For a long term solution to protecting walls and ceilings from deterioration, surviving examples of plaster works have been dated back as far as the Egyptian pyramids. The process prepares surfaces for painting and decorating by providing a smooth finish on which to work. Its uses developed over time to also include artworks and decorative features. Plaster is usually sold as a fine cement mortar but other varieties include clay, lime and gypsum – commonly known as Plaster of Paris. The product also works as a fire-proofing agent, protecting the structure of internal walls until such time as the fire is extinguished.
We specialise in plastering at Peak Remedial Services Ltd. Our plasterers cater to a variety of trades including the domestic and commercial sectors, using a low hazard system that’s fully approved by the HSE. The plaster we use for the majority of our services has a low odour as well, making it ideal for residential properties. We also offer damp proofing, wet and dry rot, and timber treatment services for our clients in Buxton, Ashbourne and the local East Midlands areas.
Our services are relevant for repair and restoration jobs as well as new builds and extensions. We share over 30 years’ combined experience in this area of expertise, proving Peak Remedial Services’ dedication to our trade, and in-depth knowledge of the talents required to produce perfect surfaces every time.
Ceilings and Walls
Whether part of a home renovation or a new build property, we’ll leave your walls and ceilings smooth and expertly finished. Poorly prepared surfaces can show through wallpapers and paints, but our professional plasterers will ensure a perfect canvas for all forms of decoration.
This process is similar to using an undercoat when painting. These first coats are applied to new walls to ensure a perfect surface for the plaster. Scratched in order to provide a ‘key’ for the next layers, base coats are sticky, making them easy to apply to freshly installed surfaces.
Whether updating your property, or starting off with an entirely new build, the installation of plasterboards complete the internal walls. These boards are then taped with jointing tape, in preparation for skimming before painting or wallpapering.
Skimming and Re-Skimming
For touch-ups to existing walls, or if you wish to have us prepare newly installed plasterboards for painting and decoration, our expert team can provide either service for our domestic and commercial clients in Buxton, Ashbourne or the surrounding Derbyshire areas.
Another form of levelling in preparation for decoration or tiling, for example, screeding is the process of smoothing and levelling the floor as opposed to walls and ceilings. The term can be used to apply to vertical structures as well but the method remains the same.
Our plasterers specialise in a number of stippling effects; please contact us for further information, or to see samples of our previous works.
Plastering is not for the faint-hearted; it requires skill and expertise. We don’t advise trying it yourself at home unless you have previous experience.
Call us as our Sheen premises for more information about Peak Remedial Services’ full range of facilities, including dry and wet rot treatments for clients in Buxton, Ashbourne and the local Derbyshire areas. Our plasterers are on hand to offer free advice and estimates, based on our fixed and highly competitive prices.