At Redbridge Plasterers, we understand the importance of keeping up appearances of a home, especially if it is more than a few decades old. One of the most important things we can do for our customers who live in older homes is to render it.
So what is rendering? For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, rendering is a method used to improve and protect the exterior walls of houses and buildings. It is a scheme that uses plaster, cement or acrylic to cover the exterior of a property. Here are just a few benefits of letting us render your home.
If you are looking for a reliable plasterer in Ilford, look now more. Plastering Redbridge is a professional and reliable plastering service providing excellent workmanship throughout Ilford and beyond. We undertake a variety of plastering and rendering services that includes: internal plastering, skimming, plaster-boarding, dry lining and screeding, exterally, we can offer you various type of rendering, such as scratch back render, k-rend and monocouche, as well as external wall insulation.
Should I skim or plaster my old house in Redbridge with poor walls?
We often get clients ask us our opinion about what they should do when it comes to their walls after they have removed wallpaper and they want to paint their walls. A recent client has just purchased a Victorian house and was asking us what they should do. We believe that the best way is to strip all paper and reskim everything, which will future proof the house for years to come and save time/money in the long run. However, sometimes the budget won’t allow for full re-plastering, so here are some alternative options.
House render is a type of layer for the exterior of the house and is just one of many options. It is applied to the exterior of a home, much like plaster is applied to the interior walls. There are two main reasons for house rendering:
When you’re decorating your room, you must think about a number of things when it comes to the finished look. When it comes to your walls, often people ask us should I plaster or dry line the walls. We always take the time to talk about the advantages and disadvantages to both finishes, so they can make an informed decision.
If you’re looking to reline your interior wall, this blog will explain the differences, so that you can choose which method you prefer.
Have you just completed an extension and want a uniform finish to your home? Is the outside of your home looking a bit tired? There are number of reasons why homeowners decide to have their properties rendered. Render provides a decorative finish that can brighten up tired-looking houses, especially those with existing discoloured render or exposed brickwork.
Plastering a wall or ceiling may look easy, but anyone who has had a go themselves will know just how tricky it really is. A good plasterer is so highly skilled in his or her craft that they can make the job look effortless. Smooth, creamy plaster glides onto the surface and dries out evenly and perfectly flat - but only when the job is done well.
About Condensation Damp
Condensation Damp is generally a bi-product of how we live and can effect damp walls, and damp cellars. Various things that we do on a daily basis exacerbates the levels of atmospheric moisture in our homes and buildings and this has a direct bearing on the levels of condensation damp.
Cooking, bathing, showering and even breathing can increase moisture levels in the atmosphere with the average person expelling up to 5 pints of moisture a night just while they are sleeping!
There are a couple of reasons that could explain why your ceiling is not looking its tip top best. The following solutions explain the processes that could be undertaken by yourself. However, like with many things, if you are time poor or lacking in confidence – the team at Plasterers Redbridge would be delighted to help.
Common ceiling treatments include popcorn ceiling removal, treatment for joint shadow lines, treatment for dark areas and others. Some of these treatments can be addressed with DIY efforts. Learning the difference between various treatments allows homeowners to get a better view of what is required of them.
Joint Shadow Lines
Drywall ceilings can develop lines on their surfaces. This problem occurs because of a lack of insulation on the top of joists. The joist tops are exposed to low winter temperatures. The wooden joists are not effective insulators and there is a temperature difference between adjacent parts of the ceiling. The difference helps to create the appearance of lines. Condensation occurs because of the lower temperature: dirt and mould become trapped in these wet spots and shadow lines are produced.
Solutions exist even for problems which seem as insurmountable as this one. Homeowners can address this problem. A special paint can be applied to the ceiling and followed up with repairing the insulation on the joists. This insulation should fill spaces between joists in addition to covering those wooden tops which were previously left uncovered.
This treatment, while intricate, can seem less daunting than the task of popcorn ceiling removal (cottage cheese or acoustic ceiling removal), which can include testing the surface through the help of a laboratory and then contacting an asbestos abatement company in case the samples prove dangerous.
Bulge in Plaster Ceiling
Older homes with plaster ceilings may contain bulges which concern homeowners. In older homes, plaster was applied over metal, wood or gypsum lath in order to coat walls and ceilings. Vibrations and water damage to the roof may interact with the substances applied in the plaster placement process. Layers of plaster coating can cause the plaster to break away from structures within the surface and a bulge is produced.
A lack of heating can cause even the finish coat to create sags in the wall.
Two methods for repair are available. The DIY method, applying plaster washers, may appeal to homeowners wanting to fore-go the cost of the alternative: contacting a plaster contractor. Valuable resources point to an important difference between a plaster contractor and a drywall contractor, indicating that choosing the inappropriate repair business is a common mistake.
Obviously, the DIY method could entail steps which surpass those and involves in popcorn ceiling removal. Yet, if a contractor is involved, popcorn ceiling removal could still equate to more errand work for the homeowner than this treatment would create.
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It may come as a surprise to many people that it’s common place for newly built extensions to get cracks. This occurs because of movement between the ground and the wall.
But it’s just been built! I hear you cry. Whist we understand that it’s a pain to have to re-plaster and redecorate an area that’s just been built, it’s a job that’s got to be done.
We empathise that paying out more money to fill the cracks is the last thing you will want to do, don't rush into this. We recommend that you wait at least a year before tackling the problem.
The movement in a newly built extension takes place over a period of time and can affect various places. Settlement cracks can occur in the joint between the ceiling and wall.
The weather and quality of materials used in your extension are determining factors of the severity of cracks seen in your walls and ceilings.
So, if your extension is just a couple of months old and the sight of those cracks are driving you mad - get in touch! We can assess the damage and book you in to be seen in a few months’ time. This will give you peace of mind and time to allow any further cracks to appear.
Plasterer Redbridge covers east London and Essex, offering you our plastering, rendering and external wall insulation services. Get in touch on: 020 8088 0926.