Plasterers Near Me West Yorkshire

About us – Your West Yorkshire plasterers

If you’ve searched in your phone ‘plasterers near me West Yorkshire”and our site has come up in the results then you know Google works properly as we’re plastering experts. When we take on a job every task is thoroughly evaluated and comprehended in order to provide a service adapted specifically to each of our customers and to assure a high-quality finish, regardless of the specifications.

Serving both Residential and commercial clients:

We understand the influence and importance of your home on your daily life as residential professionals, which is why we strive to guarantee that every service we do is completed to the best possible standard and contributes to a comfortable living environment.

We’ll be there with you every step of the way, from the initial consultation through the end product.

Why us?

All of our specialists are fully qualified in City & Guilds and are experts in residential properties. We offer competitive prices and are carry out fully insured work and locally trusted by many. We are professional, clean, tidy and very reliable. All of our work is guaranteed.

Our Services:

We cover many aspects of plastering work such as the following: Plasterboarding ceilings TV walls with a recess Plasterboarding Removal of artex Dot and dab Drop ceilings Skimming. We offer a free no-obligation quote for all of our services to ensure you do not get any surprises in the cost when the job is done. Call me now on 07366 386 621 and see how I can save you money or send us an email to fmjplastering@hotmail.com. You can also send us a message by completing an online form to use our call back service.

What areas do your plasterers work in?

Our plasterers cover a wide area in West Yorkshire, many areas around Leeds and Bradford as well as Burnley in Wharfedale, Menston, Guiseley, Yeadon, Otley, Horsforth, Cookridge, Kirkstall, Headingly, Wetherby, Harrogate, Bradford, Shipley, Saltaire, Baildon, Idle, Wrose, Bingley and Riddlesden.

As you can see, we offer our services to many people who all agree that we do a fantastic job.

Come and read all of our customer reviews posted on our website where we quote what our clients think about myself and my colleagues:

What is plastering?

Plastering is a trade which involves repairing and restoration of interior walls. Plasterers fill interior walls and ceilings with plaster to create fire-resistant and relatively sound-proofed surfaces. Plasterers apply plaster to solid surfaces, such as concrete blocks, or supported wire mesh called lath, with trowels. They may also use plaster to produce smooth or textured scratch-resistant surfaces on drywall. Some plasterers create beautiful and ornamental motifs with molds and a range of troweling techniques, which need unique abilities and ingenuity. They can also cast ornamental plastering designs and install prefabricated exterior insulation systems over existing walls for good insulation and fascinating architectural aspects.

Plastering usually involves the following tasks:

– Cleaning and preparation of surfaces for plastering.

– Nailing of wire mesh to the surface allowing the plaster or stucco to stay in place.

– Combining the plaster and stucco.

– Using trowels, brushes, or spray guns, apply two or three coats of plaster or stucco.

– Plasterers scratch the undercoat surface to make it easier for the finished coat to adhere.

– Using brushes, trowels, sand, or stones, a skilled plasterer can create ornamental textures and beautiful designs.

– Apply sealants or waxes to the plastering to protect it and make it easier to clean.

– Coving

– Rendering (exterior plastering)

What different types of plastering can you get?

There are many forms of plastering to choose from which are ideal to suit any work condition. Plastering techniques have to be adaptive so the plastering firmly stays on the wall. Here are some different types of plastering available:

Clay Plaster:

Clay plaster is a blend of clay and sand that creates a lovely, eco-friendly alternative to traditional plaster and paint. It’s all-natural, non-toxic, long-lasting, and attractive. Unlike conventional paints, it does not contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) (harmful chemicals that are released during and after application).

Gypsum plaster:

Gypsum plaster is a white cementing substance that is formed by partially or completely dehydrating the mineral gypsum, usually with the addition of specific retarders or hardeners. It sets and hardens via chemical recombination of the gypsum with water when applied in a plastic form (with water).

Lime Plaster:

Lime plaster is a form of sand, water, and lime, usually non-hydraulic hydrated lime (also known as slaked lime, high calcium lime or air lime). Horse hair was commonly used as reinforcement in ancient lime plasters, as well as pozzolan additions to shorten the working time.

When the plaster is kept moist and access to CO2 from the air is allowed, traditional non-hydraulic hydrated lime only sets by carbonation. When submerged in water, it will not set. The lime can stay soft for weeks if a thick layer or multiple coats are applied.

Cement Plaster:

Cement plaster is a mixture of appropriate plaster, sand, Portland cement, and water that is used to create a smooth surface on brick interiors and exteriors. A final layer of gypsum plaster is sometimes applied to interior surfaces. Walls made of stock bricks are usually plastered, but walls made of face bricks are not. As a proprietary spray fireproofing product, several cement-based plasters are also employed. Vermiculite is commonly used as a lightweight aggregate in these. Exterior fireproofing of LPG vessels, pipe bridges, and vessel skirts is also done with heavy versions of these plasters.

Cement plaster was initially introduced in the United States in 1909, and it was given the general name adamant plaster after a well-known producer at the time.

Cement plaster was recognised for its strength, hardness, short curing time, and longevity at the time.

Heat-resistant Plaster:

Heat-resistant plaster is a type of construction material that is used to cover walls and chimney breasts, as well as to act as a fire barrier in ceilings. Its goal is to replace traditional gypsum plasters in situations where the temperature rises to a point where the gypsum plaster can no longer adhere to the wall or ceiling.

You would also want to plaster your bathroom or kitchen before having tiling work done.

How long will it take for the plaster to dry?

In a freshly plastered room, wait 48 hours before turning on the heat. If you want to use your heating during this time, make sure the radiators in the room are set to a low temperature to avoid cracking the plaster.

Ideally, the room would also need to be airy to help the drying process. If in doubt, test a little area that may not always be in view to see if it is dry. 

Another thing to think about is the condition of the wall before the plastering took place. Did it require a lot of plastering and skimming? In that case, it may take longer to dry if there is more plaster on those areas.

How long does plastering a wall take?

How long does plastering take? It really depends on how small or big the job is, one wall in a house can be plastered in a day including skimming work. A whole room can take several days and a house can take anywhere between a few days and a few weeks. A new building will most likely need a full plastering work done which will usually take the longest time, especially if rendering work is also to be carried out.

Another factor to think about is the condition of the walls. Some walls may be in terrible condition which will require more work and materials along with more time to complete the plastering. It may just be that your walls need skimming, in this case, it doesn’t take as long as a full plastering and less materials are often used.

How much does it cost to hire a plasterer in Leeds West Yorkshire?

Typically, plastering would be charged at £15 to £25 per hour or £150 to £200 per day but it varies from plasterer to plasterer. The cost will vary depending on the area you live in, the condition of the property to be plastered, the size of the area needing plastering and how many walls need to be done. Materials will also factor into the price which is another reason we offer a free no-obligation quote so you know exactly how much money we can save you.