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We offer a wide variety of plastering services for both commercial and domestic customers in West Cornwall including plastering, rendering and plasterboarding.
Plastering is used to re skim old walls or create new walls with plasterboard. Internally we can make good holes, areas of cracked plastering and water damaged areas, through to larger jobs such as patchwork following electrical works and using partitioning to create new rooms.
Float and Set
Float and Set
The term float and set refer to the traditional style of plastering sometimes known as wet plastering. In this process a backing coat, substrates (such as bonding and hardwall) or sand and cement render is used, the float part is applying the substrate flat and level which can be plastered after using multi-finish plaster.
Plasterboarding is the process which replaced wet plastering. The plasterboard is applied directly onto the internal walls of a building using “dots and dabs” of adhesive to create a smooth surface to which paint and wallpaper can be applied. Because far less water is used, this is a far cheaper and lightweight solution to rendering a wall. Plasterboarding can also help insulate and is useful in preventing condensation.
Exterior House Rendering is the process where an external wall covering is applied which services to protect the bricks or blocks from which the building is constructed. It is normally covered with paint or a wall coatings to protect the render surface from cracks or erosion.
If the exterior walls of your house are covered in render, good maintenance of the wall covering is required, to avoid the instances of cracking and the penetration of damp through the render and into the house.
Externally we offer both sand and cement or Monocouche rendering – the latter is a decorative finish which is used to protect against weather damage.
We also offer skimming services.
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