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Services offered by PD Plastering

  • Skimming to walls and ceilings

  • Plastering over artex

  • Render and set

  • External rendering

  • Natural lime work

  • Heritage work

  • Plaster boarding

  • Direct bond

  • Removing and replacing ceilings

  • Repairs - water damage, blown plaster

  • Insurance work








Internal solid plastering

Internal plastering is the covering of ceilings and walls with any one or more of a variety of materials to provide a sound, flat smooth surface for decoration. A good finished surface may well be the onlydecoration needed. As well providing a base for decoration, plastering will also help with better sound and thermal insulation and fire resistance.

External solid plastering

Render provides a weatherproof surface that prevents the penetration of moisture into the outside of the building, and forms a decorative finish.

Lime rendering

In the mid-eighteenth century, rendering was carried out using a mortar of hydraulic lime and sharp sand. This provided a breathable render but took a long time to set. It was replaced by mortars of cement and hydrated lime, which has a quicker setting time. Traditional lime renders are still used today mainly for restoration work. This can be done internally and externally.

Plaster boarding

Plasterboard consists of a sheet of prepared gypsum sandwiched between two layers of stout (specially processed paper). Plasterboard offers durable, high quality linings for walls and ceilings. They offer a wide a wide variety of solutions from simple space division through to demanding fire, sound, thermal, moisture and impact resistance. This can be fixed buy either screwing straight into wood or by direct bond onto a variety of backgrounds.

Direct bond plater boarding

Direct bond is a system that is classed as a dry method of producing a flat wall surface and is used mainly in the new housing market. It involves securing the sheets of plasterboard directly to the background surface, leaving an air space between the plasterboard and the background. This system will produce a much warmer house than a traditional plastered surface because plasterboard is a better insulator than solid plaster, and the air gap forms an extra insulating layer. Its speed of construction makes it ideal for quick house building, and the drying out time of the wall covering is a lot less than for solid plaster.

Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us if you would like any further information.