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    with skirting and architrave removed, would you expect a plasterer to skim close to the floor on a full room plaster skim?

    Asked by Christopher on 25th Jul 2021

    Do I need to remove old render before rerendering with krender

    Asked by Carole on 13th Jul 2021

    Hi, We are renovating and had a chimney breast built from plaster board this houses our TV and below it a rectangle recessed shelf. The problem is the base of the shelf was made from mdf (my dad thought it would make it more stirdy) problem is, the plasterer was then unable to skim it so we now have a fully plastered chimney but the internal shelf has an exposed mdf base. The opening (front edge) has the plasterers metal trim on show so we can't just paint the wood to match. I'm now trying to work out what to do to cover it up do I buy a slim piece of wood or plaster board and stick it on top? I'm worried that will look weird? I'm worried the exposed edge will look messy. I have also read that you can put down some sort of mesh to enable you to plaster on top of wood but not found much info about this so not sure if it's a good option. Thanks in advance for your advice. Wish I could attach a picture as I'm sure it's quite hard to picture. Thanks

    Asked by Siobhan on 12th Jul 2021

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    Looking to have an Artex ceiling in a room that is 9m squared either removed or work done to remove the textured effect. I am unaware if it contains asbestos at this stage. Is it possible to plaster over Artex ceiling to achieve a smooth finish or must it be removed?

    Asked by Elliot on 12th May 2021

    I live in a new build block completed 10 months ago. Recently I've noticed the plaster ceilling has buldges, long hair line cracks, sign of shrinkage (can see the suspended ceilling metal beams coming through, and most of all several areas in the ceilling are soft to touch, ie I can dent the plaster with my finger. There is no water leakage to be seen. Any ideas as to the possible causes and best way of remedial works please?

    Asked by Simon on 25th Apr 2021

    I had the ceiling in our living room artexed about thirty years ago. Recently a hairline crack has appeared near the coving running the full length of it. What has caused the crack, is it dangerous and how do I repair it ?

    Asked by Michael on 18th Apr 2021

    Hi I will appreciate any advice. I had full 2 bedroom renovation done in November/December 2020. All walls and ceilings skimmed, plastered and painted white. Now straight after the paint dry there were few cracks visible on the ceiling and down the wall corners. Now 4 months on on my hall wall plaster is coming off and paint is fleaky from right on the middle to the bottom, now behind this wall is a bathroom shower with wet wall. ( There is no visible leak, no water on the floor, shower battery is fitted opposite to the wall with issues) Could there be possible leak behind wet wall or the plastered wall isn't done correctly? I am not sure if I could post a picture to visualise my problem. Thanks in advance

    Asked by Dominika on 11th Apr 2021

    As per title: Do I need to use moisture resistant plasterboard on ceiling when wet plastering on top in bathroom? Vaulted ceiling has Insulation backed plasterboard that is not moisture resistant. It's all going to be skimmed in the near future. If it's going to be skimmed over, do I need to get someone to overboard it in green plasterboard before it's skimmed or not? Thanks guys!

    Asked by Lance on 11th Apr 2021

    My new home started on the outside wall shelling plaster and the ceiling was cracking back to the wall. It has been taped and unbounded 3 times and it still does it. Can anyone advise please

    Asked by Tracey on 1st Apr 2021

    My garden wall can't seem to hold paint and bits of render keep cracking and falling off. I assume it's a damp issue. Is there anything i can do?

    Asked by Gillian on 31st Mar 2021
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