For the best plastering service in Essex choose GK Rend
Good plastering of internal walls and ceilings is key to making any home or building an attractive place ready for decoration. GK Rend are experts in assessing the plastering needs of any project before proposing a tailor made, affordable plastering and rendering solution. Our professional plasterers in Havering work in across the county and East London.
What’s the difference between plastering and rendering?
Primarily rendering is involved with the coating of external walls to prevent weathering and damage. Plastering on the other hand uses different mixes and coats to produce an acceptable wall or ceiling finish to a room before decoration.
Different types of plastering
Most new builds will use plasterboards for the internal walls; it’s rare that we see new internal brick walls. Most modern plasterboard is made up of a flat sheet of gypsum sandwiched between sheets of durable paper. GK Rend can erect plasterboard onto your studwork or we can apply the plaster finish to existing plasterboard.
Before finishing with a layer of gypsum plaster we ensure all joints are taped with a fibre mesh tape to prevent cracking.
The gypsum plasters we apply are relatively quick-drying, unlike lime plaster, to speed up waiting time between coats.
Although one-coat plasters are available which can be sprayed onto walls with pumps, most high class work is still applied by our plasterers using hand tools in 3 coats consisting of a scratch coat to even out suction, a float coat to give an even surface and a finishing coat to produce a smooth finish.
For properties that have internal brick walls it is sometimes still necessary to plaster directly onto them. More commonly we would do this on small areas of wall where sections of old plaster have come away. Providing that old plaster is sound and well-prepared our Romford plasterers can apply a fresh skim coat to already plastered walls.
Dry lining is a technique that involves building wall and ceiling linings or partitions, using board and metal framing systems. After the plasterboard has been installed it is ready for tape and jointing or plastering. Drylining is a modern process that can be used in a variety of buildings. The types of buildings that it can be in range from offices blocks, houses, flats, airports and shopping malls.
In older buildings, those that contain some dampness and projects looking for a traditional finish we recommend the use of a lime plaster. Lime plasters are composed of sand, water, slaked lime and ash (traditionally horse hair was added too!). The advantage of lime plaster is that it is durable, flexible and permeable. However, it does take much longer to dry.
Not all finished plaster walls need be flat and smooth or finished in the traditional plaster clay colour. We can provide unique textural finishes for your project or with modern pigmented topcoats. Add some colour to your finished walls, so that you don’t need to decorate.
It’s not just with walls that we provide an affordable service. Often our first call at a project is to screed a floor as the property owner requires their floor to be flat and level. Screed is a concrete mix used to form a level surface, generally about 50mm in thickness. Once the screed is complete we'll be ready to take on your other rendering and plastering jobs.
IF YOU NEED A PLASTERER IN ESSEX OR EAST LONDON TO SKIM YOUR WALLS OR SCREED YOUR FLOOR. WE'VE GOT IT COVERED!
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