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.
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.