Gary Hughes Plastering

Professional commercial & domestic plastering services

Professional plastering services by Gary Hughes Plastering.

Our professional plastering services covering commercial and domesting projects including: Refurbishments, shop fit outs, renovations, extensions, new builds, commercial works, insurance works, individual projects, small builders and major contractors.

We can explain and advise where needed and always endeavour to work closely with our clients. The top of our list is to carry out our works to your requirements and your buildings specifications. We do not undertake any works we are not trained to carry out, and are always professional within in our trade. Contact us today to chat about your project.

Rendering outside exterior walls and plastering

  • All types of plastering
  • Render and set
  • Rendering internal & external
  • All skimming work
  • Plastering repairs
  • Screwfixed plasterboard installation
  • Dot and dab plasterboard
  • Over boarding
  • Metal stud partitions
  • Resilient bars
  • Metal frame ceilings
  • Levelling compounds to floors
  • Ceramic tiling
  • Re-skims to ceilings and walls
  • Re- skim over artex

General terms of plastering and brief descriptions include..

Skimming: this is what is known as the top coat. Normally thistle multi finish plaster. It is trowelled on to the required surface which may be render, plasterboard or a previous surface. Through the stages of skimming two coats are applied to a thickness of 3 to 4 mm and trowelled to a flat, smooth finish ready to take your decorative choice.

Screwfix Plasterboarding: this includes screwing the plasterboard into the timber frame or studs. We use many different thicknesses of plasterboards and types all having a purpose for your needs. This may be a general background of insulation, sound proofing, moisture resistant or building control strength requirements. We always screwfix as this is now general specification, it is far better than the old nail method. We only use the correct screws, called drywall screws and always use the correct size to suit the plasterboard.

Dot and Dab Plasterboard To Solid Wall: again there may be a requirement as to which type of board suits your needs. This type of plasterboarding is when the boards are stuck to the block or brick wall with plasterboard adhesive. The boards are tapped into place with a straight edge to ensure the boards are in line with one another and that they are level and true.

The dot and dab method denotes rendering and is fast becoming the modern way of gaining the background for skimming. Dot and dab is suitable for a wide range of properties but not all. Damp proofing, some renovations and grade listed properties may not allow for this method. Traditional plastering may be the answer in some cases.

Internal Rendering: is a backing coat which is applied to a solid background, normally block work or bricks. The render may be sand and cement or a modern light weight plaster such as thistle hard wall. The render is applied to a thickness of around 13mm, it is made true, level and straight with a straight edge known as a plasterers rule. It is then floated up and keyed with scratches ready for the skim coat. Smooth finish renders such as external renders are floated up without the keying method. This leaves a smooth finish ready for decorative finish.

Re-skims: this is where your defective ceiling or walls are skimmed over the original surface to produce a re- born finish to your surface. This method is most commonly used over artexed areas. With all cases the area must be solid with no defective cracks or blown plaster or artex. So repairs or prior preparation may have to be carried out. All reskim areas will require a bonding agent prior to the re-skim. PVA glue is used in a two coat application for a bond but there are now far superior products available for this purpose. I use a product called bond it. It is applied to the re-skim area 24 hours prior to the skim and provides a key which bonds the skim to the surface.

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Why choose Gary Hughes Plastering?

  • Clean and reliable service
  • Professional service, completed
    to a high standard
  • Great reputation
  • Team of qualified tradesmen
  • All work considered, no matter
    how big
  • Qualified & time served
  • Fully insured
  • FREE quotes


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