ask your Plasterer Published: 24/11/2016 What should you ask your plasterer to ensure that they’re an expert in their field? The plastering trade is a complicated one, so it’s always best to get a qualified professional to do plastering for you. Here are 8 things that you should ask your plasterer. If they’re good enough, they should be able to […] Read this article

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