We understand that our customer’s home is their castle and that plastering is a notoriously dusty trade.
For this reason we always keep our sites clean and tidy ensuring a thorough housekeeping clean up is conducted after every day’s work.
Professional Plastering Services are experts in Plastering, Rendering, and Screeding solutions. We work hard to ensure every angle, wall, and ceiling looks perfect for our clients. We believe in offering all our clients a top-quality service using high-quality materials and fully trained contractors.
We operate over multiple business sectors from local domestic clients using our small business team to national house builders, developers, and commercial clients.
Our operation uses CSCS-accredited personnel with all necessary health and safety training. We pride ourselves on using the same contractors for our national customers and we use locally in Hornchurch, Romford & Upminster for our residential clients.
With many years of experience to draw from we are ideally suited to any plastering, rendering, or screeding requirement whatever the size, our dedicated team of plasterers consists of trained professionals who offer a fast, friendly, reliable service every time.
Wet Plastering, known as float and set refers to the process of applying a wet plaster base to the substrate surface before the finish or skim coat. As a minimum, this is a two-stage process that in general can take longer than the dry lining or dot and dab methods as the base coat must dry to a certain level before the finish coat can be applied.
There are different base coats that can be used depending on the base material and function, some of the base coat products are Bonding Coats, Hard wall & sand, and cement to name a few.
A base wet plaster is usually 10mm to 15mm thick. Sometimes due to the thickness needed in the base coat when combined with the environmental conditions of the individual site, It may be required to allow the base to try out overnight before the skim or finish coat can be applied. The skim or finish coat is usually applied to a thickness of 3mm to 4mm. Once this finish coat is fully dried it is then ready to be painted.
Wet plastering is typically the first choice of plaster when it comes to many professionals. This is traditional plastering, and while it may take a little more work, you are always guaranteed a smooth surface in the end result, and this type of plastering is often much more durable.
Wet plastering requires adding plaster to the wall as you go, and this sort of application comes with the benefit of being able to plaster any area big or small. This means you can not only apply to large stretches of walls, but the plaster also works with hard-to-reach areas such as corners and around window sills or door frames. However, this can be a tricky process to carry out and it is recommended you get a professional to do it to avoid cracks and uneven surfaces. This is a trade that often requires years of practice and is not something you should decide to carry out on a whim in your home.
While all plastering provides a form of insulation, wet plastering is somewhat denser and more airtight than plasterboard and will therefore retain warmth better.
There are many different types of wet plaster coat used, each one suited to a particular purpose or substrate type:-
Thistle Bonding Coat: Thistle Bonding Coat is an undercoat plaster ideal for smooth and low suction backgrounds, including:
Complies with EN 13279-1, type B4/20/2 & C3/20
Thistle Hardwall: Thistle Hardwall is an undercoat plaster with high impact resistance and a quicker drying surface.
Suitable for most masonry backgrounds.
Complies with EN 13279-1, type B4/20/2 & C3/20
Advantages of using wet plastering
Wet plastering is fire resistant and, therefore, it is easier to comply with fire safety standards
It is also more soundproof than dry lining
It is durable and long-lasting
It is also less likely to get damaged, which can save you money on repairs in the long run
It offers an excellent smooth appearance
Disadvantages of using wet plastering
Wet plaster takes a much longer time to dry
This means it is also susceptible to hairline cracking issues which can delay decorating and mean repairs are needed
It can be more expensive as it requires more specialized laborers and it takes more hours to complete
Great plasterers can be hard to find
The first thing that a professional plasterer should do is lay down dust sheets to protect your floor and other furnishings.
Traditionally floor screed is a mixture of sharp sand & cement mixed at a ratio of between 3 to 5 parts sand & 1 part cement depending on the requirements. PPF fibers remain the most popular method of screed used today allowing for micro-movement in the base without cracking, trying times for screed floors vary depending on the environmental conditions, screed mixture & additives, and the overall depth to obtain the required level.
House rendering is one of the most common forms of cladding used on contemporary homes, and for good reason. There are many types of renders, each lending themselves to certain uses that ensure there’s a render perfectly suited to virtually any type of property — from lime renders helping old properties breathe to contemporary, crisp Monocouche renders.
Dry Lining refers to the process used when attaching plaster-based sheet boards to either a wooden stud framework, metal stud work, or direct-to-brick or blocks works using an adhesive compound in a process called dot & dab. It is popular, on both new build applications and refurbishment projects. There are many different types of board used in dry lining..
The floor screed is composed of cementitious materials and sand blended based on a suitable mix design and applied to provide a leveled surface for the floor finish which is introduced to the surface of the floor screed. So, the floor screed is the base for the floor finish and greatly influences the performance of the floor finish. Screed is generally used to create a smooth, bump-free finish to internal floors or surfaces. As well as providing aesthetic improvements to the concrete base, the screed can also lengthen its life – the compact mix of sharp sand and cement in floor screeds provides a durable and long-lasting top layer that protects the floor from the impact of constant use and heavy footfall. It’s not unusual for the screed to be laid as the finish – it can look very smart and provide a functional floor, especially in commercial locations. It can also be used as a base for final floor finishes such as resin flooring. Screed’s properties also make it ideal as an insulation material for underfloor heating pipes.