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Plasterer near me

If you’re renovating your home, there’s a good chance you may need to find and hire a plasterer near you.

Well, we’re here to help! In this guide, we’ll explore everything related to hiring a plasterer near you – from what jobs they can help you with to how much they cost to hire.

How do I find an experienced local plasterer near me?

There are two quick and easy ways to find a fantastic plasterer near you on Checkatrade:

  1. Request a quote. Tell us more about the job you need doing and we’ll reach out to plasterers in your area for you. They’ll then contact you directly
  2. Search your postcode. Just type your postcode into our search feature to browse our selection of the best plasterers near you

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Your questions answered about local plasterers in your area

What is a plasterer?

A plasterer is a tradesperson who works with plaster. Most plasterers specialise in sealing internal and external walls by adding a thin layer of cement mortar.

This helps to protect the exposed surfaces of a building, to hide unsightly pipes and wires, and to soundproof and fireproof houses.

However, some plasterers will also be able to add decorative effects to walls and ceilings, and others can help to create outdoor walls.

Plasterers will often specialise in a set area of the trade, so it’s worth making sure that your plasterer has the experience and skills required to carry out the job you have in mind.

What does a plasterer do?

If you’re renovating a property or building a new one, you’ll almost certainly need the services of a plasterer at some point or other.

A few of the jobs that plasterers frequently help with include:

  • Creating a smooth or textured finish for ceilings or walls
  • Restoring a ceiling or wall
  • Rendering an outside wall (including adding pebbledash)
  • Adding decorative finishes (like a cornice)

There are two main types of plastering: solid plastering and fibrous plastering.

Solid plastering covers anything to do with adding protective layers to surfaces (this includes adding new finishes to internal and external walls).

This is what most people are referring to when they talk of hiring a plasterer.

On the other hand, fibrous plastering involves anything ornamental – this work mostly takes place in a workshop rather than on-site and includes creating ceiling roses, ornamental columns and cornices.

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Can a plasterer fix cracks?

Yes, a plasterer can easily fix cracks in plaster, provided that the cracks are relatively minor. Cracks in plaster walls are to be expected and most of them are nothing to worry about.

New homes in particular are prone to cracks while the property settles over time. That said, occasionally a crack can indicate a structural issue.

In particular, look out for cracks that are wider than 0.5cm, over door frames, diagonal or shaped like bricks on the outside of your home.

A structural engineer should assess these as they could be a sign that your home’s foundations are shifting.

How hard is plastering?

Plastering is a skilled job that most people choose to leave to the experts. Not only is it difficult to get a seamless finish when plastering walls and ceilings, but it’s also physically demanding.

It involves lots of stretching, bending and straining – especially when plastering ceilings – and plasterboard can be heavy and difficult to handle.

Plastering jobs often take several days, so they can take a large toll on your body. Ultimately, plasterers need to be strong and fit as well as skilled. This brings us on to…

Why hire plasterers in my area?

If you’re a keen DIY-er, you might be tempted to try your hand at plastering. However, as we’ve already mentioned, plastering is a physically demanding job.

Plus, even if you have the physical fitness required, obtaining a completely smooth finish can be a real challenge.

Here are a few key reasons to hire a plasterer near you:

  • Save time and energy – Plastering is a tiring and time-consuming job, so hiring a professional saves you time and hassle, and will get the job done much faster
  • Quality – Beautifully smooth walls and ceilings are the goal and an experienced local plasterer near you will do the job to a professional standard
  • Value – Hiring a professional plasterer might cost more than doing it yourself initially, but it’ll save you from potential mistakes that cost more in the long run

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How much does a local plasterer near me cost?

If you’re hoping to get a plasterer to complete your job, you’ll probably be wondering how much it’ll cost you.

Plasterers generally charge around £300 per day for labour, depending on their experience and where you live.

The total cost of plastering will also vary depending on various factors, such as:

  • The size of your room
  • Your location
  • The condition of your walls
  • The level of finish (decorative finishes will cost extra)
  • How long the job takes

Our guides to the cost to plaster a room and the cost to plaster a ceiling go into more detail.

We’d recommend getting several quotes from plasterers in your area before contracting someone to complete your job.

This way, you can be sure you’re being charged a fair price for your project, given your location and unique requirements.

How do I find a reputable plasterer near me?

There are a few key steps you can take to ensure you’re hiring a reputable plasterer in your area.

  • Read reviews – Check out reviews of their work online and see if you can look at pictures of similar jobs they’ve completed
  • Ask when they take payment – A reputable plasterer shouldn’t ask for full payment upfront
  • Ask to see qualifications – Plasterers don’t legally need specific qualifications, but it’s worth asking if they have gained skills from a college course, apprenticeship or on-the-job training
  • Use Checkatrade – All our members have to pass 12 rigorous checks so that you can be confident you’re hiring the best reliable tradespeople in your area

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